Karen Gorback, Author

Community Events


Please scroll to the end of the list to see Karen's latest and upcoming events.  Contact Karen on this site for a book-signing, presentation, or fundraiser for your group or organization.  

 

12/6/14

MEET THE AUTHOR

10:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Bookaneer Used Bookstore

3186 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA  91362


1/16/15

MEET THE AUTHOR

11:00 AM -- 1:00 PM  Bank of Books,  748 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001


1/21/15

FUNDRAISER FOR CONEJO VALLEY SENIOR             VOLUNTEER PROGRAM -- WELLNESS FEST

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Goebel Adult Community Center 1385 E. Janss, Thousand Oaks, 91362TIME/LOCATION


3/07/15

MEET THE AUTHOR

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM   MRS. FIG'S BOOKWORM

93 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo  93030


5/14/15

MS SENIOR VENTURA COUNTY PAGEANT

Goebel Adut Community Center, Thousand Oaks, CA

NEWS FLASH:   I read an excerpt from Freshman Mom for the talent portion of the competition and won both "Best Talent" and then the "Ms Senior Ventura County" Pageant! 


6/14/15

MS SENIOR CALIFORNIA PAGEANT

1:30 pm  Joan Kroc Center for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego

Congratulations to Reina Bolles -- the new Ms. Senior California 2015!   


6/30/15

MEET THE AUTHOR

The Open Book Bookstore in the Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks, 3 - 5 pm


7/09/15

WRITING DAZZLING DIALOGUE

California Writers Club - East Sierra Branch, Ridgecrest, CA

Special thanks to the CWC East Sierra branch for being such gracious hosts.  I really enjoyed your meeting.


08/13/15

HEADED FOR THE FUTURE - TIPS FOR ADULTS GOING BACK TO COLLEGE

6:30 - 7:30 PM  Thousand Oaks Library

Thanks to the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library for hosting this terrific event.  I enjoyed meeting everyone who attended!

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09/26/15

ULTIMATE DINING EVENT - FUNDRAISER FOR SENIOR CONCERNS, Westlake Plaza Hotel, Thousand Oaks

As part of this spectacular event, Karen has donated several copies of Freshman Mom, which will be auctioned off with a case of wine as a "Book Club Package."   Karen will attend the last session of the book club to discuss the book.  What fun!


10/17/15

 

CenCal SCBWI CONFERENCE VOLUNTEER (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators)      

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA


11/20/15

VOLUNTEER JUDGE for LITERATURE in Reflections Program

Hale Charter Middle School, Los Angeles Unified School District


02/21/16

MEET THE AUTHOR AT THE THOUSAND OAKS LIBRARY LOCAL AUTHORS' FAIR

1401 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, Ca  91362     3 pm - 4:30 pm in the Community Room

Karen looks forward to chatting with you!  

Contact Karen at this webste for more information


07/09/16

AUTHORS AT THE LIBRARY - A PANEL DISCUSSION ON MEMOIR WRITING

EP Foster Library, Ventura, CA  651 Main Street, Ventura   2:00 - 3:30 PM

Panel discussion featuring authors Karen Gorback, Alice Rene & Robb Michael. Moderated by author Philip Brown.


11/13/16

LOCAL AUTHORS FAIR

Camarillo Library   10 am - 2 pm

Special thanks to the Camarillo Library for organizing this successful event.  I enjoyed meeting all of the readers and other authors. 


3/8/17

He Said. . . She Said -- A Guide to Writing Engaging Dialogue

Conejo Valley Adult Shool, Thousand Oaks, CA   9:00 am -- Noon

Readers love dialogue -- one of the most intimate components of storytelling.  In this hands-on workshop, you will learn and practice the basic elements of wrting an engaging dialogue that will keep readers glued to your pages.

Class cost: $45.  Register at www.ConejoAdultEd.org or call (805) 497-2761


3/13/17

Memoir Writing Class

Conejo Valley Adult School, Thousand Oaks, CA  Four sessions 10 am - noon

If you've always wanted to write a memoir, now is the time.  Not an autobiography, a memoir is a slice of life you want to record for family and friends.  Bring writing materials to work in class.

Class cost $75  Register at www.ConejoAdultEd.org or call (805) 497-2761


4/1/17

Writing Dazzling Dialogue

California Writers Club - San Fernando Valley Branch  1 pm meeting followed by presentation.

Hand-on workshop to discuss and practice writing dialogue.  Guests are welcomed.  $5.00 guest fee.

Motion Picture and Television Fund Center.  23388 Mulholland Dr. Woodland Hills, CA  www.cwc-sfv.org 


5/20/17

Writing Dazzling Dialogue 

Conejo Valley Writers Meet-Up at 12:00 at the Goebel Adult Community Center in Thousand Oaks.  

Join us for networking at noon and then a 1-hour writing workshop.  Bring a pen and paper or a fully-charged laptop to participate.   1385 E. Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

For more information, go to https://www.meetup.com/ConejoValleyWriters/


6/12/17

Memoir Writing

Conejo Valley Adult School for three, consecutive Mondays, 10 am -- noon.  1025 Old Farm Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360                       

If you’ve always wanted to write a memoir, now is the time! Not an autobiography, a memoir is a slice of life you want to record for family and friends. This class will walk you through the process - you can do it! Bring paper and pen or a fully-charged computer, and join us for some fun.

For more information, go to http://www.conejoadultschool.org/Generalclasses/personal-development.htm  or call 805-497-2761.