Palm Springs Writer’s Guild March Events
The Palm Springs Writers Guild will present three events in March via ZOOM designed to help aspiring writers gain essential insights into the world of publishing and beyond. These include launching a writing a career, writing for various formats, and the evolving world of self-publishing.
The Guild’s Members Meeting on Saturday, March 6 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, features Los Angeles based literary and film agent Ken Sherman. He will discuss How to Start & Build Your Career as a Writer. Mr. Sherman has a wealth of experience representing writers in all genres, including, among others, Anne Perry, John Updike and Eleanor Roosevelt. He has lectured on the ways and means of writing from coast to coast and at campuses including UCLA, USC and Loyola Marymount. Mr. Sherman will explain the importance of writing from passion, understanding genre and the market, gaining agent representation and benefiting from inevitable rejections. This Members Meeting Zoom presentation will run from 2:00 to 3:30 on February 6. The cost is free to Members and $25 for Non-Members. Registration is required via the PSWG website.
** On Sunday, March 7 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM, Mr. Sherman will conduct a comprehensive, hands-on Insider workshop on The Business of Writing for Film, Television and Book Industries. This intensive session will delve into the value and importance of a solid concept, allied professionals including agents, lawyers, and editors as well as sales, attachments, critical reviews, packaging, networking and how to launch yourself. This Insider workshop is free for PSWG Premium Members, $125 for Standard or Student Members, and $200 for non-members. Registration is required via the PSWG website.
** On Friday March 12 from 1 to 3 PM, Sherry Halperin lead a PSWG Writing Lab by exploring the critical question writers – especially new writers – face in the digital age: To Self-Publish – Or Not! Ms. Halperin is a veteran of both traditional publishing and self-publishing as well as extensive experience in film and television writing and production. She’ll guide participants through the complex world of self-publishing including costs, promotion, commitment and creative ways to get your story read. Ms. Halperin’s Writing Lab is available free to Premium Members, $45 for Standard or Student Members, and $90 for Non-Members.