Friday, Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 25, 9-11 a.m., another DENVER PRESS CLUB BOOK SALE, with hundreds - nay, thousands - of books at incredibly low prices. This is a fundraiser for the DPC. So the club is accepting donations of books, CDs and videos for the next book sale. One note: For books, we can accept only ones that are in good shape, and we can't accept textbooks, magazines, computer books or encyclopedias. To arrange a pickup, call Dan Danbom at 303-722-1846
Saturday, Oct. 25, 8:45 a.m., at the Denver Woman's Press Club, 1325 Grant St., a seminar titled "Selling Your Nonfiction Ideas." The cost is $40 before Oct. 15, and $45 after. Enrollment is limited to 40 people.
- 8:45 a.m.: Check-in, coffee, networking.
- 9:00 a.m.: "Beyond Google: The Art of Research": Successful writers know that research doesn't start and end online. This seminar will discuss ways to get the best sources for every story.
- Speaker: Corinne Brown. A member of DWPC, Brown is the author of three books and many magazine articles. She is a staff writer for Persimmon Hill and a regular contributor to Western & English Today.
- 10:00 a.m.: "Turning a Critical Eye to Your Material." All writing demands gathering way more info than ever appears, deciding what to use and how best to craft the final product. This seminar will discuss the critical part of determining what's relevant and how best to deliver it.
Speaker: Mary Abel. Abel is the editor-in-chief of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles.
- 11:00 a.m.: "Answering the Questions": "Who cares?" and "Why now? The writer's job is to sell the editor or agent on an idea, which means first answering the two questions above. This seminar will address the ways to turn ideas - even age-old evergreen topics - into commodities that sell.
Speaker: Sally Stich. A member of DWPC, Stich is a 30-year veteran of writing for magazines-among them Time, Ladies Home Journal, Bottom Line - Women's Health - and was a contributing editor at Woman's Day for more than 10 years.
To reserve your place, send a check made payable to DWPC to Sidney Nelson, 15181 W. 62nd Way, Arvada, CO 80403For info: Contact Sally Stich 303-757-3765 SStich9083@aol.com
Thursday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m., GUEST BARTENDERS are Lisa Cutter, owner of Cutter Communications, and her daughter, Kendra, a fashion blogger who also writes for Dandizette Magazine. Their Guest Bartender tips will benefit Underwearness, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing new underwear to children in need. Please bring packages of kids' underwear for the cause.