Programs & Events

NOTE: All forthcoming meetings will be held on Zoom unless noted otherwise.

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April 18th Join Emily Cotler on Author Websites that Really Work

April 18th Join Emily Cotler on Author Websites that Really Work

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How to Submit Your Poetry—a Workshop with Keith Mark Gaboury

How to Submit Your Poetry—a Workshop with Keith Mark Gaboury

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Grantwriting for Writers

Grantwriting for Writers

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An Interview with Sage Cohen, Keynote Speaker

An Interview with Sage Cohen, Keynote Speaker

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Focus and Finish the Writing that Matters with Sage Cohen

Focus and Finish the Writing that Matters with Sage Cohen

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The California Writers Club offers a multitude of activities and programs for its members and for the public.

Writers Groups

Our ongoing Critique Groups help writers practice and polish their craft. We have a climate action group, the Wolf Pack Writers, and a poetry group, Poetrope. See Groups for more info.

Speaker Programs

Our informative and interesting Speaker Programs are the focus of our monthly Meetings. These meetings are open to the public.

Workshops

We also offer monthly Workshops for writers by professionals, with special rates for members.

Contests

Two annual Contests: the 5th Grade Writing Contest and the Write On! Story Contest (formerly the WestSide Story Contest), celebrate local writers. Occasionally we hold a poetry contest at year’s end as well.

Our contests are currently on hiatus. If you’d be interested to help organize the next one, please contact us.

Conferences

We promote various Writers Conferences and our members can get discounts to several.

Recent Events

April 18th Join Emily Cotler on Author Websites that Really Work

April 18th Join Emily Cotler on Author Websites that Really Work

Your website is the only place online where YOU control the narrative. It’s the definitive word on your career, and this month’s speaker will help you make it the best it can be. Emily Cotler, founder and creative director of Waxcreative Designs, which boasts over 100 acclaimed author websites, shares best practices of a high-end…

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How to Submit Your Poetry—a Workshop with Keith Mark Gaboury

How to Submit Your Poetry—a Workshop with Keith Mark Gaboury

On April 25th, poet Keith Mark Gaboury will lead us in a workshop that will focus on the step-by-step process of how a poet can submit their poetry to a wide range of literary journals along with presses that accept chapbooks and full-length manuscripts. You’ll gain access to a Google Doc with links to online…

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Grantwriting for Writers

Grantwriting for Writers

More and More Funders Are Giving Support to Individuals Experienced Grant Strategist Denise Pate Shares Insider Tips on Winning Funding March 21st at 1 p.m. Historically-most grant support was given to nonprofit organizations. Denise Pate manages the Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program, one of the few places where INDIVIDUALS can find support for their work. She…

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Q&A with Speculative Fiction Writer Thaddeus Howze

Q&A with Speculative Fiction Writer Thaddeus Howze

Thaddeus Howze is an award-winning writer, editor, podcaster and activist. His speculative fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals. He’s author of Hayward’s Reach and Broken Glass. He is also the creator of a series of articles called Writing Craft: Mastering the Urge to Write. Thaddeus is a writer and editor for two magazines, the Good Men Project, a men’s magazine…

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An Interview with Sage Cohen, Keynote Speaker

An Interview with Sage Cohen, Keynote Speaker

Meet Sage Cohen, Author of Fierce on the Page and The Productive Writer Sage Cohen is convinced that there are many ways to be productive in your writing. The key is to have fun experimenting with different methods until you find the one that inspires you. In her workshop with CWC-Berkeley this month, Sage Cohen…

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Focus and Finish the Writing that Matters with Sage Cohen

Focus and Finish the Writing that Matters with Sage Cohen

Join us on Sunday, February 21st, as Sage Cohen, author of The Productive Writer, shares her tips for writing When you don’t know what matters most in your writing life, it’s hard to focus—and finish. In this live 60-minute keynote address, you will identify your top priority writing project. Then, you’ll create a simple strategic…

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