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San Gabriel Valley Women Writers Meeting

  • Flintridge Bookstre & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 United States (map)

open to women-identified writers

Join us on April 21 for a fascinating discussion that will be beneficial for all kinds of writers! Kristina Wong talks to us about social media and writing, and Trolling Your Way to a #WritingLife

I know, I know. Nobody wants to be a troll. But hear me out! We can mine ripe techniques from the worst of trolling and appropriate them as the best of writers to cultivate humor in our writing and jump on a prosperous writer's life. A social media presence isn't just about "marketing," but about branding your point of view and getting the attention of editors and, especially, literary agents. We'll talk about how to use the beast that is social media to work out our quips, jokes, and ideas. We'll learn how provocative headlines will win you fans (and unfortunately, enemies) and we'll talk about the evergreen topics that brand your persona as a writer but will open more doors. This is a workshop about how to have a writing process out loud that can engage more audiences and give us more fuel to create.

Kristina Wong would rather be known for her award winning theater shows that have toured through the US, Canada, UK, Hong Kong and recently, the Lagos Theater Festival in Nigeria. She hopes that someone will read her play "The Wong Street Journal" which is recently published in Routledge's "Contemporary Plays by Women of Color." Instead, she'll be remembered for such polarizing internet essays on Yellow Fever that she's written for Huffington Post and xoJane, the tweets that got her blocked by Trump (and his three kids by the first wife), and the viral videos she's shot for her Youtube channel. All of the latter have led to invites on late night television, and the paid invites for her long form work that have kept her livelihood up as a full-time working artist. 

Please join us for this timely and compelling workshop, and to network and meet fellow local writers. Come early so that you may get breakfast and settle in before starting time, and please RSVP here so we can save you a seat.

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Later Event: April 28
Independent Bookstore Day