May Dinner & Speaker: How to give a reading

Topic: How To Give A Reading

Speaker: Laura Kalpakian

Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm)

Two proven strategies that will help you create a whole experience for your listeners.

About Laura

 

Laura Kalpakian is the prize-winning author of sixteen novels published in the US and Britain. Her stories have been published world wide as well. How to Give a Reading is part of a three-term writing course she taught for fifteen years. She is a co-founder of the Red Wheelbarrow Writers, and works as a Developmental Editor to help writers see their books to fruition.

Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE but please RSVP (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and food from the menu.

Seating is limited and if we underestimate the number of attendees it makes things difficult for the kitchen, wait staff and restaurant, which is graciously giving us our meeting space for free, so please RSVP.

Abbe Rolnick Presents, Tattle Tales: Essays and Stories Along the Way

Village Books, Fairhaven ,   Saturday, April 22nd,  4:00 PM  Reading Gallery, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Join Abbe Rolnick for another adventure into the writing process of an author.

Enjoy the journey through the winding road of short stories, essays, and the blend of fiction and non-fiction.

Tattle Tales: Essays and Stories Along the way,  reveals the many way of telling a story that resonates.    An event filled with humor and insights, everyone will enjoy.http://abberolnick.com/event/art-telling-stories-book-signing/

 

April Dinner & Speaker: Editor Panel

Topic: Polish Your Prose Like a Pro

Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm)

From plot flaws and character flubs to common grammar and style issues, editors see a lot of the same mistakes over and over. Join us to hear about common problems that editors frequently encounter in manuscripts, and learn how to resolve them before your book lands on the editor’s desk. Editors Karen Brown, Virginia Herrick, and Pamela Beason have decades of experience at all levels of editing.

About the Editors

Karen Brown is a multipublished, bestselling mystery and romantic thriller author and editor, with more than two decades of experience in fiction publishing. When she’s not thinking up new ways to murder her characters, she edits manuscripts for Amazon Publishing and Chanticleer Reviews, helping authors polish their stories.

Virginia Herrick is owner of Kestrel’s Way Editorial Services, specializing in editing book manuscripts for authors and publishers. She brings a decade of experience working with New York publishing companies to her present passion: applying her professional-grade persnicketiness to the works of indie-published authors and hybrid publishing companies.

When she’s not out hiking or kayaking, Pamela Beason spends most of her days working on the next novel in one of her three mystery series. Her books have been published by four different traditional publishers, but these days she is dedicated to indie publishing. She has edited and formatted book manuscripts for traditional nonfiction and fiction publishers as well as for many self-published authors, and has worked on occasion as a ghost writer.

Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE but please RSVP (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and food from the menu.

Seating is limited and if we underestimate the number of attendees it makes things difficult for the kitchen, wait staff and restaurant, which is graciously giving us our meeting space for free, so please RSVP.

All Day Editing Workshop Thursday, March 30th

Chanticleer Book Reviews would like to invite you to register for our all day workshop with Editor and acclaimed International speaker Margie Lawson. The cost of registration includes lunch and 4 terrific workshops in one day.

  1. Deep Editing Techniques
  2. Margie’s Top Twenty Rhetorical Devices for Fiction Writers
  3. Writing Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist
  4. Writing Body Language Like a Psychologist

Date: Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Cost: $150
Location: Bellingham Yacht Club
Lunch Included

Register Now

March Dinner & Speaker: Leveraging Existing Audiences

Topic: The Imitation Game: Finding your audience by leveraging existing audiences

Speaker: Amanda June Hagarty

Date: March 8, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm)

 

Join local Author Platform Specialist Amanda June Hagarty of Mandy’s Media in a special sneak preview of one the sessions she will be presenting at the 2017 Chanticleer Authors Conference:
 
The Imitation Game: Finding your audience by leveraging existing audiences – Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, it’s also the quickest path to acquiring the exact audience you are writing to. Get tips and tricks of how to leverage fandoms and the audiences of influencers in your genre, while still keeping your own unique flair.
About Amanda


Amanda June Hagarty started building websites and doing online promotion in 1995. She is an author, with a lifetime of experience in all things computers. She also has a background in sales and marketing. Plus teaching happens to be something she’s good at–she gives people information at their level of comprehension, and never talks in confusing terms or jargon without making sure her clients understand what she is talking about.

Helping writers learn how to use the Internet and social media to build their author’s platform is a natural extension of her knowledge of computers, her passion for marketing and her love of writing. She doesn’t like the terms “guru” or “expert”, preferring Author Platform Specialist, and sometimes Social Media Pixie, instead. 

And, yes, she hates Facebook just like everyone else.

Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE but please RSVP (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and food from the menu.

Seating is limited and if we underestimate the number of attendees it makes things difficult for the kitchen, wait staff and restaurant, which is graciously giving us our meeting space for free, so please RSVP.

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