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


Board Members

Dennis Eamon Young 



Photographer and Art Director: Dennis is a writer and professional photographer living in Shell Beach. Though he photographs everything, he specializes in portraits and commercial photography, and works on his stories and novels between photography sessions. 

Dennis began his photography in New York City in 1969, with magazine and advertising assignments. He is a genuine people person and enjoys being a member of SLO NightWriters as both a writer and as staff photographer. 

Website:; email him at:; or write to him at PO Box 3438.   805-540-1271

Shell Beach, CA 93449

Vice President

Position open.

Susan Tuttle

NW Treasurer and Newsletter Editor, 

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: and or email her at

Assistant 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, and news on her series will be available at    


Carol Schmidt

Tolosa Press Submissions Coordinator

Meagan Friberg

Freelance writer, editor, photographer

Social Media and Publicity Coordinator

Joanne Feeney

Webmaster, Programs Director and Membership 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.

Janice is writing a Wikipedia page about the institution where she was incarcerated - Mount Saint Canice.  

Assistant Webmasters 

Steve Kliewer

Steve Derks

Critique Groups Coordinator: 

Position Open.

Acting: Janice Konstantinidis.

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
Coordinate the Electronic Line Edit Exchange program by advertising the program to the general membership, logging and updating the names of interested members. Create and maintain an email group for communicating the guidelines and contact information to the participants

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 NW.
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.



Terry Sanville    805-541-0492

Early Round Table Critique Session co-Leader   


Mark Arnold   805-534-1144 

Early Round Table Critique Session co-Leader   


Baxter Clare Troutman

Hospitality Committee

Brian Schwartz

Hospitality Committee

Kalila Volkov - Sunshine Chair: 

Kalila enjoys her community service of sending out cards to NW members.  She's the author of Hiking Trail, Treasure Land  (self-published June 2015 through Central Coast Books), as well as Fishing for Equilibrium: The Power of a Diary (self-published in 2008).  She also loves writing poems—many of which have appeared in Women's Press and the local Sierra Club newsletter—along with holiday stories, which ran in several editions of Tolosa Press publications.  She sings with Canzona Women’s Ensemble and intermittently with Cuesta Master Chorale. See her listings on the Members' Publications page.

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