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Taking Your Book to Film, TV, the Web, Interactive App
A Panel Discussion for PA-LA (Publishers Association - Los Angeles Chapter)
DATE: May 13, 2013 TIME: 7:00-9:00 PLACE: Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City
So, you've got a book, and you've always thought it would make a great film. Or perhaps a "new media" darling -- a webisode series, or a TV movie or series? This panel of experts will provide you with proven tips on moving your book into both standard and new media development and distribution channels, how new media is opening up new markets, and getting sponsors to help you finance your project. The panel will also address optioning your screenplay for film, TV, internet development. Specific issues will include:
What steps does an author or independent publisher need to take to get a book made into film/TV/new media?
Should the author/publisher be pro-active?
What kind of money can an author/publisher expect to make? How does this differ with film, TV, new media?
What are the considerations when one options a book? Is this ever preferable to outright sale? What kind of monies for the author are involved?
What are the genres that are hot for the move to performance media? How do these differ for film/TV/new media?
What do you have to do to create an interactive book for use on iPads, etc.? What types of books lend themselves to this platform?
Opportunities on YouTube - should you put something from your book up on YouTube? How does the financial consideration work?
Ina Hillebandt, speaker, author, publisher, writing coach, and editor will be the moderating the panel. Known for her memoir classes and guide, How to Write Your Memoirs, Hillebrandt's first book, Pawprints, soon to be published as an eBook with new material and the subhead Your Furry Home Companion, is being considered for a webisode series. Launched at the L.A. Zoo, Pawprints led the author to TV and web appearances, and following work with educators for the Jane Goodall Institute, to developing a literacy program, Pawprints Literacy Plus, with a curriculum guide, Pawprints – The Student Prints. Pawprints, along with Hillebrandt's memoir students' Stories From The Heart, v. 2, were both named best sellers on Amazon.com. Hillebrandt has also adapted one of her books into a screenplay for film and TV, with writing partner Todd Liebman. They are currently working on a treatment for a webisode series for this project, and have another project, based on writings in her memoir workshops, in the works for the web and film/TV. http://InaTheMemoirCoach.com. http://InasPawprints.com
Marilyn Anderson is an award-winning writer for television, film and theater. On TV, she has written for Murphy Brown, Sherman Oaks, FAME, and Friday the 13th – the Series and she was on the writing staff of Carol & Company starring Carol Burnett, Richard Kind and Jeremy Piven. The organization Women in Film awarded Marilyn with a LUMINAS Award for the positive depiction of women in Film & TV. Her movie scripts have been sold to various studios and in 2008 one of her romantic comedies aired on Lifetime TV. Three of her original screenplays won screenwriting contests: Scriptapalooza, Writer’s Digest Screenwriting Competition and the American Screenwriting Contest. Ms. Anderson is also a judge for the Nicholl’s Screenwriting Fellowship, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that awards the Oscars. She is currently producing two feature films for which she wrote the screenplays. Marilyn wrote and produced a Web Series springing from her book, Never Kiss a Frog: A Girl's Guide to Creatures from the Dating Site.Her series airs on various web channels and is licensed to a broadband movie company. Marilyn's recent book, MUTTweiler: An AutoDOGography, became the # 1 Dog Book on Amazon Kindle in its second week of PUPlication. In addition, Marilyn has an upcoming book, How to Live Like a Millionaire... When You're a Million Short, and a new website, http://.HowToLiveLikeaMillionaire.com. You can find out more about Marilyn and her work, and contact her through her Never Kiss a Frog website at: http:// neverkissafrog.com.
