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All About YOU: Turning Your Life Into A Novel with Byron Lane

  • Saturday, June 01, 2024
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • The Mizell Center, 480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262


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Announcing our next In-Person Workshop

All About YOU: Turning Your Life Into A Novel
Byron Lane

About Byron Lane

Byron Lane is an author, playwright, and screenwriter. His latest novel, Big Gay Wedding, is a Golden Poppy Award finalist and named a Best of the Year by Audible. His debut novel, A Star is Bored, is inspired by his time as former assistant to actress Carrie Fisher and hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "wildly funny." Lane is a two-time regional Emmy Award winner from his time as a television news journalist, he wrote the acclaimed play Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad on Craigslist, and he lives in Palm Springs, California, with his husband, author Steven Rowley, and their rescue dogs, Raindrop and Shirley.

Description of talk:

Prepare to be inspired as award winning journalist, playwright, and author Byron Lane shares practical tips and tricks for turning your real life story into the novel you've always wanted to write.


  • Find out where to start when writing your life story.
  • How to elevate your writing style from basic to brilliant.
  • Discover the "north star" of your story so you don't run astray.
  • Turn your writing weaknesses into strengths.
  • Harness your imagination into your secret weapon. 

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Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. 

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Event Contact: Eduardo Santiago