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MARILYN ANDERSON’s book, “How to Live Like a MILLIONAIRE When You’re a Million Short”, won an IRWIN Award from the Book Publicists of Southern California as the Best Book on Saving Money & Living Well of 2018.
WALTER DAVIS invites all WGAW members to Santa Barbara for monthly “First Fridays” networking lunches. Email Walter directly to check whether a gathering is scheduled in the upcoming month, time, location (usually Wine Bistro in Montecito), and to be added to the email reminder list.
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.
RICK FOSTER invites everyone to enjoy co-author Michael R. Holm’s and his new (20 years in the making) youth novel (grades 4-7) Matthew Patterson and the Wish Defenders. It was honored with a prestigious Kirkus Review Star and was named Indie Book of the Month for September 2018: “Whip-smart plotting makes this adventure an ideal romp.” It was recently announced as one of the Best Indie Middle-Grade and Young Adult Books of 2018! A super fun fantasy, full of heart and important lessons regarding bullying, self-esteem, hard work, and determination. Available at these links via Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please check out the dedicated WishDefenders website and like the MatthewPattersonBooks page to see video on positive reactions from our youth!
If what you're working on is set in London: My lovely house, dated 1851, with my writer's desk overlooking our pretty street, is available for Writers Only rental through July. This is NEVER a commercial rental, it's a home full of books and art. I'm renting it writer to writer, with trust. It's in inner London, yet quiet. So if you are deep into Dickens or battling with the Blitz and want to write "in situ" do get in touch with MARION HUME.
KEN PISANI’s pugilist play Glove Story opens at the Garage Theatre in Long Beach, California, Friday April 26th and plays through a May 12th closing matinee. Produced by Panndora Productions, Glove Story reunites two middleweight champions who fought a legendary trilogy in the early days of the civil rights movement. Now in their seventies, “Irish” Jimmy Morgan and Sandy “Sandman” Johnson are reluctantly reunited by a young female sportswriter, and their stewing animosity erupts to hilarious and ultimately poignant effect. Tickets and information: www.panndoraproductions.com.
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.
In the spirit of fostering creativity, building friendships, and maybe lowering BP by venting industry frustrations, FRED SHAFFERMAN invites all writers to join a weekly indoor full-court WGA basketball game. Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. in Hollywood and Sundays 9:30 a.m. in North Hollywood. Email Fred for details.
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.