News & Events
WINTER CREATIVE WRITING SATURDAY RETREAT ON LUMMI ISLAND IN WASHINGTON STATE
Date: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
Time: 11:15am to 5:00pm
Where: REC Retreats
3854 Centerview Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262
Phone: (360) 220-8783
Event listing: http://www.recretreats.com/event/creative-writing-workshop/
How does a writer create? Inspiration is all around us, if one would only stop, look and listen. Internationally known multi-genre fiction author and anthology editor Mitzi Szereto will help lay the groundwork for writers and aspiring writers seeking to unlock their creativity, providing a hands-on approach to finding inspiration and channeling that inspiration into structured pieces of writing. Conducted in a supportive workshop environment, you’ll be given a variety of writing exercises, working individually and in teams, with plenty of opportunity to share your writing in a relaxed setting. By the end of the day, you’ll have plenty of new ideas and enough material to use as jumping-off points for one or more finished pieces.
A delicious gourmet lunch will be provided, along with wine and conversation by the fireplace at the end of the day. Get creative in this beautiful and cozy setting. Relax, experiment, enjoy!
Open to all levels of writers. Please remember to bring a notebook, laptop or tablet.
Located in northwest Washington State, Lummi Island is convenient to the Canadian border and a short ferry ride from the mainland (round trip with car: $13). For ferry schedule, visit: http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/562/Ferry-Schedule
For those wishing to stay overnight, accommodations can be arranged with REC Retreats.
COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION: Please bring one children’s picture book. This will be donated to the Lummi Nation Head Start program which endeavors to strengthen, educate and empower children, families and community members through culturally-enriched education programs.
SOME PAST EVENTS
BOOK SIGNING IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Please join Mitzi Szereto for a special book signing at The Tattered Page in Mount Vernon, WA. She will be appearing as part of “Ladies’ Night Out” sponsored by the Mount Vernon Downtown Association. Some of the titles available during the evening include The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray; Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts; Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire; Darker Edge of Desire: Gothic Tales of Romance; Red Velvet and Absinthe; In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales; Getting Even: Revenge Stories; and The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles cozy mystery/satire series (co-authored with Teddy Tedaloo).
Date: Thurs. Nov. 17, 2016
The Tattered Page is located in historic downtown Mount Vernon at 514 South First Street.
Phone: (360) 419-7278.
WATERFRONT BOOK FESTIVAL (PUGET SOUND)
Where: Port Gardner Landing; Everett, Washington
Date: Sun. Aug. 28, 2016
Author book signing with Mitzi Szereto (who will be sharing a table with her co-author celebrity bear Teddy Tedaloo).
JUMP-START THE CREATIVE PROCESS WITH AUTHOR MITZI SZERETO (a writing workshop)
Please join internationally known multi-genre fiction author and anthology editor Mitzi Szereto for a fun writing workshop held at a working organic lavender farm in beautiful northwestern Washington State. Whether you need help getting started on that novel or find yourself stuck midstream or just want to try something new, this workshop is sure to stimulate your creativity and send you home with lots of new ideas. To help you achieve your goals, you’ll be given a variety of writing exercises, working individually and in teams, with plenty of opportunity to share your writing in a relaxed and supportive setting. To keep those creative juices flowing, a light brunch will also be provided. Don’t forget to bring your notebook and pen or a laptop to work on. Open to writers from beginning to advanced.
Date: Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Where: Red Barn Lavender in Ferndale WA (Whatcom County)
Cost: USD $79 per person (includes brunch)
(Payments can be made by phone or mailed in.)
To reserve a space, contact:
Red Barn Lavender
3106 Thornton Road
Ferndale, WA 98248
AUTHOR READING AND BOOK SIGNING IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
The Performance Space at La Tienda
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Wed, March 2, 2016 at 6:30pm
Author reading and book signing
7 Caliente Road, Santa Fe, NM
BOOK SIGNING IN ASHEVILLE NC
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe
Asheville, North Carolina
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at 6pm
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC
Miami Book Fair International
EROTIC WRITING WORKSHOP
Warwick Words Festival of Literature and Spoken Word
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
2pm to 5pm
Warwick Arms Hotel, Warwick, England
Erotic literature has changed dramatically in recent years. No longer banished to the top shelves of bookshops, it instead holds court on the front tables.
Approaching the subject from a literary perspective, internationally known erotic and multi-genre fiction author and erotic-writing workshop pioneer, Mitzi Szereto will pull back the duvet on the field of erotic writing, offering her own perspective on the craft. In a supportive workshop environment, participants will be encouraged to explore new perspectives and break down boundaries in their work. The workshop is open to all levels of writers.
AUTHOR READING IN LONDON, UK
Please join Mitzi Szereto with a colourful line-up of authors for a lively evening of spoken word and music at Polari, London’s popular “gay literary salon.” Mitzi will be reading selections from her short story collection In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales.
When: Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 7:30 pm
Where: Southbank Centre, London
LITEROTICA: EROTIC WRITING WITH MITZI SZERETO
A weekend writing workshop on the beautiful Isle of Wight in southern England.
See the event listing with complete details on Facebook
Dates: Friday 1 Oct—Sunday 3 Oct 2010
The workshop is designed for those interested in erotic writing for either personal or professional exploration as well as for writers looking to integrate the erotic into another body of work. The course will consist of lectures, group discussions, writing exercises, and workshopping of material. A comprehensive overview of the marketplace for those considering publication will be provided. Open to levels of writers. This workshop is for both men and women.
Contact: The Grange 9 Eastcliff Road Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6AA Tel: (44) (0)1983 867644
The Grange by the Sea
(The Grange is an offshoot of Skyros)
** When booking, just say Mitzi referred you!
MITZI SZERETO AT WORDPLAY BOOK FESTIVAL, SCOTLAND
Author Reading/Talk and Erotic Writing Workshop (2 separate events)
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010
Where: WordPlay Book Festival, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland
Please join internationally known author and anthology editor Mitzi Szereto at the WordPlay annual book festival in Lerwick in the Shetland Islands of Scotland for an author reading/talk and an erotic writing workshop. (Please note that these are two separate events.)
Author reading is 3pm on Saturday in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre.
Erotic Writing Workshop is 10am-12pm on Sunday in Room 11, Islesburgh Community Centre.
Tickets for both events will be available from Shetland Box Office, 44 (0)1595 745 555.
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SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE TALK
Topic: “Social Media For Professionals in the Creative Arts”
Where: Social Media in Business Conference, London, England
When: 21 May 2010
We always seem to hear about social media as a means to sell goods and services, such as mobile phones, apps, etc. But we never seem to hear much about it for those in the creative arts, such as authors, musicians, and artists. Although the goal of these creatives is to sell a product (be it book, album, etc), they are selling far more than the fruits of their labours. They are selling themselves as unique entities, thereby accumulating valuable social collateral that will remain with them well into the future.
(If you wish to attend the conference, you can obtain a discount when registering by using the code “smibfriend.”)
AUTHOR READING AND BOOK SIGNING IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Internationally known author, blogger and MITZI TV creator/presenter Mitzi Szereto will be appearing at Shakespeare & Company Booksellers in the beautiful city of Vienna for an intimate evening of seductive tales and chat.
When: Friday, 17 July 2009 @ 7:30pm
Where: Shakespeare & Company Booksellers
Sterngasse 2, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: 43 1 535 5053
You can also join Mitzi earlier in the day and walk with her on the “Mutzenbacher Tour”, which starts at 10am (email email@example.com for details).
Be sure to tune in to her interview on Friday 17th July from 12pm to 1pm, on FM4 (Blue Danube Radio), the “Reality Check” programme. Listen at: http://fm4.orf.at/