NEWS
Congratulations to Annette Pasternak, who just had her first short story–“A Loser at Age Thirteen“–published online: www.aflyinamber.net. Annette also has a story in Burst literary ezine.

Cindy Popp and Patrick Thomas Moran shot a two-minute teaser for their film Jacob’s Edge.

Food writer Jenn Garbee‘s new book: Secret Suppers: Rogue Chefs and Underground Restaurants in Warehouses, Townhouses, Open Fields, and Everywhere in Between, was just released. Check out the Q&A on Write On! Online.
For more info about the book, go to Amazon.com.

Larry Whatcott‘s short film Telepath, which won an “award” from the Sci-Fi Channel and the Sundance Channel, is playing on YouTube.

Sam Wilson has been cast in a movie by a director at the American Film Institute.


EVENTS
On Thanksgiving, November 27th, at noon The Learning Garden at Venice High School (on the corner of Walgrove Ave and Venice Blvd.) hosts the staff and clients of Program for Torture Victims for a traditional American Thanksgiving Feast. Everyone is invited to bring a traditional food item, for our part, turkey, potatoes and gravy, and other Thanksgiving fare. The clients of PTV, though they are our guests, often bring foods from their home country: Columbia, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia. (The clients of Program for Torture Victims are people who were either tortured by their own government or by factions fighting that government; PTV has helped them settle in America and provided assistance as they seek political asylum in the US.) The Learning Garden Thanksgiving celebration is now in its 7th year. For details, contact David King, the Learning Garden’s Gardenmaster, at 310.722.3656 or email learninggardenmaster@yahoo.com.

Kat Parsons will be performing at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles on Monday, October 27 at 9pm. For a complete list of upcoming concerts, go to www.KatParsons.com.

Want to hear your work read? AltScreenPlay resumes after summer hiatus, starting this week. The group, which meets on Thursdays 7:30 – 10 pm, at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA, is moderated by Peter D. Coogan, aswrit@hotmail.com. www.geocities.com/altscreenwriting/faq.html.


CLASSIFIEDS
Women aged 20-50: 15 minutes of your time can help me make a difference. Write On! Member/non-fiction writer is looking for volunteers to complete a 15-minute survey to help with her work on women’s issues. Copy the following into your web browser or email bookwriter_729@hotmail if you have any questions. Thank you! http//www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=noNa7Ekp65yE9w5XpydNuA_3d_3d.

Ask Al A Carte is accepting submissions for her upcoming anthology of Food Memories. Email your essays (up to 500 words) with a recipe if you have one to askalacarte@cs.com. By submitting, you are giving permission for your essay to be published.

It’s A Trip! Rebecca Ebner has decided to expand her resume by becoming a travel agent. Check her web page: www.Itsatrip.worldventures.com.

Spring is here. Make someone’s day with a Custom Gift Basket from Totally Gifted! If you can dream it, we can make it! Totally Gifted can ship anywhere in the world. Contact Nicole Abramson, 818-679-5552.

Too busy to shop, but need to look hot? Let Sarah Schroeder be your Personal Shopper! After a wardrobe consultation, Sarah will take care of all your shopping needs. Sarah specializes in Women, Men, Kids, Business wear, and Vacation wear, as well as Wardrobe Prep for red carpet events, special events, everyday office style, job interviews, vacations, and business trips. Look for the official business launch this spring! Contact Sarah Schroeder at (818) 415-8969, email Sarah.Schroeder@gmail.com, or check out the website: http://www.soignee-la.com/

Need a photographer for your wedding or blessed event? Check out April Rocha‘s work at www.aprilrocha.com/blog or a slideshow at http://aprilrocha.com/slideshows/ChrisandBo/ April has been shooting weddings since 2002 and has been published in The Knot, Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style and her work has also been seen on WE Channel’s Platinum Weddings. Contact April at April@AprilRocha.com or call 310.319.0465.

Check out Green Brooms Music Academy, 1513 6th Street, Suite 203, Santa Monica. Green Brooms currently offers private Piano and Voice Instruction as well as private Music Theory Instruction. They are also pre-enrolling students interested in violin, guitar, or cello lessons. For more information, call 310.310.2623, email info@musicbygyllian.com or go to http://www.musicbygyllian.com.

Live piano music and fine art portraits created at your party or event. Exceptionally high quality work. Contact Scott Hiltzik 310.463.2812.


WRITE ON!
How are those goals coming along? Feel free to post them on the Write On! Yahoo! Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/writeononline/

October Extra Credit: Write a Query Letter for an article, story, or your passion project. Double gold stars for those who send it out by the next meeting.

November Extra Credit: Will be assigned at the October Meeting.

Our November Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 12. Please have newsletter items to me by November 10.

FINAL NOTE
Want to write a Novel, but can’t seem to get the words out? Get ready: November is National Novel Writing Month. The goal is productivity: write a 50,000 word novel from November 1 to 30. When the end of the month roles around, you will have a full-length novel … that you can go back and edit. Check out www.nanowrimo.org for more information.

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