Tuesday, August 09, 2011



Monday, 15 August 2011
7-8:30 p.m.

Topic: Travel and Leisure Writing
Speaker: Richard Pollak

Richardson Public Library
900 Civic Center Dr.
Richardson TX 75080
Basement Room

Richard Pollak, in his own words:

  • President,Press Club of North Texas, Food, Wine, Travel, Entertainment, Sports and Fashion Writers Division
  • Will travel on his first travel writers’ junket to Riviera Maya, Mexico, August 24-28
  • Won the Kenny’s 7 lb. El Jeffe Hamburger Eating Contest, covering the event to write an article and is a finalist for the Man vs. Food Nation Contest
  • Part-time professional ice hockey writer for 18 seasons
  • Owner: Rainbow Entertainment Talent and Special Event Services Agency
  • Wants to write a book titled: ''What If They Play the Game and Nobody Shows Up"
Improve your writing/editing skills; attend Writers' Guild of Texas PCS (Planned Critique Sessions). 3rd Wed. every month. Participants present their own work, receive feedback from fellow members. Richardson Public Library Basement, 7-8:45 p.m. To sign up, contact Earl Stubbs, earlstubbs34@gmail.com, 214.683.2489.
WGT member special: Kat Smith's The Naked Author. Regularly $14.95; member price: $10.00. Pick up at any meeting or purchase online at www.tomkatproductions.com; use code: WGT2011. This Writer's Digest Magazine 16th Annual International Self-Published Book Award-winning book contains a wealth of information covering every aspect of the book publishing business. The Naked Author is the only book you need to break into the field of publishing.
Kat Smith, Membership Chair, is developing a membership directory to help members find members with similar interests, etc. to partner for critique or support. The membership form will provide a clear picture of each member's profile. Take the opportunity to talk to her at the next meeting.
Annual 2011 WGT dues of $20.00 may be paid at meetings, by mail to Writers' Guild of Texas, 6009 W. Parker Road, Suite 149-175, Plano TX 75093, or online at http:/writersguildoftexas.org/joomla/.
All WGT events located at the Richardson Public Library are free and open to the public. For information on the sponsoring organization, visit http://writersguildoftexas.org/joomla/
·                  Tuesday, 23 August 2011: The Muse Literary Mingle. 5-8 p.m. Geisha Steak and Sushi, 3801 George Bush/I90 @ Coit. Happy hour and conversation with Pari Danian (pre-purchase books at any book retailer for autographs). Sponsored by Preface Entertainment and Writers' Guild of Texas.
·                  Third Wednesday of every month: WGT's PCS meeting (see description above). Contact: Earl Stubbs, earlstubbs34@gmail.com, 214.683.2489.
·                  Monday, 19 September 2011: Cynthia Stillar, Pros and Cons of Keeping vs. Selling Rights
·                  Monday, 17 October 2011: Rex McGee, Screenwriting: Getting Your Words on the Big Screen
·                  Saturday, 12 November 2011 TBA.
·                  Monday, 21 November 2011: Heather Wood, E-Commerce, Your Online Selling Options
·                  Monday, 19 December 2011: Holiday Open House and Networking Opportunity
·                  Monday, 16 January 2012: Diane Kelly, Tax/Business Tips for Writers
·                  Monday, 20 February 2012: Christine Perez, Writing for Magazines and Newspapers
·                  Monday, 19 March 2012: Carmen Goldthwaite, Narrative Non-fiction
·                  Monday, 16 April 2012: Mike Farris, Literary Agents
All Writers' Guild of Texas events held at the Richardson Public Library are free and open to the public. Visit WGT's website: http://writersguildoftexas.org/joomla/
Writers' Events Calendar (contact carol.woods@verizon.net to have your conferences, meetings, or other writing-related event listed here—no individual book signings, please):
·                  Tuesday, 9 August 2011: Mary DeMuth, author & speaker. 11 Secrets of Getting Published. Rockwall County Library, 1215 E. Yellowjacket, Rockwall TX 75087. 972.204.7700. rocklib@rockwallcountytexas.com
·                  Saturday, 13 August 2011: Do the Write Thing 2011; 5th Annual Writing Workshop. Tarrant County Community College, Northeast Campus. 828 Harwood, Hurst TX 76054. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Learn about the dollars and sense (cents) of publishing. Featured speaker: Ann Weisbarger, author of The Personal History of Rachel Dupree. Shewanda Riley at 972-533-3543 or email info@thewritethingworkshop.com , also www.thewritethingworkshop.com
·               Thursday-Thursday October 20-23; 2011: 2011 Conference and October 20-27: Austin Film Festival. Austin TX www.austinfilmfestival.com.
·               Thursday-Thursday October 20-23; 2011: Austin TX http://www.texasbookfestival.org/

·               Saturday, 10September: UT Tyler, Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Road, Tyler. 10 am-4 pm. http://www.etxbookfest.org/

·                  First Saturday each month: Dallas MWASW (Mystery Writers of America, Southwest). Texas Land & Cattle, 812 South Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. $5.00 door fee, cash only. All who attend are invited to remain for lunch. Contact info: rebecca@rebeccarussell.com
·               The Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG) put together a summer reading list—including a reading list for writers. Check it out! The more readers in the world—the more opportunities for writers! www.alanelliott.com
·               Second Saturday each month: North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop. Meets every 2nd Saturday at the Hurst Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 6pm.http://www.ntsfw.com
·               Frisco Writers Meet-Up Groups: Day group meets every 3rd Thursday and night group every 2nd Tuesday. See website for more details. http://www.meetup.com/writers-749/
·               Visit http://www.writersleague.org/programs/classes.html for up-to-date information on Writer's League of Texas workshops held in Austin TX. 
·               Visit http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/ for guidelines to participate in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.

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