NEWS
Check out Gregory Jacob’s new Star Trek page on Examiner.com: http://www.examiner.com/x-2510-Star-Trek-Examiner


EVENTS
Richard Rossi is in Anthony Mora’s New Play—Modern Love—at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre in Toluca Lake, California. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm through February, 21. Tickets are $20. For more information, www.sidewalkstudiotheatre.com — 818-558-5702

Want to hear your work read? AltScreenPlay meets on Thursdays 7:30 – 10 pm, at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA, and is moderated by Matt Byrnes, mbbyrnes@gmail.com. First reading starts at 8; and reading begins in the order that the author arrived. Bring 1-10 pages of your screenplay, and make enough copies for each role. No RSVP necessary. Feel free to sit in without bringing any material of your own. For more information: www.geocities.com/altscreenwriting/faq.html

The Los Angeles Public Library now has a Screenwriters Workshop the 1st Saturday of the month, from 10:30 am — 11:45 am, hosted by Sasha Karova. Learn format and workshop original material (screenplays, 1/2 hour sitcom, and 1/2 hour and 1 hour episodic) with an open reading or read-throughs. Open reading is on a first-come first-served basis. Please RSVP to WritersUnblock@aol.com.


MEMBER PROJECTS
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.

Ladies, how have you met the men in your life? Any good stories to tell? Liz is writing a book about how to meet men and needs lots of good stories! Be sure to include both first names, how he asked you out, how your first date went, and what ended up happening to the relationship–even if it did end in tears! Email your story, 500 words or less, to liztunnell@hotmail.com with your contact information. Permission to print is implied in the sending!

Sheryl Sacchitelli (www.now-later-never.com) is still looking for volunteers (women, aged 40 and up) to complete a 15-minute survey to help with her work on women’s issues. Those interested in being interviewed, go to: http://www.now-later-never.com/Interviews.html


CLASSIFIEDS
Outstanding Math and Science Tutor with a Ph.D. in chemistry plus six years teaching and tutoring experience at the middle, high school, and college levels. Available to tutor math and science including AP biology and AP chemistry, and college chemistry, and also the SAT (writing, critical reading, and math). Call Annette 310-614-1106.

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.

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, totallygifted1@aol.com.

Sarah Schroeder recently launched: Soign√®e. It’s Personal Shopping for the Runway of Life. The mission of Soign√®e is to provide clients with personal shopping services so that they can have a stylish wardrobe for daily life, special events, and travel. For more information, go to www.soignee-la.com. Or contact Sarah Schroeder at 818-415-8969 or email Sarah.Schroeder@gmail.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!
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anuary Extra Credit: Post your Goals for the year ahead on the Write On! Yahoo Group.

Remember, when goal-setting, the key is to come up with realistic, attainable goals that bring you closer to achieving the life you want—as a writer, as a person.I always encourage people to set both a Personal and Professional Annual Goal. Getting organized, eating healthy, finding a new roommate or day job (all examples of last year’s goals) can help you achieve autonomy. Sometimes you need elements in your life to settle-out, so you can focus on professional goals and move forward full-speed-ahead towards the writing-life you desire.

February Extra Credit: Will be assigned at the January Meeting.

Our February Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 11. Please have newsletter items to me by February 9.


FINAL NOTE
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heck out the Write On! Online Author Q&As, posted since the last newsletter, on www.writeononline.com:

http://writeononline.com/2008/12/16/author-qa-melissa-walker-the-violet-series/

http://writeononline.com/2008/12/23/author-qa-travel-writer-dan-eldridge/

http://writeononline.com/2008/12/30/author-qa-jen-jones-judy-blume-fearless-storyteller-for-teens/

http://writeononline.com/2009/01/06/write-on-qa-amy-klein-true-confessions-of-an-online-dating-addict/

http://writeononline.com/2009/01/13/write-on-qa-kimberly-lisagor-disappearing-destinations/

http://writeononline.com/2009/01/20/author-qa-jeff-miller-thrillist/

Published authors: Share your knowledge by participating in a Write On! Q&A. Email writeononline@yahoo.com for more information.

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