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Programs for writers! June 10-17, 2017

presented by California Writers Club members http://cwc-peninsula.org/

and the San Mateo County Fair Literary Stage https://sanmateocountyfair.com/literary-arts

 

San Mateo County Fair website:  https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/98-entertainment-stages/171-fine-arts-galleria

Map of Fair Grounds:   https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/visit/fair-info/grounds-map

 

2017 SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR (SMCF)

Look for LITERARY STAGE in FINE ARTS GALLERIA, EXPO HALL

Sunday, June 11, 2017 Mini Writers’ Conference

 

SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2017 SMCF LITERARY CONTESTANTS

12:30-1:00 pm  Contest Entrants read. Participants to be Announced.

SPOTLIGHT ON MENTORING

1:00-2:00 pm  “Use Core Themes to Rewrite Your Manuscript and Pitches” with

Theme Consultant and Writers’ Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Coach Teresa’s workbook will be available – Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW

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2:00-3:00 pm WANT TO WRITE A CHILDREN’S BOOK? And Get It Published? Award-winning authors Jill Diamond, Eric Lindstrom, JoAnne Stewart Wetzel and Caryn Yacowitz talk about picture books, middle grade novels & YA novels they have written and give tips on writing your own. Their publishers include Scholastic, Alfred A. Knopf, Little, Brown, plus Farrar Straus and Giroux. The authors’ books will be available.

3:00-4:00 pm Nora Profit, Founder of      Everything You Learned About Writing is a Lie: Here’s the Truth.

 

4:00-5:00 pm Ask the Editors: Nora Profit, Lisa Meltzer Penn, Laurel Anne Hill, Tory Hartmann and Audrey Kalman.

 

5:00-6:00 pm Private  Writing Consultations: Nora Profit, Lisa Meltzer Penn, Laurel Anne Hill, Tory Hartmann, Audrey Kalman, & Teresa LeYung-Ryan.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2017 SMCF LITERARY CONTESTANTS

6:00-7:00 pm  Panel of Contest Entrants. Participants to be Announced.

Well-known author and speaker Margie Yee Webb will serve as this panel’s moderator.  https://www.facebook.com/MargieYeeWebb

7:00-7:30 pm   Contest Entrants read. Participants to be Announced.

SEE YOU THERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan who teaches my clients (writers, artists) how to reach out, not stress out, before and after publication — identify themes in their intellectual properties and create scripts for pitches, query letters, press releases, talking-points, one-minute videos, photo slideshows, and the all-mighty blog. Please visit http://WritingCoachTeresa.com  and http://LoveMadeOfHeart.com/blog for resources.

The workbook:
Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW – print edition available at Laurel Book Store http://www.laurelbookstore.com in Oakland, CA and on Amazon – print edition and Kindle edition!

 

Dear Writers,

Do submit your work to writing contests run by reputable organizations. Do choose contest categories that match your genre or themes.

Congratulations to all the 2016 Literary Award winners  at the Literary Arts Stage at the San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo, California. To see the list of the many writing contests and the winnershttps://sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/literary-arts.  Bardi Rosman Koodrin (Literary Director, Fine Arts Galleria at the San Mateo County Fair) says: “Winning entries will be displayed during the County Fair June 11-19, 2016. Winners will receive prizes and will be published in our Carry the Light anthology published by Sand Hill Review Press.”

Each year, I, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, sponsor the “Immigrant Experience Writing Contest”

 DIVISION 358 – THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: SHORT STORY, ESSAY, OR MONOLOGUE

 This contest is to honor immigrants who struggle over language barriers, poverty, stigmas, and injustice. Your entry could be a firsthand account or a retelling of someone else’s experience. Show how your protagonist goes about pursuing what she/he wants while confronting antagonists (persons or circumstances); use authentic details to show protagonist’s recollection or attitude of “the old country”; foreshadow the core theme in the first paragraph. ELIGIBILITY:  Submit 1,500 word maximum unpublished short story, essay or monologue. Must have a title.

