CWC Book Launch Party Sat. June 15th
Octopus Literary Salon on Saturday
June 15, 6:30-8:30 pm
The California Writer’s Club is hosting its annual launch party for member authors who were published in 2018-2019. Continuously operating since 1909, we are rich with Oakland history and writing for the future! Join us to hear seven excellent and diverse voices span genres from women’s fiction to thrillers, and self-help. A unique opportunity to absorb the vibrant local lit scene and get some great new books!
Featuring seven excellent and diverse voices spanning many genres, including literary fiction, magic realism, science fiction, thrillers, and timely non-fiction, the reading provides a unique opportunity to absorb and interact with the vibrant Bay Area literary scene.
The Octopus Literary Salon is located at 2101 Webster Street in Oakland, not far from the 19th Street BART stop.
We are holding this event rather than our regular Sunday meeting. No meeting on June 16th!
Readings Featured at the Book Launch Party
by Peggy Dougherty
Winner of the San Diego Book Award! A 60-something screenwriter convinces her thirty-year-old daughter to impersonate her. A smart and revealing romp through Hollywood ageism.
POWER IN THE AGE OF LIES
by M Verant
An action-packed political thriller built on ruthlessly factual criticism of the Trump presidency. Critics say: “A relentless thriller….”
“Put aside Patterson, Baldacci, Nelson DeMille and Grisham and give Verant a look….”
“I raced to the ending.”
SQUIRRELS IN THE WALL
by Henry Hitz
An interconnected series of stories about animals full of heartwarming and humorous experience.
MY JOURNEY WITH BERNIE
by Kacey Carpenter
A roller coaster ride through inspirational stories about the people who are bringing enthusiasm and hope, leading a new political revolution.
CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS, CONTROL YOUR LIFE
by Gini Graham Scott
A series of inspiring ideas and images originally published on Instagram. “Don’t just think about it. Act!” and “Good thoughts lead the way to wise actions.”
by Gary Durbin
A software super geek becomes unexpectedly embroiled in a murder case when he is hired to investigate the software at a Bay Area tech firm, and must work with his lover to to contain a dangerous AI.
THE SOULS OF HER FEET
by Kristen Caven
A playful reimagining of Cinderella as a teen with body image issues and a modern dysfunctional family. A delightful gift for romantics, shoe-lovers, and drag fans.