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News Release

2018 Writers Launch Pad

For immediate release: February 8, 2018

Writers Launch Pad

Free seminar will help aspiring and established writers perfect their craft

Aspiring and established authors are invited to the City of Moreno Valley’s free Writers Launch Pad on Saturday, March 10 to learn how to perfect their craft and successfully navigate the world of publishing from authors who have done it.

Sponsored by the Moreno Valley Arts Commission and the City of Moreno Valley, the Writers Launch Pad offers a unique opportunity to hear from published authors on how they transformed their ideas into books on bookstore shelves.

Writers Launch Pad

Saturday, March 10
10 am –1 pm
Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center
14075 Frederick Street

The Writers Launch Pad will feature:

  • Megan Haskell, Program Director of O.C. Writers, award-winning author of the dark fantasy adventure series, The Sanyare Chronicles, co-author of Aspiring to Author: A Guide for Your Publishing Career.
  • Greta Boris, who authored many popular releases in 2017 including A Margin of Lust and The Scent of Wrath. Her nonfiction work includes Amazon Bestseller The Wine and Chocolate Workout—Sip, Savor, and Strengthen for a Healthier Life as well as Aspiring to Author—A Guide for Your Publishing Career.
  • John Brantingham, whose work appeared on Garrison Keillor’s daily show, Writer’s Almanac, who has had more than 100 poems and stories published in the United States and England in magazines including The Journal, Confrontation, Mobius, and Tears in the Fence.
  • Gayle Carline, who began by writing a weekly humor column for the local newspaper and later dedicated herself to writing mysteries. Her latest book, A More Deadly Union, is the fourth in her Peri Minneopa Mystery Series, featuring a 50-year-old housecleaner turned detective.

To register or for information on how to purchase an Author’s table for the event please email recreation@moval.org.The deadline to register is Thursday, March 6 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Parks & Community Services at 951.413.3280.


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Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.


Alyssa Rico
Parks and Community Services Department