Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff’

Make ’em Laugh! Free Comedy Writing Workshop!

January 16, 2012

What: Make ’em Laugh!  Write Funny: Learn comedy techniques from two published authors

Who: Grades 6 – 8                             

When: January 21, 2012  9 a.m. – Noon

Cost: FREE!

Where: Walnut Creek Public Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA  94596 

977-3340

What makes readers laugh?  How can YOU create humor in your writing?  Develop quirky, funny characters through games, writing tips, techniques and exercises so you’ll produce a humorous plot, action and dialogue in a terrific page-turning story.

Two professional children’s authors who love writing share their best secrets on writing! You’ll get a chance to ask questions about the publishing world, write, play some games, meet other writers, and “talk books.”

 Led by children’s authors Sarah Wilson and Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff.  

Visit them at www.sarahwilsonbooks.com  and www.lizbooks.com

 Bring pen and paper and get ready to WRITE!

Register for the Walnut CreekJan. 21 workshop here: http://tinyurl.com/7humdhm

*** Special Note***  Good idea to bring a notebook or clipboard too, as we may only have chairs and not desks in this room.

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Free Writing Workshop at the Clayton Library for Students Ages 12 – 18

July 25, 2011

 An Interactive Writing Afternoon

Ages 12 – 18 

July 27, 2011

3:00 – 5:00

Clayton Public Library

6125 Clayton Rd

Clayton

925-673-0659

Create quirky characters through drama games, humor, action, dialogue and suspense techniques which will help build an award-winning story!

Two professional children’s authors who love writing share their best secrets on writing.

You’ll get a chance to ask questions about the publishing world, write, play some games, meet other writers, and “talk books.” Led by children’s authors Sarah Wilson and Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff .

Visit them at www.sarahwilsonbooks.com  and www.lizbooks.com

Bring pen and paper and get ready to WRITE! Reserve your space at the FREE event at ccclib.org/programs For event type enter: education

 

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Within a few weeks I’ll post more regarding an upcoming writing contest for Pleasant Hill middle and high school students.  $$$ Prizes! 

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News for children’s authors:  Since Abby Levine, editor at Whitman recently retired, the publisher has hired Kristen Otsby as Senior Editor.

Want to learn the secrets of the publishing industry?

November 8, 2010

Visit some authors of the Mt. Diablo Branch California Writers Club in Contra Costa County, CA.  They’ll answer YOUR QUESTIONS about writing. Want to learn how they found an agent?  Discover how THEY got published?   Have a persnikety problem regarding writing craft?  Ask the experts for free!

PLUS if you are a middle school student, you can learn about all of these things AND how you can win $$$$$$$ in the current short story, personal narrative and poetry contest!   Not sure you want to enter the contest but you want to write?  Discover how YOU can take a FREE writing workshop!

 Local Authors Book Signing Benefit at Pleasant Hill Barnes and Noble

On Saturday, November 27, 2010, published authors from the Mt. Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club will sign their books to benefit their annual Contra Costa middle school Young Writers Contest.  The Barnes and Noble Bookstore at 552 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill, will host the event from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

All Contra Costa middle school students, their parents and teachers are encouraged to attend and ask questions about the upcoming free writing workshops and contest.  

A portion of in-store purchases will benefit the Young Writers Contest, supporting the art and craft of writing in all of the county’s public and private middle schools. Shoppers can buy personally autographed copies of adult mysteries, fiction, non-fiction, drama, young adult, and children’s books.

Local writers who will be signing their books include: Barbara Bentley, Nannette Carroll, Jon Cory, Lynn Goodwin ,Margaret Grace, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, and Nanette McGuinness. 

Visit:  http://www.mtdiablowriters.org