25 posts in category From the President

“The Wind In Our Sails” by Kristen Caven

As a parting gift to the CWC, president Kristen Caven has published her funny and topical collected messages to the club. From her first installment, "Herding Cats," in which she has a dream to teach cats (writers) to dance in formation, to her last, "Taking a Knee," in which she reflects on current events and the importance of lifting the voices of our members of color, Caven shares three years of philosophizing, reporting, and cajoling for the sake of her historic writing community. The Wind ...

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3/15 – Our first Virtual Meeting!

As the world shifts into a new gear... please join us ONLINE for our meeting tomorrow, not in person! You've seen the interviews with Jennifer Joseph of Manic D. Press, Daniel Zarazura of Pochino Press, and J.K. Fowler of Nomadic Press. Bear with us tomorrow as we attempt to bring them all together on the small screen! At 1pm, please open the Facebook Event and look for the Livecast event. https://www.facebook.com/events/500708377382765/permalink/644271793026422/ Feel free ...

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author and cartoonist Kristen Caven

"Lit in the Time of Corona"

POST UPDATE: PLEASE DO NOT COME TO OUR MEETING ON SUNDAY 3/15, BUT TUNE IN TO OUR LIVE STREAM AT 1PM HERE ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT. Hello writers! Many are asking if our meeting is canceled. The answer is NO, but we hope it will be a small group. We all need to work together to create "community immunity" against this virus, but we also recognize the importance of being together as we can, and doing our work. Books are everyone's best friend in "self-isolation," and great writing happens in ...

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1/19/20 — General Membership Meeting

A Gust of Wind Full membership meeting 1/19/20 “When Jack London said you have to go after inspiration with a club, I think he meant a writing club.” -- Kristen Caven, author, president of CWC Berkeley 2017-2020 Dear Members, It’s time for us to hold council at a general meeting about the state of our branch. Please join us for a very special monthly meeting where, in lieu of a speaker + announcements, we’ll have a chance to talk together about what we want from each other our associ...

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See You Sunday! Kickoff with September Williams + GARK!

Don't miss our speaker series kick-off! The Wind In Our Sails Some words from your captain president Kids are back in school, and what that means for me is my husband, a teacher who blogs (or a blogger who teaches?) is back in school. Which means, with no one to talk to, and the music of my choice on in the background, words are now flying from my fingers for hours at a time! I hope your summer was productive or, on the flip side, a nice break. We're ready to start up our monthly ...

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See You Sunday + Monday is EarthDay

SUNDAY! Bring a notebook or laptop and get clear on your next novel! MONDAY! IT'S TIME. Post your climate commitment statements online, add #wolfpackwriters. Get and give inspiration. SUNDAY: Members craft & marketing groups start at 12pm; networking from 2-2:30. Our speakers begin at 3 and ... we wrap things up at 4. Catch our speaker, the amazing Beth Barany, online! Dial in after the meeting right here!. MONDAY: Members of the Wolf Pack Writers Action ...

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See you Sunday!

We are so excited to welcome Aquelia Lewis-Ross as our speaker on Sunday. Come and get inspired by this energetic and open-hearted poet, radio producer, journalist, activist, community storyteller. We'll talk about the healing power of poetry to bring up emotions that need to be heard. Aqueila has been reading all over the East Bay of late, often in support of a good cause or to illuminate social injustices, and usually with an adorable baby on her hip! Here's all the details... Lucille ...

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See You Tomorrow! Start the Year Right with a Marketing Plan.

Is your writing poised for flight this year? There are still a few spots left in tomorrow's Marketing Calendar workshop with Karma Bennett! Hello Writers, We're gearing up to start a year of great support for writers! Don't miss tomorrow's planning workshop!  A Workshop for Writers: Create a Marketing Plan with Karma Bennett A few last minute details: 1) TIME CHANGE - the event will go from 11-2pm, not 3pm as stated in the flyer. This won't affect the length of the presen...

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Mini flyer for March 18th event: Get your book into book stores, learn about this and more at our Book Store Owners Panel.

See You Sunday! Bookstore Owners Panel

No one knows the book biz like the people who handle books every day. Come and hear what local bookstore owners have to say about their life behind the counter, in the stacks, reading the industry rags and catalogs catalogs catalogs. How does YOUR book fit in to the bookstore universe? Bring questions and be prepared to take lots of notes! Now here's President Kristen's column from this month's newsletter.... ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Wind in Your ...

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#GivingTuesday and giving back

Thank you to an anonymous donor who has offered a $200 challenge grant for our branch of the California Writers Club! Let's maximize this contribution to energize our mission to support and educate writers. Our continued work brings fresh voices to literary culture and creates a stronger arts community in the East Bay. Our ongoing fundraising program is our monthly raffle. One lucky person who attends our monthly meetings wins a book by one of our authors! Another lucky person wins a bottle ...

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