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Greater Lehigh Valley
Writers Group

 Due to PA Act 153 of 2014 and House bill 1276 of 2015, any person under 18 years of age
must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at any GLVWG event.
    

GLVWG Events

Upcoming Events

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 25 South 3rd st, Easton Room 112


    GLVWG Regular Meeting -for October

    NOTE!

    The Oct 26 Meeting, Presentation, Afternoon Workshop 
    will be held at 
    25 South 3rd st, Easton Rm 112


    as part of The Easton Book Festival sponsored by Book and Puppet.

    Northampton Community College Easton Campus

    25 South 3rd st. Easton Pa 18042


    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.


    10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

    Coffee, Tea and Goodies.

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program: Jon Gibbs

    10 WAYS TO MARKET YOUR BOOK IN PERSON  So you’ve got a book out. You advertised it on your website, did a couple of book-store events, a blog tour and promoted it on all manner of social media. Trouble is, with literally millions of books available at the press of a button, there’s an awful lot of competition out there. So how else can you get the word out?

    In this fun, interactive, presentation, New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs, shares tips and advice on how to promote yourself and your work in person, even if your book’s only available in e-form.

    Also, there may be candy.

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    1:00 - 3:00 pm Afternoon Workshop: Jon Gibbs: 

    Brilliant Beginnings

    Grab your reader by the eyeballs and don't let go!

    A great opening line will catch someone's attention, but how do you keep it? What do you do when your first chapter (or entire book) doesn't have monstrous murders, thrilling car chases, or even alien invasions?

    In this fun, interactive workshop, we'll study examples of what works (and what doesn't), before looking at techniques we can apply to any story that can keep readers turning those pages.

    Please note: This is a hands-on session. Attendees should bring the first ten pages of their current WIP.


    Jon Gibbs lectures on creative writing at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. His humorous talk, Getting Published: 10 Things Every Writer Should Know, was broadcast on local television in 2012..

    Jon is the founder of The New Jersey Authors' Network (www.njauthorsnetwork.com) and FindAWritingGroup.com. His middle grade fantasy, Fur-Face (Echelon Press), was nominated for a Crystal Kite Award. The sequel, Barnum's Revenge (also from Echelon Press), came out in March 2013..

    You must Register to attend this workshop.

    Members: FREE

    Non-Members also Free as part of the Easton Book Festival.

    You Must Register to Attend This Workshop

    Member Free

    Non-member: Free

    REGISTER HERE

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • NCC Easton Campus, 25 S 3rd St.
    Register
    • GLVWG Afternoon Workshop

    NOTE!

    The Oct 26 Meeting, Presentation and
    Afternoon Workshop will be held at 
    25 S. 3rd St

    as part of The Easton Book Festival sponsored by Book and Puppet.

    Northampton Community College Easton Campus

    25 South 3rd st. Easton Pa 18042


    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.


    Afternoon Workshop 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Jon Gibbs

    Brilliant Beginnings

    Grab your reader by the eyeballs and don't let go!

    A great opening line will catch someone's attention, but how do you keep it? What do you do when your first chapter (or entire book) doesn't have monstrous murders, thrilling car chases, or even alien invasions?

    In this fun, interactive workshop, we'll study examples of what works (and what doesn't), before looking at techniques we can apply to any story that can keep readers turning those pages.

    Please note: This is a hands-on session. Attendees should bring the first ten pages of their current WIP.

    REGISTER HERE


    Jon Gibbs lectures on creative writing at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. His humorous talk, Getting Published: 10 Things Every Writer Should Know, was broadcast on local television in 2012..

    Jon is the founder of The New Jersey Authors' Network (www.njauthorsnetwork.com) and FindAWritingGroup.com. His middle grade fantasy, Fur-Face (Echelon Press), was nominated for a Crystal Kite Award. The sequel, Barnum's Revenge (also from Echelon Press), came out in March 2013..

    You must Register to attend this workshop.

    Members: FREE

    Non-Members FREE 

    REGISTER HERE

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • This time Only: Connexions Gallery, 213 Northhampton St. Easton PA
    • 16
    Register

    A Special Bonus Writers Cafe!
    Open to the public and free to attend

    (But to get a Read & Critique, you must register!)

     October 26 3:00 pm at

    Connexions Gallery, 213 Northampton Street 
    Easton PA, 18042



    NOTE!

    This Bonus Writers Cafe
    will be held in 
    Connexions Gallery
    as part of The Easton Book Festival sponsored by Book and Puppet.


    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, Register, then bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Unlike the regular Writers Cafe, we have a strict time schedule, so each read/critique will be limited to 8 minutes.

    Only eight (8) read/critique slots are available, so of the registrants who attend,eight will be chosen at random to participate as a reader.

    As a participant you will be expected to offer your own critique of other's work.

    Or just sit and listen. (You don't have to register for that).

    Some times you can learn as much (or more) hearing other works critiqued as you can your own, so come even if you do not plan to read.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   


    Above all, Have Fun!

