Events

Upcoming 2018 Events

July 15, 2018

Page Turners Book Fest.  The public is invited to this free event at the Monterey Elks Lodge from 1:00 pm – 5:00. Proceeds to benefit the Food Bank at Veterans Transition Center at Fort Ord in Monterey. For more information CLICK HERE.

Past 2018 Events

May 12, 2018

What Method of Publishing is Right for You.  For more information CLICK HERE.  Held at Monterey Public Library from 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm.

Apr 16, 2018 to May 14, 2018

How to Write the Book of Your Heart.  For more information or to register CLICK HERE.  Or call: (831) 475-6115.  Held at Capitola Community Center from 5:30pm to 7pm. 5 weeks.  Meets on Mondays.

Feb 28, 2018 to Mar 28, 2018

In Praise of Poetry.  For more information or to register CLICK HERE.  Or call : (831) 475-6115.  Held at Capitola Community Center from 5:30pm to 7pm. 5 weeks. Meets on Wednesdays.

Jan 8, 2018 to Feb 5, 2018

Sustain Your Creative Writing Habit.  For more information or to register CLICK HERE.  Or call : (831) 475-6115.  Held at Capitola Community Center from 5:30pm to 7pm. 5 weeks. Meets on Mondays.

January 20, 2018

How To Write Your Novel In Two Weeks!   For more information or to register CLICK HERE. Held at Capitola Community Center from 9:30am – 2:30pm.  One Day Only.

 

Past 2017 Events

Oct 30 to Nov 20, 2017

How to Write a How-To Book.  For more information or to register CLICK HERE.  Or call : (831) 475-6115.  Held at Capitola Community Center from 5:30pm to 7pm. 4 weeks. Meets on Mondays.

October 17, 2017

Booktoberfest.  The Central Coast Writers of Pacific Grove, CA hold this annual gathering to highlight authors whom had works published within the last 12 months. It’s also a writerly networking event for all members and guests.

Oct 7, 2017

Indie Author Day. Monterey Public Library is participating in its first Indie Author Day and I’m a panelist!  The free event includes seminars, workshops and classes over various aspects of writing.  Check out the details and download the flyer!  For more information CLICK HERE. Or check out Monterey Public Library’s Facebook event page.

Sep 11 to Oct 9, 2017

Kickstart Your Creative Writing Habit. For more information or to register CLICK HERE. Held at Capitola Community Center from 5:30pm to 7pm. 5 weeks. Meets on Mondays.

May 10, 2017 to May 31, 2017

Flash Fiction Writing Bootcamp.  For more information or to register CLICK HERE. Held at Capitola Community Center from 5:30pm to 7pm. 4 weeks. Meets on Weds.

Apr 12 to May 3, 2017

Creative Non-Fiction: Writing That Matters.  For more information or to register CLICK HERE. Held at Capitola Community Center from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. 4 weeks. Meets on Weds.

Mar 15, 2017 to Apr 5, 2017

Flash Fiction Writing Bootcamp.  For more information or to register CLICK HERE. Held at Capitola Community Center from 5:30pm to 7pm. 4 weeks. Meets on Weds.

March 7, 2017

Social Media For Authors And Poets.  For more information or to register CLICK HERE. Held at Capitola Community Center from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. One Day Only.

 

2015 Events

Fri, Nov 6, 2015

Soul Sophistication Open Mic in Ramstein, Germany.  I’ll be brave and read one of my poems. 9pm.

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

You’re Invited to attend the book launch of the anthology (AFTER)life: Poems and Stories of the Dead  The celebration starts at 6pm at Village House of Books in Los Gatos, CA.  Join us for readings, wine, and booksigning. 

Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Social Media For Authors And Poets. For more information or to register CLICK HERE. Held at Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. One Day Only.

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

I’m participating in the Published Authors Panel for the Southbay Branch of the California Writers Club.  Dinner starts at 6pm, with meeting at 7pm. Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose.

