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The Eastside Writing Room

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

TUESDAYS IN JUNE 11:30 am-1:30 pm The Eastside Writing Room: June 6, 13, 20, 27

The Eastside Writing Room in Tucson provides a calm, quiet, and supportive environment. No cell phones, no interruptions, no noise. Ten minutes of writing talk and then writing on your own project—longhand, computer etc. Wireless networking available. RSVP for exact address. Contact Ethel.

The Eastside Writing Room-May

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

TUESDAYS IN MAY 11:30 am-1:30 pm The Eastside Writing Room: MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

The Eastside Writing Room in Tucson provides a calm, quiet, and supportive environment. No cell phones, no interruptions, no noise. Ten minutes of writing talk and then writing on your own project—longhand, computer etc. Wireless networking available. RSVP for exact address. Contact Ethel.

From Pen to Podium

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

 EACH MONTH 2ND & 4TH SATURDAY From Pen to Podium- A New Toastmasters Club 9:00am-10:30am.

Where Writers Find Their Voice

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow – both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners where the environment is friendly and supportive. This new club is specifically for writers- published or not, who want to effectively talk about their writing, do interpretive readings, and gain skills to promote their books.

Where: Patrick K. Hardesty Multi-Service Center 1100 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711

When: 9:00am-10:30am, 2nd & 4th Saturdays. First Meeting: Sat., May 13, 2017

Questions: reiss.angelika@gmail.com

Toastmasters International helps people communicate effectively and achieve the confidence to lead others. By learning to effectively formulate, organize and express your ideas to others, you can achieve all kinds of success.

 

 

 

Eastside Writing Room

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

TUESDAYS IN APRIL 11:30 am-1:30 pm The Eastside Writing Room: APRIL 4, 11, 18, 25

The Eastside Writing Room in Tucson provides a calm, quiet, and supportive environment. No cell phones, no interruptions, no noise. Ten minutes of writing talk and then writing on your own project—longhand, computer etc. Wireless networking available. RSVP for exact address. Contact Ethel.

Tell It: Presentation Skills for Writers

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Event | 2 comments

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017: Tell It: Presentation Skills for Writers (also for ANYONE who wants to tell their story like a professional) 1:00-4:00 PM. YWCA 525 N. Bonita Fee: $35.00. Check/PayPal. ethel.lee.miller@gmail.com

Ethel Lee-Miller teams up with the irrepressible Penelope Starr to present three hours packed with tips and tools for anyone who has the opportunity to tell their story, boost their elevator pitch, hit the open mic circuit, or just plain impress people with professional presentations–and enjoy the experience yourself. The deal clincher–to do this in a safe, supportive environment.

Here’s your chance: to concisely craft an attention-getting beginning, an entertaining middle and compelling ending to your story, presentation, or pitch.

~to combine words, gestures, body language, and voice inflection for a smooth tale

~to have a confident attitude that connects you with your audience (think cheat sheets, eye contact, environment tips, handling everything from Q & A, to tech trouble, to hecklers)

~to get those butterflies in your stomach to fly in formation

~to put it all together knowing the “style” of presenting that works for you

Penelope Starr founded Odyssey Storytelling in 2004 and it’s been going strong ever since bringing innovative, entertaining and thought-provoking stories to the Tucson community each month. “Telling a story at Odyssey is a safe and loving way to practice speaking in front of people,” says Starr. After incorporating into StoryArts Group, Inc., a 501(c)(3) community funded arts organization in 2009, they continue the mission to create, support, preserve, promote and celebrate the art of storytelling, Penelope responded to public interest and put it all in writing her how-to/memoir, “The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Programs” 

Ethel Lee-Miller brings 20 years of experience as a member and presenter in Toastmasters International (the public speaking and leadership organization with more than 40 clubs in the Tucson area alone). Her seven years as a professional public speaker helped her hone her own skills along with teaching others about “Public Speaking Without Panic, “Public Speaking Without Panic for Authors,”  “How to Speak with Kids, Teens, and other Unusual Species,” and “ASK ASK ASK: Getting What You Want and Need in Professional and Personal Relationships.”

Ethel is the author of two books: Thinking of Miller Place: A Memoir of Summer Comfort and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships.

In collaboration with Odyssey Storytelling & YWCA S. Arizona

Writers Read

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

Brewd- a coffee lounge

THURSDAY MARCH 23 6:00-8:00 pm Writers Read.

I’ll be one of the local authors reading their own works, at BREWD 4960 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750, From 6-8 pm, authors  read from their works. I’ll be getting up to read from the audience this time, rather than acting as emcee. I created a special piece for this event, slightly different from what I usually share in public. Coordinator Elaine Powers at iginspired@gmail.com can give more info. Come for the entertainment, have supper with us.

S.P.E.A.K.- Say It With Confidence!

Posted by on Jan 7, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 2:00-3:30 PM S.P.E.A.K.- Say It with Confidence, Part I. Tips, tricks, and tools to organize your thoughts, express yourself with clarity, and conquer those public speaking fears. Based on the Toastmasters Int’l program. Facilitated by Ethel Lee-Miller DTM and twenty year member of Toastmasters. For members of Pima Community College TRiO Student Support Services.

Eastside Writing Room

Posted by on Jan 7, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

TUESDAYS IN FEBRUARY 11:30 am-1:30 pm The Eastside Writing Room: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

The Eastside Writing Room provides a calm, quiet, and supportive environment. No cell phones, no interruptions, no noise. Ten minutes of writing talk and then writing on your own project—longhand, computer etc. Wireless networking available. RSVP for exact address.Three Eastside Tucson locations. Contact Ethel.

Writers Lunch

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

MONDAY FEBRUARY 27 12:00-1:30 pm Writers Lunch. Catch up time for local writers. All adults writers/ all genres welcome. Continuing this year under the able leadership of Linda Biuso and Joan Lisi. Share current projects, events, questions and successes along with food. Bring flyers, business cards, books to share/sell. No fee for the meeting, but we are expected to purchase lunch. Fronimo’s Greek Café. 3242 E Speedway. Tucson RSVP required. Joan Lisi lisijoan71@gmail.com