• 12

    15:00 -16:00
    Mysterious Galaxy
    5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92111

    January 12 (Saturday, 3:00 pm) — Alan Russell presented by Sisters in Crime SD. Partners in Crime, the San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes best-selling author and local resident Alan Russell as speaker at their next meeting.

    His subject will be What Comes After ‘The End?’, a discussion of the writing and publishing process using his experience publishing fifteen books, including his latest, Gideon’s Rescue, fourth in the Gideon and Sirius mystery series.

    For additional information, go to: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Russell-01-2019

    Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/


  • 28

    18:30 -20:30
    San Diego County Health Services Facility
    3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA 92110

    Leon Lazarus presents writing effective emails at our January membership meeting.

    After studying Journalism and New Media at Rhodes University in South Africa, Leon Lazarus developed a career in corporate communications and marketing. He worked with many of the largest corporations on the African sub-continent. After emigrating to the United States in 2000 he led the team that created the timepiece brand worn by both President Obama and the Secret Service. In 2006 he settled in San Diego where he and a team of seasoned marketers took a casino from near bankruptcy to a billion dollar valuation. In 2009 he and his wife Leora founded Play To Learn, a free program that provided a preschool education to families that fell into the gap left by Head Start. Leon now runs CalBrand, a marketing and branding consultancy.

    Leon’s 30 years of corporate communications and marketing experience has made him a wild-eyed evangelist for marketing automation systems. He is a firm believer in the power of email to drive engagement and revenue.

  • 31

    All day
    Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
    7450 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

    Whether your goal is direct feedback on your work from a top-tier agent or editor, or simply to elevate your craft and enjoy the camaraderie of a literary community, the SDSU Writers’ Conference is for you. Enjoy three full days of breakout sessions in genre- and career-focused tracks, interactive events, an exciting lineup of literary luminaries, and networking opportunities galore.

    Check out the SDSU Writers’ Conference: Jan. 31–Feb. 2, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley

    Register now to secure the Early-Bird Fee of $529; discount is applied at checkout.

    Editor and agent appointment registration is now available.

    Visit the Program Schedule & Speakers page for our lineup of renowned keynote speakers, authors, faculty, and workshops. Please watch for continued updates.

    For more information, see https://ces.sdsu.edu/writing-language-communication/sdsu-writers-conference

    See also https://sdwritersguild.org/34th-annual-sdsu-writers-conference-coming-up/

  • 31

    09:00 -10:00
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Drive San Diego, CA

    Henry Herz will present Creating Inspiring Picture Books.