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Nine Dead Dope Dealers and Other Stories is available on Amazon!

This is a collection of four stories  I wrote about San Francisco in the 1980s.  I’ve set up a free give-away for five days, from December 25th to December 29th, so go ahead and read and review. After that it’s $2.99 to read.  (And don’t be afraid to be honest in your reviews, I can take it!)  The story, “Nine Dead Dope Dealers” earned an Honorable Mention in the Mystery/Crime category 2016 Writers Digest Popular Fiction Contest.  (Just sayin!) (And hopefully it will be a paperback soon!) Dealing, Nine Dead Dope Dealers, The Disappearance of Cookie Bob, and Half Moon Bay are all copyrighted by the author. Sara Jacobelli Copyright© 2017 Saratoga Street Press. New Orleans, Louisiana. United States.

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Hear my stories on WRBH Radio 88.3 FM!

I’m reading three pieces: short stories/flash fiction, on WRBH Radio. This is a new weekly program called Figure of Speech. It features local authors reading their work—or the work of writers who have inspired them.  The stories I chose to read are all stories I wrote that were inspired by my experiences in the French Quarter in the late 70s, early 80s. (And they are fiction, fiction, I say fiction!)

It’s on FM radio, 88.3.

http://www.wrbh.org/

First airing is Saturday, December 9th, 3:00-3:30 pm.

An encore airing is on Monday, December 11th, 9:00-9:30 pm.

I can also send you the link so you can listen at your leisure!

If you are not in New Orleans, you can listen to this station through the internet.

WRBH is a radio station dedicated to people who are blind, visually impaired or literary impaired. However, a lot of sighted people listen to it as well: They offer many interesting programs, including book reviews, the newspaper, fiction and nonfiction books.

Photo Credit: “Radio-Vintage,” Pixabay Copyright-free images.

https://pixabay.com/en/radio-vintage-ancient-rustico-wood-2967677/

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In the Garden Writers’ Workshop

 

Where? Alvar Library  913 Alvar St.  New Orleans LA 70117  504-596-2667

When? Saturday, November 11th, 2:00-3:45 pm

This month’s workshop will focus on prose. Our special guest is author Beth D’Addono, a freelance food, music and travel writer based in New Orleans. She writes regularly for various outlets including USAToday/10Best, AAA Traveler, AAA World, Southbound, Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News, Taste, and Country Roads. Bring your pen and notebook and let’s write some nonfiction with Beth! Light refreshments will be served. See you Saturday!

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In the Garden Writers’ Workshop

Join us for our first workshop of the 2017-2018 season. We will meet on the second Saturday of the month, every month from September through May. Writers of all levels are welcome. We will alternate between poetry and prose. Various local authors will stop by to read their work and share writing tips. In May, our participants will do a reading.

Where? Alvar Library, 913 Alvar Street,  the Bywater, New Orleans, LA 70117 

504-596-2667

When? Saturday, September 9th, 2:00-3:45 pm. (We take a ten or fifteen minute break in the middle.  Light refreshments will be served).

This session we will focus on prose writing, especially dialogue. Bring your notebook and pen and join us! All workshops are free and open to the public.

Workshops are taught by Sara Jacobelli, Henri Fourroux, and various local authors.

 

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Barcation! at BJ’s in the Bywater!

What is Barcation? A Story Time for Adults. Join local writers who will read a story or a poem, or just tell a story. The topic is open: You can tell a story about a bar, a vacation, a vacation in a bar, or whatever you come up with. Or you can share the written work of a favorite author. Participants can sign up for five minutes. Or you can just listen. Light refreshments will be served.

Where: BJ’s in the Bywater, 4301 Burgundy Street, New Orleans

When: Thursday, June 8th, 7-9 pm.

See you there!

Sara Jacobelli

 

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Photo Credit: “Chilled Martini Glass.” Pixabay Free Images: 1660179.

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One-Sentence Stories

I have two stories in this anthology published by Muddy Puddle Press, compiled and edited by Val Dumond, who also wrote the introduction: “Make Your Pet a Celebrity” and “Dear Mr. Lucarelli.” You can purchase a copy on Amazon.com,

https://tinyurl.com/n2a68ux

You can also buy a copy directly from me for $15.  Just email:

sarajacobelli at hotmail dot come

The stories are by forty-three different authors, and range from 101 words to 1531  words. The catch is that all the stories are just one sentence. These stories composed of run-on sentences are fun to write and fun to read. She’s going to publish more of these, so if you are interested in contributing to the next one, go to Val Dumond’s website: http://www.valdumond.com/

 

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Jambalaya Writers’ Conference 2017

I’ll be teaching a workshop on writing flash fiction at the 2017 Jambalaya Writers’ Conference in Houma, LA. The conference is Saturday, March 4th and will be held at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive in Houma. (Close to downtown). Check out their website and also their Facebook page for further information. http://mytpl.org/jwc/

“The Friends of the Terrebonne Parish Public Library are excited to announce the 14th annual Jambalaya Writers’ Conference, set for March 4, 2017. Writers across all genres will guide both new and practiced writers in their craft. Featuring Lisa Unger, Jeff Lindsay, Rachel Caine, steamy romance writers Alexandrea Weis and Farrah Rochon, Roland Paris of Marvel Comics, “My Sunshine Away” author M.O. Walsh, Nicholas Maineri, Ashley Elston, Alys Arden, Kim Vaz-Deville, and more! Aspiring writers from near and far are encouraged to take part in this experience that will promote creativity, enrich local art, and guide both new and practiced writers in their craft. Conference fee is $35 and $40 at the door. Poetry and Fiction contest submissions are due by February 10, 

Next year I’ll try to remember to post about this ahead of time, so that more people have a chance to enter the Poetry and Fiction writing contests.heron

Also, every year they do a publication, featuring the work of the contest winners and of the presenters. My short story, “You Can Gossip When You Own a Bar” is included in the 2016 Jambalaya Anthology. Here’s the link:

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