 

Sponsored by 22-Day Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan www.writingcoachTeresa.com

Love Made of Heart: a Daughter Finds Herself Through Witnessing Her Mother’s Mental Illness (novel); 

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days (workbook);

Talking to My Dead Mom Monologues;

 Coach Teresa’s Blog http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog

Judges’ comments to 2016 Winners of the “Immigrant Experience Writing Contest”:

1st Place: “A Little Water goes a Long Way” by Ellen Six

Poignant. Excellent show of theme – protagonist connecting with faraway relatives solely through letters sent to her mother. Story clearly shows “immigrant experience” from narrator’s point of view. Brava! Thank you for entering Immigrant Experience Writing Contest sponsored by Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan. http://WritingCoachTeresa.com  Judges: authors Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Luisa Adams

 2nd Place: “Immigrating to America, 1960” by Rosina Weiskopf

Nice job showing protagonist’s determination. Would have liked to hear her voice, know her name, whether she had previous waitressing experience, and what she looked like through dialogue. Engaging story. Thank you for entering Immigrant Experience Writing Contest. http://WritingCoachTeresa.com Judges: authors Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Luisa Adams

 Honorable Mention:  “Belly Dance” by Marcela Dickerson

Enticing hook – widow from Chile becomes newlywed in CA, U.S.A. However, help reader connect with protagonist even though she says she’s a sociable person and that she worked as an interpreter for the UN. Show her reactions to the TV programs and especially interaction with her husband. Stay with your enticing hook. Thank you for entering Immigrant Experience Writing Contest http://WritingCoachTeresa.com Judges: Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Luisa Adams

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Thank you, Bardi Rosman Koodrin (Literary Director, Fine Arts Galleria at the San Mateo County Fair), for helping me refine my contest description.

Thank you, Luisa Adams, for being co-judge this year 2016.

Thank you, Mary E. Knippel, Prof. Sheryl Fairchild, and Margie Yee Webb, for being co-judges in past years.

Sincerely,
Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan who says: “Rewrite with Theme, Submit to Writing Contests!”
Teresa LeYung-Ryan is the creator of:
·          For Theme’s Sake: Edit Your Own Manuscript Before Pitching to Agents or Self-Publishing·          Heroes,  Tricksters, and Villains – What Do These Archetypes Want in Your Story World?

·         . . .  and other workshops

·          “Help Your Fans Find YOU”

·          “Build & Retrofit Your Writer’s Platform”

·         . . .and other interactive presentations

·          Immigrant Experience Writing Contest

·          the trademark LOVE MADE OF HEART

 

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April 25, 2015

Writing Coach Teresa asks: “How do you hook your reader at the middle of your book?”

Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan here . . . recording notes . . .  energized from co-teaching with Mary E. Knippel today – Day 2 of “For Theme’s Sake: Edit Your Own Manuscript Before Pitching or Self-Publishing”.

Our students / hardworking authors supplied plenty of inspiration for their own protagonists as well as for fellow-classmates.

Today we focused on the middle of everyone’s manuscripts. Why the middle?

Before I take on the role of the writer, I put on my reader’s hat.  For me, reading a book is like going for a hike on a trail that I’ve never been on before.  By looking at the signs at the trailhead, I know how long I would have to walk in order to get to the end . . .  just as I know how many hours it would take to read a book by seeing the page count.

That hike I’ve started – the sign posts on the first half of the trail are clear and helpful. I know that if I follow the arrows, I will reach the end, and feel great as I always do after a “good” long walk.

I’ve started reading a book. The author hooks me from page one – sometimes that hook is the narrator’s voice/language, other times it’s the subject matter (a topic that I do relate to or one that I would like to know more about).  By page 5 (oftentimes, even sooner) I know what the main character/protagonist wants or needs, and, I want to see what’s going to happen next. So I turn the page.  I am in the story world.

The author had planted “sign posts” to guide me. Those sign posts are called “themes”.

By the middle of the book, that core theme/sign post better be there.  If the story has stopped hooking me, I will put the book down and probably not open it again.  (On my hike, if at midpoint the trail seems to have disappeared, the marker has fallen off its post, and I’m all alone  . . .  do I continue on? By the way, I am not interested in getting lost today. My dinner awaits me at home.)

Such is the task for an author – how to guide the reader with that core theme, scene after scene.

