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The Writers Lunch
Demystifying Scrivener

The Writers Lunch is virtually back! This month's topic: Demystifying Scrivener. Scrivener is one of the most popular pieces of writing software available, and it's filled with useful features for crafting your opus. In this edition of Writers' Lunch, Colleen Riordan will show us the basics of using Scrivener for writing and organizing your novel. She will highlight the most useful features for editing, tracking your progress, and storing research material and she'll answer any questions you may have. Join us, share, and learn and swap Scrivener tips!

Colleen Riordan writes middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction including fantasy, mystery, and the occasional ghost story. When she isn't writing, Colleen teaches book marketing at Wild Ink Marketing. She is also the Alameda County co-coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and a committee member for Bay Area Women in Publishing (BAWiP). Find out more at or on Instagram and Twitter @colleenmriordan.

The Writers Lunch is a casual brown-bag lunch activity on the 3rd Friday of each month. Look forward to mini-reviews on books that have been added to our "literary craft" collection, informal presentations by member writers, and excellent conversation. Join us, share, and learn! Please contact Taryn Edwards if you have any questions. [email protected]



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Future Activities

Apr 22 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group

Apr 23 - 12:00pm

How to Craft a Book that Sells
with Nina Amir

Apr 26 - 6:00pm

No Poetry No Peace
a reading and celebration of National Poetry Month

Apr 27 - 5:30pm

Knit Happens Online

Apr 28 - 12:00pm

Virtual Tour of the Mechanics' Institute
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards

Apr 29 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group