    REGISTER HERE


    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Wanamakers General Store, 8888 Kings Hwy, Kempton, PA
    Go West, Writers! Again
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    The event is free and mirrors the format of the monthly Writers Café already in place. 

    We meet at: Wanamakers General Store, Kempton, PA.  First Sunday of every month 1:00-3:00pm.

    Interested participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring a summary and single page of their current work for gentle critique and guidance. 

    The readings will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is open to all, but especially those GLVWG members who are unable to make it to the Thursday Writers Cafe at the Palmer Township Library due to distance.

    Café West is more than just a critique meeting. It’s an opportunity to meet with other writers, share and compare notes about the writing process. It can give you the boost you need to get going and finish your work as well as provide a circle of like-minded enthusiasts who share your passion for the written word.

    Coffee, beverages and sandwiches will be available for purchase.

    Questions: Bernadette Sukley – bsukley@ptd.net.

    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palmer Library

    Regular Meeting -at the
     Palmer Library

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

    Coffee, Tea and Goodies.

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program:

    Janet Robertson: Story Genius--Identifying internal and external conflict in the stories around us


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    Afternoon Workshop:

    Janet Robertson: Story Genius--Identifying and strengthening internal and external conflict in the stories we write 

    You Must Register to Attend This Workshop

    Member Free

    Non-member: $15

    REGISTER HERE

    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Palmer Library - See Contact Page for directions
    Register
    • GLVWG

    Afternoon Workshop

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Janet Robertson

    Story Genius: Identifying and strengthening internal and external conflict in the stories we write

    This presentation is based on Lisa Cron’s book, Story Genius. Humans are wired for story. Stories are a primary way that we acquire the knowledge we need to survive in our complex culture. The objective of this workshop is to teach you, the author, to tap into this fundamental need for story to create a riveting tale your readers won’t be able to put down.

    The group presentation will focus on internal and external conflict drawing numerous examples from popular movies and books.

    The workshop will begin with participants presenting a single story idea to the group. (Since the writer will be challenged to enhance the idea, writers are encouraged to bring a new idea rather than an idea near completion.) The proposed external and internal conflicts of each story idea will be discussed. Time will then be allotted for participants to rework their ideas using suggestions contributed by the group. The workshop will close with a second group discussion where revised ideas will be presented. To help each participant get the most out of the workshop portion, each person is encouraged to send their story idea to me at jkrobertson@rcn.com at least three days before the workshop. This is not a requirement, but it will give me the opportunity to think more deeply about your idea and hopefully help you more in the workshop. If you choose to email in your story idea please:

    1. Briefly tell me about your protagonist. As the story opens, what are they struggling with?
    2. What major conflict or challenge does the story introduce?
    3. How does the protagonist change as a result of this conflict?
    One or two paragraphs should be sufficient.


    Janet Robertson says: I have people in her head and like to work in my pajamas. My choices are limited: write or commit myself to an institution.

    You must Register to attend this workshop.

    Members: FREE

    Non-Members $15.

    • 01 Dec 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Wanamakers General Store, 8888 Kings Hwy, Kempton, PA
    Go West, Writers! Again
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    The event is free and mirrors the format of the monthly Writers Café already in place. 

    We meet at: Wanamakers General Store, Kempton, PA.  First Sunday of every month 1:00-3:00pm.

    Interested participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring a summary and single page of their current work for gentle critique and guidance. 

    The readings will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is open to all, but especially those GLVWG members who are unable to make it to the Thursday Writers Cafe at the Palmer Township Library due to distance.

    Café West is more than just a critique meeting. It’s an opportunity to meet with other writers, share and compare notes about the writing process. It can give you the boost you need to get going and finish your work as well as provide a circle of like-minded enthusiasts who share your passion for the written word.

    Coffee, beverages and sandwiches will be available for purchase.

    Questions: Bernadette Sukley – bsukley@ptd.net.

    • 12 Dec 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Now Meeting at Palmer Library
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Topic for this month is "Open."

    Followed by Read & Critique session.  

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500 words is 2 pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    Or just sit and listen.

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   
    Writers Cafe meets at Palmer Library get directions: HERE.
    We meet on the second THURSDAY of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palmer Library

    Regular Meeting -at the
     Palmer Library

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

    Coffee, Tea and Goodies.

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program:


    ________________________________________________

    Afternoon workshop


    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palmer Library

    Regular Meeting -at the
     Palmer Library

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

    Coffee, Tea and Goodies.

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program:


    ________________________________________________

    Afternoon workshop


    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palmer Library

    Regular Meeting -at the
     Palmer Library

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

    Coffee, Tea and Goodies.

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program:


    ________________________________________________

    Afternoon workshop


    • 23 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palmer Library

    Regular Meeting -at the
     Palmer Library

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

    Coffee, Tea and Goodies.

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program:


    ________________________________________________

    Afternoon workshop


    • 27 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palmer Library

    Regular Meeting -at the
     Palmer Library

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

    Coffee, Tea and Goodies.

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program:


    ________________________________________________

    Afternoon workshop


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