Welcome to The Club!

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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 and affordable workshops on the art and business of writing.

Our events are open to the public!

Our Next Meeting is June 21st!

What can you learn about public speaking from our June 21st PANELISTS, Judith Marshall, Kymberlie Ingalls, and Robert Ingalls? Come to Presenting…You! and find out!

Congratulations 5th Grade Winners!

We will celebrate our young writers and winners of the Fifth-Grade Story Contest at a special ceremony on June 7, 2015. Please join us and encourage the next generation of writers!

SAVE THE DATE! July 25th is the CWC Annual Picnic at Joaquin Miller Park! 1-4p.m.

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CWC-Picnic

 Picnic Particulars
Map and Directions

Lit Cake Contest
(How to Win the Coveted Golden Fork Award!)

Jack London Award Winners

Click here for information about location. Time is 1pm to 4pm.

June 21st—PANEL: “Presenting…You!” Public Speaking Panel Discussion

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Join us Sunday, June 21st for a panel discussion about public speaking! Our panelists are:

  • Award winning author Judith Marshall, member of the CWC Mt Diablo Branch. Judith knows her stuff! When she talks about her novel, Husbands May Come and Go, But Friends Are Forever, it is clear that she has a passion for writing and the industry that goes with it. Image is everything, and Ms. Marshall commands a room when she walks in. She will offer tips on being prepared, speaking with confidence, and perfecting the verbal pitch.
  • Kymberlie Ingalls, President of the CWC Berkeley Branch, who knows what it’s like to be terrified of public speaking. Having to overcome obstacles every day that make this task a challenge, she can relate these experiences and will encourage you to build yourself up and hold yourself steady. This is an important skill when participating in readings, industry speeches, and networking a room. And finally,
  • Roger Ingalls, who comes to us from another industry as a high-tech professional with 30 years of experience in marketing and sales. He knows the power of a presentation and how to get the job done. Ingalls will offer insight to what can make or break a deal.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Click here for information about location and time.

See You Sunday! Alon Shalev, Serial Fiction, and Club Elections!

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We hope all members can join us on Sunday for a very special meeting, featuring our own Alon Shalev as an expert on serial fiction for youth.

We will also be electing officers for next year. Please be sure to come and vote for our club leadership! Your voice is welcome, and important.

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5th Grade Story Winners Announced!

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Please join us at the Awards Ceremony on June 7th, 2015, to hear some of these stories read out loud by the authors!

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5th Grade Awards Ceremony—June 7th, 2015

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Please join us on Sunday, June 7th, at the Oakland Public Library, in celebrating our community’s young writers! The winners of the California Writers Club – Berkeley Branch will be awarded with prizes and praise, and selected winners will read their stories.

Where: Oakland Public Library Main Branch, Bradley C. Walters Community Room. (location info)

When: 2-4pm, Sunday, June 7th

Who: Students, Teachers, Families

This event is free and open to the public! Please invite your friends and family in celebrating the creativity of our children and the triumph of our teachers.

For more information, click here or write to 5th.cwc.berkeley@gmail.com.

See you there!

May 17th SPEAKER— “Exploring the Complexities of the Fictional Series” with Alon Shalev

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Alon Shalev lives and writes in two worlds. He is the author of three social justice-themed novels and an award-winning epic-fantasy series. He swears there is a connection.

His first epic fantasy novel, At the Walls Of Galbrieth, won the Eric Hoffer Book Award – YA Category ,and was a Grand Prize Finalist. All his fantasy novels, published by Tourmaline Books, are first presented to Shalev’s sons, his harshest critics, each summer in a six-year family ritual. Book 5 will be released this summer and Book 6 in early 2016.

Shalev continues to write in both genres. Following the success of The Accidental Activist, Three Clover Press released Unwanted Heroes, which brings together an old, battle-scarred Chinese American war vet and an idealistic and pretentious young Englishman who share a love for San Francisco, coffee, and wine. Both are haunted by repressed memories of a tragic past. Shalev wrote a sequel and will discuss the complexities of building a series in both genres.

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Our CWC featured author will be Gini Graham Scott, who has authored over 50 books!

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