Thursday, October 17, 2019

Join Us Sat., Nov. 2, for IWOSC Westside Satellite Reads!


Author Alan Eisenstock reads from the memoir
Love Thy Neighbor at our September Meeting. 

In November, the IWOSC Westside Satellite is excited to feature participants and people who signed up for our mailing list as Reader/Writers. We’ve had a wonderful response, with writing that spans science fiction, memoir, novel, flash fiction, travel writing, and magical realism.

They’ll be appearing at our regular location for the satellite, St. Mary’s of Palms, and the public is invited to come hear their work for a $5 fee.

AUTHORS SCHEDULES TO READ INCLUDE:

Evelyn Duboff, an award-winning short story writer, playwright, and poet, will read a short short story called Vibrations.
J. Dianne Dotson, sci-fi writer, reading from her second book which came out this year: Ephemeris: The Questrison Saga: Book Two.
Donna Lawrence, a widely published writer of articles and published author, who will read a travel piece which won the Silver award for Travel Memoir in the 2015 Solas Awards for Travelers’  Tales.
Linda Lichtman, a humor writer who will be reading from her upcoming 2nd memoir, How I Buried My Mom While Still Attached to Her Umbilical Cord.
Alex House, a short story writer and novelist, will read from her novel, The Children of Cortès. She writes magical realism.
David Harper, award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director, will likely read from his current novel-in-progress.
Lyle Royer, author of two books – a medical thriller and a soft sci-fi, will read from his science fiction novel Maiden Voyage.
Gloria Garvin, an anthropologist, writer and editor, will read from her book, Paul’s Story – Memoir of an American Artist.
Joel Fleiss, an author and former CEO in the software biz, will read from A World Without Fear, his first novel and third book.
Erena Leiken, a widely published writer of articles and more, will read from her memoir.
Peggy Miley, a writer and an actress known for Stranger Things and Star Trek: Insurrection, has yet to reveal her reading choice.   

Afterwards, the satellite has reservations at Grand Casino Bakery & Cafe, which is nearby across Venice Boulevard in downtown Culver City.

Here are the details…

IWOSC WESTSIDE SATELLITE MEETING
Topic: IWOSC Westside Satellite Reads
Speakers: Writers from the Satellite
Satellite Host: Editor/Book Coach Robin Quinn, www.writingandediting.biz 
Date & Time:  Saturday, November 2, 12:30- 2:30
Location: St. Mary’s of Palms, 3647 Watseka Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034 (meeting room is on the north side of the church by the parking lot)
Parking: Small church lot and street parking
Cost: $5. Please bring cash – pay at the door.


 POST MEETING MEAL
Location: Grand Casino Bakery & Cafe
Time: 3 PM
Address: 3826 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232
Parking: Stay where you are near church and walk, or move to metered parking or municipal lot in downtown Culver City.
Cost for meal:  Pay your own – lunch prices till 4 PM!


Reservations are required for the meal and requested for the readings.
TO RSVP for the meeting, meal or the whole enchilada: Email robinkayquinn2@gmail.com

December will be the Westside Satellite Holiday Party. Stay tuned for details!

Write On!
Robin
Book Editor / Book Coach

P.S. IWOSC stands for the Independent Writers of Southern California. For more on the group, go to: https://iwosc.org/ 

Monday, September 23, 2019


Adding Humor to Your Writing
Speaker Meeting, 10/5, IWOSC Westside Satellite





Hi there!

Earlier this year, I accepted the role of Host for the IWOSC Westside Satellite. We had a couple dinner meetings and finally found a home for our gatherings in September.

For October, I’m very excited to have lined up a very funny guy - author, playwright and reporter Ray Richmond (story collection My Greatest Day in Show Business and play Transition). He’ll be talking with us about “Writing Funny: How to use humor to enhance your writing.” Besides reading from those two works and chatting with us about the dynamics of humor, Ray will also talk about his 2008 interview with George Carlin, the last one done of the astringent stand-up.

Here are the details…

IWOSC WESTSIDE SATELLITE MEETING
Topic: “Writing Funny: How to use humor to enhance your writing.”
Speaker: Ray Richmond, www.FamilySleuthMemoirs.com 
Date & Time:  Saturday, October 5, 12:30-2:30 PM
Location: St. Mary’s of Palms, 3647 Watseka Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034 (meeting room is on the north side of the church by the parking lot)
Parking: Small church lot and street parking
Cost: $5 (to cover room rental and expenses). Bring cash – pay at the door.
Thank you for having exact change!



POST MEETING MEAL
Location: Grand Casino Bakery & Cafe
Time: 3:00 PM
Address: 3826 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232
Parking: Stay where you are near church and walk, or move to metered parking or municipal lot in downtown Culver City.
Cost for meal:  Pay your own – lunch prices till 4 PM!


RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR BOTH THE MEETING AND THE MEAL.
TO RSVP for either the meeting, meal or the whole enchilada, email robinkayquinn2@gmail.com
Let me know which part you’ll be attending.

Write on!

Robin (Quinn)
Book Coach / Book Editor - Los Angeles





Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Update on the Health & Wellness Writing Market

Monday, February 25, 2019
7:30 to 9:15 p.m. 
(networking follows the program)
IWOSC members – free
Non-members – $15



I'm very excited to be moderating a writer's panel at IWOSC next Monday on writing health & wellness. It's a field I've been working in since I started editing over 25 years ago, and this market has continued to be popular with readers.

My panel of experts will share their hard-earned insights and tips for success.

The night's dynamic speakers are:

Emily Dwass, the author of the forthcoming book, Diagnosis Female, scheduled to be published in Fall 2019 by the leading indie publisher, Rowman & Littlefield. She's a great example of how building a track record of success with articles can help you get published the traditional way.

Derek Doepker, the self-published author of over six best-selling books in health, self-help, and authorship. In addition to being a prolific writer, he's one smart marketer in the self-publishing arena, and he will share some of his techniques.

Jerri Sher, an Emmy-Award-winning wellness filmmaker in production of Quiet Explosions, a documentary feature about TBI, traumatic brain injury, and PTS, post-traumatic stress, in veterans and athletes. This Golden Year of the Documentary is a great time to learn about this market.

Steve Hutson, a literary agent and founder of WordWise Media Services. Steve is a writer himself so to me that makes him extra special as a scribe's rep.

I'll be moderating, and I'll also share my story of how I got into the fields of editing health books and later ghostwriting health titles for experts.

A little background on me...  Robin Quinn has been in the book biz for more than two and a half decades. She is an award-winning book editor, book coach and ghostwriter. Robin specializes in self-help, health, nutrition, spirituality, business, and the media, and she also works with uplifting memoir and fiction. Her book projects include Patricia Fitzgerald’s small press best-seller The Detox Solution, Susan Moss’s alternative health title Survive Cancer! and Ruth Frechman’s The Food Is My Friend Diet (Best Nutrition book / Indie Excellence Awards). Since the early 90s, Robin has produced and moderated panels related to books and writing – for such groups as the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC), Publishers Association of Los Angeles (PALA), Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS), Author’s Corner, and more. 

LOCATION:
Vet’s Building, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230

To RSVP and for more info, go to:

See you there!