From the earliest moments of her California childhood Livvi Gray has been haunted by a recurring nightmare . . .
So begins the story from the novel
The Book of Someday
television writer, screenwriter, and author
We will welcome Dianne as featured speaker at our
Pen Women Meeting and Lunch
February 18, 2014
Desert Willow Golf Club
Dianne’s first book, The Language of Secrets, which received excellent reviews, has been decribed as “a lovely and compelling first novel which explores the ramifications of loss, the aftermath of tragedy, and the sometimes terrible cost a child can pay for a parent’s guilt.”
Dianne has taught creative writing at Pitzer College, Claremont, and screenwriting at the Dodge College of Film and Media at Chapman University in Orange California.
Please email your reservation(s) to Kathy at kbjo67.com by Friday, February 14th.
Long before many of us came to live in our beautiful desert, others came to claim a plot of land with the hope to build a life here. All that is left to mark their stay are the small shacks that dot the arid landscape north of the freeway, known as jackrabbit homesteads
Associate professor in the School of Art, Design, and Art History at San Diego State University kimstringfellow.com
tell the story behind these homesteads
January 21, 2014
Desert Willow Golf resort
Kim is an innovative artist, writer and photographer who does extensive research of a region and creates a documentary using writing, digital media, photography, audio, video, and mapping. Other areas she has documented include the Salton Sea and the Owens Valley. Greetings from the Salton Sea is a book that chronicles the sea’s decline, and There It Is–Take It, is a self-guided audio tour through the Owens Valley that examines the controversial Los Angeles aqueduct system.
For lunch reservations email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 17
Come hear the story of Trevor
The Boy on the Lake
UCLA graduate and author of two international best sellers Just Desserts and A Matter of Betrayal
December 17, 2013
Desert Willow Golf resort
“The Boy on the Lake is a true story of a young boy’s battle with cancer and his journey to becoming a champion for the protection of communities from environmental contamination leading to disease clusters.” Rosser played an active part in tracing the cause of Trevor’s cancer and with Trevor and his mother, Charlie, help found Trevor’s Trek Foundation. www.trevorstrek.org.
For reservations contact Kathy Bjork at email@example.com by Friday December 13. Lunch: $26 members $28 guests
LEARN HOW TO UNDERSTAND BEHAVIOR
and CREATE great CHARACTERS
novelist, screen writer, and Certified Behavioral Skills Analyst.
November 19, 2013
Desert Willow Golf Resort
38-995 Desert Willow Dr.
BEHAVIOR is ‘how people act’ in their environment.
It’s observable and is the crucial factor in CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.
Understanding BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS AND MOTIVATORS helps create CHARACTERS that feel real, are exciting, distinctive and resonate with us all.
If we can ‘plot’ our own behavior and recognize what motivates us, then learning to recognize other behavioral styles and motivators,
enabling us to write great characters, is easy.
Seymour has written and sold feature films to Miramax and New Line, as well as to independent producers and has written for episodic television.
My Mother Died Before I Could Murder Her , a novel, was published by BookMark Libris in 2011. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America – WGA (w)
For reservations contact Kathy Bjork at firstname.lastname@example.org