Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Women's History Month

ZOVA is excited about March for a dozen different reasons, but in large measure because it's Women's History Month. Every Saturday during the month of March, we're partnering with the Ovitt Family Community Library in Ontario, California, to give a series of presentations and workshops on writing for the community. You can find the full schedule of events on their website, but we'll break it down for you a bit right here and give you updates throughout the month.

This Saturday features publisher Molly Lewis as she discusses the publishing industry and what it looks like to bring a book from manuscript to print and from print into the hands of readers. Joining her is author Jeff Sherratt, past board member of Sisters in Crime, Los Angeles, an organization dedicated to achieving gender equality in the book industry. Jeff will be discussing his own works, along with the challenges that both men and women face as writers.

The following weeks will feature author Teresa Burrell, discussing legal suspense, Jenny Bellington on fantasy and science fiction, and renowned mystery novelist Michele Scott - on mystery, women's fiction, and the life of the writer. Each author comes at the industry from widely different perspectives, and each will offer something unique for both readers and writers alike. Book sales during these events will benefit the library, so be sure to bring as many eager readers as you can stuff in your car and join us every Saturday throughout the month of March to honor the written word and women writers.

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