Monday, November 2, 2009

Starshine Roshell speaks at next meeting

Screenwriters Association of Santa Barbara

Presents an evening with journalism professor, magazine writer, award-winning columnist and overwhelmed mother of two

Starshine Roshell

Voted 'Best Columnist' in SB Indy Reader's Poll ‘09

Thursday, November 12, 7 pm*

*Come a half hour before our usual time (7:30 pm) to join in interactive discussion, get to know each other, and network with local talent.
Downtown Borders (Upstairs)
900 State Street
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Starshine Roshell named for a song in the 1960s musical “Hair," in which her father starred, Starshine grew up in Los Angeles on the soap opera sets and in the Sunset Strip nightclubs where her parents worked.

She graduated UCLA cum laude and wrote for The Hollywood Reporter before joining the Santa Barbara News-Press as news reporter, theater and rock music critic, Sunday columnist and deputy features editor. She resigned with dozens of colleagues in 2006.

Her syndicated column won a first-place award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and she has a second-place CNPA award for Business/Financial reporting.

Starshine lives in Santa Barbara with her husband John, a graphic artist, and their two sons.

Here is a sample of Starshine's advice to writers: