Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Islands For Writers Spring 2014 Comics

At Islands For Writers Publishing, we brainstorm all hours into night multitasking while we spend quality times with our loved ones.  Its really great to be so in tune with one another.  Islands will be presenting in conjunction with Salt + Spice Productions, four (4) workshops:  three in the Spring and one in the Fall of 2014.  I will be designing 2 books for the workshop.  During the workshop, Islands will publish the participants' writing.  More details will be forthcoming.  So stay tuned true believers of the beauty of the written word.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Joint Venture: Islands For Writers Publishing and Salt &SpiceProductions Spring Event

16Apr2014, 932pm
We just added an additional workshop to the line-up.  In all Islands For Writers Publishing will be featuring four (4) workshops for Poets, Authors and Writers in conjunction with Salt + Spice Productions.  I am still writing the books for the workshops.  The dates have been rescheduled for late May and early June2014.  Stay tuned as we will post more updates on the workshop particulars.  You are really in for a treat.


28Mar2014, 1114am
Spent a few hours yesterday laying out and designing the workbooks for my 3 workshops in May2014.  With fresh lesson plans developed every week for the last year, I have a nice body of information to utilize which will have specific focus within my workshops.

Stay tuned.  I will start discussing my workshops more as I outline and solidify their development.


27Mar2014, 358pm
Hard at work designing the 2 workbooks for the 3 workshops I will be teaching in May2014.  Nothing like being at a Starbucks to give you the best of both worlds:  Great coffee, a working environment, and a spectacular view of the day without the wind blowing around your papers.

Besides, I love going to cafes where the baristas remember your order because you are a valued regular.


26Mar2014, 1102pm
I spent the great part of this evening researching information for my 3 upcoming workshops.  Looking at current trends in writing and publishing and analyzing information to share.  


22Mar2014, 11am
Lisa Henry, Salt + Spice Productions, and I have added an additional workshop, set the date and location.  It is in the organizational stages now.

21Mar2014, 305pm
The events have been titled and detailed plans are in progress.  Lisa Henry, Salt & Spice Productions, and I, are moving forward swiftly on our collaborative project. The two events have been scheduled and a location for the event is solidified.

21Mar2014, 1055am
Great planning meeting with Lisa yesterday.  Salt and Spice Productions will be collaborating with Islands For Writers Publishing on an upcoming project.  I am very excited about the project and have already scheduled dates for my featured events.  I am looking forward to the shared event with Lisa, as she is an excellent event coordinator and her featured events are always well organized, dynamic, educational, motivational and informational.  It is really a pleasure to be invited to work on a project that combines both of our skills.  So for the next couple of months, just call Lisa and I the "Dynamic Duo".
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Winter 2013/ Spring 2014 Islands For Writers Updates

22Mar2014, 1135am



22Mar2014
We are adding an additional workshop and date.

21Mar2014
We have a working title for the events.

20Mar2014
I met with Lisa Henry, Salt + Spice Productions, to plan a Joint Venture Islands For Writers Publishing.  We scheduled two upcoming dates for this Spring and solidified a local for the events.

20Mar2014, 830am
On Tuesdays, I teach four (4) classes at a local senior center, Janet Goeske Senior Center, in Riverside, Ca, which include the following:
Current Events
Cancer Support For Seniors
Poetry Writing
Fiction/NonFiction Writing

On Thursdays, I teach three (3) independent community classes in Riverside, Ca:
Poetry Writing
Fiction Writing
NonFiction Writing


On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month, I host a featured literary venue entitled, Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Venue, located at Shades of Afrika (art and bookstore) at 114 E. 6th St, Corona, Ca.

I am a member of the following writing groups and organizations:
Renaissance Writers of Riverside (Ca)
Inland Empire Poets Group (Riverside, Ca)
Inlandia Institute Workshops (Riverside, Ca)
PoetrIE (Redlands, Ca)
Mevoj Writing Group (Riverside, Ca) (founding member)
Lake River Moon Literary Mentoring Project (Riverside, Ca) (founding member)
Tuesday Writers (Riverside, Ca) (founding member)
Thursday Writers (Riverside, Ca) (founding member)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thursday Writing Classes Spring2014

21Mar2014, 1030am

Yesterday, while I was teaching my Creative Writing Classes, I had to laugh with my students.  Conversely, it seems like I do my best teaching when I have had very little sleep. They asked me why.


