JUNE 24 — Jill Williams, author of six books in addition to a memoir, will present The Evolution of a Memoir, at the June 24th meeting of SDW/EG. Her topic will be based on the process of writing her own memoir Confessions of a Love Addict. She will share with the various changes her book underwent before it was published: finding an agent, finding a publisher, or even finding the right idea. Jill will share her opinions on writer-friendly topics such as finding a publisher online, the value of writers' workshops, and whether publicists are really necessary.
Jill's latest six-week memoir-writing course "Writing Memoirs That Sell" has been a well-received at the Osher .Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) . Her book on love addiction will be available at the meeting. A summer transplant from Tucson, she welcomes making new friends while in San Diego.
You can find out more from her website at www.jillwilliams.com.
JULY 22 — Caitlin Rother, San Diego’s bestselling author of true crime, will discuss her latest book “Lost Girls,” This is the horrificstory of the rape and murder of two San Diego teenage girls, Amber Dubois and Chelsea King. Caitlin provides this inside storywith many facts that were previously unknown to the readers.The accounts of her exclusive face to face meetings with John Gardner, thepsychotic young man who committed these murders, offervaluable insight into what motivated him to kill these girls.
Caitlin currently teaches narrative non-fiction, creative writing, and interviewing at UCSD, and she has also started teaching narrative non-fiction at San Diego Writers Ink. She has extensive experience withbook-signings, public speaking, and television interviews. She has offered to share with us some personal tipsfor dealing with hecklerswho may wish to disrupt a speech or longwinded people who attempt to dominate a Q&A session.
AUGUST 26 — Submission to an Agent, Qualitites They Look For by literary agent, Elise Capron.
SEPTEMBER 23 — Instead of our regular meeting this month, we will have a Tour of the New Downtown Library located at 330 Park Blvd. Our guide will be Marc Chery, the supervisor of Literature & Language Section.
OCTOBER 28 — Taking the Myster Out of eBook Publishing by local author/editor, Larry Edwards.
NOVEMBER 25— Local author, lecturer and U-T columnist, Richard Lederer, will talk about his latest publication.
DECEMBER — Our annual holiday party is still to be scheduled.