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Nina Schuyler

Prize-winning author Nina Schuyler will speak to local writers and interested members of the public about "How to Write Stunning Sentences" on Saturday, June 15.

The audience will learn how to master the art of writing sentences that "do more than move the story along," according to Schuyler. A description of her talk notes that attendees will learn to create suspense and elevate emotion at the sentence level among many other things. "It's not necessarily what your English teacher would teach," she added.

Schuyler's presentation is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton, with check-in at 1:30 p.m. The talk is hosted by the Tri-Valley Branch of the California Writers Club (CWC).

The session is open to people who make advance reservations and pay a fee at the door. Cost for CWC members is $14; for non-members, $18. Student fees are $6 for members and $10 for non-members. Anyone interested in the program or CWC may attend with no obligation to join. Reservations can be made by sending a message via e-mail to reservations@trivalleywriters.org no later than Wednesday, June 12.

Schuyler is the author of "The Translator," winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Award for General Fiction. Her first novel, "The Painting," was nominated for the Northern California Book Award and named a Best Book by the San Francisco Chronicle. She is also the author of "How to Write Stunning Sentences," published in 2018 by Fiction Advocate. She teaches creative writing in the graduate program at the University of San Francisco. Visit www.ninaschuyler.com for more information about Schuyler.

The CWC Tri-Valley Branch invites writers of all genres and experience levels to learn about their craft at its monthly meetings. For more information about the CWC Tri-Valley Branch, contact Lani Longshore at president@trivalleywriters.org or visit www.trivalleywriters.org.