September 2014 Program meeting_flipSD/PEN conducts Program Meetings on the third Thursday of every other month at 6:30  pm. Program Meetings feature special guest speakers or panelists who discuss a variety of topics pertinent to editors, writers, and freelancers.

SD/PEN also periodically hosts special Networking Events, including our annual holiday party.

In addition, SD/PEN presents one or two Workshops each year that offer in-depth and often hands-on instruction in different topics, from grammar to web technology.

Click on the event listings below for more information.

Note: program topics and presenters are subject to change.

Publishing with a Purpose @ SD County Health Services Complex
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
PicWith the ever-changing publishing industry, bringing a book to market has never been more accessible or more confusing. Jared Kuritz will educate editors on the various publishing options, how each works, and how to determine which method is right for you or your client.
Jared Kuritz has been an active part of the publishing landscape for nearly two decades. He is a managing partner of STRATEGIES, a firm that focuses on literary development, publishing, business modeling, marketing, and public relations for traditional, small press, and self-published authors of all genres at any stage of their writing, publishing and promotional journey. Jared is also the director of the 17th annual La Jolla Writers Conference—an interactive and intimate, three-day immersion dedicated to teaching authors about the art, craft, and business of writing. Jared and his firm also manage NightStand Press, a publishing house dedicated to bringing excellent books to the marketplace. Jared frequently teaches on publishing, business development for authors, and PR and marketing at UCSD, BEA, APSS and Publishing University.