Linda Hollander, the Wealthy Bag Lady. Linda is the industry leader in teaching entrepreneurs about corporate sponsorships. She is the author of the #1 best-selling book, Bags to Riches: 7 Success Secrets for Women in Business. She is also the founder of the Women’s Small Business Expo and the CEO of Sponsor Concierge. Her sponsors include Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Dun & Bradstreet, Epson, Citibank, Fed Ex, American Airlines, Staples, Health Net, Smith Barney, Wal Mart, Bank of America and IBM. She has over 20 years of experience as a small business owner and she is the only person to be featured in both Entrepreneur and Female Entrepreneur magazine in the same month. She has also been on NBC, CBS, FOX Television, Bloomberg Radio and Remarkable Women. You can reach Linda through her site: http://www.wealthybaglady.com/
Patricia Payne is an Australian screenwriter and film producer. Her credits include "For the Term of His Natural Life," a six-hour miniseries starring Anthony Perkins, Colin Friels, Patrick Macnee and Samantha Eggar, based on the book by Marcus Clarke, a project Ms. Payne wrote and produced with Wilton Schiller. She is about to release the newly adapted interactive app for the iPad, and is speaking about the process to an international audience April 18. Her writing credits also include longform projects for CBS, Universal, and TORSTAR, and include "Captain America," a movie-of-the-week adaptation from the Stan Lee Marvel Comic Book which was released internationally as a theatrical film. She produced the film "California Dreaming," starring Lea Thompson, Patricia Richardson and Dave Foley, written and directed by Linda Voorhees. Her next project will be the comedy feature film, "No Kava for Johnny," based on the book by John O'Grady. Ms. Payne began her career as a casting agent. She became president of Trainco Talent Agency in Toronto, Canada, and later set up Patti Payne Casting, where she worked with an wide group of American, Canadian and British actors including Michael Douglas, Blythe Danner, John Candy, Martin Short, Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy, Anthony Perkins, Stefanie Powers, Leslie Neilson, Martin Sheen, and William Shatner. For a preview of "For the Term of His Natural Life" interactive story app for the iPad, release date May 2, please see: http://forthetermofhisnaturallife.com. To contact Ms. Payne: http://nohofilms.com
Marion Zola: Originally from N.Y., Marion came to the West Coast with a screenwriting deal for 20th Century Fox. Though the movie didn't get made, she stayed and wrote sitcoms and movie scripts. In 1981, she wrote her first book, All The Good Ones Are Married, which finally became a movie for Lifetime, airing in 2009. That was the culmination of seven movie deals before it was made. Marion also produced a feature entitled "Midnight Kiss;" was an associate producer of "Te Amare' in Silencio," a telenovella for Univision, and currently co-produces "Shelter Me," a show now airing on PBS about the great value of shelter dogs. Her new book, an Amazon bestseller, is Romancing the Dog, The Struggle to Make a Pound Dog Happy in Beverly Hills, chronicling the life and times of one such shelter dog. http://romancingthedog.com
Reservations are not needed for PA-LA events, but do plan to come early to be sure you get a seat!
COST: $5 for PA-LA members. $15 for non-members.
NOTE: THIS ONE IS A GREAT MOTHER'S DAY GIFT!!!
THURSDAY EVENINGS. MAY 16 - JULY 25.
6:30-9:30 p.m. PLACE:Westside private residence. Address will be e-mailed to you on signup.
In our 10 week series programs, Ina is able to focus on members' work in-depth, and employ special tools to help participants help each other as well. Our students learn how to recall details, write and organize their memoirs so that they are richer, and find -- or retain -- each writers' unique voice. And we have fun in the process! Ina's publishing imprint, Pawpress, is also available as an avenue to getting your books out in print, and published in downloadable e-book form as well.So join us if you'd like to:
Break through writer’s block! Ina’s Weird Prompts™ and books, including “How to Write Your Memoirs” make it easy, and fun!
Organize your ideas.
Fire that inner critic!
Practice a bit of fiction to free up writing muscles.
Create memoirs even people who are not your mother will savor!
Enjoy sharing your stories with people from different worlds.
GET PUBLISHED WITH US! Our second collection is an Amazon.com bestseller.
Or, get guidance on publishing yourself, and marketing your book.
Testimonials...What people who have attended Ina's Footprints Writing Workshops say....
“Ina has the gift of getting people to open up. She got me writing in a direction I never would have gone on my own.” Chrystine Julian, poet, "The Sensual Spirit"
"Opens the floodgates to memories long buried but not forgotten." Kay Roberts, first-time book contributor, actor and stand-up comic
“Ina’s spirit is magical. I’ve become one with my gastrointestinal tract.” Larry Yurdin, Corporate Computer Consultant
"This is a really great class!" Ed Rosenthal, current attendee, working on his memoir of being lost in the wilderness without food or water for seven days. He will appear, telling this story, on the Discovery Channel's Ultimate Survivor, July 2013
"This class has been a kick in the butt to my writing. Tremendous! It's so motivating because of the process we do here. I can just be freed up to let the words flow. My critic is gone. He's somewhere in the Bahamas. I realize OMG, I've got so many stories to write, and it's not traumatic, the way it used to be. And listening to others telling stories, reminds me of others of my own." Michael McCarty, Internationally Renowned Storyteller, Current attendee
Attendees, Saturday workshop for IWOSC
"After seeing you do this workshop, I feel I can trust you, Ina. I look forward to working with you."
