April 5, 2014
The Berkeley Branch is the founding branch of one of the oldest professional writers’ clubs in the country.
CWC Berkeley Branch welcomes all California Writers Club members and guests to our FREE monthly speaker program on the art and business of writing.
Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus, authors of An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert Oppenheimer’s Life.
April 22, 2014
Events, Member News
Annual Picnic, CWC, hijinks, Joaquin Miller Park, litcake, Open Mic, writers picnic
Watch for your invite to the CWC Statewide picnic in July! This wonderful tradition brings writers from all over California to Joaquin Miller’s back yard for good food and good stories.
Pick something you’d like to read to the group, and start your dreaming and scheming for our celebrated LitCake contest, too… some talented decorator will take home the coveted Golden Fork Award!
When: Saturday July 19, 2014, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: The Fire Circle in Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland.
- Bring a dish to share
- Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers and condiments provided by the CWC
- Watch for info about the Open Mic
Questions: Contact Linda Brown 510-530-1261
Add the event to your Google Calendar!
The Coveted Golden Fork Award (photo by Elaine Webster, Dual Member: Marin & Redwood Branches)
April 5, 2014
Below is the April 2014 issue of Write Angles.
Inside you’ll find information about our upcoming speakers, thank-yous to three special volunteers, meeting highlights from NorCal and the Central Board, details on many events around the Bay Area, and a question to answer: what is the best book you’ve read in the last few years?
March 14, 2014
Looking for the right critique group? Meet our members this Sunday, as Vicki Hudson, author of No Red Pen: Writers, Writing Groups & Critique, will lead a panel of our critique group leaders and help you figure out which one is right for you.
Click to rsvp on Meetup!
See you this Sunday, March 16th, in the basement meeting room of the Oakland main library (our regular spot at 125 14th St. – see map). Facilitators who currently host Berkeley Branch critique/support groups are: David Baker, Anne Fox, Walter Price, and Bruce Shiguera.
We’ll have refreshments and mingle at 2:00, conduct a bit of business and make a few announcements at 2:30, hear a member read at 2:45, and start the panel discussion at 3:00.
Also, a reminder that the contest deadline for the 5th Grade Story Contest has been extended to March 24. Please tell all 5th grade teachers! Members should plan to volunteer to read the wonderful stories.
See you Sunday!
March 9, 2014
Announcements, Contests, Events
5th grade teachers, Contra Costa Counties
Please share this post with ALL 5th grade teachers in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties! The 5th grade story contest deadline has been extended to the end of the month. Flyer is attached.
February 28, 2014
From the President, Write Angles
March issue, Write Angles
This issue has enough reading material to last you through the month! The March issue of Write Angles has the results of the member survey, a preview of our critique group forum, a member profile, contest news, a book review, a map of CWC branches statewide, bios of Central Board officers, creative personal narratives submitted by readers, one author’s writing journey, and more.
I’m also attaching the latest member survey for those of you who didn’t get a chance to fill one out already. Please take a few minutes to give feedback and send it back to me at Berkeleyfirstname.lastname@example.org.
And I hope to see you at both of our March events—the critique group forum at our regular meeting spot in the basement of the Oakland main library at 2:00 on Sunday, March 16, and a social gathering at the Albatross in Berkeley at 5:00 on Friday, March 28.
Write Angles March 2014.pdf