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Inland Empire (Hybrid): You Can Be A Winning Writer
June 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
You Can Be A Winning Writer
By Joan Gelfand
Are you mystified by how writers become successful authors?
Becoming a writer involves so much more than words on a page. From working on your craft, to learning about building a social media platform and writing cover and query letters, it is a challenge to understand the industry and where you fit in.
After experiencing the challenges that come with building a writing life, award-winning poet and author Joan Gelfand devised a structure that helped her become a successful author. For over 10 years, she has taught her 4 C’s system to new and established writers to help them build the foundation they need to succeed.
Her approach was so successful, she wrote a book about it!
In this presentation, Joan will take us through the major points of becoming a winning writer. You will learn about each of the 4 C’s — craft, commitment, community, and confidence — and how to integrate them into your writing career.
This presentation has boosted the confidence of numerous writers and helped to provide the focus they needed to move their careers to the next level.
Following the presentation, there will be lots of time to ask Joan questions!
Author of three poetry collections and an award-winning chapbook of short fiction, Joan Gelfand’s reviews, stories, essays and poetry have appeared in national and international literary journals and magazines including The San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Review of Books, PANK! Poetry Flash, The “J,” Rattle, Prairie Schooner, The Toronto Review, Voice and Verse and Levure Litteraire.
Winner of twenty writing awards, Joan has taught for California Poets in the Schools, Poetry Out Loud and The Writing Salon. “You Can Be a Winning Writer,” Joan’s Amazon #1 best seller has inspired writers from coast to coast and in Mexico.
“Extreme,” Joan’s debut novel, was published by Blue Light Press in July 2020. The fast-paced tale takes place in a Silicon Valley gaming startup and has received praise from Katie Hafner of the NYT, Ransom Stephens and Mary Mackey.
A member of the National Book Critics Circle and a Juror for the Northern California Book Awards, Joan lives in San Francisco with her husband Adam Hertz and two beatnik cats – Jack Kerouac and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.