Events

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.

Nov
16
Thu
The ABCs of LGBT Language for Writers and Editors @ SD County Health Services Complex
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

JanetFWilliamsAn abundance of LGBT writing, themes, and content has emerged on the popular scene along with an expanded vocabulary. Our presenter Janet Williams will teach writers and editors about the fast-changing LGBT-related dos and don’ts for fiction and non-fiction markets, including the proper use of pronouns, how to smooth out same-sex sex scenes, and using LGBT lingo. She will also discuss of LGBT archetypes.

Writer/editor Janet F. Williams is owner of gooddaymedia.com and author of You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get, a Kirkus top 10 book of the year. She has written articles and op-eds of interest for local and national LGBT markets, and writes lesbian romance under the pen name Zoe Amos. For more information, visit janetfwilliams.com.

Dec
7
Thu
SD/PEN Annual Holiday Party 2017 @ SD County Health Services Complex
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

JackieEstrada&CoCelebrate the holidays with fellow editors at our final event of the year! The annual holiday party and networking event is the perfect time to learn about potential work opportunities for the new year, add new friends to your referral network, and share your success stories.

The evening’s festivities will include a buffet dinner, delicious desserts, interactive games, door prizes, and the end-of-year grand prize drawing! (You can’t win if you don’t attend.)

RSVP by commenting below no later than
Tuesday, December 5

Cost: Free to SD/PEN members; $10.00 for nonmembers

You are welcome to show off your baking skills by bringing a dessert to share!