GCLS Presents... Webinars for 2013/2014
GCLS Presents... is a series of Webinars that are open to the general public as well as our members. The fee for attending a webinar is $25 for members, $30 for non-members.
Generally, our webinars are offered on a Saturday at 9am (Pacific) / Noon (Eastern). However, this can change for multiple reasons - so watch our website to make sure you get the correct date and time!
Upcoming Webinars:2013/14 Webinars:
We are currently recruiting presenters for the 2013/14 season. If you are interested in presenting please click here to submit your proposal
. If you have a topic that you would like to have us find someone to present on, send us an email at email@example.com
and we will see what we can do!
- Dec. 14, 2013, 9am(PST)/Noon(EST) - Mara Burr on "Washington, Politics & Policy: What you need to know to research your novel"
- January, 2014 - Victoria Brownworth
- February, 2014 - Romance Panel of past GCLS Literary Award Winners
- March, 2014 - YA (Young Adult) Panel
- April, 2014 - Dark Fantasy/Paranormal/Horror: what’s the difference? A panel with Diane DeKalb-Rittenhouse and some of our other GCLS authors exploring the tropes of these sub genres
- May, 2014 - Another informative session with a content expert, for authors looking for an excellent resource for their research.
- June, 2014 - Lori L. Lake (Our Keynote Speaker for the 2014 Conference)
Streamed (Past) Webinars:
All webinars are available online for 1 month after the original date of presentation. We are archiving some of the webinars, and hope to some day be able to stream them on an ongoing basis.
General Information:In 2013/14 we will be offering webinars in four distinct categories:
1) “Experts In The Craft of Writing” – these are authors (and could be editors) with a significant body of publications behind them, who also have experience in teaching the craft of writing – whether in a classroom, in workshops, online or at conferences. 2) “Experts in the General Field of Writing” – these are authors or editors who have significant experience in many aspects of the profession of writing. These topics would relate more to information about issues or processes or aspects about the profession of writing that are not associated with the “how-to-write” aspects, but rather the “how-to-succeed” or “how-to-proceed” aspects that fall outside the realm of the craft of writing.
3) “Content Experts” – these are people who may or may not be writers, but who have worked, trained and have a significant body of experience and expertise in a given area, so as to be an expert resource to our writers. Presentations will start at 30 minutes followed by 30 minutes or more of questions and answers – providing attendees the opportunity to “grill” the presenters for details pertaining to something they are working on with their writing. Additionally, presenters will provide a handout summarizing the presentation plus information on how to contact them for more details/questions.
Examples of this type of expertise could be: police, crime or forensics experts, Emergency Room Doctor, a Government Official from DC, an engineer, a researcher, or scientist, an olympic athlete, an astronaut or member of the space program... you name it, we will try to find it for you.
4) "Connecting Readers and Writers" - these will be interactive online events that will allow authors and their readers to connect for a one hour author chat session. An online version of what we offer at our annual conference.
Webinar FAQ'sWRITERS: Need help researching something for your novel?
If you are an author, looking for help with your research in a given area, contact us. We can try to help you locate an expert.
READERS: Don't want to wait until next summer to chat with your favorite authors? Let us know who you would like have at an online author chat.
Unable to attend a webinar, but want to see it?
If you are unable to attend the actual scheduled date and time of a webinar - all webinars are available via streaming video for thirty days after the date of the event, for the same price as the actual webinar.
What does a webinar cost?
The cost to attend a webinar, or view a past webinar is US$25 for members and US$30 for non-members. If you attended the webinar, you have free access to the streamed recording for 30 days.