Thursday, December 22, 2011

Northwest Author Series

A Story is a Promise: The Essentials of Storytelling

I'm doing a presentation at Christina Katz' Northwest Author Series in Wilsonville on February 26th. I'll be speaking about the story is a promise principles, illustrating them with the openings to novels like The Hunger Games and George R R Martin's Game of Thrones.

The Northwest Author series takes place the third Sunday of each month during the school year and features traditionally published authors. The size of the typical audience is 30-50 writers.

Christina set up the series. Her first book, Writer Mama: How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids, was sold at the Willamette Writers conference in 2005 and published in 2007. Her second book in 2008, Get Known Before the Book Deal, was the first book to break down the steps of platform development for aspiring authors, a topic that has become extremely popular in the past few years. Her third book is The Writers Workbook.

The Northwest Author Series is sponsored by The Wilsonville Public Library and The Wilsonville Friends of the Library; info, http://northwestauthorseries.wordpress.com/2011-2012-media/