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  • 11:00 -12:00

    Richard Lederer, Union-Tribune Language Columnist, Presents

    Union Tribune language columnist, Dr. Richard Lederer, invites you to take part in his presentation on Christmas humor and to purchase his brand new books, A Treasury of Halloween Humor and A Treasury of Christmas Humor, $13.00 each, for the benefit of Oasis. Dr. Lederer will explain how to order your copies during the lecture.

    Register here for OASIS Class #664

    If you wish to order Dr. Lederer’s books but cannot attend the Oasis class, here’s his offer to share a portion of the proceeds with SDWEG.

  • 10:30 -12:00

    Virtual PWSD: Saturday, December 5, 10:30 AM to Noon,

    *Online Meeting*
    “Social-Impact Books: How to Use Your Book to Make a Difference in the World” with Andrew Chapman
    Thanks to Covid-19, this month we are meeting online!
    Join us from the safety and comfort of your own home on
    Saturday, December 5,
    from 10:30 AM to Noon.
    Meeting ID: 979 6476 8407
    Passcode: 257125
    (You may need to enter the password)
    This meeting is FREE!
    (Please make sure your membership is up to date.)
    Social-Impact Books: How to Use Your Book to Make a Difference in the World
    With everything going on in the world, it’s hard to know how you can do something to help — and it’s easy to forget that your book might just be your means to making a difference. This presentation will show you how you can partner with causes to create greater good with your book. Wherever you are on your path — book idea, book in progress, or book published — you’ll learn what it takes to make it an agent for change.
    You’ll discover:
    The best ways to position your book to be appealing to causes• Techniques to leverage your cause partnership for more sales
    • The ins and outs of cause partnerships and what to avoid
    • Marketing methods that raise awareness and raise funds for your cause and your book
    • Tips for making your book attractive to sponsors
    Presented by author, publisher, and previous PWSD president Andrew Chapman, this event is based on his TEDx Talk on social-impact books. It will open your eyes to the many ways you as an author can make a difference in the world — transforming you from author to change-maker. Excellent for indie publishers too!

    About the Speaker

    Andrew Chapman is a 33-year publishing professional with more than 300 speaking credits in front of thousands of people across five countries. Following his time leading and building PWSD from 2003-2010, Andrew moved back to his home area near Washington DC and began the journey of his next challenge — promoting the intersection between books and improving the world. He calls this “social-impact publishing.” Learn more and watch his TEDx Talk on the topic at SocialMotionPublishing.com.
    Meeting ID: 979 6476 8407
    Passcode: 257125
    For questions on the day of the meeting, email Karla
  • 19:00 -21:00

    Join in the fun on Dec 5th at 7 p.m. for San Diego Memoir Showcase. This year the show is FREE! You can watch thru this link: http://Facebook.com/sandiegowritersfestival/live

    Three SDWEG members will be among the ten featured in this year’s showcase:

    • Chili Cilch
    • Janet Hafner
    • Barbara Huntington

  • 18:00 -20:00

    Wednesday, December 9th @ 6:00p.m. Virtual via Zoom

    Two Guild members, Anne Hoiberg and Janice Coy, will take part in the final event in the San Diego Public Library’s Centennial Celebration of Women’s Suffrage, Anne as one of the panelists and Janice as one of the creators of the piece to be read as part of the program. Asking “Where do we go from here?” Join the lively discussion with these phenomenal San Diego feminists:

    * Misty Jones – Director, San Diego Public Library
    * Anne Hoiberg – President, Women’s Museum of California
    * Zeinabu irene Davis – Award-winning Filmmaker, Communications Dept, UCSD
    * Dr. Jess Whatcott – Women’s Studies Dept, SDSU

    Featuring a live poetry performance by members of the 2019 Local Author Showcase.

    Find more information about this series here: Women’s Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment. Videos of past events in the series are available for you to watch.

  • 18:30 -20:00

    We are excited to have restarted our monthly meetings, even while we are unable to join together in our usual location. Our meetings since April have been conducted using Zoom, an online meeting platform that allows us to come together in spite of remaining apart, and have been successful. To view recordings of the past Zoom meetings, check out the Guild’s Facebook page here.


    The invitations with the Zoom address will be sent to all members. Guests who wish to attend should send a message to webmaster@sdwritersguild.org by the Friday before the meeting to request an invitation.

    There will be a Marketing Support Group meeting at 5:30 p.m except in December.

    Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. for signing in and informal networking. A short business meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m., and the program follows at 7 p.m.

    The regular meeting will be live-streamed to Facebook for another viewing option. The sessions will be available to view later on Facebook.

    Visit this page in the future to see what’s planned for 2021. If you have suggestions for topics or presenters you would like to see at one of our meetings, contact any of the members of the Board of Directors to let them know.

    • December 21, 2020 – Holiday Party
    • January 25, 2021 – Lisa Kastner of Running Wild Publishing
    • February 22, 2021 – Amy Collins of The Write Way
    • March 22, 2021 – TBD
    • April 26, 2021 – TBD
    • May 24, 2021 – First Page Slam
    • June 28, 2021 – TBD
    • July 26, 2021 – Open Mic Night
    • August 23, 2021 – TBD
    • September 27, 2021 – Antoinette Kuritz
    • October 25, 2021 – Richard Lederer
    • November 22, 2021 – TBD
    • December 20, 2021 (third Monday of the month) – Holiday Party