Program Meetings

May 2015 Program Meeting_Jane StarrettSD/PEN conducts Program Meetings on the third Thursday of every other month at 6:30 pm.

Program Meetings include featured speakers or panelists, announcements, updates, and, of course, time for networking.

Meetings are free for SD/PEN members and $10 for nonmembers.

Whether you are a member or not, take this opportunity to attend the next SD/PEN Program Meeting and network with professional editors.

Click on the Program Meeting listings below for more information and the "Read more" button for meeting location details.

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.