Culver City Observer -

Program Scheduled At Vets Auditorium


October 7, 2009

The Independent Writers of Southern California will present a program in Two Parts:

“How to Speak on Radio/TV” and “How to Read your Books” on Saturday, October

17 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Blvd. Culver City. Parking is free.


If you are the subject of an interview on radio or TV, it is best to appear unrehearsed, sound concise, and upbeat. You need to do your homework to be easily understood through clear sound bites and short explanations. Emmy Award-winning TV host Barry Kibrick, our presenter, is at the top of his game and will show you the ropes.

Discussion will include (as time allows):

- How to talk on the radio and TV and not sound boring, stupid, or unprepared.

- How to dodge inappropriate questions, and get back on topic, without making the host look silly.

- What makes a good guest and what makes a bad one.

- Tips for people who may one day want to host their own show, internet or broadcast.

- The mechanics of "phoners."

- Ways to find radio and TV talk programs, and what to expect, or not to expect in terms of sales, as well as the mechanics of same.

- The "Oprah Effect" and sound bites.

Part 2:

Writers conjure words and make magic in the form of poems and stories.

But, when you speak them, is your spoken work listless ... or alive?

Reservations are required. Deadline is 4 p.m. Friday prior to event. Call (877) 799-7483, or e-mail NOTE: If you reserve and cannot attend, please notify the IWOSC office at

IWOSC, the Independent Writers of Southern California, is a nonprofit association that has provided support, tools, and resources to help self-employed professional writers in Southern California since 1982.


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