"I really got my money's worth!"
For more information, click here. Please contact Ina to find out if you have questions, and how to set up a series for six to ten folks. You can also sign up to receive information in your email inbox about other upcoming series around the Los Angeles area.
PLEASE NOTE: SPACE IS LIMITED. THESE WORKSHOP SERIES SELL OUT FAST. Sign up below and reserve by May 1 to insure you have a seat. And get a special free book, a $20 value, as our gift! And remember -- these series make a great gift for someone you love, and whose stories you will treasure.
You can sign up online to reserve your space using our secure online Paypal server, below.
Footprints Memoir Writing Workshops Memoir Writing Series Thursday evenings, May 16-July 25. Both for folks who have not yet written, or have written and would like help starting and figuring out a structure and game plan for completing a book of their life stories, for family and friends or publication.
Sunday, March 10
Marina del Rey Hotel 13534 Bali Way in Marina del Rey
* Learn to PITCH your BOOK
* Listen to PANELS of EXPERTS
* PITCH to a LITERARY AGENT at the lunch break
* WIN wonderful PRIZES at our RAFFLE
Marina del Rey Hotel - 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
JOIN INA AT THE SELF-PUBLISHING PANEL,
AND A PACKED SCHEDULE OF INFORMATIVE, INTERESTING AND FUN PANELS AND PEOPLE
This all-day workshop includes:
+ 7:30-8:30...pitch prep session (optional)
+ 9:00-4:30...continental breakfast, four panels of presentations, lunch, pitching to an agent at the lunch break, raffle prizes
Plus! Discount on WNBA/LA chapter membership--just on the day of the workshop--$30.00 (regularly $47.00)
TIPS AND TOOLS TO HELP YOU WRITE A CAPTIVATING MEMOIR
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (networking follows the discussion)
Veterans Memorial Building
4117 Overland Avenue,
Corner of Culver Boulevard.
Parking entrance on Culver. Parking is free.
Cost:IWOSC members: $15
Reservations Required — Space is limited.
Reservation deadline: 5 p.m. the Friday before the seminar.
Tel. 310-773-8075 or email the office.
For further information about this workshop, contact Ina
NOTE: Please bring a brief sample (one-three pages) from what you have written, for review.
If you have not yet begun, that’s perfectly fine. We’ll be writing one to two short pieces, sharing them with the workshop leader and others in the class, giving you feedback on various aspects of memoir writing.
IN THIS WORKSHOP, we use specially designed techniques that help enliven and enrich books of memoir, and tools to sharpen your writing and organization skills. We’ll get you started, and you’ll find you won’t want to stop. Or we’ll help you move to the next level of your work in progress.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? DO JOIN US IF THIS IS YOU...
Thinking about writing the stories of your life, but wondering where to start?
Or, have you started, but feel unclear about how to organize your writing?
Looking for ideas to make your tales a better read?
Are you a published author looking for help writing in the memoir form
WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED?
Tips on writing a memoir even folks who are not your mother, or kids, will savor
Detail derail: how much is too much, too little?
Themes and Structure: considering a variety of ways to hook your stories together to draw readers in
Dialog: adding life and spice to your stories
Character: ways to give dimension to the people in your life, by showing, not telling your reader about them.
PANEL ON MEMOIR SPONSORED BY IWOSC
DATE: FEB. 25, 2013
Erika Schickel: author of You're Not the Boss of Me: Adventures of a Modern Mom. Her essays can be found in several anthologies and the LA Observed column, "I On LA." She teaches, writes book reviews and ad copy for a number of outlets and is currently at work on a full-length memoir. She can be reached at Erika at http://ErikaSchickel.com
Dinah Lenney wrote Bigger than Life: A Murder, a Memoir, published in Tobias Wolff’s American Lives Series at the University of Nebraska Press, and co-authored Acting for Young Actors. She's been published in many journals and books, including The New York Times and Kenyon Review She has an MFA in writing, and has teaches writing at USC and elsewhere. http.//dinahlenney.com
Lee Gale Gruen: In a complete turnabout from her long career as a probation officer, Ms. Gruen became an actress and writer. Her Memoir, Adventures with Dad: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Through a Senior Acting Class,will be published on May 15, 2013. She has been interviewed about the book and her life on TV and in print. She is now also an advocate for seniors. http://leegalegruen.com,
Michael S. Klein, esq. has a broad range of transactional experience in the areas of entertainment law and business transactions, and a deep knowledge of literary legal issues. In addition to his legal work, Mr. Klein is the long term chair of the First Amendment Committee of the ACLU of Southern California. In that capacity and as an individual, he has also spoken frequently on civil liberties issues....Cont'd. to your right.
YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT WRITING AND PUBLISHING MEMOIR ADDRESSED...
A memoir panel of experts speaking about writing, structuring and marketing your life stories. Topics included:
What is memoir? How much does it have to do who’s telling the story? Everything, maybe, and if that’s so, how to create an authentic and credible narrative persona?
How much do we know when we start?
What do we stand to discover in the writing (and reading)?
Writing into what you don’t know ... when the narrator doesn't know where the characters and events are going to lead.Truth in nonfiction -- how much can one stray, if at all?
What can the writer reveal about characters -- especially if they were "bad guys" -- without getting hauled into court?
Structure -- do you have to start your life story at the beginning? Effective themes and other options for writing a page turner.
Dialog -- use and caveats in memoir writing
Once you've got your book, do you get an agent? How?
Below, more about the lawyer who has so generously helped IWOSC members as well as many other clients for many years....
He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, and is a speaker for, as well as member of the bar as well as many law schools. He has written a number of articles and books, and appears regularly on CNN as an expert on legal matters. Mr. Klein is a partner at Klein & Weisz,
LOCATION: Veterans Memorial Building. 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City
COST: $5.00 for PALA members; $15.00 for nonmembers. Advance admission can be purchased with PayPal on our website: www.pa-la.org.
This promises to be a fact-filled program. Plan to arrive early to be sure you have a spot to sit.
* PA-LA is the Los Angeles chapter of the Publishers Association, a national organization dedicated to the education, support and promotion of independent publishers
Calling all book lovers
PASADENA LIT FEST!Saturday, May 12
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the city’s Central Park.
Admission is free.
Come talk to Ina at the IWOSC Booth, and AAA Booksellers Booth for mini memoir workshops
Rub shoulders with famous authors who will be appearing at book signings and onstage.
Featured authors include:
Novelists Janet Fitch, Michelle Huneven, Lian Dolan, and David Ebershoff (author of Pasadena);
South Pasadenan poet and Young Adult author Ron Koertge; Libros Schmibros founder David Kipen;
L.A. mystery writer Denise Hamilton; and Pulitzer Prize-winners Daniel Howe and Jonathan Gold.
A children’s area will feature storytelling, Brit-Lit Steampunk performances, and a
And calling all
Come to UNIQUE LA
May 12 & 13 (Saturday & Sunday)11am – 6pm
Visit us at the Pawpress
booth, too! That's Booth # E68
We'll have live readings,
book signings and excerpts from
Plus free prizes
Senior Moments Company is a trademarks Ó
2009-2010 by Ina Hillebrandt, Todd Liebman, Nikki Gratson
The West Hollywood Book Fair is a wonderful annual event celebrating
books, authors and love of words! Come from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm to
hear internationally know authors, attend panels that inform and
entertain! It's really a treat! Click the address for directions,
and for more activities you won't want to miss!
Ina was pleased to be the featured guest on
Conscious Discussions, hosted by Lillian Brummet. About
Ina Hillebrandt is here today
to talk about childhood literacy. She is the author of Pawprints - an uplifting collection of short "tails" about close encounters
of the furry kind. This book project grew into a literacy program
that began as a workshop for the Jane Goodall Institute. Ina is also
the president of Pawpress and founder of the Pawprints Literacy Plus
organization. Find today’s guest at:
www.InasPawprints.com& the host at:
For a good read by a -- gasp -- high level
military man, Larry N. Beard, Col. (Ret.) US Army, check out this blog.
Larry's mind is far-ranging, and he is very concerned these days
about literacy for vets. Grapevine says he will be mentioning a book
or two of Ina's in an upcoming piece, but his work and his writing
to be commended anyway. :-)
Authors Read Podcast Featuring Readings by Ina from
...Tails of close encounters of the Furry Kind
The show will also be archived for
Ina is pleased to be appearing with Canada-based
author and talk show host Lillian Brummet on her internationally
renowned show Authors Read. Ina will be reading from her book of wry
observations on human meetups with 2- and 4-legged critters. The
show also will have lively discussions between host Lillian Brummet
Write-in guests are welcome! Check the link for details on
how to get on air with your thoughts or questions.
