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Sep
19
Fri
Central Coast Writers Conference: Mara Purl – Featured Speaker @ Cuesta College
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day

Mara Purl – Featured Speaker
Central Coast Writers Conference
http://cuesta.edu/communityprograms/writers-conference/index.html

September 19-20, 2014
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Mara’s Books will be available at the Conference through Volumes of Pleasure Bookstore.
Her books are also available at Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay.

Mara’s 2014 Courses and Programs:

7:00 pm Friday, September 19th
Women’s Voices
Mara Purl, Anne Perry, Victoria Zackheim, Barbara Abercrombie

8:00 pm Friday September 19th
Book Signing

9:00 am Saturday, September 20th
Heart-Writing: Discovering Your Core Message

11:00 am Saturday, September 20th
Q&A with Authors

1:30 pm Saturday, September 20th
World-Building: Writing a Series

Oct
16
Thu
Women Writing the West Conference: Mara Purl, Presenter
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm

Women Writing the West Conference: Mara Purl, Presenter
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter
Women Writing the West Annual Conference

October 16-17-18-19, 2014
Golden, Colorado

Join Women Writing the West for our 20th Anniversary Conference in historic Golden, Colorado! Enjoy stunning autumn scenery in the Rockies while nurturing your writing skills with this dynamic group of gifted authors.

Best-Selling, National Award-winning Author Mara Purl
will speak on her unique approach to branding, a journey from “head” to “heart” that increases clarity of vision and core purpose. She will also give an overview of today’s primary publishing options with three other experienced colleagues.

Mara’s Books will be available to purchase.

Thursday, October 16th, 1:00 pm

Three Hour In-Depth Workshop: So You Want to Write & Publish: an Introduction to Today’s World of Authoring and Publishing. Publishing in many new forms is available today. But which options are good ones? How do you choose one that matches your project? What steps can be skipped, and which are indispensible? Get off on the right foot, avoid mistakes, and join the world of writing and publishing! Designed for beginners. (With Mara Purl, Susan Tweit, Doris Baker, and Leslee Breene)

Friday, October 17th, 3:00 pm
Writing Women’s Fiction: The Largest Genre in Publishing You’ve Never Heard Of
What is Women’s Fiction? Are you already writing this genre but didn’t realize it? What’s the best way to market books in this genre? Who are your readers?
(With Women’s Fiction Author Mara Purl and Romance Author Leslee Breene)

Nov
13
Thu
Bouchercon 2014: Murder At the Beach @ Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Nov 13 – Nov 16 all-day

Bouchercon 2014: Murder At the Beach
Mara Purl, Panelist

Join Mystery Authors & Mystery Fans’ Largest Convention of the year for “Bouchercon Murder At the Beach” November 13 – 16 in Long Beach, California!

Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 S. Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Thursday November 13, 2014
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Location: Regency B
Panel: Doesn’t Play Well with Others: How Dysfunctional Characters Enhance Plots and Series

Best-Selling, National Award-winning Author Mara Purl
will join awesome mystery authors for a possibly hilarious, probably wickedly insightful panel!

Moderator: Kim Hammond
Darrell James
Brad Parks
Twist Phelan
Mara Purl
Jeri Westerson

Mara’s Books will be available to purchase.

May
7
Thu
Mara Purl Workshop – Secrets of Word Play: 2015 AuthorU Extravaganza @ Renaissance Denver Hotel
May 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

2015 AuthorU Extravaganza
THE annual event for authors in Colorado and beyond

Mara Purl Workshop
Secrets of Word Play:
Dialogue that unlocks secrets; Scenes that lock in your reader; Copy that grabs your customers.
An interactive session where you create Premise, Promise and Platform

Thursday, May 7, 2015
1:30 – 2:30pm

Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO

Sep
20
Sun
Mara Purl – Featured Author at Central Coast Book & Author Fair @ Sea Crest Resort @ Sea Crest Resort
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mara Purl – Featured Author
Central Coast Book & Author Fair
http://centralcoastbookandauthorfair.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 20th, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Mara’s Panel on Strong Characters at 12:00 Noon)

Sea Crest Resort
2241 Price Street
Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Sep
16
Fri
Mara Purl & Christopher Law co-starring in “Sea Marks” – A one-evening Staged Reading @ Renaissance Hotel
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mara Purl & Christopher Law co-starring in “Sea Marks”
A one-evening Staged Reading

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Sea Marks

Mara Purl & Christopher Law
co-starring in “Sea Marks” by Gardner McKay
The AuthorU Extravaganza Performance
Renaissance Hotel
3801 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207
Contact:
http://authoruextravaganza.org/

Sep
30
Fri
Central Coast Writers’ Conference – Mara Purl, Teacher & Panelist @ Cuesta College
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day

Central Coast Writers’ Conference
@ Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo
Mara Purl, Teacher & Panelist

Date: Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1

Private Critique Session with Mara Purl (by appointment)
Friday, September 30
1:30 – 2:30 pm

“Finding the Courage to Write & Taking Risks”
A Panel with Mara Purl, Victoria Zackheim & Anne Perry
Friday, September 30
3:00 – 4:00 pm

May
19
Fri
Mara Purl – Conference Presenter: “The Next Chapter: A Conference for Women by the Twin Cities Junior League”
May 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

“The Next Chapter: A Conference for Women by the Twin Cities Junior League”

Mara Purl – Guest Speaker
“Five Questions of the Heart”
The Junior League of Minneapolis
(for members only – all Junior League members are welcome)
Book Signing follows

Friday, May 19, 2017
1:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Organization website: https://www.jlminneapolis.org/

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Oct
26
Thu
Mara Purl – Presenter: Women Writing the West Annual Conference @ Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day

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Women Writing the West Annual Conference
“Set in the West: Cultures Old and New”
October 26-27-28, 2017
Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson, Arizona

Friday, October 27th
4:00-5:00
Public Speaking for Timid Authors
Joyce Lohse,Irene Sandell, Mara Purl, Bev Scott, and Alice Trego,Moderator

Saturday, October 28th
9:40-10:40
What’s in Your Serial? Creating Continuing Characters and Ongoing Plots
Mara Purl and Donis Casey

May
19
Sat
Writers in Action Conference: Mara Purl – Presenter
May 19 all-day

May 19th
Mara Purl – Presenter

First Annual Writers in Action Conference
Sponsored by Central Coast Sisters in Crime
6588 Ontario Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405