Past Events

2018

13 Sept — 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. National Intelligence University (Closed workshop)

12 Sept — “College Application — Essays That Open Doors,” Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St Germain Dr, Centreville, VA 20121, 7:30 p.m.

8 Sept — “College Application — Essays That Open Doors,” Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd, Woodbridge, 2:00 p.m.

7 Sept — 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. National Intelligence University (Closed workshop)

19-20 July — Two-day workshop for FTI Consulting, NYC

14 June — Virginia Women Veterans Summit — “Powerful Writing–Lifeblood of Successful Organizations” … 1:00-2:00 p.m.

31 May and 1 June — College Application — Essays That Open Doors, Hylton High School. Details forthcoming (for Hylton students only)

21 May — Teaching workshop to graduate students for Mark Amtower at George Washington University (closed event)

19 May — Gaithersburg Book Festival

16 May — Powerful Writing Changes Lives — Presentation to Ruritan Club, 7:00 p.m. 4332 Leeds Manor Rd, Markham, VA (closed event)

3 May — College Application — Essays That Open Doors (book signing follows), Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Please join us – Contact Sheila Shoup, Sheila.Shoup@fairfaxcounty.gov

26 April — For teens [but good for professionals in the workforce, as well] “Powerful Writing Changes Lives! Write a Resume that Stands Out – For All the Right Reasons” (book signing follows), Montclair Community Library, 5049 Waterway Dr, Montclair. 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Please join us – Contact Robin Sofge, 703-792-8764, rsofge@pwcgov.org

14 April — College Application — Essays That Open Doors (book signing follows), Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, from 2:30 — 3:30 p.m.; Please join us – Contact Sheila Shoup, Sheila.Shoup@fairfaxcounty.gov

11 AprilCollege Applications … Essays that Open Doors (book signing follows), Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Ln, Alexandria, from 7 — 8 p.m.; Please join us – Contact Anne Hanrahan,  703-718-8231, Anne.Hanrahan@fairfaxcounty.gov

22 March — Powerful Writing Changes Lives! Write a Resume that Stands Out – For All the Right Reasons, Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, from 7-8:00 p.m.; Contact Laurel Tacoma, 703-573-1060, Laurel.Tacoma@fairfaxcounty.gov

21 March — Webinar workshop for graduate class at Bradley University, “Powerful Writing – for Professionals.” Supporting Professor Susan Brill De Ramirez. (closed event)

6 March — Powerful Writing Changes Lives! Write a Resume that Stands Out – For All the Right Reasons, Patrick Henry Library, Vienna, from 4-6:00 p.m.; Contact Deb Smith-Cohen, 703-938-0405 x4, Dsmit1@fairfaxcounty.gov

1 March — Ace Your Annual Review (book signing follows), Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, Virginia  22015, from 7 — 8 p.m.; Please join us — Contact Jill Wright, (703) 426-6714, Jill.Wright@fairfaxcounty.gov

2017

18 November — Teaching Teens to Write Essays on College Application (book signing follows), Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue. Manassas from 2:00 — 3:00 p.m.; Please join us – Contact Roseann North-jack, 703-792-4547, RNorthjack@pwcgov.org

9 November — Teaching Teens to Write Essays on College Application (Book signing follows), Montclair Community Library, 5049 Waterway Dr, Montclair. 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Please join us – Contact Robin Sofge, 703-792-8764, rsofge@pwcgov.org

4 November — Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd, Woodbridge.  Book signing follows.

  • 12:00 p.m. – Teaching Teens to Write Essays on College Application (Book signing follows); Please join us – Contact Lynn Hobbs, 703-792-8336, lhobbs@pwcgov.org

  • 2:00 p.m. – Adults, “Abracadabra – Powerful Writing Opens Doors!” (Book signing follows); Please join us — Contact Tiffany Wiens, 703-792-8346, twiens@pwcgov.org

23 October — Teaching Teens to Write Essays on College Application (Book signing follows), Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr, Woodbridge.  7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

14 October — YABBA Fest … Warrenton, VA 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

13 October — Great Writers, Right Here, from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Family Life Center First Baptist Church, 39 Alexandria Pike, Warrenton, VA … Everyone welcomed!

13 October — Business Alliance Networking Group networking meeting noon at Alto Plaza, 5800 Centreville Road, Centreville Va.

12 October — Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, Coffee and Conversations … “Powerful Writing Tips for Resumes, Award Justifications, and Other Competitive Opportunities” [closed session — for DIA employees only]

25 JulyFor TeensLand That Job! Writing Resumes and Job Interviews. John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd, Marshall.  6:00-7:00 p.m. Book signing follows.

18 JulyFor TeensLand That Job! Writing Resumes and Job Interviews. Bealton Library, 10877 Willow Dr, Bealeton. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Book signing follows.

22-26 June Write to Influence! displayed at American Library Association Convention, Chicago, IL

20 June For TeensLand That Job! Writing Resumes and Job Interviews. Fauquier County Public Library, 11 Winchester St, Warrenton, VA. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Book signing follows.

11 June — Vendor sale at the Dale City Volunteer Fire Station 13 — Desanto Hall from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

1-4 June — BookExpo and BookCon 2017 conferences at Javits Center, NYC, IBPA Cooperative Booths 2839 and 2938.

31 May Write to Influence! will be recognized at an award reception by the Next Generation Independent Book Awards at Harvard Center, NYC

23 May — Teaching workshop for 6-8th graders at Hill School, Middleburg, VA (private sessions)

15 March — Book signing at CNortonNet luncheon, Maggiono’s Little Italy, Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr, McLean, VA 22102

4 March — Book signing at Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601. 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

25 Feb — Book signing at Chico’s at Fairfax Corner, 4216 Monument Corner Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030. Noon — 3:00 p.m.

21 Jan — Carla will brief Word Sculpting techniques and resume strategies at Mountain View public library, 585 Franklin Street, Mountain View, CA at noon on 21 Jan 2017, followed by a book signing

7 Jan — Book launching/signing at the Orlean Market, 6855 Leeds Manor Rd,  Orlean, Virginia from 1-5:00 p.m. on 7 Jan. Fabulous event! 100+ friends, neighbors attended.  On 8 Jan, the e-book version is #7 in category: Business/Money, Marketing/Sales, Advertising, Writing Skills.

Carla presents Write to Influence! at Nov luncheon of CNortenNet — Attended by 80 employer representatives and job seekers

2016

15 Oct 2016Write to Influence! had table at New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s fall convention in Baltimore

30 Sept 2016 — Carla participated in local author fair, Great Writers, Right Here, hosted by the Fauquier County Public Library on 30 September