Dear Writing Friends,

We hope you can join us this Sunday, January 15, for the launch of two CWC Programs at the Oakland Main Library. Visit our website – – for flyers (some times have changed) and more information.

  • Jennifer Basye Sander, best-selling author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published will help us jump-start our publishing goals by speaking on “How to Create Best-selling Book Ideas.” A great beginning for the New Year at the Oakland Public Library.
  • Sunday, January 15, also marks the first day of the submission window for the 26th Fifth-Grade Story Contest.

At 2 p.m., networking and socializing begins; our meeting starts at 2:30 p.m., right before the speaker is introduced.

Save these February and March dates (and sign up in advance for the workshops)

  • Saturday, February 4, Sascha Illyvich will lead a three-hour workshop in Alameda on “Writing from the Male Point of View.”  A “hot” topic for the Valentine Day month.
  • Sunday, February 19, Fred Setterberg, Oakland author of Lunch Bucket Paradise, A True-Life Novel, will speak on “Writing a True Life Novel” at the Oakland Main Library. (See a review on page 20 of the January/February 2012 Oakland magazine.)
  • Saturday, March 3, Write-A-Thon  in Alameda (changed to April 7)
  • Thursday, March 15, End of the Fifth-Grade Story Contest Submission Window
  • Sunday, March 18, Speaker Program at the Oakland Public Library

Come write with us!

— Linda Brown, President, California Writers Club, Berkeley Branch