February Events

I know of at least three writing events in February (NOTE: the 3rd one has been moved to March):

1. The NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge (7th-15th)
There’s still time to get in on the competition; the deadline is this Friday, the 6th. If you decide to enter, be sure to take advantage of the $5 off deal for tweeting or posting to Facebook. You must do that *before* you register. John, Vicki, Nicole, and I are signed up!

2. The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group monthly Writer’s Cafe (13th – postponed due to snow; new date Feb. 20th)
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month, now at the Palmer branch of the Easton library. Vicki, Holly, and I have been known to make an appearance. The first half hour is typically a presentation about the writing craft. This month’s topic is “Social Media for Authors.” That will be followed by a read-and-critique time, where you can share a work-in-progress of up to 500 words and get feedback from the group. They will be hosting their annual conference, The Write Stuff, in March.

3. A Writing Workshop at the Northampton library – NEW DATE: March 8th
Information from the NAPL website: If you dream of making a living as a writer or photographer, turn that dream into a reality with a two-hour hands-on workshop on February 15th March 8th, at 1:00 PM at the library. The workshop will be presented by Johanna Billings, editor of the Northampton Press, Whitehall-Coplay Press and Catasauqua Press.  In addition to 15 years in the newspaper industry, presenter Ms. Billings spent 10 years earning a living as a freelance writer. Her presentation will cover how to increase your earnings, generating salable ideas, pitching those ideas to newspapers, magazines and book publishers, selling an idea to more than one market, securing assignments editors want, and need, to give out, how to best communicate with editors, format submissions and generally make editors’ jobs easier. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is preferred but not required; call or stop in to sign up!

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