Pizza, Pasta & Professionals: Lecture, Dinner and Networking Series Continues on Monday, August 8th with a Valuable Seminar: "Write, Publish & Promote Your Book! presented by Artist/Author/Green Publisher, J.W. Winslow

Join us for the next "Pasta, Pizza and Professionals Lecture, Dinner & Networking Series” event on Monday, August 8, 2016 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, located at 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey. Parking is available in the adjacent garage.  The August 8th evening event will feature Artist/Author/Green Publisher, J.W. Winslow discussing “Write, Publish and Promote Your Book”. J.W. Winslow will talk about the process of writing a book, from the early seeds of creativity to the finished bound pages and/or e-book.    

“How to write a book is the most frequent question I get on WinslowArt TV,” says Winslow, who hosts the live broadcast from AMP Media every Thursday from 1-2pm. J.W. will walk attendees through the process of copywriting, registration  and distribution,  as well as the final key action, promotion! 

About the event

The lecture will take place from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and is no-cost. After the lecture, there will be a No Host Dinner and further Q and A with J.W. Winslow when attendees can ask many more questions about writing, publishing and promoting a book.  

From 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Cibo is also offering attendees a special 3-course "Pasta, Pizza and Professionals" Dinner price of $24.95 (including a choice of Local Field Greens or Tuscan Bean Soup, a choice of Pizza Margherita, Rigatoni Di Giovanni Pasta, Salmon or Chicken) and dessert will feature Tiramisu. Event attendees can also order anything off of the menu described on RSVPs are appreciated for the seminar and/or dinner. Please contact Wendy Brickman at 831-594-1500 or email [email protected]

About J.W. Winslow 

J.W. Winslow is the daughter of character actor Dick Winslow, and grew up among the production crews, screenwriters, and movie stars of Hollywood. She has lived on California’s Central Coast for over two decades. Intimate knowledge of the Hollywood scene, combined with her immersion in the Big Sur community, has enabled her to craft a story such that the reader is not sure where fiction begins and non-fiction ends.

Her newest book, “Belinda” is the fourth of seven planned volumes in the series, and follows “Jasmine Dogs (Mystic Adventures in Big Sur)” Volume I, and “Jade Beach” Volumes II and III. Fans who have followed Dyanna’s adventures in and out of the boudoir will never believe what’s in store for her in this riveting story of “Belinda”, so be prepared to dive into adventure and the mystic dreams of Big Sur. Each print edition also offers a free copy of the enhanced e-book with links to fabulous places and objects of desire. 

J.W. Winslow is a writer/artist/poet and pioneering green publisher who has produced five books under her imprint of FRESH ART. She is now developing a series for episodic television based on the adventures of Dyanna Falconer. She also hosts the weekly WINSLOWART TV show, broadcast live in Monterey, CA from AMP Media, community television for the Central Coast.

About Cibo Restaurant   

Cibo Ristorante Italiano ( offers Italian cuisine, cocktails, fine wines, cordials, and more. Cibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it's more of a feast for the senses. This beautiful, spacious and comfortable restaurant features an intimate yet vibrant atmosphere which is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu ranging from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners, including many gluten free choices. Families are welcome and there is a special children's menu. Cibo has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1990. 

Cibo is open every evening with dinner served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Cibo Bar is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and is a popular "pre-event" and "after-party" destination. The bar features a $3 Happy Hour with special appetizers daily from 4 p.m.  - 7 p.m. They offer an extensive high quality local and international wine and beer list, cordials, microbrews, rare and small batch Bourbons, Scotches, Ports, Grappa and liqueurs, as well as espresso, coffee drinks and a full menu of cocktails.  Cibo also presents live music 6 nights a week. On Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the cool sound of Jazz accompanies dinner from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. The restaurant features a lively and fun atmosphere with Reggae, R&B, Rock or Salsa dance music on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. with no cover charge.  Cibo is now "wired" with free Internet service. 

With 150 seats, including intimate booths for dining , and room for over 50 people in the attractive bar area, Cibo also accommodates large groups for business functions, wedding rehearsals and receptions, special group dining events, and customized private parties.  Cibo now has a new 500 square-foot outdoor heated seating area along Alvarado Street available for Happy Hour, dinner and drinks after dinner. 

Cibo Restaurant is the winner of numerous awards including California Writers Association Recommended Dining, Monterey Herald Readers' Choice Local Favorite, Best Place to Meet Singles in Their 30's and 40's, Gold Key Award for Interior Design, Best Place to Enjoy a Martini,  Best Place for Live Jazz,  Best Italian Restaurant,  Best Place to Dance,  Best Martini and one of the Top 10 Happy Hours in Monterey. 

For more information, go to or call (831) 649-8151.