Sunday, January 09, 2011

Just a friendly reminder that the monthly meeting of the Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio will be on Monday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m., at Barnes and Noble, San Pedro Crossing.

Our featured presenter is one of San Antonio's premier authors, Diane Gonzales Bertrand.

Her talk will focus on language, specifically ways to use words to create memorable imagery, description, pacing, and tension. Regardless if you like writing fiction, poetry, or non-fiction, a refresher course on avoiding clichés, and creating memorable lines/sentences is always a great way to start a new year of writing.

Diane will use a couple of her class exercises for practice during the meeting, and they will be designed to be helpful whether you prefer to write in English or in Spanish. Bring a pen or pencil, and if you wish, bring one page of writing to practice a few of the exercises on your own drafts.

Diane teaches creative writing and composition at St. Mary’s University, where she is Writer-in-Residence. She is the author of twenty novels and picture books for children and teens. A writer since childhood, Diane has also published poetry, essays, and articles about writing. She is a strong advocate for literacy, and presents workshops for writers of all levels at libraries, schools, and community centers.

This is a meeting you definitely do not want to miss! See you there!