October 7, 2013
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.
We will be gathering for our annual Holiday Party at Spengers on December 14th. Hope to see all our members there! Contact Lucille Bellucci for more info.
Our speaker series will resume in January!
November 14, 2013
We are so very excited about our meeting this Sunday when we will welcome highly esteemed author, physicist, and professor Fritjof Capra as our featured speaker. Capra is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley. He will talk about his most recently published book, Learning from Leonardo. His bio is much too long to list here, but if you’re interested in finding out more about him, here’s a link to his website: http://www.fritjofcapra.net/. Read more about Sunday’s event on our website.
Our opening speaker will be John Rose Putnam, a new CWC member, historian, and author of three exciting books about the days of the Gold Rush. Check out John’s website here: http://johnroseputnam.com/
October 17, 2013
Events, Of Interest
california writers week, Haggis Hunt, Judy Newton
We hope everyone is planning on joining us this Sunday for our first annual open house, celebrating California Writers Week and featuring our statewide tradition of Literary Desserts!
On the lineup of local writers, we will feature our members:
- Judy Newton, reading from her new memoir A Taste of Home;
- Liz Wagele on mineral water and salt;
- Gurnam Brard with a flavorful excerpt from East of Indus;
- Lucille Bellucci on Brazilian food;
- David Simmons with a wild story about a haggis hunt;
- Tanya Grove reading from Debby Frisch’s A Mango for the Teacher;
- and Kristen Caven, our emcee, on Vintage Cookbooks.
We will also have a reading by our special guest William Rodarmor, editor of A French Feast.
There are a few spots open for members and local food writers! Please sign up to read here.
Please bring a dessert to share, preferably with a literary theme! We will be giving out prizes for creativity, and our celebrity food judge, Stan Dodson, will be giving a prize from La Farine Bakery.
For more information click HERE!
September 14, 2013
Those of you who are subscribed to the blog already saw this morning’s message (http://cwc-berkeley.org/2013/09/14/see-you-sunday-5/)...
I hope to see the rest of you there tomorrow as we resume our meetings for the fall! We have an exciting lineup of events planned:
Tomorrow, 9/15 – Brooke Warner on "Building a Platform for Your New Book."
Sunday, October 20 – "LitCake," a social literary event celebrating the 10th anniversary of California Writers (that’s us!) Week
Sunday, November 17 – Fritjof Capra, one of the great thinkers of our time
Sunday, December 15 – our Annual Holiday Luncheon.
Be sure to click the link and see what else is happening tomorrow. There are no less than FIVE ways to get involved… and we need your help to keep the club moving foward.
September 14, 2013
We’re all very excited to get together again after our summer break. At 2pm, Brooke Warner will talk about getting our platforms polished, but there’s a lot of other club activity tomorrow, too!
At 10am, the Executive Board will meet at Lake Chalet. Please come if you would like to join the board. We are desperately in need of a treasurer or co-treasurer, and a membership co-chair.
At 12pm, anyone interested in making our meetings sizzle should join us for a bite to eat at the Blue Oak café in the Oakland Museum (no admission needed.) Please come if you anticipate coming to 3-4 meetings in the upcoming year.
At 1pm, our Marketing Group reunites in the community room at the Library. Please come if you are a member with a book to sell!
And finally, after Ms. Warner’s presentation, there will be a brief meeting to plan NEXT MONTH’S special event, LitCake! This open house/social will be like a LitQuake “afterparty” hosted by our writing club, and will bring back some of the fun we had this summer at our annual picnic.
And YES, you read that right. Our November speaker is the legendary Fritjof Capra! Stay tuned for more news.