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``Reach for the Stars'' conference for writers of all genres by the Alameda Writers Group, will feature as speakers: Ray Bradbury (``Martian Chronicles'' and ``Fahrenheit 451''); Linda Seger (``How to Make a Good Script Great'') and Viki King (``How to Make a Movie in 21 Days''); panel discussions, agents, writers, producers, motivational speakers and a networking lunch, 9 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19, Warner Center Hilton, 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills. Cost: $35 for AWG members; $75 nonmembers. Hotline: (818) 715-6602.

``Computer Graphics I: Introduction to Electronic Design'' course is offered by California State University, Northridge Extension, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Cost: $225. For details and to register, call (818) 677-2786.

National Portfolio Day at CalArts will offer high school students and their parents the opportunity to learn about educational programs and careers in art by speaking to faculty and staff from 33 member art institutions of the National Portfolio Day Association. Representatives will look at students' artwork, offer guidance in portfolio preparation and information about the programs of study and financial aid opportunities available, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, CalArts' Main Gallery, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia. For more information, call (805) 255-1050 or (805) 292-2787.

``Professional Selling Skills,'' a workshop for entrepreneurs and others, will include the role of marketing, the sales cycle, features and benefits selling, objections, prospecting, buyer behavior and closing, 7 to 10 p.m. four Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 22, Granada Hills High School. Cost: $69. For details and enrollment, call Los Angeles Mission College at (818) 364-7387.

``A Beginner's Guide to Getting Published'' seminar offers to guide participants through the steps necessary to make it to, then past, the editor's desk and more, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22, Hoover High School, 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale. Fee: $30, plus $5 materials fee. To register, call Glendale Community College at (81800 548-0864.

``Professional 3-D Graphic Design and Animation with Silicon Graphics and Animation Software'' workshop, presented by Los Angeles Mission College for filmmakers, computer experts or graphic artists - under the direction of producer-director- editor Mark Borchetta - will teach how to create complex graphic environments and populate them with animated images and creatures and much more, beginning Oct. 23. Fee: $599. For details, call (818) 364-7774.
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