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The Premier Writing Organization On
California's Central Coast
Welcome to SLO NightWriters


 

Board Members





Janice Konstantinidis

President 



Janice Konstantinidis, joined SLO NightWriters in 2010 with the goal of developing her writing skills.

Janice immigrated to the the USA from Australia in 2005. She lives on the Central Coast of California wth her husband and dog.

She has been writing shorter pieces, prose, poetry most of her life. Janice is currently writing her memoir, which chronicles her time spent as a child laborer in a Magdalene Laundry in Australia. She intends to write a book of limericks as well.

Janice won four awards in the 2013 Lillian Dean Writer's Contest. First and second place in 'Creative Non Fiction Memoir', and second and third place in Poetry. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Tasmania, a Bachelor of Letters in English Literature from The Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Canberra. She also practiced as a Gerontologist for many years.




Vice President  - Postion Vacant





Steve Derks

Treasurer

Steve is a native of Houston. A graduate of Northwestern University, in Engineering Science. Five years in the Navy followed by 30 years as an Engineer and Procedure Writer at Diablo Canyon.  He is currently enjoying his retirement.

Steve loves the outdoors, reading, and travel.





Susan Tuttle

SLO NightWriters Member at Large.  Our longest serving board member.

Clinics and Round Tables Critique Groups, NW General Meetings.



Susan is a native of Buffalo, New York, Susan moved to the Central Coast in 2004. She is the author of the suspense novel, Tangled Webs. She continues to win awards for her short stories, novels and, recently, her creative non-fiction. Susan writes sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, paranormal suspense and spiritual meditations. 

Her newest book - hot off the press is available on Amazon. Look for 'Proof of Identity', be intruiged.

She is also a professional editor/writing coach. You can find her on Facebook, or contact her through her websites:
 
www.susant-creations.com and www.susant-writer.com or email her at  aim2write@yahoo.com.


Newsletter Editor

Elizabeth Roderick


Elizabeth Roderick grew up, so to speak, in Washington State.  She most recently lived in the Seattle area, where she was a member of several working rock bands, a paralegal, and a chemistry student.  When she moved to California in the fall of 2013 she started writing, taking to it with a sort of compulsive mania.  

She is currently working on the seventh book in a young adult fantasy series, as well as some autobiographical vignettes, and is researching publishing options for the first YA novel.

When not writing, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and backpacking. She lives with charming daughter.

She keeps a blog at pimentointhehole.com, and news on her series will be available at talesfrompurgatory.com    




Jim Aarons, DVM.

SLO NightWriters Board Secretary 

Dr. Jim Aarons has been serving animals since graduating from veterinary school in 1982.

Now, he serves us (humans) with his awe-inspiring stories in the form of his must-read works of literature.  






Simply Clear Marketing & Media Submissions Manager 

Meagan Friberg




Freelance writer, editor, photographer

meaganfriberg@gmail.com



Social Media and Publicity Coordinator

Joanne Feeney






Webmaster, Programs Director.

Janice Konstantinidis




Janice joined SLO NightWriters with the goal of developing her writing skills. Janice Konstantinidis is both an Australian and an America Citizen. She lives on the Central Coast of California wth her husband and two dogs.

She has been writing shorter pieces, prose, poetry most of her life. She is currently writing a book of limericks.

Janice won four awards in the 2013 Lillian Dean Writer's Contest. First and second place in 'Creative Non Fiction Memoir', and second and third place in Poetry. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Tasmania, a Bachelor of Letters in English Literature from The Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Canberra. She also practiced as a Gerontologist for many years.




Critique Groups Coordinator: 

Patricia Gimer

patgimer@gmail.com





Born in Clarence, NY, Pat Gimer was raised mostly in Tucson, AZ.  She also lived in Reno, NV and Santa Barbara, CA. In 1987 she moved to Los Osos where she raised a family. 


Pat earned her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Bachelors of Arts in Social Services & Corrections. She has worked as a Medical Social Worker and a Mental Health Therapist in a variety of settings including the state prison system.  She is currently retired from Private Practice and is an on-call Mental Health Specialist for R3Continuum, a company that works with EAP Programs to assist employees affected by critical incidents.    

Now, semi-retired, Pat enjoys having more time to pursue her interests. Writing and Tango dancing are at the top of her list.   


Pat's writing has been published in: 

Solo Press:  Poetry - Storm-Walking

The Well Spouse Foundation Newsletter - Article

Simply Clear Marketing and Media - Short Story - Lone Rider



Critique Group Coordinator Duties:


Communicate Critique group availability, requests, and news to the general membership via the NW Newsletter and Website. Work with Newsletter Editor and Web Master to post Critique group information.

The job could also include:

Visit existing Critique Groups, serving as liaison to NightWriters and encouraging NightWriter membership for all critique group participants by educating about the benefits of NightWriters.

Highlight the work of Critique Group members in the NW Newsletter with a group photo, group description, and samples of writing.

Coordinate and run a general meeting on the subject of Critique, where members read work aloud and receive critique from an experienced panel. Work with Program Director to schedule this event.

Periodically schedule meetings for anyone interested in joining a group in order to foster new group formation.

Other creative ideas to promote NW critique groups.


Golden Quill Contest Director and  Board Member at Large in Marketing for SLO NightWriters:


Tia Araminta







Martha Raymond:

Member at Large - Youth Liaison 






Martha will reach out to colleges and schools with a view to growing our membership. 

Martha Raymond is a writer by night and a bus driver by day. She founded Literati, the first writing club at Cuesta College in 2009/10. At Cal Poly she earned a BA in Literature with an emphasis on creative writing.


Greeter:

Jean Moelter








Assistant Webmasters 

Steve Kliewer

s.kliewer@sbcglobal.net

Steve Derks

derksps@gmail.com



Critique Group -  Round Tables - Moderators
 
 

 

Terry Sanville    805-541-0492   tsanville@sbcglobal.net

Round Table Critique Session co-Leader   

 

Mark Arnold   805-534-1144     markarnoldphd@gmail.com 

Round Table Critique Session co-Leader   

 

Rosie Makinney   rosiemakinney@gmail.com

Peer Critique Group Moderator.

Conference room. General Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the month 5:15 pm.


Baxter Clare Troutman

Hospitality Committee






Brian Schwartz

Hospitality Committee






Sunshine Chair:

Torry Dickinson



Torry is the person you can email if you know of a member who needs a card send to cheer them up, wish them a speedy recovery or pay respects for the loss of a dear one.

torrydickinson@gmail.com










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