Jason Ridler, “There’s No One Best Way to Become a Writer,
2-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Sorry, there isn’t one.
At least that’s the opinion of writer and historian Jason S. Ridler, who will be the next speaker for Fremont Area Writers on Saturday, Nov. 22. In fact, that’s the title of his talk: “There’s No One Best Way to Become a Writer.”
Ridler is prolific, with more than 60 stories published in magazines and anthologies. He can be pinned down loosely as a writer of dark fiction, but he has described his work as “supernatural thrillers with heart.” A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, he holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada.
He is the author of “A Triumph for Sakura,” “Blood and Sawdust,” and the Spar Battersea thrillers “Death Match,” “Con Job,” and “Dice Roll.”
You can find out more about him at https://ridlerville.wordpress.com/.
The writers group meets on the fourth Saturday of the month, except in July and December, from 2-4 p.m. in Room 120 at DeVry University, 6600 Dumbarton Circle, in Fremont. Meetings are open to the public.
Fremont Area Writers is a branch of the 1,800-member California Writers Club. To find out more, log on to www.cwc-fremontareawriters.org or contact Shirley Scott-Ferrante at (510) 791-8639
About a dozen Bay Area writers will be on hand to read from their works, to sign, and to sell books at NewPark Mall in Newark during Black Friday weekend, Nov. 28-29. The sale, sponsored by Fremont Area Writers, will take place at the Cultural Event Center on the ground floor near Sears from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Open mics will be held from 2-4 p.m. on both days for readings by writers. Shoppers will be able to get a candy pick-me-up and bookmarks.
Books for sale will be available in genres including mystery, thriller, humor, religion, art, science, history, poetry, and memoir. Among the writers will be Jan Small, Robert Davis, Tova Dian Dean, Nancy Curteman, Urmila Patel, Kymberlie Ingalls, Laila El-Sissi, Ameena Saeed, Barbara Hawkins, Rachelle Ayala, and Arthur Carey.
Fremont Area Writers meet on the fourth Saturday of the month, except in July and December, from 2-4 p.m. in Room 120 at DeVry University, 6600 Dumbarton Circle, in Fremont. Meetings are open to the public. Open Mics, at which writers can read their work, are held from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at SuJu’s Coffee Meeting Room, 3620 Thornton Ave., in Fremont.
Fremont Area Writers is a branch of the 1,800-member California Writers Club. To find out more, log on to http://www.cwc-fremontareawriters.org/ or contact Shirley Scott-Ferrante at (510) 791-8639.
Fremont Area Writers has a new president and vice president following elections at the June meeting. The president is Shirley Scott. The vice president is Erika-Bolden.
They will join continuing officers Joyce Cortez, secretary, and Cherilyn Jose, treasurer, in serving for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins this month.
|Writers and Poets Open Mic! When: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24.
Where: Suju’s Coffee, Meeting Room, 3620 Thornton Ave. , Fremont. To find out more, contact Tony Pino at email@example.com.