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February 2015

Creating a Movie in Your Reader’s Mind – C. Lill Ahrens

February 11, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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In this interactive, info-rich presentation, Lill shares the what/why/when/where of Emotional Truth. Attendees are encouraged to bring the first page of their story for a revision activity.

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March 2015

Developing the Craft – Alison Clement

March 11, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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A talk about MFA programs, film, experimenting with genre, and earning a living.

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April 2015

Becoming Your Own Publisher – John Sibley William and Sean Jones – Salem

April 7, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Navigating the multi-faceted and ever-changing publishing landscape can be challenging, all the more so as traditional publishers and agents continually lean toward only representing big name authors. This presentation provides authors with all the tools and guidance necessary to become their own successful publishers.

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May 2015

A Talk with Literary Agent Chip MacGregor, Salem

May 13, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Through examples and anecdotes from his rich experience as a writer, a publisher, and an agent, Chip will explain what literary agents are looking for these days and how authors can improve their chances of finding the right agent for them.

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June 2015

The Ruthless Red Pen, Lori Lake, Salem

June 10, 2015 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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$10.00

Lori Lake’s presentation will help you develop a fresh eye for your project and decide upon methods that work for you personally to allow for an orderly revision process that you can repeat in the future.

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Your Author Platform Strategy

June 13, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
$40 - $60

In this interactive workshop we will use exercises and examples to go from the general concept of the Author Platform to the specifics of finding your Author Platform Strategy.

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September 2015

“And the curtain rose…” Presented by Susan Kelly, Salem

September 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“And the curtain rose…” Presented by Susan Kelly Please note that this is a 2-hour workshop. We will start with a couple of announcements and follow immediately with the program, so come a little early if you want some time to chitchat. Also, if you can, bring a printed, double-spaced copy of the opening scene…

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October 2015

Leslie Gould, Street Teams, Why You Need One, Salem

October 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Street Teams: Why You Need One, When to Create One, & How to Keep It in the Game | Presented by Leslie Gould Word of mouth is the best marketing there is. But how do you generate it? Whether you love promotion or consider it a chore, you need a street team! Find out how…

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November 2015

Sharper Focus: Writing More Visually

November 18, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by Randall Jahnson Salem Chapter's November Meeting: Wednesday, NOV. 18, 2015, 6:30-8:30 PM NOTE: THIS MEETING IS ON THE 3RD WEDNESDAY Novelists and journalists infuse their work with cinematic cues to increase the chance for their books to be sold to the movies or to position themselves to score a lucrative screenwriting gig. In…

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January 2016

Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal

January 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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“Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal” | Presented by Emily Grosvenor Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m. At the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B) From a Nonfiction Book Idea to a Nonfiction Book Proposal How many books do you have inside? If everyone has at least one novel in them, then we all have at least a dozen…

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