Yvette Johnson read some of her poems at Pharmaka, a painter’s gallery in downtown L.A. on July 31. Congratulations, Yvette.

Congrats to Citizen Kate Soglin, who has gotten credentials to cover the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Chicagoans, she is holding a fundraiser at Schubas this Thursday, August 14. For more information, go to

Laurie Dinnerstein is stage managing a new play from the writer of Meet the Parents, called Suffer the Long Night. It’s a comedy about a community theatre that is staging a classic melodrama, only to be severely hit by the flu–19 out 23 of the original cast and crew are too sick to perform. But, the show must go on. Or does it? Suffer the Long Night is playing at the Meta Theatre, 7801 Melrose Ave., LA 90046, Friday thru Sunday, at 8 pm through September 14. For tickets, call (323) 960-7745 or

Artists Night:, Jordi Cabellero, and Carolina Cerisola present Artist Night on Sunday, August 24, starting at 9:30 pm, at the King King, 6555 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 323.960.5765. Cover: $12. Live music. Dancers, actors, writers, comedians, all artists: come and play!

Want to hear your work read? Check out AltScreenPlay, Thursdays 7:30 – 10 pm, at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, CA. The group is moderated by Peter D. Coogan,

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 By submitting, you are giving permission for your essay to be published. * Note: Alexandra Anne Carte is now on Facebook. *

Women aged 20-50: 15 minutes of your time can help me make a difference. WSG 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//

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

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 or

Need a photographer for your wedding or blessed event? Check out April Rocha‘s work at or a slideshow at 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 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 or go to

August Write On! Extra Credit: What do people not know about you?
September Extra Credit: List 5 things you do not like. List 5 things you do like. Be specific. Pick one to use as a character detail or as the basis for an article.

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