Tuesday Writing Classes Spring2014

28Mar2014, 1056am

Sometimes I arrive at work early, just sit in the parking lot and watch my students drive up and walk in.  Most look eager and excited.  And usually I have a group waiting for me 15 minutes before class time.  Most times, I come in laughing, ready to share something that happened over the weekend.  My students never know what I will share which keeps them always in anticipation of what I will come up with next.  I really love teaching.


25Mar2014
Today in my Fiction/NonFiction Creative Writing Class we discussed the plot points in the movie, Gravity.  We debated the authencity of the science used in the movie and how it affected the storyline. We discussed the concept of Suspension of Disbelief and its role in the author/writer relationship.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series Publishing Offer forFeaturedReaders

As a special thanks to our featured performers at Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Venue, we publish their poetry or prose for free and give the performer four free copies of the book.  The books are published by Islands For Writers Publishing.

The following is a listing of the featured poets that have been published in our Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series:

Counting Wayward Sheep:  Poems from Riverside and San Bernardino by Matthew Jacob Nadelson and Michael J. Cluff
Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series #1
Book launch 03Nov2013





Hand Written by Ginger Galloway
Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series #2
Book launch 01Dec2013





apology for my distractedness by s. Nicholas
Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series #3
Book launch 15Dec2013





Tie A Woven Bracelet by Reanna Marchman Smith
Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series #4
Book launch 02Feb2014




Counting Wayward Sheep:  Poems from Riverside and San Bernardino Limited Edition Memorial Issue by Matthew Jacob Nadelson and Michael J. Cluff
Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series #5
Book launch 02Mar2014

This book features memorial letters and poetry from friends of Michael J. Cluff within the literary community.
50% book sales will go to the brother of will go to the brother of Michael J. Cluff                      



Upcoming we are featuring books by:
Hong-My Basrai
Zachary Aaron Smith
Sierra LaPoint
Marsha Schuh
Michael James Cooper
Terra Babcock
Maggi Morosimoto
Mark Anthony Howard

Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Venue Featured Performers HostedbyCelenaDiana OceanMoonSpirit & Lydia Theron Ware i

At Dreams Within The  Ocean Literary Venue located at Shades of Afrika, 114 E. 6th St, Corona, Ca.  we are proud to present the following featured performers:

06Apr2014    Rite of Spring Featured Author Preview and Open Mic Invitation

02Mar2014    Open Mic Benefit Read for the Family of Michael J. Cluff
                  Counting Wayward Sheep:  Poems from Riverside and San Bernardino 
                      Limited Edition Memorial Issue Tribute to Michael J. Cluff
                      by Matthew Jacob Nadelson and Michael J. Cluff
                      Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series #5

                      This book features memorial letters and poetry from friends of Michael J. Cluff within the
                      literary community.

                      50% book sales will go to the brother of will go to the brother of 
                  Michael J. Cluff



16Feb2014    Mark Anthony Howard (Book Launch)
                      Black History Month Open Mic

02Feb2014   Reanna Marchman Smith

                 Reanna Marchman Smith (Book Launch)
                     Tie A Woven Bracelet
                     Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series #4





                 Maggi Moromisoto (will soon release a book published by Islands for Writers Publishing in the Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series)

19Jan2014    Michael Cooper
                  Terra Babcock
                   Aaron Reeder IV
                  David Falkinburg

                  Michael Cooper and Terra Babcock (will soon release a book published by Islands for Writers Publishing in the Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series)


05Jan2014    Gayle Brandeis (Book Launch for her father)
                     
15Dec2013   s. Nicholas
                  David Stone
                  Marsha Schuh

s. Nicholas (Book Launch)
                      apology for my distractedness
                  Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series #3



                 
                  Marsha Schuh (will soon release a book published by Islands for Writers Publishing in the Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series)

01Dec2013   Ginger Galloway (Book Launch)
                      Hand Written
                      Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series #2




17Nov2013   Frances J. Vasquez

03Nov2013   Michael J. Cluff (Book Launch)
                  Matthew Jacob Nadelson (Book Launch)
                     Counting Wayward Sheep;  Poems from Riverside and San Bernardino
                     Dreams Within The Ocean Literary Series #1



20Oct2013    Heather Elizabeth Rios