General Meeting, January 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE - 3701 Chestnut Street, Second Floor, Philadelphia, PA
Sally Wiener Grotta (www.Grotta.net) has had quite a varied career as a freelance journalist, author, editor, photographer & storyteller. She’s written thousands of articles, columns, essays and reviews for scores of glossy magazines, newspapers, journals and online publications. Her adventures while on assignments (to all seven continents and quite a few exotic islands) included being iced-in and almost stranded in Scott’s hut in Antarctica, trekking through the Amazon Jungle to meet a newly discovered aboriginal clan, scuba diving in Polynesia with a large playful manta ray, and being face to face with a 25 foot crocodile in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Sally has written numerous books (both fiction and non-fiction). Her latest, “The Winter Boy,” is a speculative novel that crosses genre-borders with “richly textured, literary-style character development and SF/fantasy-style masterful storytelling… set in a politically- and sexually-charged otherworld.” An American Society of Journalists & Authors member and former chapter president of American Society of Media Photographers, Sally is a frequent speaker at conferences, schools and other organizations on storytelling, creativity, photography, writing and the publishing industry. She is also an advocate for author's rights and speaks often on the business of writing and how to manage a successful freelance career. Sally has recently become managing editor of Pixel Hall Press (www.PixelHallPress.com). Beyond the written word, Sally has been recognized as “one of the world’s top photographers,” and her ongoing “American Hands” fine art project has received more than 40 grants and has been adopted by the New York Foundation for the Arts under their ArtSpire fiscal sponsorship (www.AmHands.com).
General Meetings are open to the public and are held at International House, 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, at 8:00 p.m.; or at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA at 8:00 p.m.
Social gathering begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Business Meeting begins at 8:00 p.m.
The Program begins at 9:00 p.m.
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||Sally Wiener Grotta
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