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Events are posted as a benefit for Mt. Diablo members and does not imply endorsement of product or service.
Open Mic Night
Meet us at the Pub-on-Zoom for a fun-filled, 90-minute Read Fest on December 16, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.
Sign up to read a five-minute segment from something you’ve written. It can be a work-in-progress, something already published, or that sheaf of poems you hid under the bed last year. Share it with your fellow Mt. Diablo members.
When you register, let us know if you want to be a reader. The first ten people to sign-up will be given a slot to read for five minutes. If we have more than ten requests to read, we’ll start the list for the next event.
We’ll have time for discussion and socializing but please remember, this is not a critique session! Talk about what you liked, not what the author can do better.
This session is open to Mt. Diablo members only. We hope to have it open to the public at some future time.
Someday we’ll meet at a real pub but for now, bring your own food and drink!
This is a member-and invited-guest-only event. We hope to eventually invite the public. Stay tuned!
There is no cost to attend or to read.
Registration will close at 3:00 p.m. on December 16, 2020.
B. Lynn Goodwin
Openings matter. They determine whether a potential agent will represent your book or move on.
Writer Advice’s Scintillating Starts contest, https://writeradvice.com/latest-contest-information/, is your chance to show Writer Advice how effectively you can grab and hold your readers and get feedback on what is and is not working. Fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction are all eligible. You do not have to have completed the book to enter.
Send us up to 1250 words of your first chapter by 12/02/20. We are known for our feedback and would love to tell you what’s working and what an agent might say. Don’t send chapters from books that are already published, since this is really about advice, although there are prizes. There is a low fee for this service, but those who submit feel it is worthwhile.
The submittable link is at the bottom of https://writeradvice.com/latest-contest-information/. We look forward to reading your work.