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Summary of February 24, 2018 Meeting

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Many thanks to Angela Bole, CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association, who traveled from Manhattan Beach to talk about industry standards for a professionally published book. (more…)

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Summary of January 27, 2018 Meeting

pf-3046119_640It’s Sunday morning, the laundry is going, dinner’s cooking in the crock pot, and I’m feeling quite high. High on the fellowship I experienced yesterday. High on the warmth and wisdom from our speaker, Shelley Young. And high on the excitement of putting her ideas to work for my writing business.  (more…)

Summary of October 28, 2017 Meeting

I still can’t believe the Guild just wrapped up its second full season.

It seems only a few months ago that a dozen or so of us were sitting around thinking, Hmmm, I wonder if there are writers in the local area who’d like to get together once a month?

If you build it, they will come. – Field of Dreams (1989)

The answer: as of now, we have 79 members. The Hemet library had to move us upstairs to their big meeting room. We normally have a minimum of 50 people at our meetings.  (more…)

Summary of September 23, 2017 Book Fair

George Gurney with Alan Wang poster

George Gurney with Alan Wang poster

 

Our first Author Book Fair, chaired by Guild member George Gurney, was a real success.  (more…)

Summary of August 26, 2017 Meeting

Our August meeting was a huge success! Thanks to all of our poets who read their work, or the work of others, at our second annual Appreciation of Poetry event. (more…)

Summary of July 22, 2017 Meeting

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHi everybody. I’m writing this from a hotel room in Bend, Oregon. Looking forward to tubing the Deschutes River around lunchtime, but right now I have a few hours to put this summary blog together.

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Summary of June 24, 2017 Meeting

Jeri Westerson

Jeri Westerson

Another great meeting, thanks to a fine speaker and an enthusiastic audience. More than fifty people came to hear Jeri Westerson talk about how to do historical research. She also demonstrated several medieval weapons!   (more…)