Speaker at the November 10th Meeting

Written By: WesT - Oct• 13•14
David Congalton

David Congalton

David Congalton is a San Luis Obispo-based screenwriter, author, and radio talk show host. He wrote the script for the 2014 feature film comedy Authors Anonymous, starring Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein, Teri Polo, and the late Dennis Farina. (View the trailer for Authors Anonymous at YouTube.)

Authors Anonymous

One member of a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers finds overnight success

A second screenplay, Seven Sisters, is currently in pre-production with director Danny Leiner and scheduled to be filmed in early 2015.  (Read How to Get Your Film Made in Eight Short Years in Psychology Today.) Congalton is also a popular radio talk show host on the Central Coast, currently in his 23rd year of broadcasting. From 1994 to 2005, he served as director of the Central Coast Writers Conference at Cuesta College and has also been a newspaper columnist and freelance magazine writer.

Speaker at the October 13th Meeting

Written By: WesT - Sep• 11•14
Lowell D. Streiker

Lowell D. Streiker

Inspirational humorist, Lowell D. Streiker is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and holds a Ph.D. in religion from Princeton University. He has co-produced and moderated the television series “Counterpoint” for CBS. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Merv Griffin Show,” and CBS Morning News.

Dr. Streiker is the author, co-author, editor of, and contributor to forty books. He is the author of several standard works dealing with sects, cults, and conversion phenomena including “The Cults Are Coming,” “Cults: The Continuing Threat,” “Mind-Bending: Brainwashing, Cults, and Deprogramming in the ’80s,” and “The Gospel Time Bomb: Ultrafundamentalism and the Future of America.” He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in philosophy from Temple University and both an MA and Ph.D. in religion from Princeton University.

Recent Publications:

  • Surviving the Stained Glass Jungle: The State and Fate of the Christian Ministry. 2012
  • Rev. Lowell’s Laughter in the House of God, 2013.
  • I Wish I’d Said That: Rev. Lowell’s Favorite Aphorisms, 2014

Speaker at the September 9th Meeting

Written By: WesT - Aug• 19•14

Please join the Sacramento Suburban Writers Club on Monday, Sept. 8th from 7-9 pm and hear Bud Gardner share information on “Advanced Techniques of the Selling Writer.”

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Bud Gardner, a former collegiate instructor, was named the most Inspirational Writing Coach in America for motivating his students to write and sell more than 10,000 articles and stories, plus 200 books, earning for themselves more than $10,000,000, reaching 600-million readers worldwide, and earning Bud eight all expense-paid trips to lead seminars at the Maui Writer’s Conference. Bud is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul. He was also founder and Head Coot of the Sun City Harmonicoots, named the “most prestigious harmonica band in America.” Bud continues to teach writing seminars each semester at Sierra College.

Speaker at the August 11th Meeting

Written By: WesT - Jul• 19•14

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The Sacramento Suburban Writers Club AUGUST speaker will be Nora Profit.  Nora is an award-winning journalist, feature writer, columnist, editor and author.  Please join us on Monday, August 11th at Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church, 5501 Dewey Dr., Fair Oaks from 7-9 pm. Guests are welcome.

Writing Loft logo - Copy (50x50)More info about Nora’s group, the Writing Loft:

The Writing Loft’s programs are designed to take students past mere theory to what really works with an end goal of getting every student writing well enough to produce work readers want to read.  The Writing Loft has expanded to include a highly regarded private student program, on-site classes at the loft, an online school that specializes in personal attention, on-demand classes and webinars, and the first Distinguished Young Writer’s Program. The Writing Loft also hosts writing retreats and boot camps throughout the year for students who want to get their writing to the next level quickly.