Oceanside CA— The 5th annual Write On, Oceanside! Literary Festival, celebrating San Diego’s North County authors, will be held by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation and Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, on a new date in 2015: Saturday, August 29 (not July 18 as originally announced). North County’s largest literary event will be held from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, in and around the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza and Community Rooms.
The organizers have planned an exciting event that will include music, educational workshops, and activities for families and children. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with their favorite writers, meet new local ones, take pictures and get autographs, and purchase books directly from the authors.
Everybody can find their favorite genre at this fair: fiction, children’s books, teenage topics, how-to, comics / graphic novels, poetry, plays, science fiction / horror, biography / autobiography, gardening, cookbooks, animals, photography/art, mystery and spiritual. Renowned writer of 65 short stories and 9 novels Victor Villasenor will highlight this event doing a book talk and giving out autographs.
Lots of fun await participating writers and general public alike during the course of the festival, including One-Minute Pitch presentations, writing of Never Ending Story (a book combining one-sentence contributions from general public and authors), and Raffle Giveaway with Barnes And Noble NOOK e-readers as top prizes. Present at the event will be booths from Barnes and Noble offering a story time, and Friends of the Library with its book sale. The library will be giving away copies of True Grit by Charles Portis as a promotion for Oceanside’s Big Read in the month of September (until supplies last).
Free educations workshops are part of the program. One of them, “Screenwriters’ Workshop”, will address the criteria production companies are looking for in screenplays, offer suggestions about the writing process, as well as what goes into adapting novels into screenplays. Other relevant material – such as writing loglines, synopses, and query letters – will also be covered. The workshop is presented by Leonie Albani-Tremaine, an award-winning screenwriter who had also worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist. Leonie attended Dov Simens Film Production course in Hollywood, as well as American Film Institute courses in screenwriting.
Activities for children will take place in the courtyard next to the Community Rooms. They include Paper Bag Book Crafts (with hand-made book decorations and designated pages specially made for taking autographs from the writers), an interactive movie-like Story Board (pasting materials provided), and the library’s costumed mascot to greet the young
Admission to “Write On, Oceanside!” is free of charge to general public. For more information visit website www.ocaf.info/woo or contact firstname.lastname@example.org