APRIL CONTEST – Challenge Yourself
It’s April! Whether you plan to write a screenplay in a month for Script Frenzy, take the Poem-A-Day Challenge for National Poetry Month, or come up with something spectacular and ongoing to do during the month of April, you can win just for declaring Your April Challenge! Four winners will be chosen at random to receive a book thanks to Michael Wiese Productions. For prizes, details, and to post the way in which you will Challenge Yourself in April, go here. Remember to check in throughout and at the end of the month.
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The interviewer became the interviewee: Listen to my BlogTalkRadio interview on Livin’ the Dream! with J Blair Brown.
Also, I joined Karen Worden and David Branin to interview Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way, The Vein of Gold, The Right to Write) on a special episode of Film Courage with Karen Worden & David Branin on LA Talk Radio. Listen to the podcast here.
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From Terri Freedman: BrevityTV, my friend Deron’s comedic web prod. co., is looking for writers on upcoming projects (non-paid, reel building). For more info, contact@brevityTV.com.
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Wednesday, April 27: Mediabistro Book Party at Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel, 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, hosted by Mediabistro’s GalleyCat and eBookNewser editor Jason Boog, as well as Debra Eckerling and Michelle Thatcher, from 7pm – 9pm. RSVP here.
Save the Date – June 15 – 16: Am thrilled to be leading a Writers Panel at this year’s of the 140Conf in New York. Screenwriter/documentary filmmaker/author Tracey Jackson, Between a Rock and a Hot Place, scriptchat co-founder/screenwriter/novelist Jeanne Veillette Bowerman will be joining me. Check out the schedule. Early Registration ends April 29. Register here.
Sundays: Scriptchat is a twitter chat for new and seasoned screenwriters. Since screenwriters are global, Scriptchat has two chats each Sunday: 8pm GMT is EURO #scriptchat, moderated by Mina Zaher (@DreamsGrafter) and 8pm EST, moderated by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (@jeannevb). All transcripts are posted on the blog, as well as tons of screenwriting resources.
The Los Angeles Public Library has a Screenwriters Workshop four Saturdays a month at different branches, from 10:30 am – 12 pm, and every Sunday in the Farmers Market community room from 3 – 5 pm, 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-through. Open reading is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to WritersUnblock@aol.com.
Meditation Friday Nights at The Learning Garden the 2nd Friday of the month. Meditation begins promptly at 8:00 pm. Please dress in layers and bring a blanket and cushion to sit on. Meditation lasts about 40 minutes around a fire in the peaceful surroundings of the Garden. Donations go to The Learning Garden. For more information contact Camille at (310) 382-4323.
The April Write On! meeting with guest Pilar Alessandra, On the Page, is Wednesday, April 13 at 12pm PDT/3 pm EDT on Blog Talk Radio. RSVP on Facebook. call in (646-381-4910) or listen online.
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