Ms. Brummet also hosts a show called
Conscious Discussions, featuring ideas about how we can live in
equilibrium with the planet. Ina will be appearing on that show as
well, on May 20. Check here for de-tails.
Please also take a look at Lillian and husband Dave's inspiring book
New Footprints Weekly time and date
Our weekly meeting of the
Footprints Writing Club has been changed. Beginning April 1 we
will meet Thursdays, 9:30-11:30, at the Felicia Mahood Multipurpose
Center on Santa Monica Blvd. and Corinth, in West L.A. No
This is where Ina wishes she could be this
If you're lucky enough to live in New York (yes, even with all the
crummy weather), The Tribeca Film Festival has some neat news.
Starting Saturday, Mar. 6, they are running a super kids film
series,Tribeca Cinemas Kids Club, with fab films and fun
happenings. Check out de-tails on the link.
Listen on the web, or download,
Memoir Writing Tips and a few laughs
the Memoir Coach
Guest on WriteOn! The writing show for writers, sponsored by
Find out what Ina's talking about and how the
creativity in memoir
method could help you!
Tune in when you like! Motivational
speaker and authors' PR guy John Seeley interviews Ina, and then Ina
joins Gary Young, award winning playwright and author, in a quickie
segment on tips for writers. You can find both shows at:
SPACE IS LIMITED
Sign up early to reserve your place!
Sign up by Dec 15 for
An Early Bird Discount!
Got a story to tell? Want help getting
started? Getting organized?
Whether you're writing for family and friends or the world at large,
sign up for the Footprints Writing Club. You'll find lively folks,
fascinating stories, fun writing excursions and motivation!
Led by Ina, and using her specially designed
Ina's Weird Prompts to get your mind's creative channels wide open!
Very small class ensures you get attention and time to get feedback
as you develop your project!
MONDAY, NOV. 23 7:30-9:00 pm
Editors -- Don't let the books you write
leave home without one!
If you want to get picked for a book
deal from among the huge crowd, and if you want to create a
better book in a world where publishing houses depend on authors for
4117 Overland (at Culver Boulevard)
Parking free, enter on Culver
Reservations required. Deadline is noon Monday, Nov. 23.
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Join Ina as she moderates a panel of Editing
Experts for IWOSC. In today's publishing world, getting
your own editor is invaluable! Our panel will show you how to
greatly enhance the
chances of selling your book, and the potential to create a prize winner!
Ron Kenner. An author himself, since founding RKedit,
www.rkedit.com, Ron has
edited more than seventy-five published books, including several
winners of prestigious literary prizes.
Flo Selfman. As owner of
Selfman & Others PR, Flo has handled celebrities, theatre and arts
events, and book and author tours for more than twenty years. A
self-proclaimed “professional nit-picker,” Flo gets the bugs out of
scripts, manuscripts, and other business and professional documents.
Roberta Edgar. For over 20 years, in addition to writing
screenplays and treatments, Roberta has been ghostwriting and
editing nonfiction books, particularly memoirs and autobiographies.
She blogs on journaling and memoir
(www.robertaedgar.wordpress.com)and writes articles, web content,
biographical profiles, query letters, and a wide range of business
Robin Quinn is an editor of over 250 books including the
best-selling The Detox Solution, the award-winning Soul-Full Eating,
and the newly released Celebrity Leverage.
Monica Faulkner. As an editor and publishing consultant, my goal
is to help writers solve any problems that may be keeping their
books from reaching their greatest creative potential – and their
rightful place in today’s competitive publishing market.
Lisa Marguerite Mora is a freelance editor, prize winning
poet and writing teacher.
Private Memoir Writing Workshop
Ina will be holding a mini How to Write Your
Memoirs workshop for the Daughters of the American Revolution
For information on setting up a workshop for your
group, contact us at: annap@InasPawprints.com
Monday, July 29
PANEL ON WRITING BIOGRAPHIES AND MEMOIRS
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Building
4117 Overland (at Culver Boulevard)
Parking free, enter on Culver
Reservations required. Deadline is noon Monday, July 29.
Call in CA
Every life tells a story!
