Tri-Valley Writers Member News
George Cramer participated in two panels, “Writing in Different Genres” and “The Art of Writing Novels and Short Stories,” at the Public Safety Writers Association annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in July. George’s short story “Why Me?” won third place.
Julie Royce also took part in the panel entitled “Writing in Different Genres” at the Public Safety Writers Association annual conference. Julie’s novel, PILZ, won second place in the published novel category.
Stephanie Bolanos’ short story, “A Stranger in the House,” has been accepted for publication by the 3Elements Review. It will be available online this summer.
Victoria Emmons’ poem,”Sir Chemo” has been published on the Poetry Wall at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto.
Lakshmi Warrier’s feature article, “The Little Independent Bookstores that Could” has been published in the June 2015 issue of India Currents magazine.
LaDonna Fehlberg had three poetry submissions juried into the 2015 Alameda County Fair. “Two of Me”—photo/poem was awarded Silver. Photo/poem “Dune Maiden” and poem “Finally” were awarded Honorable Mentions.
Art Tenbrink’s poem, “Sesquicentennial,” won Best of Theme (Rock Red, White, and Blue) in the 2015 Alameda County Fair.
CLUB AWARDS & NEWS
Tri-Valley Writers and Open Mic with My Friends at the Pleasanton Library was featured in the July 30, 2015 Valley Journal of the Bay Area News Group. Correspondent Beth Jensen interviewed TVW President Deborah ‘Jordan’ Bernal along with TVW members and Open Mic attendees Fred Norman and Shelley Riley for an article that highlighted the benefits of participating in an open mic. Read the article here.
Dennis Dawson will tell stories as the guest speaker for the California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard, Pleasanton.
Distinguished Toastmaster Dennis Dawson shares storytelling techniques he has acquired over years of public performance in a variety of media. He will discuss how to use voice, gestures, and staging to add interest and clarity to interpretation of your work.