Sun, Apr 12, 2015

San Jose Poetry Festival.  I’ll participate as a small press panelist representing Purple Passion Press.  CLICK HERE fmi.

Sat, Mar 28, 2015

How To Write Your Novel In Two Weeks!   For more information or to register CLICK HERE. Held at Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation from 9:00am – 2:00pm. One Day Only.

Sat, Feb 7, 2015

Social Media For Authors And Poets. For more information or to register CLICK HERE. Held at Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. One Day Only.

Sat, Jan 24, 2015

How To Write Your Novel In Two Weeks!   For more information or to register CLICK HERE. Held at Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation from 9:00am – 2:00pm. One Day Only.

2014 Events

Dec 6

I had the pleasure and honor of participating in the annual Los Gatos Christmas Parade with the Village House of Books!

Nov 29

Indie’s First Day at Village House of Books. I’ll be volunteering at my local indie bookstore in this first annual statewide event.

Oct 1

Victoria M. Johnson will be the special guest of the Saratoga Public Library‘s popular Author Series. Event hosted by the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries.  10am – 11:00am.  The event is free and open to the public.  Click on this link, then click on “Events” in the left sidebar.

Sept 20

I’m giving my popular Workshop titled: How To Write Your Novel In Two Weeks!   For Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation.  One Day Only 9:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information or to Register Online go to: Workshop Details Today!

Aug 23

Los Gatos Literary Fair, a free event featuring 25 local authors and publishers! From 12p-3pm I’ll look forward to meeting readers and I get 5 minutes to read from my novel.  The event takes place on the Civic Center Lawn in front of the Los Gatos library.  For more info, here’s the link: Los Gatos Library

June 3

The book release event of the long-awaited anthology, “Song of Los Gatos/ Poems of the Gem City” is on Tuesday night, June 3rd, 6:00 pm at the Los Gatos Council Chambers (next to the library).  Readers include Laureates, Sally Ashton, Erica Goss, Jennifer Swanton Brown and Bay Area poets.  I’ll read one of my two poems that are in the anthology.

May 3

I’m participatng in the California Bookstore Day celebration at Village House of Books in Los Gatos.  The all-day event, from 10:00am to 6:00pm, includes several fabulous authors including: Jana McBurney-Lin, Erica Goss, Steve Sporleder, Jasmine Haynes, and Shelley Adina.  I’ll be signing and mingling from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Hope you’ll stop by.

Apr 10

I’m participating in a celebration of National Poetry Month with a marathon reading of the epic Anglo-Saxon poem “Beowulf”.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Los Gatos Library, readers included the Poet Laureate, the Friends, and other town luminaries.  Click here to see the video!

March 29

I’m giving a New Workshop titled: How To Write Your Novel In Two Weeks!   For Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation. One Day Only 9:00am – 2:00pm  For more information or to Register Online Today: http://ow.ly/upbJL

March 8

Flash Fiction Forum, an event featuring flash fiction at WORKS gallery in downtown San Jose.  I’ll be one of several writers reading a new flash fiction piece for this fun event.  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  For more information: Flash Fiction Forum

January 25

I’m giving a New Workshop titled: How To Write Your Novel In Two Weeks!   For Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation. One Day Only 9:00am – 2:00pm  For more information or to Register Online Today: http://ow.ly/se22e

January 8

Flash Fiction Forum, an event featuring flash fiction writers reading their work at WORKS gallery in downtown San Jose.  My latest flash piece was accepted and I’ll be one of the readers for this fun event.  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  For more information: Flash Fiction Forum

 

2013 Events

April 25

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I’ll be joining other poets at a Poetry Los Gatos event and Open Mic reading.  I’ll read my original poem at the Great Bear Coffee.

