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CWC Berkeley Branch welcomes all members and guests to our monthly speaker series and affordable workshops on the art and business of writing.

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Interview with Annalisa Parent, author of Storytelling for Pantsers

Interview with Annalisa Parent, author of Storytelling for Pantsers

Our speaker for Sunday September 19th Annalisa Parent helps writers to finish, publish and sell their novels. She owns and operates Date with the Muse, LLC, which helps storytellers to publish traditionally at the highest level possible. A Teacher of the Year nominee for her use of neuroscience principles, she applies these same principles to…

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“A Blanket and a Basket of Chow”— a Picnic Celebration of California Writers on October 9th

“A Blanket and a Basket of Chow”— a Picnic Celebration of California Writers on October 9th

Cascade Flows, Singalong, Picnic, Readings & Poet Laureate Celebration. Join us! Join us for a special celebration on the afternoon of October 9th, 2021 in Joaquin Miller Park! A ribbon-cutting ceremony with city officials and the Friends of Joaquin Miller Park at noon will mark the completion of phase one of the water feature restoration.…

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5 Insider Secrets to Show-Stopping Novel Beginnings

5 Insider Secrets to Show-Stopping Novel Beginnings

Join Us on Zoom September 19th to Learn Annalisa’s Parent’s Insider Tips to Get Readers Hooked on your Novel You know you’ve got a great story idea, but how do you make it so great that it rises from slush pile to publication? Author and Writing Coach Annalisa Parent has helped hundreds of writers to…

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Interviews with featured members and guests

Get to know our keynote speakers and featured members in advance of our Sunday meetings, or just stop by to learn some writing and publishing tips.

Interview with Annalisa Parent, author of Storytelling for Pantsers

Our speaker for Sunday September 19th Annalisa Parent helps writers to finish, publish and sell their novels. She owns and

Interview with our Race as Context Panelists

We’re so excited to wrap up our 2020-2021 speaker series with a unique conversation between Alex Sato, Gabriel Campbell, Jhon

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

An Interview with Sage Cohen, Keynote Speaker

Our February speaker Sage Cohen Meet Sage Cohen, Author of Fierce on the Page and The Productive Writer Sage Cohen