To the dear authors in our class,

That big sheet of paper that Mary gave you today?  Tape the class handouts from Day 1 and Day 2 onto that sheet. Look at those aids every time you meet with your protagonist.  And, ask your protagonist these questions:   “Where are you today on your Hero’s Journey?”  “What do you want ? … in this scene.”

Speaking of “scene” –

Writing Coach Teresa says: “A scene is a compilation of paragraphs that creates a “movie” in the Reader’s mind.  Which means:  action, dialogue, sensory details, and authentic details.

A sequence of scenes guides the Reader in your Story World, and, is a vehicle to show the Hero’s/Protagonist’s transformation.  Go into scene whenever you want to show us what your protagonist is made of.

In real life, if someone says “I’ve changed. Take my word for it.”  . . .  wouldn’t you be thinking . . .  Hmm….    I’ll believe it when I see it.  Instead of telling us how your protagonist has grown, show us through scene, not through summaries.

Summary cannot spark the same emotional responses as a scene would . . . because summary either recaps what has happened or jumps over time in order to get to the next scene.

I recommend:

* Martha Engber’s book on how to write scenes
* Christopher Vogler’s book The Writer’s Journey (about Hero’s Journey and Archetypes)
* all books by Martha Alderson on plotting
* your rereading your favorite book and studying that author’s techniques

The fabulous authors in our class have mighty themes:

* make my own decisions and change my circumstances (author of YA science fiction)

* move on with my life in spite of unanswered questions and a broken heart (author of women’s fiction)

* speaking my truth transforms shame into courage and forgiveness (author of memoir)

* embracing my past and loving myself feed my spirit as well as my marriage’s spirit (Diana Lynn, author of women’s fiction)

Their readers will surely stick by their protagonists and be there at the end of the book.

Cheering for YOU!

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

on behalf of

“For Theme’s Sake” teachers Teresa LeYung-Ryan & Mary E. Knippel

May 2, 2015 Teresa LeYung-Ryan ( Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days – workbook; Love Made of Heart: a Daughter, a Mother, a Journey Through Mental Illness – novel) celebrates Independent Bookstore Day / California Bookstore Day  with other local authors at Laurel Book Store, Oakland, CA  http://WritingCoachTeresa.com  and http://www.laurelbookstore.com

Saturday June 6
Teresa LeYung-Ryan (Fanbase-Building Coach and “Immigrant Experience Writing Contest” sponsor) joins California Writers Club colleagues for Writing Contest Awards Ceremony and Writers Helping Writers Through Mentoring;

June 13, 2015  for Authors Day

June 6 and June 13, 2015  at Literary Stage, Fine Arts Galleria, San Mateo County Fair (Cheers to Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Boris Koodrin, Laurel Anne Hill, David Hirzel, Margie Yee Webb, Wini McCaffrey, et al)  http://WritingCoachTeresa.com http://cwc-peninsula.org/fair.html


 

 

 

 

May you have nourishing foods, clean and safe environment, and abundant energy for whatever creative and joyful work you do to make this world a nice place.

Writers,

Here are opportunities for you to continue polishing your writing and building your platform and fanbase. I will be updating my events page

http://lovemadeofheart.com/Teresa-LeYung-Ryan%27s-Events.html

 

Thanks to Literary Director Bardi Rosman Koodrin and Fine Arts Director Boris Koodrin at San Mateo County Fair and members of California Writers Club, a variety of programs for writers and readers will be presented before and during fair dates June 6 – 14, 2015 at the Literary  Stage.

Author and Manuscript Consultant/Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan is proud to sponsor her writing contest:

DIVISION 332 – THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: NOVEL, MEMOIR, BIOGRAPHY, SHORT STORY, ESSAY OR MONOLOGUE

Contest deadline is April 1, 2015.  Submission guidelines for Teresa’s contest and other writing contests will soon be posted on https://sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/literary-arts  and http://carrythelight2013.wordpress.com

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 SFWC logo

 Teresa LeYung-Ryan is a perennial presenter at the

San Francisco Writers Conference

February 12-15, 2015; plus pre-conference classes on Feb. 12 and post-conference classes on Feb. 16, 2015

http://sfwriters.org

Coach Teresa says: “I cheer for Co-Founders & Co-Directors Michael Larsen & Elizabeth Pomada, entire SFWC Team, and everyone associated with the conference that celebrates craft, commerce and community.”

