NEW MEETING LOCATION!

Meetings are held at the Berkeley Adult School –  1701 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, 94702

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The school is located between Francisco and Virginia. There is plenty of parking – enter of off Curtis Street (runs parallel to San Pablo Ave.). We are in the multi use room at the back of the parking lot.

Registration: 8:30 am
Meeting: 9:30 am
Program: 10:30 am

Registration and pre-pay ends at 5:00 PM Friday before the meeting. Drop-ins are welcome Saturday on a first-come, first-serve basis. Members must register by 5:00 PM the Friday before the meeting to receive the reduced member rate.

*You will be taken to the RWA National Site for registration & payment processing. RWA Members – please be sure to log into the RWA site when registering.

Meeting fees:
SFA-RWA Members: $20 with registration. Payment options: Credit card or Paypal** through the RWA online store. Members wishing to pay by cash or check at the meeting, select this option when completing registration form (leave pricing at $0), click “Add to Cart and View Cart” button, and make sure to click the final check out button. Your cart total will be $0, complete entire check out process to ensure registration. 

SFA-RWA Members Drop-In: $25 Payment options: cash or check only

Non Members: $30 with registration or walk in. Payment options: Credit card or Paypal** through RWA online store. Non Members wishing to pay by cash or check at the meeting, select this option when completing registration form (leave pricing at $0), click “Add to Cart and View Cart” button, and make sure to click the final check out button. Your cart total will be $0, complete entire check out process to ensure registration. 

**If paying by Credit Card or Paypal, click the “Pay by credit card” option -this will take you  to Paypal’s website where you have the option to use either payment method.

Questions: Email sfa.rwamembership@gmail.com

 

PLOTLuck on Saturday, October 14th
ATTENTION! Plotluck after Saturday’s Meeting
 
     We’re trying something new after the October meeting–a “Plotluck”.
     So what does this “Plotluck” entail? Anything you want it to! One of the perks of being in such a large venue is we can spread out after the program. We envision some people will do a write-in. Others will plot out their NaNo project and maybe receive feedback from others. Some will use the time to socialize and catch up with friends.
     Please bring a dish to share: main dish, salads, munchies, or desserts. There is a fridge where food can be stored in the morning if needed.
     If you’re feeling creative, bring food that represents your latest WIP or another book you’ve written. For example, I’m looking for a recipe from 1880s California. However, also feel free to swing by a store and pick something up on the way to the meeting (which I might end up doing!).
More details:
  • When: Shortly after the regular Saturday meeting ends (around 12:30) until 3:00
  • Where: Berkeley Adult School multi-use room (where our meetings are now held)
  • Cost: Suggested donation of $5–it costs the chapter money to hold the space past our regular meeting. Please donate with cash or check there.
  • Please bring your own non-alcoholic drinks!
  • Plates, utensils, and paper napkins are provided

October 14, 2017
Amanda Scott

A Long-Term Career in an Ever-Changing Market

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Amanda Scott is a USA Today Bestselling author and winner of RWA’s RITA/Golden Medallion, Romantic Time’s award for Best Regency author and best sensual regency, the Lifetime Achievement (2007) and Best Scottish Historical (2008). She began writing on a dare from her husband and has sold every manuscript she had written.

 

November 11, 2017
Catherine Coulter

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Catherine Coulter is the author of 80 novels, including 75 New York Times bestsellers, occasionally, after exhaustive prayers, hitting #1. She earned her reputation writing historical romances to pass the time while aboard the ark. She added suspense thrillers to her repertoire – with great success. The Cove, the first book in her bestselling “FBI Suspense Thriller Series” spent nine weeks on the New York Times list and has to date sold well over 3 million copies.

December 9, 2017
Annual Holiday Party – Members Only

 

Future meetings

January 2018: RITA award-winning author Shelley Adina – Plotting & Planning a Series

February 2018: Bestselling author Allison Brennan will discuss writing strong women 

March 2018: Breakout indie success L.J. Shen talks about building a readership in today’s publishing landscape

April 2018: Sue Brown-Moore, romance blogger at GraveTells.com, discusses what bloggers do and how you can work with them 

May 2018: Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency give her perspective on the current publishing landscape and take pitches.

June 2018: Bestselling paranormal romance author Christine Feehan will discuss career and craft.

July 2018: No local meeting – RWA Nationals in Denver

August 2018: TBA

September 2018: TBA

October 2018: Author and writing teacher David Corbett will lead a craft workshop using ideas from his book, The Art of Character.

November 2018: Marie Force will hold a special three-hour session on the business of writing, marketing and publicity, and a Q&A session.