The Greater Los Angeles Writers’ Society Joins Forces with Black Chateau In 2018

The partnership includes collaboration with the West Coast Writer’s Conferences and kicks off with the Saturday Keynote Presentation at Genre LA Creative Writing Conference.

Los Angeles, CA – The Greater Los Angeles Writer’s Society (GLAWS), the organizer of the West Coast Writer’s Conferences (WC2), teams up with Black Château in 2018.

Tony Todaro, Executive Director of GLAWS and WC2, and Desireé Duffy, founder of Black Château, decide to join forces to bring even more excellent programming to the renowned conferences. The partnership kicks off with Black Château presenting the Saturday Keynote Presentation, titled: A Brave New World for Women: How Dystopian Worlds Are Merging with the Times, at the Genre LA Creative Writing Conference on Feb. 24, 2018.

The panel includes an array of authors and screenwriters who are creating stories that have poignant messages in dystopian, science fiction, fantasy, YA, horror and other categories of genre fiction. It will be moderated by Diana Giovinazzo Tierney, co-host of the podcast Wine, Women, Words. Panelists include:

  • Christina Cigala, TV writer, producer and author of XXvXY: The Final World War
  • Laurel Anne Hill, author of The Engine Woman’s Light and Heroes Arise
  • Leslie Ann Moore, author of Griffin’s Daughter Trilogy, The Neutierra Chronicles, and All Oceans Aglow
  • Sean Patrick Traver, author of Wraith Ladies Who Lunch, Red Witch: The Tales of Ingrid Redstone, and Graves End
  • Deborah M. Pratt, author of The Vision Quest Series and co-executive producer and writer for the TV Show Quantum Leap
  • Chad Stroup, author of over two dozen published short stories and poems, and author of the novels Secrets of the Weird and the forthcoming Sexy Leper

Black Château also presents The Wonders of Language and Culture: How to Seduce Readers and Lure Them Deeper Into Your World, which happens Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Genre LA Creative Writing Conference. This conversation features Kimberly Blagrove, Founder and Owner of Vogue Translations, in a one-on-one talk with Desireé Duffy of Black Château. They will discuss researching cultures and languages when writing fiction.

WC2 presents three conferences every year. In addition to the Genre LA Creative Writing Conference which is held February 23 – 25 in 2018, the Writer’s Conference will happen in June, and Digital Author/BCX is slated for late September/early October. Black Château is sponsoring all three, and will present panels at each. Additionally, GLAWS has invited Black Château and their authors to join them at their booth during Worldcon, happening August 16 – 20 in San Jose, California.

Todaro says, “I’m honored to partner with Desireé and her company, Black Château. She brings a fresh perspective to our programming, and is always willing to give marketing and PR advice to the authors who attend our conferences. GLAWS and WC2 has a lot going on this year, and it’s exciting to have a strategic alliance like this in place. I’m looking forward to all our adventures this year!”

Duffy adds, “Tony has built such an amazing platform for the GLAWS membership, and writers everywhere. I frequently recommend his conferences to authors who need to connect with literary agents and editors, or are ready to take their career to the next level with his amazing panels and writer’s groups. Tony and the entire GLAWS board of directors are top-notch, and I’m proud to have this opportunity for Black Château.”

About Black Château

Black Château believes in storytellers. The firm is dedicated to helping authors’ voices be heard around the world through the written word. Located in Southern California, the award-winning Black Château is a marketing and public relations agency serving specializing in promoting authors, books, small press, personality brands, and creative individuals. The company developed the proprietary Author Network, an affordable marketing and PR strategy for authors. Additionally, it is offers a full-service array of marketing and public relations services to a wide array of clients and brands.

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About WC2

West Coast Writers Conferences (WC2) is committed to providing writers of all genres and levels with information, education and consultation in the craft and business of writing. Each event features educators, industry professionals, agents, publishers, and experts in various disciplines.

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