The collection: Literary Lunch

September Literary Lunch

Tuesday September 16th 11:30-1:30 at the Riverside Hotel 2900 Chinden

Speaker: Nancy Buffington, Boise SpeakWell—Speaking Skills for Writers.

As a writer, you know how to communicate with the written word. How are you with verbal communication? Whether it’s reading your work out loud to an audience, promoting yourself via an electronic interview, or making a pitch to a publisher, speaking well stretches the effectiveness of your communication.

Nancy Buffington is an Executive Communications Coach who has taught and tutored writing and public speaking for more than 20 years at four universities. With a background in the performing arts, she holds a Ph.D. in English.

The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month (except November and December). Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated! The Literary Lunches are open to the public.

August Literary Lunch

Tuesday August 19th 11:30-1:30 at the Riverside Hotel 2900 Chinden

Program:  Tennessee Williams’ Writing Process and the Relevance for Today’s Writers 

Speaker: Jacky O’Connor, Boise State University Professor

For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, contact Merilee Marsh, 208-921-5328, or email mm@merileemarsh.com

The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month (except November and December). Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated! The Literary Lunches are open to the public.

July literary lunch

Tuesday July 15th 11:30-1:30 at the Riverside Hotel 2900 Chinden

Program:  How the Library Can Help Writers 

Speakers: Boise Public Library’s Lorie Broumand and Heidi Lewis 

The Boise Public Library fills a significant role in the writing community. Among other topics, attendees will learn how the BPL helps with books (how to write a novel or how to get published), why it’s beneficial for local writers to book an appointment with a librarian, what online tools (QueryTracker, Duotrope…) are useful, what the BPL will offer in the future for local writers, and an overview of the BPL Writing Workshop.

For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, contact Merilee Marsh, 208-921-5328, or email mm@merileemarsh.com

The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month (except November and December). Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated! The Literary Lunches are open to the public.

June Literary Lunch

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Location: The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Program: The Business of Writing    Presenter: Diane Raptosh, Boise’s Poet Laureate and Idaho’s Writer-in-Residence

The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month (except November and December). Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated! The Literary Lunches are open to the public.   For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, contact Merilee Marsh, 208-921-5328, or email mm@merileemarsh.com.

Idaho Writers Guild May Luncheon

Program: A writer’s round-up

Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden, Boise- Click here for a map

May’s Literary Lunch features roundtables of discussion. The questions from the attendees at each table will generate the discussion. There will be three rounds: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 noon, 12:15-12:45 p.m., 12:45-1:15 p.m. (Announcements will take place from 12 noon to 12:15 p.m.) You are welcome to stay at a particular table or move to another table of your choice.

Rendezvous Recap-Doug Copsey

Peer Writing Groups-Jim Lambert

 Editing-Stacy Ennis

 ePublishing-Joanne Pence

Editing-Donna Cook

Networking-Elaine Ambrose

For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, contact Merilee Marsh, 208-921-5328, or email mm@merileemarsh.com The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month (except November and December). Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated! The Literary Lunches are open to the public. 

 Upcoming lunches:
 
June 17 Diane Raptosh, Boise’s Poet Laureate and Idaho’s Writer-in-Residence-The Profession of Writing  July 15 Lorie Broumand and Heidi Lewis-How the Library Can Help Writers August 19 Jacky O’Connor, Boise State University Professor-Tennessee Williams’ Writing Process and the Relevance for Today’s Writers

April literary lunch

April 15th 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Riverside Hotel, Chinden, Boise, ID

Program: How to Market a Book 

Presenter: Kurt Koontz, author/speaker. Koontz, the author of A Million Steps, wrote about his journey on the Camino de Santiago: “the first third of the trip is for the body, the second for the mind, the third for the soul.” Koontz will share with the attendees his journey of how to market a book, whether reaching out to the media or forming a virtual book club. For more information about the author, visit http://kurtkoontz.com/.

For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, contact Merilee Marsh, 208-921-5328, or email mm@merileemarsh.com

The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month (except November and December). Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated! The Literary Lunches are open to the public.

March Literary Lunch

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Date/Time: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise

Program: How to Work with the Media

Presenter: Boise Weekly News Editor George Prentice (former morning edition host of Boise State Public Radio). Bring your questions about the importance of media to writers and how to connect with the newsroom.

The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month (except November and December). Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated! The Literary Lunches are open to the public.

For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, contact Merilee Marsh, 208-921-5328, or email mm@merileemarsh.com.

February Literary Lunch

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Date/Time: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise

Program: How to Get Book Reviews—Presenters Idaho Statesman Book Addicts Janice Hildreth, Rachel Bennett, and Pam Brewer.

The Idaho Statesman Book Addicts—Janice Hildreth, Rachel Bennett, and Pam Brewer—will share their suggestions about:

  •  How to get book reviews—from the Book Addicts and other reviewers.
  • What trends they’re seeing in books.
  • How writers could effectively market their books.
  • How writers and the Idaho Writers Guild could connect more effectively with the media.

Come with your questions…and your books. Visit http://voices.idahostatesman.com/bookaddicts.

The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month (except November and December). Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated! The Literary Lunches are open to the public.

For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, contact Merilee Marsh, 208-921-5328, or emailmm@merileemarsh.com.

 

 

January Literary Lunch

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Program: How to Write Humor – 

Presenter AK Turner

 Tuesday January 21st, 2014 11:30-1:30 p.m.

The Riverside Hotel
2900 Chinden Blvd
Boise, Idaho

  

Writer, author, and radio host AK Turner will share a few tips about how to write humor delivered with her usual straight-faced slant during January’s Literary Lunch. Turner’s published books include Mommy Had a Little Flask and This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store. She also co-wrote Drinking with Dead Women Writers and Drinking with Dead Drunks. “Yes,” AK admitted, “there is a theme.” For more details about Turner, visit www.akturner.com.
The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month (except November and December). Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated! The Literary Lunches are open to the public. For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, contact Merilee Marsh, (208) 921-5328, or email mm@merileemarsh.com.

October Literary Lunch

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Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: The Riverside Hotel, Sapphire Room, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise

Program: Seven Questions to Ask before using Copyrighted Material—Presenter Brad Frazer, Partner, Hawley Troxell

What is a copyright and why is “copyright” not a verb?

What is the Fair Use Doctrine and how does it apply to you?

When do you need permission to use lyrics, names, places, quotations, and other third-party content in your writing?

How and when may you lawfully use third-party content in your writing without getting permission?

What if you get sued?

Boise native Brad Frazer has been Deputy General Counsel to several high-tech Internet and computer companies, where his practice areas included copyright law, trademarks and domain names, media law, Internet law and related transactional work and litigation. He is currently a partner at Hawley Troxell LLP in Boise, where he chairs the firm’s IP and Internet Law Practice Group. His debut novel The Cure: A Thriller was published last year by NYC-based Diversion Books and the sequel, The Cure: Immortal, is a work-in-progress.

The Idaho Writers Guild meets the third Tuesday of every month (except November and December). Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated! The Literary Lunches are open to the public. The Idaho Writers Guild means writers working for writers.

For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, contact Merilee Marsh, 208-921-5328, or email mm@merileemarsh.com.