Thursday February 12, 2015 at SFWC

4:45-5:45pm

MAKING YOUR WORK REJECTION PROOF: Advice from Freelance Editors         

Nina Amir, David Colin Carr, Tanya Egan Gibson, Stuart Horwitz, David Landau, Heather Lazare, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Mary Rakow, Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, Annie Tucker, Ricky Weisbroth. Moderator: Mary E. Knippel                                                

(At the end of the session, you can sign up for a free consultation.)

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California Writers Club logo

 Sunday, March 22 (NOT March 28), 2015, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Marin Branch of California Writers Club meets at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera, CA    $5 members; $10 nonmembers. All are welcome.

  http://www.cwcmarinwriters.com  

 Guest Speaker Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan   (author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days) will present: “Build / Fortify Your Platform to Attract More Fans Before & After Publication”

Interactive presentation for fiction and nonfiction authors; for before and after publication

Coach Teresa says: “Reach out, not stress out.”

Subscribe to Coach Teresa’s blog now. Watch her interview on CBS “Bay Sunday” Show. Start by going to http://writingcoachTeresa.com

 

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Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s 2015 New Year Wishes for Writers,

May you have nourishing foods, clean and safe environment, and abundant energy for whatever creative and joyful work you do to make this world a nice place.

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Teresa LeYung-Ryan is “Platform & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa” and Manuscript Consultant and  . . .

author of:

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW (workbook)

Love Made of Heart: a Mother’s Mental Illness Forges Forgiveness in Daughter Ruby (novel used by college professors)

Coach Teresa’s Blog at http://writingcoachTeresa.com  and

creator of:

“Talking to My Dead Mom” (monologues)

“Immigrant Experience Writing Contest”  and

past officer of Women’s National Book Association-SF Chapter

past president of California Writers Club-SF Peninsula Branch

recipient of the Jack London Award for outstanding service

 

 

 

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Bardi Rosman Koodrin welcomes audience to Literary Arts stage San Mateo County Fair

Look at the many writing contests offered through the Literary Arts Division of the San Mateo County Fair!  Go to https://sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2014/literary_arts_14.pdf  and review rules and guidelines carefully.    All entries due April 1, 2014 by 5pm Pacific Standard Time

Entry Fees: $10.00 per entry       NO MAXIMUM ENTRY FEE

Cheers to BARDI ROSMAN KOODRIN Literary Director and everyone participating!

Writing Contests through the Literary Arts Division of the San Mateo County Fair include “Immigrant Experience Writing Contest” !

LITERARY ARTS 68 DIVISION 332
THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: NOVEL, MEMOIR, SHORT STORY, OR MONOLOGUE
Sponsored by 22 Day Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
Author of Love Made of Heart;  Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days; “Answer Me Now”
AWARDS OFFERED
1st Place $100 Rosette
2nd Place $50 Rosette
3rd Place $25 Rosette
This contest is to honor immigrants who triumph over stigmas and injustice. Your entry could be a firsthand account or a retelling of someone else’s experience. Please study your genre by rereading your favorite authors’ works. Show what your protagonist wants; use authentic details; foreshadow core themes.
Eligibility: Submit first 1,500 words of your unpublished novel, memoir, or biography (no synopsis or prologue please) or a 1,500 word unpublished short story, essay or monologue.
CLASS: 1. Immigrant Experience

For a list of all writing contests, please go to: https://sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2014/literary_arts_14.pdf

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung-Ryan   aka  22-Day Coach Teresa helps clients identify their themes and archetypes; she is the author of:

Love Made of Heart: a Mother’s Mental Illness Forges Forgiveness in Daughter Ruby (novel used in college courses)

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW (workbook for all genres),

“Talking to My Dead Mom” monologues

Coach Teresa’s website http://writingcoachTeresa.com

To subscribe to Coach Teresa’s Blog , please click here.

