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*Times posted are Pacific Time zone.

Aug
23
Sun
Mara Purl – Guest Speaker: “Faith – A Personal Journey “ @ All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mara Purl – Guest Speaker
Faith – A Personal Journey

Sunday, August 23, 2015
10:30 am Mountain Time

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
730 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Mara will share excerpts from an essay on her personal journey of spiritual discover. Her essay is part of a collection by 24 authors recently published by Simon & Schuster, titled “Faith: Essays from Believers, Agnositcs & Atheists.” Mara will be available for Q&A after the service, and copies of the book will be available.

Sep
12
Sat
Mara Purl & Virginia Harris – Guest Speakers: Private Libraries: Treasure Troves for Writers @ The Denver Woman’s Press Club
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Mara Purl & Virginia Harris – Guest Speakers
Private Libraries: Treasure Troves for Writers

Saturday, September 12, 2015
10:00 am Mountain Time

The Denver Woman’s Press Club
1325 Logan Street
Denver, CO 80203

DWPC Member and best-selling author Mara Purl will share two intriguing experiences about libraries that have impacted her own work. She’ll then introduce her guest – speaker, teacher and writer Virginia Harris, who was instrumental in the founding and opening of the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity in Boston, the largest collection by and about an American woman.

Oct
5
Mon
Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker: SLO Monday Club “Getting to Know You – A Journey from Head to Heart” @ The Monday Club
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker
Sub-Text: Getting to Know You – A Journey from Head to Heart
SLO Monday Club (Member-Only presentation for professional writers’ group)

Monday, October 5, 2015
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
(Mara’s presentation 12:45 – 1:15pm)

The Monday Club
1815 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo CA 93401

This year, The Monday Club’s theme is “Getting to Know You”. Mara presents an unusual inside perspective on this theme, inviting members to consider not only their “head” perceptions about themselves, but also to consider their own heart journeys.

Oct
13
Tue
Mara Purl – Guest Speaker: SLO Nightwriters “Burying Treasure in your Text”
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mara Purl – Guest Speaker
Sub-Text: Burying Treasure in your Text
SLO Nightwriters (Member-Only presentation for professional writers’ group)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Location TBA
San Luis Obispo, CA

Mara Purl Member & Guest Presentation to Professional Writing Group

Join Mara as she presents a riveting and dynamic seminar on sub-text and text analysis. She’ll take us beyond the surface of dialogue . . . show why it can be glassy-calm, roiling with emotion, or about to explode . . . all depending upon what’s beneath that surface.

Nov
3
Tue
Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker: From Stage to Page Roundtrip @ Morro Bay Golf Club
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker
From Stage to Page Roundtrip
Rotary Club (Member-Only presentation)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Noon

Morro Bay Rotary Club
http://rotarydistrict5240.org/ClubInfo/morro-bay

Meeting at Morro Bay Golf Club
201 State Park Road
Morro Bay CA 93442
Location website: http://morrobaygolf.org/

Best-selling author and well-known speaker and performer Mara Purl shares her story of growing up in a theatre family, succeeding on stage and screen, becoming an internationally acclaimed writer and best-selling author, then winding up back on stages in the Central Coast.

Feb
4
Thu
Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker: Member Only Presentation for Rotary Club @ Café De La Via
Feb 4 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker
Milford-Haven . . . is it your neighbor town?
Rotary Club (Member-Only presentation)

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
7:00 am
Café De La Via
155 N. Ocean Ave
Cayucos, CA 93430

http://portal.clubrunner.ca/4223

Best-selling author and well-known speaker and performer Mara Purl shares her story of creating Milford-Haven USA, a fictional town set just up the coast from Cayucos. First it was a BBC hit radio show, now it’s a series of best-selling novels and novellas.

