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SLO NightWriters General Meeting

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2011
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • PG&E Education Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
SLO NightWriters general meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, except during July and August, at The PG&E Education Center, 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo, CA, just off Highway 101 at the San Luis Bay Drive exit, 7 - 9 pm. Members and guests are welcome to attend. Our Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Speaker Program is described below. We hope that you'll attend.

Mark Arnold, Contest Director, Celebrates SLO NightWriters' Writing Contest Winners

And the winner is . . .

For the 22nd time the SLO NightWriters Writing Contest winners will be celebrated at the June 2011 meeting.

Contest Director Mark Arnold will invite the top winners to read their depiction of the 2011 theme "Illumination." Kudos will be plentiful for our winners.

Mark reports, "We ended up with 81 entries -- 54 in short story and 27 poems. I think this makes a very good year for us. We did have one entry from the UK which makes us an international contest."

Join us to congratulate the authors who reaped top prizes by taking the risk to have their manuscripts reviewed by writing professionals at our local colleges and universities.

And for the rest of us, we will be illuminated by their readings -- learning what the judges noted as excellent writing.


Meet Playwright Paula Cizmar & Preview the 27th Central Coast Writers’ Conference

Then we’ll change gears for Judy Salamacha, Director, to preview the 27th Central Coast Writers' Conference. Did you get your brochure yet? They were just mailed. Meet playwright Paula Cizmar, just one of the fifteen accomplished authors, editors, agents and publishers that will present a diverse program.

The conference has something NEW - a pre-conference workshop, "Chevron Tech Toys & Tools for the Digital Age." So what’s that about? Presenter Deborah Bayles will brief us.

Those of you who attended May's meeting heard from SLO NightWriters member John Lindsey that PG&E will again sponsor the PG&E Teen Writers Program. Victoria Heckman will continue to be their guide. And this year some lucky teachers will be hosted by PG&E as well as their students.

Sue McGinty expects SLO NightWriters to send her several manuscripts as she coordinates the Lillian Dean First Page Writing Contest, and new Volunteer Coordinator Anna Unkovich is looking for volunteers.

Online registration is open at

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Mailing Address:
1126 Nipomo Ave
Los Osos, CA 93402

Meeting Address:
11245 Los Osos Valley Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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