April Meeting Reminder Featuring Pat Haggerty


Please join SOLA on Saturday, April 18th at 10AM for our monthly meeting featuring Pat Haggerty.

After four years in the USMC, Pat Haggerty studied Actuarial Science and Computers at Georgia State University. He has spent the past 17+ years developing and delivering technical training courses for Learning Tree International and also runs a successful consulting practice doing application development for clients ranging from the United State Marines to Delta Airlines.

Eight years ago, while stuck reading a mediocre book in yet another hotel, Pat decided to try his hand at fiction. He may not be published, but these days you are much more likely to find him spending his evenings writing romance than code. Patrick is an active member of RWA, RWAustralia, RWNew Zealand, and is President of GCRWA, and OIRWA.
Writers tend to have a solid working knowledge of word processing. Word, Pages, Word Perfect, whatever the tool, we’ve all spent time hunched over a keyboard trying to get our thoughts down in a usable format for our teachers, editors, friends, or work partners. Word processors are effective at general document creation and formatting, but they tend to fall short when needs turn towards structured long or short form story telling.

Scrivener is the premier application for the creation of novels, novellas, and like works. This workshop will demonstrate ways that Scrivener helps writers in doing everything from planning scenes, to capturing research, to writing scenes, to generating output for critique groups, e-readers, or publishers.

Prospective members may attend two meetings of SOLA before deciding to join. Our meetings are held from 10 am-noon on the third Saturday of every month, except December, at the Jefferson Parish Library Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Avenue in Metairie, LA. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early*.

*Capacity for the Napoleon Room at the library is 45 in the tables-with-chairs seating arrangement. In order to comply with fire safety regulations, members and guests will be turned away when capacity is reached.