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April: Camp NaNoWriMo. Complete a writing project in a month!
April: National Poetry Month. Learn more about events and ways to celebrate.
April 19 & 26: 7th Annual Palisades Playwrights Festival in Pacific Palisades. Staged readings the next two Tuesdays in April. Learn more.
April 17 – 19: Social Media Marketing World in San Diego, CA.
April 18: IWOSC’s (the Independent Writers of Southern California) annual Agents Panel at 7:30pm at the Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Culver (at Overland) with plenty of free parking. IWOSC members free; others $15. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 18: The City of Lights, City of Angeles Film Festival begins. There are plenty of free screenings and talks in addition to tickets.
April 19: A 90-minute telephone seminar on How to Publish with Amazon at with Neal Thompson, the Director of Author and Publishing Relations at Amazon, at 7pm. This event is sponsored by PALA (Publishers Assocation of Los Angeles), so reservations must be made through their webiste, www.PA-LA.org. Cost is $15 unless you are a PALA member.
April 27: Spring Poetry Slam at St. Elizabeths Hospital, 1100 Alabama Avenue SE, Washington DC 20032, at 7pm. FREE. To register to speak or to RSVP, contact:
Emily Monahan by Friday, April 22, 2016 at (202) 299-5525 or email@example.com.
April 28: Book’d: The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out returns to The Group Repertory/Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood with mystery, romance, fantasy and YA author readings, bookish giveaways and a catered mingling reception. Get event details.
May 4: May LA Hangout from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s in Westwood. RSVP on Facebook.
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In October, I launched the Guided Goals Podcast on Write On’s companion site GuidedGoals.com. The podcast is a series of expert interviews, designed to help people pursue their passion projects. Each episode wraps with action items (recommended goals), so listeners can take what they heard, and move forward right away. Watch on YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, or listen on Stitcher. I will be launching the Guided Goals’ newsletter soon. Please sign up and receive “5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity.”
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Do your kids love to write? Want to encourage them to hone and expand their writing skills? Check out Purple Pencil Adventures: Writing Prompts for Kids of All Ages. Although it’s geared towards kids, there are plenty of prompts adults can use to exercise those writing muscles! Write on!
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