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IWG Literary Lunch—The Business of Writing

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: Smoky Mountain Pizza, 415 East Parkcenter Boulevard, Boise

Program: What You Need to Know in the New Age of Publishing

Whether or not you plan to self-publish your next book (fiction or non-fiction), you should know about the changes in the publishing world, and how to decide the most prudent direction for your writing. Joanne Pence, a USA Today bestselling mystery writer, has also written historical fiction, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and dark contemporary fantasy.

Joanne has just returned from a week’s intensive master class on current trends in publishing and will be sharing some of the information she learned. Are you confused by Mobi vs. E-pub? CreateSpace vs. Lulu? “KDP Select” vs. everyone else? Hiring others vs. do-it-yourself book or e-book publishing? And if you want to hire others, what questions do you need to ask before you contract with them? Come to this month’s Literary Lunch and bring your questions as Joanne attempts to demystify the new world of publishing.

The Idaho Writers Guild meets the third Tuesday of every month. Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated! The Literary Lunches are open to the public. The Idaho Writers Guild means writers working for writers.

For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, contact Merilee Marsh, 208-921-5328, or email mm@merileemarsh.com.

428095_573701586002707_109842910_nPlease join us for the IWG Literary Luncheon on June 18th at 11:30 a.m. at Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Free to first-time visitors, $5 for non-IWG members. Remember, a one year membership to the IWG is only $25! Click here to join!

Join the Idaho Writers Guild for a Literary Lunch on Tuesday, August 21 with guest author Aaron Patterson.

****Note: Luncheon will take place at Cafe Ole, 408 S. 8th Street, Boise

11:30 – 1:30, free and open to the public

Aaron Patterson has five books published and has been on the Amazon bestseller list for over three years.  Aaron worked in the construction field and now writes full time. Aaron is also the founder of StoneHouse Ink, a mild mannered publishing house. StoneHouse Ink likes to push the boundaries with eBooks, social media marketing and creative ways to publish in this ever changing environment. Aaron co-founded StoneHouse University as well as the Idaho Book Extravaganza. He speaks all over the country and works with the team at Amazon to test new programs and marketing strategies. You can find him online and at his blog: TheWorstBookEver.blogspot.com

Feel free to bring along business cards, flyers, or anything else you’d like to share with your fellow writers. We’ll be drawing 3 names to participate in a 3 minute open mic, so get writing! All styles and genres are welcome, as long as the work is original and can be read in under 3 minutes.

Hope to see you on August 21!

Remember, the IWG has a luncheon on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month. Check back here for next month’s location. It’s an opportunity to network with other writers and find out what’s happening in your literary community.

Join the Idaho Writers Guild for a Literary Lunch on Tuesday, July 17 with guest author Conda Douglas.

****Note: July’s luncheon will take place at Cafe Ole, 408 S. 8th Street, Boise

11:30 – 1:30, free and open to the public

Conda Douglas is the author of Stark Naked Dead and Mall Fairies: Exile. She is also a film editor, e-talent scout for Barbarian Books, and maintains a writing workshop blog at www.CondasCreativeCenter.blogspot.com.

Feel free to bring along business cards, flyers, or anything else you’d like to share with your fellow writers. We’ll be drawing 3 names to participate in a 3 minute open mic, so get writing! All styles and genres are welcome, as long as the work is original and can be read in under 3 minutes.

Hope to see you on July 17!

Remember, the IWG has a luncheon on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month. Check back here for next month’s location. It’s an opportunity to network with other writers and find out what’s happening in your literary community.

Idaho Wine Country: A friendly collaboration

with Alan Minskoff and Paul Hosefros

The Place: Cole/Marr Coffeehouse

The Time: Saturday, August 11th from 1-3

Writing is a solitary activity unless you’re fortunate enough to have a good friend who shares your love of the subject matter. In this case, it happens to be wine. Alan Minskoff and Paul Hosefros combined their mutual curiosity about wineries and vineyards in Idaho to fashion the Idaho Wine Country book. Visually and literally, this collaborative effort reflects all that they learned during 15 months of interviewing and photographing more than 50 winemakers and grape growers. Now, Idaho writers can learn, firsthand, the joys and challenges of producing a book that calls on a writer’s wordsmithing and a camera man’s sensitivity to light and color.

Alan teaches journalism and writing at the College of Idaho. He was a longtime editor of Boise Magazine and editorial director of the Boise Journal and Art Idaho magazines. He teaches in the Cabin’s Summer Writing Camp, and is a widely published poet.

Paul is a retired New York Times senior photojournalist. His base in Washington DC allowed him to create memorable shots of political leaders. He graduated from BSU with an MFA in Creative Writing in 2007.

Come early, browse the gallery and grab a pastry or refreshing drink at the Cole/Marr counter.

The authors will graciously sign any books purchased during this event.

Cole/Marr Coffeehouse

404 So. 8th St. Suite 154 (downstairs near Café Ole’)

Join the Idaho Writers Guild for a Literary Lunch on Tuesday, June 19 with guest author Sherrida Woodley.

****Note: June’s luncheon will take place at Cafe Ole, 408 S. 8th Street, Boise

11:30 – 1:30, free and open to the public

Sherrida Woodley is the author of Quick Fall of Light, a riveting eco-thriller described as “part Michael Crichton, part Rachel Carson.” Woodley’s novel won ForeWord Review’s Silver Award for 2010 Science Fiction Book of the Year.

Feel free to bring along business cards, flyers, or anything else you’d like to share with your fellow writers. We’ll be drawing 3 names to participate in a 3 minute open mic, so get writing! All styles and genres are welcome, as long as the work is original and can be read in under 3 minutes.

Hope to see you on June 19!

Remember, the IWG has a luncheon on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month. Check back here for next month’s location. It’s an opportunity to network with other writers and find out what’s happening in your literary community.

Saturday, May 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Julia Davis Park (by the Bandshell)

Join us for an outdoor edition of Backtalk on Saturday, May 19, 11:30 – 1:30 at Julia Davis Park by the Bandshell. We’d like to take advantage of the beautiful weather, so bring your own lunch and a blanket or chair. This month’s topic will focus on the Idaho Writers and Readers Rendezvous. We’d love your feedback and your hopes for next year’s Rendezvous, whether or not you had a chance to attend the 1st annual conference earlier this month.

Join us at Julia Davis Park by the Bandshell from 11:30 – 1:30 on Saturday, May 19th.  If you’re so inclined, feel free to bring lunch and a blanket or chair.

 

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