Write On! June Challenge: Query Contest – “Screenplays & Teleplays.” The winner in each category will have their query letter read by Los Angeles literary agent David Boxerbaum of APA and receive a copy of Blake Snyder’s SAVE THE CAT! The Last Story Structure Software You’ll Ever Need. Screenwriter Tracey Jackson (Lucky Ducks) will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the Screenplay finalists. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (co-founder of Scriptchat) will choose the winners in the Teleplay category. Email your query to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com by Wednesday, June 30. For submission guidelines and prize info, go here.

Wednesday, June 16: The Dream It, Then Do It “Power Lunch” with Debra Eckerling and Marla Martenson on Blog Talk Radio is live today from 11 am – 11:30 am. Listen. Call in. Learn. Here’s the link! Law of Attraction + Plan of Action = Success!

Wednesday, June 16: Publication Party for East on Central at 7 pm, at The Art Center, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL. RSVP to eastoncentral@comcast.net or 847-757-1184. Or just show up spur-of-the-moment. There is no charge for this event. All are welcome. Read the Write On! interview with editor Judith MK Tepfer.

Thursday, June 17: The Shaman and Ayahuasca, a new film by Michael Wiese, will be screening at The Landmark Theater – Westside Pavilion, 10850 West Pico, in West Los Angeles, , at 7 pm and 9:15 pm. There will be a Q&A after each showing with filmmaker Michael Wiese. For details and more information, go here.

Thursday, June 17 – Sunday, June 27: Film Independent’s 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival in downtown Los Angeles. The 2010 LA Film Festival will screen over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 40 countries. For details on screenings, special guests, mixers, and more, go to www.lafilmfest.com.

Saturday, June 19: Tina Haapala (aka “Excuse Editor“) will be signing copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks, Dad from 1 to 4 pm at Books-A-Million, 3111 Midwestern Pkwy, Wichita Falls, TX. Her story, “Melody of the Heart,” was inspired by her singer/songwriter father, and how music brought them together when those “crazy teen years” threatened to tear them apart.

Saturday and Sunday, June 26 – 27: The Great American PitchFest 7. Plus, StoryLink All-Stars at The Great American PitchFest (FREE classes for StoryLink Members on Saturday, June 26) in Burbank.

Read the June StoryLink eZine for Expert Advice on Pitching Successfully from authors Kathie Fong Yoneda, Pamela Jaye Smith, and Michele Wallerstein. Plus, read the interview with Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard, The Prince of Persia and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and post a question for Modern Family co-creator Christopher Lloyd in the StoryLink Forum.

Save the Date: The next LA Mediabistro Cocktail Party will be Tuesday, June 29, at The Room SM, from 7 pm – 9 pm. Details and RSVP here.

Visit the June Virtual Book Tour – Writers on the Move for interviews, articles, reviews, and more!



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