More than 100 “Word” Events at 9-Day WordFest

12 March 2011

New Literary Festival, WordFest, Premieres March 19-27
More than 100 “Word” Events in Ojai Valley during Nine-Day Festival

Ojai WordFest is a new festival of words, ideas, and stories unfolding in one of the most beautiful settings in California: the majestic Ojai Valley. The nine-day nexus of literary events-spanning two weekends and nine days-is for readers and writers of all genres, skill level and ages.

Highlights include a Downtown Lit Crawl, Book Fair and a series of professional writing classes-along with more than 100 community hosted events ranging from film screenings to poetry jams to cooking classes with cookbook authors to to open mic venues to theatrical performances.
Featured Ojai Authors include:
*       Byron Katie, international best-seller of Loving What Is and Founder of ‘The Work’
       
*       Productivity Guru David Allen author of Getting Things Done, whom Forbes Recognized as “One of the Top Five Executive Coaches in the United States”
    
*       Mystery Novelist Jacqueline Winspear whose Maisie Dobbs series is a New York Times best-seller and who will be featured at a 1930s-themed party for the world release of her newest book, A Lesson in Secrets
  
*       Hollywood’s #1 Script Consultant, Dara Marks author of Inside Story: The Transformational Arc of Character whom Creative Screenwriting Magazine ranks as the best consultant in the business

Featured Writing Classes include:
  
*       VIP “Screen & Stage” Writers Package – a 3-day course for screenwriters and playwrights wanting to break in to “Hollywood” or have a career in the entertainment industry
      
*       How to Get your Book on The New York Times Best-seller List
    
*       Memoir: Getting Your Passion on the Page
       
*       Building Imaginary Worlds – great for writers of fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, etc.

*       Polish Your Pitch – learn how to create a memorable 60-second pitch
    
*       How to Make BIG Money Online with EBooks
       
*       Poetry Bootcamp

For more information, visit www.OjaiWordFest.com

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