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City of Coronado seeking contractor to provide operational oversight and video production services
Posted by: Coronado Arts 4 years, 5 months ago

The City of Coronado is seeking the services of an independent contractor who will be expected to provide operational oversight and video production services for the City’s government access cable television channel. The channel operates on a 24/7 basis throughout Coronado on Time Warner Cable Channel 19 and AT&T Cable Channel 99. Those persons/companies with the necessary background and experience are encouraged to submit a proposal. It is the City’s intent to enter into said contract for service with a start date of on or before November 16, 2015. BACKGROUND In 1990, the City of Coronado negotiated a 25-year local franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable that included a cable television system and operations support. As part of the Franchise Agreement, Time Warner provided live coverage of City Council and Planning Commission meetings; Coronado Unified School District Board meetings; special City Council meetings, upon sufficient advanced notice; and ran a static bulletin board for the City. No other original programming was produced, with the exception of the live airing of the Fourth of July Parade and an annual school telethon. In 2013, in anticipation of the Franchise Agreement with Time Warner expiring on November 20, 2015, the City upgraded its broadcasting equipment, which allowed the City to directly manage its government channel 24 hours per day. For more information click this link -  http://www.coronado.ca.us/egov/documents/1441831391_07433.pdf

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A Social Media Primer for Authors and Writers
Posted by: Coronado Arts 4 years, 5 months ago

Presenter: Barbra Drizin

What are the top social media platforms today? Which ones will benefit you? Why? How? Today, it’s not a choice. It’s a necessity for authors /writers to have a social media presence in order to succeed. Even publishers will ask you, “What social media platforms are you on? How many followers do you have?” Barbra will give a practical overview of social media platforms, with live examples specifically focused on: • Facebook• Twitter• LinkedIn• Goodreads• Blogs• E-Newsletters• YouTube• Pinterest / Instagram. You will learn realistic social media goals, 5-steps to social media marketing, what a successful social media campaign looks like, how to acquire followers / connections, and benefits of having a Facebook Author Page

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Coronado Lion's Club presents 15th Annual Dinner Theatre Fundraiser
Posted by: Coronado Arts 4 years, 5 months ago

The Lion's Club celebrates its 15th Annual Dinner Theater Fundraiser on Friday September 18th starting at 6:30 pm at the Coronado Playhouse.  Diners will enjoy a catered dinner, silent auction and raffle followed by Coronado’s own Playhouse production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.  The cost is $50 a person and all proceeds benefit our charities for the blind and visually impaired and our Coronado efforts for youth, including college scholarships.  Tickets may be purchased by emailing cadowney@cadowneylaw.com or calling Jim Roamer at 435-2647 or Carrie Downey at 522-2040.  We accept cash or check and will deliver the tickets to you. 

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Plot and Pour...The Professional's Secret to Plotting Your Novel (or screenplay, or memoir or play)
Posted by: Coronado Arts 4 years, 5 months ago

Presenter: Marni Freedman

Join Marni for a fresh and fun approach to storytelling.  Learn the art of professional plotting while keeping your spontaneous spirit an active part of the process! In this interactive session you will learn:

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Outside In: Telling Stories in the Third Person
Posted by: Coronado Arts 4 years, 5 months ago

Presenter: Laura McNeal

One of the most common techniques in fiction, especially fiction for young adults, is the first person narrative.  In this workshop, we’ll talk about some differences between first and third person narrators, read examples that illustrate the wide range of effects you can achieve in either one, and do exercises switching back and forth between the two.  Each student should bring one paragraph written in the first or third person as a starting point. Laura McNeal holds an MA in fiction writing from Syracuse University, where she taught freshman composition, and has taught middle and high school English at a private school in Salt Lake City.  For twenty years she has worked as a freelance journalist, and her true crime essays for the San Diego Reader have been anthologized in the book “You Can’t Leave Me Now.”  With her husband Tom McNeal, she is the author of four critically-acclaimed young adult novels newly re-issued by Knopf: “Crooked,” “Zipped,” “Crushed,” and “The Decoding of Lana Morris.”  Her solo young adult title, “Dark Water,” was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2010.

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Writing the Truth, Creatively
Posted by: Coronado Arts 4 years, 5 months ago

Moderator: Susan Enowitz

Panelists: George Galdorisi, Thomas Phillips and Rob Yehling

“Truth is stranger than fiction,” right? Nonfiction writing draws far more readers and sells more to publishers than fiction, for a reason: we are riveted by well-told true stories. We’ll discuss the various forms of nonfiction writing, the necessity of knowing both journalistic and interviewing techniques, and ways to use fiction writing skills such as plotting, character development, foreshadowing, and dialogue/quotes to enhance your articles and books. You will learn clear ideas and outline for the start of your query letter to a publisher or agent.

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