The date for the 2014 retreat is Sunday, August 10. Registration is now open, and spots are limited, so sign up now! The cost is $30 for EVA members and $35 for nonmembers. This is an all day event (8AM-5PM) held at Monrovia Canyon Park.
EVA’s Annual Retreat is a chance to take time out of your busy schedule and focus on your writing in a beautiful natural setting.
We are so excited to announce that the 2014 Retreat speaker will be award-winning author Lisa Kessler (you may know her from the much-loved 2013 California Dreamin’ Conference Book Camp). Click here for more details and to register!
We celebrated the chapter’s 8th birthday in style on June 7th. Our amazing president, Julie, decorated the entire meeting space like a festive Mardi Gras float, and we had some delicious sweets provided by the board. Members swapped books at the book exchange. Everyone toasted EVA with festive glasses of sparkling cider. The winners of Book in a Year were announced, and they all received prizes and certificates of achievement. Three lucky members won very nice door prizes, including one free entry to our retreat. Those EVA members who did not complete their BIAY got patented “excuse eliminator” buttons made by Julie to help them through the next BIAY cycle, which ends May 31, 2015. There was a lively discussion about the Desert Dreams conference in April. Thanks to everyone who came and participated in our birthday party!
Book in a Year Winners (in alphabetical order):
July’s meeting will have no formal program and no speaker, but we will still gather and use the time in the room to write, brainstorm, bounce ideas off one another, whatever our members need. Bring your laptops and whatever else you need to have a productive day. We’ll have the room from 10 until the library closes. Snacks and coffee will be provided as usual. Come in and write!
Saturday, July 5, 2014
10:15AM at Azusa City Library @ 729 N. Dalton Ave., Azusa, CA 91702
Annual membership with EVA is only $30 and $5 per month meeting fees. With your membership, you receive the benefit of participating in the critique group which meets directly after our monthly meetings.
Please join us, and feel free to bring a friend (or two, or three).
Remember, guests are welcome to attend their FIRST EVA meeting free!