Look for fun events at the 2013 Literary Arts Stage, Fine Arts Galleria (area #4 on Fair Map), Expo Hall, at the San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo, CA  General Info on the San Mateo County Fair

Bardi Rosman KoodrinLiterary Director

Bardi Rosman Koodrin

Literary Events Schedule June 8-15, 2013

 

Events hosted by the SF/Peninsula Branch of the California Writers Club 
Click to download

https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/fair-info/fair-info/getting-here street map of the area

https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/fair-info/fair-info/grounds-map  Look for space #4 which is Fine Arts Galleria in the building on right side of this map; once you’re in the Fine Arts Galleria, look for the Literary Arts stage and California Writers Club members!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

  • 12-1pm – Carry the Light anthology book sale
  • 12:30pm – Copus, a spoken word rap/jazz/fusion band
  • 1-2pm – Welcome Supervisors Warren Slocum and Carole Groom as they announce the first ever San Mateo County Poet Laureate opportunity — a  2-year appointed position for a poet living and creating in San Mateo County! We’ll celebrate with poetry readings and more music from Copus
  • 2-3:30pm – Carry the Light anthology launch and gigantic autograph party - Learn More
  • 4:00-5:00pm – “Editing Your Writing” workshop with Bay Area Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-RyanLearn More
  • 5-6:45pm – Carry the Light Winners’ Circle: first place contest winners (including Margaret Davis, Sue Barizon, Maria Elena Barr, Bernadine Fornesi) will present their submissions - Learn More

Sunday, June 9, 2013

  • 2-3pm – E-Book Workshop Panel moderated by Laurel Anne Hill with Beth Barany, Sandra Saidak, Troy Paiva, and Max Tomlinson - Learn More
  • 3-4pm – Sand Hill Review Press: Why We Write with Tory Hartmann, Marty Sorensen, Jim Hanna, Lisa Meltzer Penn, Mary Burns, and Elise Frances Miller - Learn More
  • 4-5pm – “Pitching and Query Letters” panel with Laurel Anne Hill, Beth Barany, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Tory Hartmann, and Audrey Kalman - Learn More
  • 5-6pm – First Page Writing Evaluation Sessions: Bring your first page of story or novel for expert critique – Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Laurel Anne Hill, Tory Hartmann, and Audrey Kalman.  NOTE: those who attend Coach Teresa’s Saturday June 8, 4:00pm “Editing Your Writing” workshop will go to the top of the sign-up sheet! Learn More
  • 6-7pm – Carry the Light Winners’ Circle: contest winners will present their submissions - Learn More

 Monday, June 10, 2013

2-3pm Laurel Anne Hill: Build  Your Own  Space Alien (A craft project  for children of  all ages)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

2-3:30pm  Writer’s Journey Workshop:  Darlene Frank

4-5:00pm Wise Women Elder Poets Panel: Jo Carpignano, Ida J. Lewenstein, Ollie Welch. Host: Darlene Frank

5-6:00pm  Three Short Plays –  by Ollie May Trost Welch, Dave Hirzel, Teresa LeYung-Ryan. Host:  Darlene Frank

6-7:00pm  David Hirzel book launch –  Hold Fast

7-8:00pm  Gus Tjaard book  event – Wind  Jamming to China

Wednesday June 12, 2013 – Fault Zone Anthology Reading

7-9pm – Literary Stage in The Fine Arts Galleria, Expo Hall - click here for more details
Fault Zone Authors
Watch The Fault Zone Video

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Frank A Saunders
David Hirzel
Pacifica Poetry
6:30-7pm - Anna Boothe presents: Job Hunting That Works!

Friday, June 14, 2013
Author Presentation by Cheryl & Ellis Levinson
Author Presentation by Minauti Dave, Len Hodgeman & Lois Young

Saturday, June 15, 2013

1-2pm Author Presentation by Ines Villafane-Leon - Learn More
2-4pm Author Book Day Signing - Learn More  line-up of authors below
4-5pm How to Podcast & Create Book Trailers - Learn More
5-6pm Let’s Talk Steampunk! Writing Workshop by Laurel Anne Hill - Learn More

Saturday June 15, 2013, 2:00 to 4:00 pm –  Chat with Bay Area Authors

They’ll gladly sign your book purchases for you! The Literary Stage in the Fine Arts Galleria, Expo Hall.

