Third Wednesday, Speaker Meeting, August 17

Susan Korn on Mentor Program
Frank Nissen leading Workshop on From Mulan to Pegg…Similarities of Story Creation

The third Wednesday of the month is our speaker meeting. Our August 17, 2022, our speakers are Susan Korn, kicking off the Gold Country Writer’s Mentor Program and Frank Nissen, leading a workshop entitled “From Mulan to Pegg… Similarities of Story Creation.”

On the Mentor Program: At this workshop you will learn what you can achieve through the GCW Mentoring Process. Who are Mentors in GCW? Who have been Mentees in GCW? What was their experience?  How has the mentoring program helped you to be successful in your writing?

On From Mulan to Pegg…Similarities of Story Creation: Frank Nissen worked as an animator for forty years with various studios, including Disney. He will discuss the similarities he sees between filmmaking and prose writing. Both build on the common denominators of characters, settings and plot. It will be a workshop of sorts, so bring paper, pencils or tablet.

Kudos to:

Rebecca Inch-Partridge, who now has a publisher, Black Rose Writing of Texas, for her young adult science fiction book, Escaping the Dashia. Congratulations! The publishing date will be March, 2023.

Betsy Schwarzentraub, Susan Korn, Michael O’Haver, and Cathy Cassady Sylvia for staffing our booth at “Words and Music” on May 15 in Elk Grove.

Phil Jacques for recording James L’Etoile’s presentation last month to Gold Country Writers! It is posted on the Auburn Community You Tube channel. Margie will compose a description of the event and will send it to Mary Helen Fein for our website. She’ll also ask Chery to post about it on our Facebook page.

David Anderson, in our Poetry Group, whose book of poetry, What Was Within, is coming out in about a month from Christian Faith Publishing, a hybrid press. Congratulations!

The team working on our anthology, Ink Spots, doing terrific work.

Frank Nissen, whose “Street Posse” is forming to help launch his book, Fortune’s Call: A Gold Rush Odyssey. It will be released this August. (More posse members are welcome.)


Regular Monthly Meetings on Wednesdays

1st Wednesday of every month
Business Meeting

2nd Wednesday of every month
Drop-in Critique

3rd Wednesday of every month
Guest Speakers & Workshops

4th Wednesday of every month
Drop-in Critique

5th Wednesday of every month
Social Event 

In-person meetings will be held at
The Rose Room, Auburn City Hall
1225 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA

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If you are not vaccinated against COVID-19, please bring your masks and observe social distancing for your safety and the safety of others.

Thank You!


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