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Monthly Meetings

WHEN: Monthly Meetings are held the second Saturday of every month

WHERE: See below for location and directions

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

MENU: Hot buffet breakfast (unless otherwise specified, please check details below!)

ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE BY E- MAILto Edi Ojeda at ediojeda@comcast.net AND RECEIVED BY THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE MEETING, but preferably before. Please be advised there is a $5.00 late fee for any reservations made after 4:30 on the Wednesday before the meeting. Non-members are welcome to attend up to two meetings per year and are required to make advance reservations as well.

If you pay by PayPal, please bring your receipt/confirmation # to the meeting!

 

COMING UP:

DATE:  Saturday, May 1oth, 2014

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel
1825 Griffin Road
Dania, 33004

COST: $22 per person/member, $25 non-member; includes buffet breakfast

DIRECTIONS: I-95 to Griffin Road exit (Exit 26).  Go east on Griffin and make a right at the first light into the Sheraton parking area.

PARKING: Self-parking is free of charge.  Take a ticket when you enter and when you leave be sure to tell the parking attendant you were attending the FRW event.

PROGRAM:   World Building for Science Fiction, Fantasy and all things Paranormal

By Doctor Brad Aiken
Aliens, robots, vampires and werewolves unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your opinion) are not real. Dr. Brad Aikin will walk us through how he creates an a sci-fi or fantasy world and how we can use his techniques to ground our fun loving paranormal world.
About Brad Aiken

Brad Aiken is a physician in Miami, Florida, and has been recognized by Miami Metro Magazine as one of the top physicians in his field in the South Florida area. He has published several scientific articles, and has presented to both professional and non-professional groups on a variety of topics.

Dr. Aiken has received numerous science awards, including the Navy Science Award, as well as awards from the Army, the Air Force and NASA. He began writing science fiction while in college at Boston University, and published his first book, Starscape: The Silver Bullet, in 2000. His latest book, Zone of the Tenth Degree, was published in Aug, 2012.

His short stories have appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Padwolf Presents, and the vampire anthology New Blood. Please visit his web site, http://bradaiken.com/

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


FRW MEMBERS
please RSVP by the Wednesday prior to the meeting by e-mail to Edi Ojeda at ediojeda@comcast.net to make your reservation. Members may pay at the door, but if you make a reservation and then can’t attend, you will be billed for $22.00. Parking is now FREE. Please remember we are now accepting only CHECKS or PayPal. Please be advised there is a $5.00 late fee for any reservations made after 4:30pm on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

NON-MEMBERS are welcome to attend two (2) meetings per year. Please contact Edi Ojeda at ediojeda@comcast.net for more information. Checks for $25.00 payable to Florida Romance Writers, Inc. must be sent in advance to:

Florida Romance Writers

c/o FRW Treasurer
P. O. Box 480211
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33348

or pay via PayPal (Please bring your receipt/confirmation # to the meeting!!):

Members:




Non-Members and Guests:



Future Meeting Topics of 2014June 14: The art of the critique presented by Barbara Flores

July 12: “How To Write A Romance”. President, Kristin Wallace will lead a panel of local authors at the North Regional Library/BC, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066 who will answer your questions about how you can take that spark of an idea and craft it into a novel. Book signing to follow.

August 9: Archeology for Writers presented by Linsey Thomas

September 13: Be Your Own Agent presented by Victoria Pinder

October 11: Catapult Your Writing with Strategic Tactics by Traci Hall and Christopher Hawke

November 8: Psychic Distance or Point of View Sequences (Structures) in Film and Fiction presented by Alison McMahan

December 13: Christmas Party