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March 2019

Pure Chocolate Reading/Signing at The Writer’s Block, Las Vegas NV

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writer’s Block, 1020 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101 United States
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i'll be doing a signing/reading at the Writer's Block in Las Vegas.  I'll be answering questions about chocolate, the Chocoverse and my writing technique. Here is a link to the event on their web site: http://www.thewritersblock.org/events/2019/2/12/amber-royer

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Saturday Night Write: The Benefits of Hands-On Research with Special Guest Bud Humble

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Our special guest for March, William "Bud" Humble, is a native Texan who's been writing for over 25 years. Though he's tried other things, his love of speculative fiction keeps drawing him back. His desire to help others achieve their literary dreams has led to him becoming the W.O.R.D. Director of Operations, a co-founder of Writers in the Field, and this year, he's also the driving force behind the August 3 WORDfest SW in Burleson. He will be speaking about…

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5 Week Class: Creativity Exercises (Start Date)

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Overcome writing/creative block or spark a new direction for your work in this hands-on class where participants will use writing prompts, story games, storyboarding, art techniques and more to unlock their creativity. This class is suitable for writers, game designers and other creatives. Participants will develop ideas sparked in class with weekly homework assignments and have a chance to have these assignments critiques.

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5 Session Class: Waxing Poetic (Start Date)

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Have you always wanted to understand what makes poetry different from ordinary language? Or do you write poetry, and want to delve deeper into the structure and history that shapes your work? In this course, participants will explore form and pattern in traditional poetry, as well as how to express themselves in free verse. They will explore the work of established and emerging poets and will build a small body of their own work throughout the course. Participants will have…

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5 Week Class: Novel Writing: Level 2 (Start Date)

March 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Are you ready to build your novel writing skills? Or are you confident in your writing, but mystified by terms like character agency, pathos, and subtext? In this course, participants will learn why it is important to achieve character attachment, create characters who do indeed have agency, understand narrative structure and connect readers to their work by heightening pathos and suspense. Participants will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week. Prerequisites are either: Novel Writing: Level…

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WordFest

March 23
TCC Northeast Campus, 828 West Harwood Road
Hurst, Texas 76054
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Free

I'll be representing Saturday Night Write out at WordFest.  I will also be on the panet "It's a mystery to me: Working Authors describe the writing process."  Come on out to see what's going on in the DFW writing community!   RSVP through the Facebook event. https://www.facebook.com/events/346640309403885/

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WordField2019

March 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
TCC Northeast Campus, 828 West Harwood Road
Hurst, Texas 76054
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Free

This is the Make-Up Day for the events that got flooded out at Writer's in the Field. RSVP at their facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/346640309403885/ Yeli from Yelibelly Chocolates and I will be doing the Chocolate in the Field Demo, so you guys won't miss out. Check out Yeli's site: https://www.yelibelly.com/

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Texas Women in SFF Signing at Book People, Austin, Texas

March 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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This will be a group author event with a discussion of inspirations and influences, followed by a signing. More information at: https://www.bookpeople.com/event/amber-royer-patrice-sarath-nicky-drayden-pure-chocolate-fog-season-temper

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April 2019

Signing at Murder by the Book in Houston, TX

April 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonet St.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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I will be signing along with Patrice Sarath (one of my fellow Robots).  We will both be discussing our newest releases.  You can find more information on the Murder by the Book Web Site.    

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Saturday Night Write: Archetype vs Cliche

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Saturday Night Write meets on the third Saturday of each month to provide instruction and encouragement to writers in the community surrounding UT Arlington (and anyone else who wants to drive out to meet up with us).  Our discussion leader presents a structured topic and background research to spark interactive participation, focusing on various aspects of craft.  Everyone is welcome to join us for these FREE events. Everyone had so much interest in archetypes when we talked about combining them to make more…

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