INITIAL CLASS The Center @ MDC presents Writing Your Novel the TV Way at Books & Books: The next time you’re wondering how you’ll ever get through the writing of a novel, think about TV producers and writers of original series and even non-fiction shows. They pretty much have to see the whole thing in their heads, and process it all into a readable “series bible” before they can get a green light. Learn to think like the TV executive who sees it, feels it and believes in it, and get your novel written! Taught by Anjanette Delgado is an Emmy award-winning journalist, writer and producer. Her first novel, The Heartbreak Pill (Atria) and won the 2008 and 2009 Latino Book Award for Best Novel/ Romance, as well as first place in the romance category within the Books into Movies competition. April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. $200. Click here to register.
In Drawing Dead (Unlimited Publishing, $17.99), FBI Special Agent Jason Lancer is obsessed with horoscopes and tarot cards after losing his mother in a plane crash. She had ignored the warnings of the stars and the cards. Lancer is pursuing terrorist hijackers and is ordered to take a plane to St. Louis but faces the same warnings that spelled doom for his mother. He resigns and moves to Las Vegas. A sexy poker professional persuades him to ignore the stars and the cards and teaches him to read people. Lancer confronts his obsessions and the terrorists at Hoover Dam using his newly acquired skills.Bennet Shelfer is a former instructor pilot for the U.S. Air Force, National, Pan Am, and Delta Airlines, and a former twenty-five year Miami resident. He piloted the White House Press Corps., accompanying two Presidents overseas and to every state in the union. He is the only known living pilot to have been hijacked twice.
Join social entrepreneur and documentary filmmaker Noah Gray at a Special Event hosted by Mitchell Kaplan where he will present plans for the VIRGIN VOTING PROJECT 2012 National Bus Tour with special guest Janelle Rodriguez, CNN’s Vice President of Programming. Noah is the Founder and Executive Director of The Virgin Voting Project, a non-partisan, not-for-profit 501c3 organization. The Virgin Voting Project is dedicated to motivating young people to become civically engaged, informed voters, and active participants in shaping the future of our democracy, using a “for young people, by young people” approach. The organization’s latest initiative is a national bus tour, where Noah and a team of passionate young people will bring high-energy live, interactive events to high schools and colleges throughout the country, to encourage tens of thousands of potential new voters to cast their ballots in November. The expected result: a new generation of actively involved young people, and a documentary film for future waves of “virgin voters.” You may know Noah, a 2010 Silver Knight award winner in New Media, the Florida winner of the Freedom Forum’s “Free Spirit” award, and a proud graduate of Miami-Palmetto Senior High, from his award-winning film “Virgin Voting” and his multiple appearances on CNN as their special youth political correspondent. He is currently a student at American University in Washington, DC. Come support young voters and future leaders of our nation, and hear about how you can contribute to the 2012 Bus Tour and its special Miami launch. Get on board with The Virgin Voting Project! Refreshments will be served. Tax-deductible contributions to The Virgin Voting Project will be accepted in any amount.