Oct
27
Thu
Mara Purl – Guest Author: Denver Lofts Women’s Book Club (private event)
Oct 27 all-day

Mara Purl, Guest Author (Private Event)

Denver Lofts Women’s Book Club
Denver, Colorado

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Apr
14
Sat
It’s an Author Cornucopia Book Camp
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018
8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Snap … Crackle … Pop … Succeed

Snap . . . your head around to face forward into your success.
Crackle . . . with confidence so your brag grabs your audience.
Pop . . . your events, branding, messaging to grab your audience.
Succeed . . . with tech wizardry to implement every idea.

What do books, libraries, administrative assistants and getting organized all have in common? APRIL…all are recognized with various holidays and celebrations during this month. Come to this year’s cornucopia of ideas, strategies, tips and tricks to move your book success and author life forward. We promise, you will love this April day, designed just for you!

It’s a jammed-packed day with five extraordinary experts in a variety of areas—all areas every author should be snapping, crackling, popping with for author and book success. Get ready to learn and implement new strategies and tools with:

Mara Purl
What’s your THEME? Drill down until you find your aquifer: your pure, distilled message. Then what? Build your branding, your messaging, and your events from there: structure, form, slogan, take-aways, social media messaging, website style,and all-important event planning!

 

 

Judith Briles
Whether an author publishes with a traditional publisher, an indie or self-publisher, it’s the author who is responsible for the majority of book marketing. That means you. Your book is a product that needs to know and reach out to its potential buyer. You can’t snap without a marketable book; you can’t crackle without the know-how to push it; and you won’t pop unless you become the #1 cheerleader. And, you can’t have success without all three.

 

Susie Scott
You love the written word … how about the verbal one? A video can make your words crackle and pop in the eyes and ears of the viewer. Stunning graphics can accent your main points as they appear on the screen and stunning exits can pop them as they leave. Videos are sizzling hot for all ages…have you got yours ready?

 

 

Jeannette Seibly
When you talk about yourself and your books…do you sound like you’re bragging? To snap, crackle and pop awake your audiences requires bragging in a business savvy manner. But there’s a knack to it. Find out how to brag effectively!

 

 

Kelly Johnson
Now that you know how to snap . . . crackle . . . and pop . . . how will you DO all that needs to be done to succeed? Kelly Johnson will share trade secrets, techniques, and special apps and programs to implement your messaging.

 

 

 

Who Should Attend?
Authors, Wannabe-Authors, Speakers, Trainers, Consultants

Early Bird Registration through April 1st (and we aren’t fooling) – $89

 

What’s Your THEME? presented by Mara Purl

Drill down till you find your aquifer: your pure, distilled message. Then what? Build your branding, your messaging, and your events from there: structure, form, slogan, take-aways, social media messaging, website style, event planning, and even wardrobe!

About the Speaker
Mara Purl is the best-selling author of the Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, which have earned more than 30 awards and appeared in the top-ten of multiple best-seller lists. As a producer, she’s known for creating the first American radio serial broadcast by the BBC, Milford-Haven USA, which an audience of 4.5 million.

Are you ready for a FUN day; an INFORMATIVE day; and a TAKE ACTION day
If you are … be there.<
Space is limited.

Who Should Attend: Authors, Wannabe-Authors, Speakers, Trainers, Consultants

Where: CADA, 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver

When: Saturday, April 14th … lunch included

Time:8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Cost: $89 for Early Birds April 1st (and we aren’t fooling) – Tardy Birds $129 from April 2 to April 14.

Early Bird Registration through April 1st (and we aren’t fooling) – $89

Nov
17
Sat
Mara Purl – Presenter: Sisters in Crime Meeting
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sub-Text: Buried Treasure in Our Writing
Sisters in Crime November Meeting
Nipomo Library Community Room
918 West Teff Street
Nipomo, CA

Join Mara as she dives deep into Text and Sub-Text, key elements for successful writing of fiction, particularly mystery. What is your character saying? What is your character not saying? How can inner thoughts be represented in both dialogue and narration? How can sub-text draw your reader in? Join Mara for rich information, clear examples, and anecdotes both humorous and dramatic.

Join the group for lunch afterward at the Butterfly Grille at Trilogy in Nipomo.