Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG) will gather at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Palmer Township Library, 1 Weller Place, Easton.

The monthly meeting will feature two workshops.

In the morning session, which runs from 11 a.m. until noon and is free to everyone, editors Tina Gallagher and Pattie Giordani will demonstrate the dos and don'ts of agent/editor appointment etiquette and the elements of a winning pitch. Examples will be analyzed.

The afternoon workshop, which runs from 1:30-3:30, is free to members, but there is a charge for nonmembers. Gallagher and Giordani will briefly review agent/editor appointment etiquette and the elements of a winning pitch.

Workshop attendees will have a chance to practice their pitches and get hands-on help tailored to their needs.

Gallagher works as a freelance editor for a small press. She is also multi-published in both romance fiction and article length non-fiction.

She has spoken at writers' meetings and conferences on various topics including, marketing, pitching, and treating your writing like a business. Visit her website at [1].

Giordani is an editor at the National Association of Colleges and Employers and was previously assistant features editor at The Express-Times.

Her freelance articles have appeared in local newspapers and regional and national magazines.

She speaks at writers' meetings and conferences, and taught nonfiction article writing and grammar courses at Northampton Community College. Her website is [2].

Gallagher and Giordani are business partners in Libra Editorial Services ( [3]).

For more information about GLVWG, see [4].