Sunday, August 23, 2009


September 8 Meeting

On September 8, after you've rested from your long weekend, come attend our meeting on Tuesday and hear award-winning author Cic DiGenti speak on the all important first page.

Let’s face it, we have short attention spans. If the author doesn’t catch and hold the reader’s attention with the first line, first paragraph and first page, they might look for another book. Author Vic DiGenti leads us through a fast-paced, upbeat session looking at the keys to Great Beginnings, and tells us why it’s so important to grab the reader in the beginning. Bring copies of your own first page for feedback from the group.

Victor DiGenti spent more than thirty-five years working in public broadcasting as a director, public affairs producer, head of a two-station corporate communications department, and was responsible for special events, including producing the acclaimed Jacksonville Jazz Festival for eight years. During that time, he won national, regional and local awards, produced documentaries, and was a freelance writer. Prior to that, he attended the University of Florida, worked at a CBS affiliate, and as an announcer with a top 40 radio station.

After his retirement, Vic turned to his first love—writing. He found inspiration in his household of feline critters and wrote three adventure/fantasies with a feline protagonist. His first two novels —Windrusher and Windrusher and the Cave of Tho-hoth (Ocean Publishing)— have won multiple awards and attracted readers of all ages. His third in the series, Windrusher and the Trail of Fire, was released in August of 2008.

Vic is a regional director of the Florida Writers Association,President of the Friends of the Library–Ponte Vedra Beach, and a member of the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach. His unpublished manuscript, Matanzas Bay, a mystery/suspense novel set in St. Augustine, Florida, won the 2007 Josiah W. Bancroft, Sr. Award

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