Some Past Speakers
Jordan discussed Writing for the Young Adult Market – Where do I begin? (One author’s journey)
Kolleen M. Guy, Ph D. presented "Breaking and Making Silences" at the July meeting of the San Antonio Writers' Guild. Her talk will cover how to deal with silences--those things that are not said, can't be said, are never said--in writing and how to think about the ways in which we might be silencing ourselves as writers.
November 2009: Michael B. Druxman
Michael B. Druxman has been writing his entire life and is still remembered up in Washington State where he graduated from the University of Washington. He is a machine when it comes to writing! 20 years in Hollywood as a screenwriter, promoter and film historian prepared Mr. Druxman to become the professional writer he is. He is the author of 6 produced stage plays, 7 non-fiction published books and several produced screenplays. Mr. Druxman knows his craft and is passionate about communicating the best of what fiction writing can be in almost every genre.
A few of his stage, TV and movie credits include: Dillinger and Capone (1995), Cheyenne Warrior (1994), Keaton's Cop (1990), Jolson (1987-88 and 1997). Mr. Druxman also wrote and directed a horror film filmed in Ireland titled The Doorway: starring Roy Scheider. This is a supernatural thriller/black comedy. He is presently working on several new screenplays and another novel. Mr. Druxman completed a musical with his son in 2007 titled Hail On The Chief which was given a reading at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood.
The Center Press is proud to have published three works by Mr. Druxman including How To Write A Story...Any Story: The Art Of Storytelling, Cheyenne Warrior: The Original Screenplay and Nobody Drowns In Mineral Lake which is Mr. Druxman's first novel. His second novel, Shadow Watcher, was published in early 2008.
Michael Druxman's latest book is Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and will likely be available for sale at the end of the meeting.
October 2009: John Picacio
JOHN PICACIO is a World Fantasy Award-winning artist and has illustrated covers for books by Michael Moorcock, Robert Silverberg, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Dan Simmons, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Frederik Pohl, James Tiptree, Jr., Jeffrey Ford, Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead, Mark Chadbourn, and many more.
He has created cover artwork featuring the STAR TREK and X-MEN franchises. He has previously won the Locus Award, the Chesley Award, and two International Horror Guild Awards, all in the Artist category. He won this year's Chesley Award for Best Paperback Cover Illustration (FAST FORWARD 2). He's been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist the last five consecutive years and is again a nominee for the 2009 World Fantasy Award in the Artist category. John and his wife Traci live in San Antonio, Texas. For more info, please visit his blog, http://johnpicacio.com/blog.html.