Audrey Kalman (PDF Bio)
Cheryl & Ellis Levinson (PDF Bio)
David Hirzel (PDF Bio)
Emerian Rich (PDF Bio)
Ezra Barany (PDF Bio)
Frank Saunders (PDF Bio)
Ines Villafane (PDF Bio)
Jon Cory (PDF Bio)
Latoya Ward (PDF Bio)
Lauren Anne Hill (PDF Bio)
Len Hodgeman (PDF Bio)
Lois Young (PDF Bio)
Mary Burns (PDF Bio)
Max Tomlinson (PDF Bio)
Minauti Dave (PDF Bio)
Sumiko Saulson (PDF Bio)
Tina Gibson (PDF Bio)
Virigina Thompson (PDF Bio)
Winifred McCaffrey (PDF Bio)

Bardi Rosman Koodrin Interview with Arts In the Valley - Listen Here

Meet The Writers Behind Our Sponsored Contests:

Teresa LeYung-Ryan (bio)
Frank Kahren (bio)
Laurel Anne Hill (bio)

100 Artists for Literacy Benefit - View More Info

How to Submit and Entry into a Literary Contest - View Here

Download the complete Literary Arts Galleria Book - Download Here

Phillip’s Wild African Predators and Prey - Click For More Info

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Sincerely,

 

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

author of:

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW (the workbook)

Love Made of Heart (the mother-daughter novel used in college composition classes; book is archived at the San Francisco History Center)

Answer Me Now  (the award-winning short play)

and speeches advocating mental health and end violence against women and children

Click here for a list of Coach Teresa’s event.

http://writingcoachTeresa.com  for more resources.

Coach Teresa says: “Wear the dual hats of writer and promoter. Reach out, not stress out.”

                                                                       Thank you, California Writers Club Member Eileen Shaine, for asking me to broadcast these writing contests!

 http://www.fcwriterscontest.org

Sponsored by the City of Foster City Parks and Recreation Department


Contest Fee: $10 per entry
First Place: $250; Second Place: $100

Prizes to be awarded in the following three categories:

FICTION: Personal experiences developed as fiction, have proven to be popular favorites in this category. Not to exceed 3000 words in length.

PERSONAL ESSAY: A personal essay should reflect the writer’s personal outlook on life as gained through personal experience but it must not be an editorial/opinion piece, a proposal to solve an existing geopolitical problem or a dogmatic expression of opinion. Stories in these categories may be written in any narrative point of view, and must not exceed 3000 words in length.

POETRY: Submissions to the Poetry category may be rhymed, metered or free verse on any topic desired by the writer. Poems may be written in any narrative point of view. Typed manuscripts must use double-spacing between lines, quadruple-spacing between stanzas and must not exceed 500 words or two double-spaced pages using a 12 point font.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION GUIDELINES:

Manuscripts must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. They must be double spaced on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper with the pages numbered at the top right hand corner. Contestant’s name must not appear on the manuscript. No graphics or illustrations on manuscripts, please. Judges reserve the right to place manuscripts in more appropriate categories. Manuscripts not conforming to said guidelines will be reviewed only at the judging staff’s discretion. Contest judges are not eligible to participate in this contest.

ENTRY FORMS AND FEES:
Entry forms can be obtained either online at the website or by sending a request to the contest email address: <fostercity_writers@yahoo.com> or send a request for an entry form along with a self addressed, stamped envelope to the City of Foster City address (seen below).

A non-refundable entry fee of $10 must be submitted for each entry, made payable to “City of Foster City.” If submitting multiple entries, please remit only one check. International entrants (including those from Canada and Mexico) must submit an international money order in US funds. No credit card payments. Mail your completed entry form and manuscript to:

Foster City International Writers’ Contest
c/o Foster City Parks and Recreation Department
650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404 USA

ONLINE ENTRY SUBMISSION:
Please send manuscript as an attachment (RTF, Word [DOC], PDF, or TXT format) to <fostercity_writers@yahoo.com>. In the email subject line include: Writer’s Contest Entry, Category and your name. Please retain copies of manuscripts as they cannot be returned. Please mail the check along with your completed entry form to Foster City Parks and Recreation.

DEADLINES AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS:
Manuscripts will be accepted through September 13, 2013 (postmarks accepted). Manuscripts without fees will not be accepted. Only winners will be notified. Each winner must provide a social security number or the equivalent in order to receive the cash prize. For any general contest information please call: 650.349.0388.

