Posts tagged ‘Writing Workshops’

March 25, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Sat., Feb. 25, 2012 (8pm), Sun. Feb 26, 2012, (2 PM), 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

Tune into Arts in the Valley, February 25 & 26 as host Kim McMillon interviews The Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson,  Belly Dancer & Belly-Fusion of Merced Co-Founder Michelle Byus, and Life Coach and creator of the The Integrative Energetics Rebalancing System, Kumari Fabio.

To listen to Martha Alderson’s interview, click onto the link:plot whisper

Plot Whisperer & author of Blockbuster Plots Pure & Simple, Martha Alderson, helps writers create BlockBuster Plots often by helping Bust through their Blocks. On her second in a two part interview series, Martha will answer questions from our audience on how to develop a storyline, and plot.  The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master was released October 2011 by Adams Media and available now for pre-order. Martha Alderson’s clients include best-selling authors, New York editors, and Hollywood movie directors.

Blockbuster Plots started as an idea in 2003. Why weren’t there any great resources out there for writers who needed help with writing plot? What did it take to go from a story to a novel? From a computer screen to a movie? Blockbuster Plots, over time, has expanded to host plot workshops and one-on-one plot consultations and to offer a free monthly Plot Tips eZine. We hope you enjoy the site, and that it helps writers around the world. The plot tools developed by Blockbuster Plots, specifically the Plot Planner and the Scene Tracker, are used by best-selling authors, New York editors, and Hollywood movie directors. A great plot can turn your stories into reality.

To listen to the interview with Michelle Byus on the Bellydance Festival, click onto the link:belly dancer

Belly-Fusion Merced, co-directed by Michelle Byus, and Janet Hay, presents its first annual Belly Dance Festival, ‘The EYES Have IT!’, on April 21st at Merced’s American Legion Hall on Main Street. Belly dancers from the Central Valley and beyond perform live from 10am until 10pm. This beautiful art form combines styles from Middle Eastern, Folk, Tribal Fusion, ATS, Flamenco, Burlesque, Gothic, Cabaret, Pop ‘n Lock and Modern. Shop for belly dance clothing and accessories and enjoy food all day, with Happy Hour from 6pm to 9pm.Learn more about belly dancing with professional dancers and instructors Dana Johnson and Paige Lawrence at Belly-Fusion Merced’s workshops on April 22nd.Tickets are $10 at the door–$5 for children, students and seniors. Find pre-event discounts online at celebrate this centuries old art. April 21st at the American Legion Hall, 939 Main Street in downtown Merced. The Eyes Have It! Belly-Fusion Merced is on Facebook and at

To listen to the interview with Kumari Fabio, click onto the link:  life coach

Kumari Fabio has studied Yoga for 25 years. She received her BA in Holistic Health Education from San Francisco State University; is a graduate of Coaches Training Institute; a Certified Peer Counselor; a Certified Ropes Course facilitator; an ordained non-denominational Minister; a Reiki Master; and a Certified Hypnotherapist.  Ms. Fabio has authored a fable entitled “The Dog Who Licked Too Much” and “The Magical Purse,” a soon-to-be released children’s book.  She is an excellent motivational speaker and can be invited for consultations and workshops.

For more information, visit Pathways & Stepping Stones

November 6, 2010

Arts In The Valley, Sat., Nov. 13th, 8 PM – 9 PM

by arthouseflower

ARTSINVAL1113-6click onto the link to hear the November 13th program

A Pre-recorded weekly arts-oriented radio show

Program Schedule

Rabbi Michael Lerner

Author of Spirit Matters: Global Healing and the Wisdom of the Soul
Editor, Tikkun Magazine

Rabbi, Beyt Tikkun Synagogue in S.F. and Berkeley ( of Spirit Matters: Global Healing and the Wisdom of the Soul


Nicholas Valdez, UC Merced Faculty

Merced Writers’ Center

Nick will discuss upcoming Merced Writers’ Center Programming, as well as programs at Off the Shelf Books in MercedUC Merced Faculty & Member of Merced Writers' Center


Merced Organics ( has just opened its doors in downtown Merced, 451 W. 18th Street.  Rose Vitale, the co-owner of Merced Organics, will discuss their upcoming free health seminars, and classes, and products aimed at building a healthier and happier Merced, CA.


Joey Essig, Operations Director for the Merced County Arts Council, will discuss upcoming programs and


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