SD/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.
An 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.