A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support!
Curated by Thais Derich, a writing coach and author of forthcoming memoir, SECOND CHANCE, we discuss our writing goals; we offer our individual wisdom; we invite special guests to talk about their writing process; we come together in community and support one another.
Past guests have included Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS.
After this gathering, we continue to cheer each other on while writing at The Hivery, attending other Hivery community events, workshops and participating in our online forums. Come join us!
At the writer's circle this month, special guest, Angie Powers, will be talking about key techniques in story development for any narrative project. She uses screenplay strategies for book writing.
Angie Powers teaches Story Development and Book in a Year at BookWritingWorld.com. She has an M.F.A. in English and Creative Writing from Mills College, where she won the Amanda Davis Thesis Award for her novel, The Blessed. She also has a Certificate in Screenwriting from the Professional Programs at UCLA. She is the co-director and co-writer of the short Little Mutinies (distributed by Frameline and an official selection of the Palm Springs International Short Fest) and was a quarter-finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship and at Blue Cat Screenplay Competition for the full-length screenplay of Little Mutinies. She’s twice made it into the second round of consideration for Sundance Labs and was a Cinestory semi-finalist. She also wrote and directed the shorts Hot Date and The Truth About Love and Panic, both of which premiered at Frameline. Her short story, “Brave Bear,” was published at by Knee Jerk magazine. She is completing a short, Small Town Queero, and preparing to shoot her first feature film in 2017.