C. Michael Bennis will discus the inspiring, funny, perplexing, insulting, provocative, and egotistical, albeit loving world of the creative process. "I might threaten your sex life, your marriage and your safe driving record. I might even entice you into the excitement and mystery of falling in love with your characters." The presentation is about writing fiction that gets out of control. "I plan to bridge the gap between hearing and listening, both to you and to others. The purpose is to identify creative tools that are so cool you will never fear writer's block. Be prepared to put on your mental track shoes. Know that you can do this. Then take a deep breath, and accept that once you start, there will be no going back."
Michael studied at Complutense University in Madrid, and graduated from the University of Colorado where he was part of the 1961 University of Colorado Big 8 Champion football team as well as the 1962 Orange Bowl squad. He also graduated from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which led to a career in international advertising, marketing and public relations.
He has written successful advertising copy, served as director of Communication for a major toy company, and authored four 90,000-word novels, with two published Romance Novels in circulation: Rules of Engagement (2009), and Signs of Destiny (2012).
Visit his website at: www.cmichaelbennis.com.
We have a wonderful new venue at the InnSuites at I-10 and St. Mary's. We will start at 11am and it will be $25 with registration ($30 at the door). Call in your reservations to 546-9382 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by the Wednesday prior (in this case, August 15).
Gayle Martin has been a storyteller since 2001, when she started doing living history presentations for the Arizona Historical Society Museum in Tempe. Her experiences in working with children inspired her to write Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: Luke and Jenny Visit Tombstone, in 2006. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was the first in her Luke and Jenny trilogy about two modern-day youngsters who travel back in time and experience the real history of the American West. Her children's books have won awards and have been endorsed by Marshall Trimble, the official Arizona state historian.
In 2011 Gayle switched gears and began writing adult romance novels under the name Marina Martindale. Her purpose is not only to tell an entertaining story, but to also delve into human psychology and try to gain more of an understanding of why people make the choices in life that they make. Her latest novel, The Reunion: a Tale of Love, Forgiveness and Redemption, has had five-star reviews from readers on Amazon—it seems their only criticisms are that they can't put the book down, and that the story had to come to an end. Read more at LukeandJennyBooks.com.
On Sunday, September 16, Gayle will present "Storycrafting 101." She will discuss how to create believable, three-dimensional characters and how to build and how to develop a plot line that will keep readers hooked.
You can check out Gayles books at marinamartindale.com and LukeandJennyBooks.com.
Again, our venue is at the InnSuites at I-10 and St. Mary's. We will start at 11am and it will be $25 with registration ($30 at the door). Call in your reservations to 546-9382 or e-mail email@example.com by Wednesday, September 12.
The Tucson City Center InnSuites Conference Suite Resort, 475 N. Granada Avenue, will be our meeting place for the next several months. Time will be the same—11 am to 2 pm., the third Sunday of the month.
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We'll be enjoying a great luncheon in restful, elegant surroundings at the same great price of $25 with RSVP by phone or email, and $30 at the door. (We ask that if you can't make it you call or email
SSA your cancellation within 24 hours prior. If you do not do this, we are charged for your lunch.) Watch your e-mail for further news blasts.
DIRECTIONS: 1) From the east follow Speedway to the light before I-10. Turn left on Main (Main becomes Granada), take Granada past St. Mary's then turn right into InnSuite's east entrance.
2) From I-10 take St. Mary's east. Turn right just before the light into the north entrance or keep going to the light at Granada then turn right, then right again into InnSuite's east entrance.