Current Meeting


Speaker: Michael Larsen
Topic: Taking the Risk Out of Writing: Dealing Yourself the Five Cards You Need for a Winning Hand

Date: March 17, 2018
Time: 10 am
Where: The Sequoia Yacht Club 441 Seaport Ct, Redwood City, CA 94063 (map)

$10 Members; $15 Non-Members; $5 Students/ID.
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Now’s the best time ever to be a writer. But you need literary and publishing goals that excite you and that you know how to achieve. Five hearts guarantee you a winning hand: You are the ace. Content is king. Communication is queen. Commerce is jack. The literary ecosystem is the ten. This humor-filled talk will show you how to make your work and your career a labor of love.





  • The amazing opportunities awaiting you
  • How to profit more from your ideas than ever
  • The fastest, easiest ways to get published and succeed
  • What you need to know about writing, agents, publishing, and promotion
  • Why self-publishing may be your best option now


Mike Larsen is an author coach who loves helping writers. He was a literary agent for four decades and wrote How to Get a Literary Agent and coauthored Guerrilla Marketing for Writers. Mike was co-director of the 10th San Francisco Writing for Change Conference in 2017 and the 16th San Francisco Writers Conference and Master Classes, which took place in February at the Hyatt Regency.