Join us before the general meetings to participate in a Writers Table. These are short (40 minutes or so) informational or practice session on the craft of writing. Hosted by Mt. Diablo members, these sessions cover many topics of interest to writers.
Sign-in begins at 11:00. Writers Table begins at 11:15. Drop in any time.
April 11, 2020 – International Writing: It’s a whole big world out there.
A Panel with: Dita Basu, Susan Berman, Deborah Greenberg
Have you thought of writing something that has international components? Or maybe you already have? The ways in which international “things” and writing intersect are as diverse as the world we live in.
Please join us on April 11, 2020 as Dita Basu, Susan Berman, and Deborah Greenberg share their experiences of writing with “things international.”
Susan Berman: writing about the experience of an American living in another culture (Venezuela). Everything in Maracaibo could not have been any more different than what I had left in Orange, Texas. The year-round intense heat, the bright colors of foliage, the red soil, and even the smell of the air attacked my senses and clashed with what was familiar and comfortable to me back home.
Deborah Greenberg: describing why she chose to write about a place she had very little first-hand experience with, and how she gathered the information she needed. The country: 中國 (China – a setting for interesting characters)
Upcoming Writers Tables
May 9 – Travel & Writing: Travel imbues your writing with authenticity and interest.
A Panel with: Barbara Bentley, Jill Hedgecock, Bill Stong
June 13 – No Writers Table due to workshop
Have an idea for a topic you’d like to see? Can you lead a session to share your own tips and knowledge? Let us know! Click here to view past topics.