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High Desert (Zoom, Special Event): Quick, say something! How to pitch your work to agents and others

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The High Desert Branch of the California Writers Club

Presents a FREE special Act 2 Zoom Meeting

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 6pm to 7:00pm


“Quick, say something!

How to pitch your work to agents and others

by the organizers of Pitch-o-Rama 2023”
Limited admission for up to 50


The WNBA-San Francisco Chapter has been organizing pitch events for 20 years. Two members of their board will share lessons learned and answer your questions on how to get the most out of a 2-5 minute opportunity.”

Presenters will be: 

WNBA SF President Elise Marie Collins*

And Ellen McBarnette **

The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) is a professional literary organization dedicated to supporting women and marginalized voices in the literary world; fighting against censorship; creating community around books; educating about books and the book industry, promoting literacy, and providing professional development.

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, WNBA exists to connect, educate, advocate and lead in the literary community.

In New York City on October 29, 1917, two days after the large women’s suffrage march on Fifth Avenue, a group of female booksellers met for the first time.

Excluded from joining the all-male booksellers’ organizations and spurred by the fight for women’s right to vote, they banded together to fight for equality for women.

And so the original WNBA, the Women’s National Book Association, was formed. Since then, WNBA has been dedicated to supporting women and marginalized voices in the literary world.

 The WNBA is a vibrant, broad-based non-profit with 11 active chapters and over 800 members across the country, three distinguished national awards, and a history of lively events in chapter cities and elsewhere.


Mike Apodaca is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Act 2 Meeting “How to Pitch to an Agent”
Time: Tuesday night March 28th  at six o’clock

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*Current WNBA-SF Chapter President, Elise Marie Collins has played major roles in the overall direction and strategy development of the chapter, leading teams to accomplish successful Pitch-O-Ramas, membership drives and mixers, and educational literary presentations. A yoga instructor, health coach, and author with a master’s degree in gerontology from USC, Elise became more in touch with how food and lifestyle affects us spiritually. This knowledge led her to author “An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods, A Shoppers Companion,” and “Chakra Tonics. Essential Elixirs for Mind, Body and Spirit,” published by Conari Press. As a gerontologist, she writes about how to be well and live a long life. Her latest book is “Super Ager: You Can Look Younger, Have More Energy, A Better Memory, and Live a Long and Healthy Life.”

** Ellen McBarnette  A life-long writer whose nonfiction work has been published as testimony, fact sheets and opinion pieces for organizations that include the Sierra Club and the American Bar Association. A professional storyteller, she is a recent transplant from Washington, DC where she ran the Arlington Creative Nonfiction Writers Group. She now runs the Beta Readers and Writers Group and is an active participant in critique groups in the Bay. She lives in Hayward with her partner Ben and their cat Java.


March 28
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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