Writers-helping-writers Salon meets the third Monday of each month from 7 to 9 PM at HQ Gallery, 333 First Street in Benicia
To attend please RSVP to email@example.com
Since September, writers have been meeting, talking about their needs, and reading pieces they’ve written for comments and critique. While some of this writing has been in response to prompts, others have brought something they are currently working on.
Publishing is such a large issue! We’re attacking it in bits and pieces. Three people with considerable experience have shared what has happened to them in the process of being published. One woman who had her book published through a company she paid to publish it, brought the book and advised us not to use that company. The group will likely close once we have 6-8 regular members. Another group may start. The cost is $10 per session for nonmembers, or with a $40 annual membership, the sessions are free.
The Memoir Writing Group
has been meeting for over a year.
The group reads and offers suggestions and criticisms of each other’s work. Meets the first and third Fridays of each month from 10 am to noon. Membership is limited. To inquire about attending please write to to firstname.lastname@example.org
Benicia First Tuesday Poets' Group
Where: Benicia Public Library 150 East L. St.
The meeting is held in the Dona Benicia Room.
When: The first Tuesday of every month, except there is no meeting in July.
Time: 6:45-8:45 pm. The meeting is facilitated by the current poet laureate (Tom Stanton). People are invited to share their poetry, or just come and listen. This is free, and open to the public.
Poetry Inside Out
Where: Bookshop Benicia, 636 1st St, Benicia
When: The first Sunday of every month, unless the Sunday falls on a holiday.
This series is hosted by Johanna Ely. Every month, there is a featured poet, followed by an open mic.
“The Storytellers” on OZCAT Radio
Talented area writers read their work on “The Storytellers,” a regular segment of “Artbeat,” hosted by Benicia’s own fabulous DJ Lala. Air time is 10:00 a.m., the third Thursday of each month on OZCAT Community Radio (KZCT 89.5 FM, Vallejo and streams live at http://ozcatradio.com/ozcat.pls.
Our Storytellers read original fiction, memoir, personal essays and other prose the third Thursday of each month.
If you would like to read your work on “The Storytellers” please go to www.californiastorytellers.com or email email@example.com for more information. Because everyone loves a good story!
Tune in. Get your game ears on! And write something wonderful to read on the radio!!
Meet Our New Vice President, Allison Angell
At our last board meeting we established a new position, Vice President and nominated board member Allison Angell to fill the position. Allison is a past BLA Board President and a long standing board member. When not attending board meetings, Alli is an avid reader and occasional writer, especially of papers for school. She is a Senior Librarian at the Benicia Public Library, where she learned organizational skills that benefit Benicia Literary Arts. When she is not at work or in class, she is usually at a local coffee shop.