 

Cheers to all contestants and contest creators and sponsors!

Before you send off your submission . . .  if you’re near San Mateo, CA, please attend my editing workshop on June 8, 2013 on the Literary Arts Stage in the Fine Arts Galleria at the San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo, CA – click here for more info.

Edit Your Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction and Prescriptive Nonfiction with Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa

22-Day Writers’ Platform & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says:

“Build your writer’s platform and work on the craft, simultaneously with ease.  I’m cheering for you!”

http://writingcoachteresa.com  for Coach Teresa’s list of events; see how she helps her clients.

http://www.facebook.com/Teresa.LeYung.Ryan

 

Coach Teresa’s Third Year Sponsoring “The Immigrant Experience” Writing Contest

I remember feeling hopeful when I entered the first five pages of my novel to the Jack London Writers Conference Writing Contest 1997 and the thrill when I heard my name announced as a winner. That recognition gave me confidence when I wrote query letters to literary agents. That manuscript became Love Made of Heart (published in October 2002).

So, when Bardi Rosman Koodrin (Literary Director of the Fine Arts Galleria at San Mateo County Fair) asked me to sponsor a writing contest, I had to say “Yes!”

Other sponsors said “Yes!” too.  For information about all the contests, please click on the headline below for my March 7, 2013 post:

Writing Contests – Novel, Memoir, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Short Story, Mystery, Essay, Poetry, Monologue, Children’s Novel, and More !

The deadline for all literary contests, including the NDNU scholarship opportunity as well as the two book cover art contests, is Monday April 1, 2013 at 5:00pm California time, no exceptions. $10 per entry.

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THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: NOVEL, MEMOIR, SHORT STORY, OR MONOLOGUE
Sponsored by writing coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
Author of Love Made of Heart  (novel)
and
Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days (workbook)
AWARDS OFFERED
1st Place $100 Rosette
2nd Place $50 Rosette
  3rd Place $25 Rosette
 This contest is to honor immigrants who triumph over stigmas and injustice. Your entry could be a firsthand account or a retelling of someone else’s experience. Please study your genre by re-reading your favorite author’s works.
Eligibility:
 Submit first 1,500 words of your unpublished
 novel, memoir, or biography
 (no synopsis or prologue please) or
a <1,500 word unpublished short story, essay or monologue.
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Thank you, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, all sponsors, members of California Writers Club, and, of course the folks at San Mateo County Fair! Good luck to all contestants!

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cheering for you!

Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cares about helping fiction and nonfiction writers build their platforms and work on their craft simultaneously with ease.  She says: “Wear the dual hats as promoter and writer and be happily published. Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”

 

 

Coach Teresa here . . . sharing an exciting announcement from Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Literary Director of the Fine Arts Galleria at the San Mateo County Fair.

Writing Contests – Novel, Memoir, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Short Story, Mystery, Essay, Poetry, Monologue, Children’s Novel, and more !

Hi everyone,

The deadline for all literary contests, including the NDNU scholarship opportunity as well as the two book cover art contests, is Monday April 1, 2013 at 5:00pm California time, no exceptions.  ALERT:  Ignore the deadline date of May 8 on the entry form; all literary contests are due APRIL 1!

List and descriptions of contests and rules: https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2013/literary_13.pdf

How to submit your entries: https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2013/literary_submit.pdf

We’re offering several new contests, and the NDNU scholarship opportunity is now open to any full-time student, so make sure you read all the material.  Just like last year, we require a two-step entry process:

1)   you must register and pay for each entry through the online process www.sanmateocountyfair.com Click on [Contests] tab, then click on Entry form. $10 per entry.  April 1st (not May 8th) for Literary Arts Contests.

2)   email each submission separately to literary@smeventcenter.com so we can publish our second volume of the Carry the Light anthology.  You can also send questions to that email address.

We look forward to receiving your literary submissions to the 2013 San Mateo County Fair.  Check back soon to see all of our free “events within the event” that will be offered on the literary stage throughout the fair June 8-16, 2013 at www.sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/literary-arts

Good luck with the contests and I look forward to seeing all of you at the 2013 Fair!

