SBW Dinner Speaker
How to make the most of your experience
(and experience the most!)
Monday, May 9, 2016
6:00 PM – 9:00PM
390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose
If you have published a novel and your PR comes back to you about potential events and “meet and greets”, how do they make you feel? Are you eager to shake the hands of your loyal fans, or does the concept of meeting strangers who have read your work make you break out in hives? How do you handle the entire thing in the first place? What’s it like to schedule one and speak at one? Do you discuss your book process, chat about your inspiration, or just read chapters 2 and 3?
On May 9th, Bob Balmanno, an active member of South Bay Writers, will be here to regale us all with his experiences. He has over 225 meet and greets under his belt, and he will be here to answer your questions and entertain us with the Do’s and Don’ts for a good meet and greet. He will also discuss the process of working with PR and small publishers, bringing a plethora of information our way, here for the taking!
Bob Balmanno has written fiction for 38 years, and during the last 30 of those years, he worked as a library specialist in a public library in Silicon Valley. He has also been a trade union activist for 25 years.
He is now working on a fourth book in his Blessings of Gaia series, Auger’s Touchstone, a book that will be the fourth novel in this futuristic, dystopian quartet.
Join the club: www.SouthBayWriters.com
DATE: Monday, May 9, 2016
COST: $15 members / $20 non-members (includes $10 for dinner)
LOCATION: Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose
GENERAL MEETING AGENDA
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm General Meeting
7:10 pm Break
7:30 pm Robert “Bob” Balmanno Presents
8:30 pm Networking & Dessert
9:00 pm Close