Tulare Kings Writers will meet in the Blue Room of the Tulare County Public Library, 200 West Oak Avenue in Visalia, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 20.
Highlighting the meeting will be a presentation by Fresno-based author Cora J. Ramos, who will share her experience with small press publication. She a writer of short stories of mystery and suspense that have won awards and been included in the anthology Valley Fever: Where Murder is Contagious.
Her first novel, Dance the Dream Awake, is a romantic suspense story with supernatural elements set in present day that dips into a past Mayan life lived in the Yucatan around 900 A.D. Her second novel, Haiku Dance, is a romance set in Heian, Japan of 980 A.D., when the pillow books (like Tales of Genji) were written by the first women authors. It was published in May.
Cora is a trained artist and loves to paint for her own pleasure and to help design her own book covers. She keeps journals of her dreams, poems, and inspirations for paintings and stories.
Bring your business cards, fliers, etc. for the networking part of the meeting.
The following meeting, September 17, will feature a presentation by Marilyn Meredith on “Creating Memorable Characters.”
This meeting will be held at the Arts Consortium, 400 North Church Street in Visalia.
(Please note that the entrance is on School Avenue, and that this facility is different than Arts Visalia, the site of a few of our previous meetings.)
A representative of the Arts Consortium will be in attendance to talk about how writers’ can participate at Taste the Arts, which is scheduled for October 15. (Please visit www.artsconsortium.org/tastethearts for more information.)
We hope to see you on August 20. Happy writing!