Crossing the Line Community Event a Big Success

Crossing the Line

Sally Hibbitts (L) welcomes Laura Riley, Staff Attorney with the California Women’s Law Center—a partner for this event.

About 100 Thousand Oaks area parents, students, teachers and understanding community members attended the March event “Crossing the Line: Building Awareness about Sexual Harassment and Bullying”. They listened to panel participants Laura Riley, Josh Eby and Shaunna Ashmore describe issues concerning this topic, which focused primarily on students in grades 7-12.
A special thank you to the panelists and other participants including Shoshana Brower, Jeanette Hosek, and Colleen Briner-Schmidt. Thank you, as well, to the hard-working and diligent organizing committee composed of Joan Edwards, Marilyn Carpenter, Lori Kissinger, Shoshana Brower, Jeanette Hosek, Linda Bergthold, Linda Pochter, Nickie Dwork, Bev Khoshnevisan and Sally Hibbitts.
This was an event that truly represented our AAUW Branch in a meaningful way to our local community, as we continue to improve opportunities for women and girls.

The Mysteries of Publishing or Publishing Your Mystery !

Join us on Saturday,April 11th at 2 PM at California the Thousand Oaks Library for a very interesting panel discussion about getting your crime novel published. Our panel includes crime novelists from the California Central Coast:
Sue McGinty whose books include: Murder in Los Lobos, Murder at Cuyamaca Beach, Murder in Mariposa BayMurder in a Safe Place. Sue will speak on the Create the Space Experience.
Tony Piazza is a mystery writer, film historian, actor and veteran storyteller renowned for his passion for writing and movies. His mystery novels include Curse of the Crimson Dragon, Anything Short of Murder, A Murder Amongst Angels and two non-fiction works. Tony will speak on Indie Publishing for the e-book generation.
Susan Tuttle‘s suspense novels include Tangled Webs, Piece By Piece, Sins of the Past, Proof of Identity and the forthcoming A Matter of Identity. Her Write It Right:Exercises to Unlock the Writer in Everyone workbook series is based on her weekly “Write it Right Writing Group” classes. Susan Will Speak on e-book formatting and how to self-edit your work for publication.
Barbara M. Hodges is the author or co-author of nine novels, among them the suspense novels Ice and One Last Sin and the fantasy series Daradawn. Barbara will speak about the importance of social media and promotion in the e-age.

For more information, call the Library at (805) 449-2660 X7358 or visit www.toaks.org/library
Or contact Bev Khoshnevisan .

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Also see our Past Events page to find out about the many exciting activities we have enjoyed in the last year.