South Bay Writers Upcoming Events

Monday, May 11, 2015


Publishers, Agents Increasingly Demand Authors Have Online Presence

Corinne-Litchfield-150Author and social media expert Corinne Litchfield has heard many published authors express frustration with the Internet. Whether it is building a Web site or creating social media accounts, it is time they do not spend writing their stories. And it is hard to see value in the intangible.

But increasingly, authors are hearing from their agents and publishers that if they expect their book(s) to sell, they must create an online platform to promote their work.

That is where Litchfield comes in. Whether you are self-published, working with a small publishing house or literary agent, or already published, she helps writers build their online platforms. She has created basic Web sites (with and without a blog component) and social media accounts for her clients, and she trains them on how to use them effectively and efficiently.

On Monday, May 11, Litchfield will speak at our monthly South Bay Writers meeting and outline basic social media strategy for writers and authors. We will learn how to ferret out advantages, exploit select social media sites, and learn what to post that best sells our brand and our work. She will give us insight into the best sites and the best ways to tell our authoring story.

DATE: Monday, May 11, 2015

COST: $15 members / $20 non-members (includes $10 for dinner)

LOCATION: Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose

6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm General Meeting
7:10 pm Break
7:30 pm Guest Speaker: Corinne Litchfield
8:30 pm Networking & Dessert
9:00 pm Close

Bring in a New Signed Member, Earn a Free Meeting



Dust off your phone books and search your smart phone contacts. South Bay Writers will sponsor a membership drive April through May 2015. For every new member that you bring into our club, you will enjoy one free meeting on us!

Everyone benefits! New members receive wisdom and knowledge from our insightful monthly and workshop speakers. Moreover, South Bay Writers obtains a fresh, new perspective on how best to serve our professional organization of writers.

For more information, contact membership chair Sally Milnor at


Next Potluck Sessions May 12 and May 27

Need to vent your writing frustrations? Analyze writing challenges? Learn ways to improve?

talkshoplogo-150TalkShop is a new writers group designed to discuss such topics as visualization, cadence, point of view, dialogue, writing challenges and tips, and so much more. Each meeting will be held the last Tuesday of every month and will feature a specific topic. TalkShop will not be held in April. Instead, it will be held on May 12 and May 27 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

The “potluck” meetings are casual and comfortable and will be held at the home of meeting leader Carole Taub. Bring a light dinner item to share. Dessert, wine, coffee, and water will be provided.

You may sign up via (South Bay Writers) or RSVP to Carole at Email Carole for location information.