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The WGA BOARD GAME GROUP will host their next get-together in Burbank on Sunday, April 23 at 7 p.m. What is the Board Game Group? It’s a Guild within the Guild—a private group for WGA members who enjoy getting together to play board games, network, and socialize. Whether you play Monopoly or Gloomhaven, all types of gamers are welcome! RSVP at: WGABoardGameGroup@gmail.com. Join the Facebook group at: www.facebook.com/groups/432307114997314.
WGAW member DEBORAH PEARL and her sister Leslie Pearl (who wrote jingles like “The Best Part of Waking Up” for Folgers) have just released a remastered EP of four songs from their late 1970s London Records album “Pearl”—now titled "PEARLVINTAGE." Written, produced, and keyboards by Leslie with featured artist Deborah on lead vocals, it’s now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, You Tube, and your favorite streaming services. Check it out.
GARY GOLDSTEIN's debut novel The Last Birthday Party was awarded a 2022 IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Assn.) Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence in Fiction. The book, a romantic comedy about an L.A. writer whose life falls apart the day after he turns 50 and comes back together in a series of unexpected ways, was published in August 2021 by Hadleigh House.
HOLLY GOLDBERG SLOAN won a Christopher Award for The Elephant in the Room, a book for children aged 10+ that presents an endearing, humorous story about family separation and the relationship between humans and animals as seen through the eyes of a lonely girl, an autistic boy, an elderly lottery winner, and a former circus elephant. Authors tapped for #ChristopherAwards join writers, producers and directors of TV/cable and feature films whose work exemplifies the Chinese proverb “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness,” and affirms the highest values of the human spirit.
MICHAEL RUSSNOW's novel Hollywood On the Danube, loosely based on his job as an expat story editor on the first prime-time soap opera in Hungary, is available on Amazon and Kindle. Plus, Amazon Prime subscribers can "borrow" it online for free and I still get royalties! The logline is "A novel demonstrating backstabbing exists worldwide."
Co-founders ANTON DIETHER and JON WILLIAMS of the Austin WGAW Members Group invite WGAW guild members in active status, living in or visiting the Austin, TX area, to join their mailing list for notification of regular and special local events. To join the community (aka “rally” on this site), visit WritersGuildinAustin.
WGAW members living or visiting Ensenada, Baja California, who are interested in socializing and building community with other arts/industry-minded individuals, are welcome to contact CAROL ROPER.
WGF: Share Your Expertise with the Community!
The Writers Guild Foundation offers volunteer opportunities throughout the year for all WGAW members who want to connect with the writing community, particularly with youth and military veterans who aspire to tell their stories. Opportunities range from one-time guest lectures to longer term mentorships--we work with members' levels of time commitment and availability. For more information, visit wgfoundation.org or call the Foundation at (323) 782-4692.