Whether you're thinking of putting the story of your own life down
on paper, or writing a profile of a historical or celebrity figure
you've long admired — or just one of the millions of readers who
devour books on history or Hollywood — this panel is for you.
Moderator: Telly Davidson — film and TV
critic Panelists: DIGBY DIEHL, NAT SEGALOFF, INA HILLEBRANDT, DIANNE
De La VEGA, and JENNIFER SKY BAND.
For details on the program and panel please click the logo:
Saturday, July 29
CELEBRATE THE WRITTEN WORD -- ON THE BEACH!
Join Ina and IWOSC at the 4th Annual Ventura Festival of Books
The festival includes:
Writing seminars; panel discussions; readings; author presentations;
award ceremony for the winners of the CLAS (California Literary
Arts) Memoir Writing Contest; silent auction. Exhibits feature
authors, publishers, book sellers, writers organizations, and
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
New! Tips 1-3 on
opening those mental doors, and
starting your memoirs or fiction project. Published in
SelfGrowth.com online self-improvement expert site. More in series
coming. Check here for information.
Join Pawpress and Ina in toasting Author
Chrystine Julian as we celebrate the birth of her new book of
provocative, entertaining and sensual books ---
Meandering Mindfulness... Poems from the place where wander and
ENCHANT AN AGENT!
Monday, June 1
Felicia Mahood Sr. MultiPurpose Center
11338 Santa Monica Blvd.
LA, CA 90025
Budding author? Want to get published by a
traditional publisher? First step, snare an agent. Not so easy, eh?
Well, our workshop Monday will focus on how to prepare yourself. Do
homework on what other books yours comes close to, and bring a brief
sample of your book. Plus, think of the audience your book would
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Building
4117 Overland (at Culver Boulevard)
Parking free, enter on Culver
Reservations required. Deadline is noon Monday, March 30. Call in CA
799-7483, or e-mail email@example.com
IWOSC PANEL -- “A Writer’s Platform: The Jumping-off
Place for Success.”
Join Ina and a talented panel for IWOSC, Independent Writers of
Southern California Let’s say you want to write a book on a certain
topic. And speak about it. But you’re not well-known yet. How do you
reach that place of expertise so that you’re called upon as The
Expert? How do you become the one sought out by the public and the
media? Learn how at IWOSC’s March meeting.
Ina is now available to help you organize and write your own book,
or to help others write theirs.
One-on-one in person or by phone coaching programs. Tips to get started, stay motivated, organize, and more.
And have fun!!
directly for information: InaH@InasPawprints.com
Pawprints Literacy Plus Creative Writing for
grades 6 and up, at the Rowland Heights Library
Pawprints Literacy Plus Creative Writing at the
Temple City Library
Creative Writing for teens at the
La Mirada Public Library
Senior (and younger adults)
programs in West Los Angeles
Ina's Writing Clubs
To download flyers with more information about ongoing
Grief Lifters workshops
Monday mornings in Los
Angeles, click the link above.
To find out about
sponsor possibilities or to set up a program for your organization, contact us at
New via the 'net and tv!
We are very pleased to report that
renowned online educational program producers, has included our work
Lifters™, Ina's program aimed at helping people find ways to get
through and beyond the loss of a spouse, in a segment in their
college course series on aging. Available by subscription online at
The Intelecom segment, #17, in the series, "Our Families, Ourselves," is also
appearing on PBS stations in various parts of the U.S. Check
listings in your area, or request your local station to contact
Intelecom.org about ordering the
program. Intelecom has been providing programming to colleges
and universities for thirty years.
Did you miss our previous workshop samplers at Dutton's et. al.?
Come experience a lively, tip-filled interactive
Memoir Writing Workshop by Ina.
"Using Fiction in Memoir Writing -- No Kidding!"
DATE: Jan. 12
PLACE: The Writers' Store
TIME: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Promoting intergenerational understanding and
Recording oral histories and the
intergenerational experience for the web and other media
A program conceived as a part of the UCLA
student-designed curriculum, this series is incorporated within
the university's Center for Community Learning programs. Student
participants will be interacting with our Footprints Writing Clubs™
(formerly "Pawprints Writing Clubs™")
seniors. Seniors will have a chance to tell their life stories, both
in written and oral form. Interactions will be both in group and
one-on-one form. Students receive course credit and experience in
community service learning.
If you are a senior, 55+, and wish to become a
part of history, and learn/teach the "younger generation, please
flyer to see how to participate.