Best,

Bardi Rosman Koodrin

Literary Director of the Fine Arts Galleria

San Mateo County Fair

 

Yours truly is sponsoring:

DIVISION 328
THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: NOVEL, MEMOIR, SHORT STORY, OR MONOLOGUE
Sponsored by writing coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
Author of Love Made of Heart  (novel)
and
Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days (workbook)

Thank you, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, all sponsors, members of California Writers Club, and, of course the folks at San Mateo County Fair! Good luck to all contestants!

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cheering for you!

Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cares about helping fiction and nonfiction writers build their platforms and work on their craft simultaneously with ease.  She says: “Wear the dual hats as promoter and writer and be happily published. Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”

http://writingcoachTeresa.com

Coach Teresa’s June and July 2012

Dear Writers,

If you’re in northern California, or if you have writer-friends in the area . . .  please come by and see me . . .

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Listen to Bardi Rosman Koodrin with “Arts In the Valley” Radio Show Host Kim McMillon: http://artsinthevalley.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/san-mateo-fair.mp3

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 5:00-6:00pm 3 playwrights at the San Mateo County Fair in California

the Literary Arts stage area in the Fine Arts Department at the fair.

https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/ The fair runs from June 9 – 17, 2012.

Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Ollie Mae Trost Welch, David Hirzel (author interviews by Darlene Frank and audience Q&A after the plays are read)

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Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:00-4:00pm Authors Day at the San Mateo County Fair in California.

the Literary Arts stage area in the Fine Arts Department at the fair.

Meet Teresa LeYung-Ryan (author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW and Love Made of Heart and  Answer Me Now – her short play) and her colleagues at California Writers Club.

https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/ The fair runs from June 9 – 17, 2012.

Writing Contest winning entries will be displayed in the Literary Arts area; Teresa LeYung-Ryan sponsored the 2nd annual Immigrant Experience Writing Contest. Good luck to all contestants!

Bardi Rosman Koodrin brought literary arts to the county fair 4 years ago.

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For all events sponsored by California Writers Club – San Francisco Peninsula Branch please go to: http://www.cwc-peninsula.org/

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June 29, 30; July 1, 2012

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/coach-teresa-leyung-ryan-having-the-time-of-her-life-as-playwright/

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s 10-minute monologue Answer Me Now (middle-aged woman asks her dead mother a question) is one of nine winning-plays to be produced by Redwood Writers & 6th Street Playhouse Play Festival.

2012 Performance Dates:

  • June 29 – 8:00 PM
  • June 30 – 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
  • July 1  – 2:00 PM

6th Street Playhouse – Studio Theater – Santa Rosa, CA
All Tickets: $16.00 – purchase by phone  (707) 523-4185 ext 1 or online

 

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For all events sponsored by California Writers Club – Redwood Branch – please go to: www.redwoodwriters.org

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Monday, July 9, 2012,  6:00pm - 7:00pm
Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA  94111

Teresa LeYung-Ryan interviews Carol Sheldon (author of Mother Lode)

Left Coast Writers honors Carol Sheldon !

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Saturday  July 14, 2012, noon – 2:00pm at Oakland Public Library – Rockridge Branch, 5366 College Avenue, Oakland, CA

Join playwright, and radio host Kim McMillon  for the free Writers’ workshop Writers on Writing.” Award-winning Australian author and journalist Stephanie Dale will help authors find their inner voice as writers. Teresa LeYung-Ryan will speak on creating your writing platform and building your brand as a writer.  Poet and composer Judith Cody discusses how to write for and publish an anthology; author and columnist Yolande Barial will demonstrate the importance of finding your passion, while author an educator Joan Gelfand will deconstruct the process of getting published. This workshop is for writers with a desire to find their voice, write, and promote their work. A reception and book-signing will follow the presentation.

 

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Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

http://writingcoachteresa.com

Teresa LeYung-Ryan helps clients identify themes, universal archetypes, front-story and back-story in their manuscripts.

As author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW, she says: “Make your name synonymous with the issues you write about.”

Teresa has built her own platform happily; her novel Love Made of Heart and her short play Answer Me Now carry the theme closest to her heart: mother-daughter relationship.

Teresa created the annual “Immigrant Experience Writing Contest” and cheers for all contestants.

http://writingcoachteresa.com  for her Blog, events, and other resources.

 

 

 

 

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