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San Gabriel Valley Women Writers Meeting

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge (map)


Your BadAss Girlfriend’s Guide to Productivity

Please join us on Saturday, June 15, 2019, for our June SGVWW meeting. It's also our 4th Anniversary!! :) Since June, being the middle of the year, is a good time to discuss the progress we're making (if any) on our individual yearly goals, we have a very special meeting this time: Vanessa McGrady will teach us how to be productive, and help us assess and achieve our particular goals! (Bring your goals with you!) 

Vanessa McGrady, a 100% single mom, full-time freelancer, and author of ROCK NEEDS RIVER: A MEMOIR ABOUT A VERY OPEN ADOPTION, sometimes even has time for Zumba. Bring your notebook to this session, where we’ll go over the basic rules of productivity, the myth of work-life balance, and come up with a plan for better time budgeting. Vanessa will also help you with a plan for how to achieve the goals you're working on this year! 

Vanessa McGrady holds a BA from New York University and is a former radio and newspaper journalist, waitress, playwright, actor, bartender, dating service owner, and corporate communications and social media strategist. She writes about personal finance, feminist parenting, and health, and her work has appeared in the New York Times,, Jezebel, Forbes, Refinery29, Bust, and elsewhere. Her new memoir, Rock Needs River, was called “rare and important” by The Atlantic magazine. She lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Grace Magnolia. 

SGVWW meets monthly, usually on the third Saturdays, to network and learn about a different topic related to writing and publishing. We meet at the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse at 10 a.m. (It's a wonderful bookstore, so please make time to look around!) Please come early so you can get breakfast before starting time, and RSVP here so we can save you a seat. 

San Gabriel Valley Women Writers (SGVWW) is a supportive and knowledgable community of women-identified and gender non-binary writers focused on helping each other further our writing goals. We meet in-person monthly, usually on the third Saturdays, to network and learn about a different topic related to writing and publishing. Our monthly talks are hosted by a variety of professionals and cover everything from tax laws to building a writer's website, from finding an agent and pitching publications to creating compelling characters and writing strong dialogue. Writers of all types are welcome: journalists, fiction and non-fiction authors, novelists, poets, bloggers, professional and amateur, etc. We also meet online in our Facebook group. Join us!    .