3 -- Sorry, our classes are filled. For more info on the program,
OUR THANKS TO the Donald A.
Strauss Foundation for their generous grant to help make this
program possible. We are grateful also for support from the Hillel
at UCLA, Kathy O’Bryne, Director of the UCLA Center for Community
Learning, and Ellen Gaines, Director of the Felicia Mahood Senior
Multipurpose Center of The City of Los Angeles Department of
Recreation and Parks.
Available for appearances, locally,
nationally and internationally
We also offer Humor Un-Workshops -- Comic Release™ --
to help us all lighten up in our very stressful world.
These are for personal and professional growth, stress
reduction, improved communication with others. We have
been conducting these Un-Workshops for more than
fifteen years for community groups and businesses such as SEARS and
Are you interested in banishing the "I'm not
creative" monster? Call us about Ina's
Creativity Un-Workshop --
Idea Magic™ . Find out why an HR director from Banana
Republic said, "After Idea Magic, I had a dream, and I
was going through a door. The next day, I found myself
thinking about problems in a whole new, creative way."
Contact us if you would like information about
booking Ina for any of our writing or Un-Workshops for your
organization or business. Call us for information. (310)
471-5048, or send an e-mail to Annap@InasPawprints.com.
Scroll down to read more about adult
programming in libraries, and librarian review.
Library programs for
young people have been planned for 2008. January, in Los Angeles, to
dovetail with LA County Library celebrations of Meg Cabot's upcoming
novel Princess Mia. One hour programs features book discussions
and creative writing exercises. The programs are available
for young people grades 1-12.
Scroll down for dates and times.
School programs (after school, intersession options
as well as teacher coaching and classroom) available. Please
click here for info.
New from Pawpress! We're
expanding our publishing services in response to author
requests. Find out more by clicking the button.
By Ina, The "'Pawprints' FURRY MEMOIR
KEYWORDS: FUN! and
You can do this!
Do you have scraps of paper
sitting in an old shoe box?
Have you thought you'd like to
get those scraps organized, and maybe the family will
quit bugging you?
Or are you a writer new to the
Then You Owe it to Yourself!
Capture Your Memoirs, or Invent Some!
Comments from attendees....
"This class shows us how to construct something tangible out
of intangible feelings. It's kind of how to make sense out
of a bunch of 'mishmoshy' feelings." Jane Madeline
"You'll fall in love with Ina. She really intuits what you
need." Sophie Chudacoff
"I look forward to this class all week!" Howard Westley
"Ina has a special gift ..we only knew four people (out of
65), but we and everybody else felt very comfortable opening
up and reading aloud." E. Golan
Ongoing Series of Memoir Writing
Classes by Ina. Featuring the unique Ina's Weird
Prompts™ as well as "How
to Write Your Memoirs," with special exercises to
lighten up and inspire you!
Here's your chance to join Ina and a group of kindred
souls in a warm, open atmosphere, dedicated to help you
overcome those blocks, learn new techniques for
recalling memories, and organizing and writing them.
Create a treasure for family, friends and fans who
don't know you yet, but will savor your writing! Spaces
Other classes for adults of all ages.
National Book Association) Jan. 13, in Los Angeles.
Location to be announced. Time: 3-7 pm. Is it OK to use
fiction in memoirs? What are Ina's Weird Prompts™?
Come and find out. Pot luck following lively interactive
session on how to write and structure memoirs.
New Library Writing Programs: Memoirs and Fiction for
Adults, Reading, Creative Writing for Youth -- plus Kindness
Look for Ina at the LA County Libraries in January and
February, 2008. She'll be conducting creative writing and
reading workshops for children from grades 1-12. Programs
are tied to the coming novel by Meg Cabot, Princess Mia.
Programs are free to participants.
Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Public Libraries.
Youth program dates sponsored by the L.A.County Libraries
below. The main email address of the L.A. County Public
http://www.colapublib.org/. You can also click links in
our date list below for address, hours, etc. of each
More sessions for youth and
adults are being planned in libraries throughout the state.
See "Library Book Report" below.
LIBRARY "BOOK REPORT"
We are pleased to report that we had a full house (65)
at Ina's recent Memoir Writing Workshop sponsored by the
Burbank Public Library. People who came included an Emmy
Award winning comedy writer, a creative writing teacher
with an MFA in her field, actors, and folks from many
other walks of life, countries and eras.