 

May 8

I’ll be speaking on a panel: “Want to Know About Publishing”

Ask the people who have been there, done that.  A panel of published authors — Marjorie Bicknell Johnson, Victoria M. Johnson, Sherri Johnson, Nader Khaghani, Elena Martina, and Jana Mc Birney-Lin — will answer all your publishing questions at the California Writers Club South Bay Writers meeting at Harry’s Hofbrau Restaurant in San Jose.

For more info: http://www.southbaywriters.com

 

June 4

I’m the guest author for the Creative Writing Club at De Anza College in Cupertino.  I’ll share my writing experiences, give tips and answer student’s questions.

 

June 26

I’m participating in the Red Wheelbarrow anthology launch party & reading.  I’ll be reading one of my two poems published in the 2013 Student Edition.

 

July 11

I’m speaking at The Foundation Center in San Francisco. My workshop is titled: “Nine Ways to Reinvigorate Your Grant Writing Program”

For more info, here’s the link: http://bit.ly/11STZVi

 

July 20

Please join Galeria Arte and Los Gatos Poets Laureates to celebrate the life of Frida Kahlo with poetry, music, sangria and great company.  Frida look alike contest.  Light refreshments.  I’ll be reading my original poem honoring Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.  Galeria Arte, 50 North Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA 408-395-0403  Event 5pm – 8pm.

 

July 25

I’ll give a presentation titled: “Improving Your Grant Program” for AFP Silicon Valley Master’s Program in Cupertino at 11:30 – 1:00 pm.

 

August 14

Flash Fiction Forum, an event featuring flash fiction writers reading their work at WORKS gallery in downtown San Jose.  My flash piece was accepted and I’ll be one of the readers for this inaugural event.  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  For more information: Flash Fiction Forum

 

August 26

I participated in a poetry reading at the Sacramento Poetry Center.  Special guests were Erica Goss and Parthenia M. Hicks.

 

Sept 21

100 Authors for Literacy 10am – 4pm Martin Luther King Center, San Mateo, Ca.  I’m participating in this massive author event and signing to benefit the Martin Luther King Essay and Poetry Contest.  For more info, here’s the link: 100 Authors for Literacy

 

Oct 9

I’m speaking about Crafting Voice and Theme for the California Writers Club, South Bay Chapter. More info click here.

 

Oct 24

I’m one of the featured authors at the Grand Opening celebration for the Village House of Books in Los Gatos.  I’m reading and signing with two romance authors, Elisabeth Barrett and Jennifer Ryan on Thursday night at 7 pm.

 

Dec 3

Local Author Day 11:30am – 1:30pm Los Gatos Library, Los Gatos, Ca.  I’m participating in this 1st Annual author event and signing along with several other authors.  For more info, here’s the link:

2012 Events

February 14

On Valentine’s Day, I’ll be speaking on a panel: “Labor of Love”

Are any of us making any money writing books? That’s what five published authors — former Mercury News restaurant critic Sheila Himmel and SBW members Robert Balmanno, Betty Auchard, Victoria M. Johnson, and Marjorie Johnson — will discuss at the South Bay Writers meeting February 14 at the Lookout Restaurant in Sunnyvale.

For more info: http://www.southbaywriters.com

 

April 1

AFP 2012 International Conference on Fundraising in Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 1. My workshop is titled: Nine Ways to Reinvigorate Your Grant Writing Program.

 

April 5

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I’ll be joining other poets at a Photography Ekphrasis event.  Exposures: Los Gatos Poets Respond to the Art of Photography.  I’ll read my original poem at the Los Gatos Town Council Chambers.

 

July 14

I’ll be speaking on a panel at the ThrillerFest VII held July 11-14  in New York.

 

October 16

I’m on a panel at the Los Gatos Public Library along with poets laureate Sally Ashton and Parthenia M. Hicks, and authors Peggy Conaway, and Steve Sporleder.

 

December 6

I’ll be reading my poem at The Euphrat Museum of Art in Cupertino.  Several artists, musicians and poets will be participating.  Should be a fun and interesting evening.