Many thanks to Program and
Publicity whiz, Louise Paziak, and staff for all their
support. Thanks also to Ms. Paziak for writing Ina:
"I wanted to thank you for
providing our patrons with a wonderfully creative
afternoon. It was exhilarating to see such a diverse
group of people turning out for the class and determined
to improve their writing...Creative writing is still
vitally important in this era of text messaging and cell
phones. Everyone had a story to tell and it was really
fascinating to listen to them share their memories. I
thoroughly enjoyed sitting in on your class.”
Contact us about our
READ program connection, bringing therapy dogs into
libraries and classrooms, along with our programs.
Objective: help youngsters gain confidence and skills in
reading and creative writing, plus learn the importance of
kindness to animals. We are very pleased to be able to plan
programs that tie the goals of READ with our Pawprints goals
for young people.
Mark your calendars!
Come experience a sample
Memoir Writing Workshop by Ina.
Using Fiction in Memoir Writing -- No Kidding!
Northern California Independent
Gonna be in the Bay Area?
Plan to check out the Publishers' Association of Los Angeles booth
(PA-LA.org, an affiliate of PMA, national Publishers Marketing
Association), at the NCIBA, at the Oakland Convention Center.
Pawpress and Ina will be there holding the fort along with Gil
Sperry, Author, "Mariachi for Gringos."
10 am-6:00 pm
PLACE: West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
(click logo to find maps and more about the
day's exciting events, etc.)
Booth Readings Schedule.
Readings from Award Winning "Stories From The Heart,"
"Sensual Spirit," plus new, unpublished works
It's that time of year again! Come join us at
our booth 10:00-6:00* Hourly readings and book signings from 11-4
Booth #12F, and ....
appearing throughout the day at
WNBA BOOTH #9
With Pawpress authors
Chrystine Julian and
Laurel Shapiro. Audience
participation, "Murder by Laurel" and Dragon Flying with
Chrystine. Mini-memoir writing workshop by Ina.
Readings, Signings from "Pawprints," "How to Write Your
Memoirs," "Stories From the Heart," "Sensual Spirit."
Ina will be a
panelist on, "Reach for Your Dream: Prepare for
Publication the Professional Way."
Moderated by award winning author and book marketing
expert Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Other panelists include:
June Casagrande, Christopher Meeks, Elizabeth Pomeroy.
Of interest to any
professional who wants to increase profitability and
credibility. In the Writers' Pavilion
Ina will share
reading/signing time with Chrystine Julian
Pawpress Booth #12F
Readings and Signings from Ina's award winning
"Pawprints" and Chrystine's new Pawpress book, "Sensual
Spirit," called "Rapturous" by noted poet Gayle
With The Pawprints Players™
Readings will be from Pawpress's new books,
and our imprint's standards, and authors will be signing. You'll
also be meeting new authors whose works will be published in our
next "Stories From The Heart" volume:
Murders, Memoirs and Fairy Tales for Grownups™
Lively tales from the mild to the frisky!
Take a flying carpet ride with new Pawpress author
See why when you ride dragons, you fly!
If you haven't heard about ranunculuses, or Nose Fur,
now is the time.
Ina will also share some new, pre-publication pieces.
MORE Events, Programs, books
and goodies from Pawpress, Pawprints Writing Clubs and Ina
Don't miss the goodies in our online shop! Great fun
tees for all ages, even the family dog. And tools for
writers, including journals and mousepads.
Click the mug on your left!
FEMALES ON FIRE WOMEN'S MUSIC
DATE: SAT., AUGUST 25
TIMES: Festival is 10:00 am-6:00 pm.
PLACE: WOODLEY PARK, 6340 Woodley Avenue, Encino, CA
WHAT: A lively, exciting event celebrating and featuring
women in music and other arts. Live bands all day,
Spoken Word, Workshops. Special area for kids! It's
going to be a great day. Join us, even if you're of
another gender's persuasion! Ina at the Healing Arts
pavillion doing a "Write Yourself Sane!"™ workshop, and
at the poets' booth hosted by Pawpress author Chrystine
For more information on IWOSC, check out their website,
KCBS All News 740 program
Our recent appearance at the KCBS
Health and Wellness Event was wonderful fun. If you
missed it, you can still catch Ina at the
Dutton events, coming up soon! Catch new Pawpress
author Chrystine Julian, too, at WEHO. She'll be
reading from her remarkable book,