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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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“Sipping the Elixir” with Gail Carriger on January 15th, 2023

“Sipping the Elixir” with Gail Carriger on January 15th, 2023

  What is the Heroine’s Journey (as opposed to the Hero’s), and what aspects make for compelling narrative and voracious readers? Where do these elements originate and how do we write them? This presentation by a highly successful writer of unconventional female protagonists explains all. Gail Carriger, author of The Heroines’s Journey, covers briefly what…

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Carolyn Lee Arnold Wants You to Be Brave!

Carolyn Lee Arnold Wants You to Be Brave!

Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker gives us a glimpse at what our colleagues are working on. Our 5+5+5 guidelines (5 minutes of backstory, 5 minutes to read, and 5 minutes of Q&A) help emerging writers polish their professional skills. Carolyn Lee Arnold will take the Member Spotlight…

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“Writing as Play” with Jorjeana Marie on February 19th, 2023

“Writing as Play” with Jorjeana Marie on February 19th, 2023

If you are like many other writers and occasionally get stuck or feel uninspired with a formerly passionate project, you might consider approaching the task of writing in a fun new way. In this interactive workshop, television writer and award-winning voice actress, Jorjeana Marie, will share tips and tricks to help you get started writing, boost your…

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“Story is My Life” for Bobbie Kinkead

“Story is My Life” for Bobbie Kinkead

Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker helps us get to know what our colleagues are working on. Our 5+5+5 guidelines (5 minutes of backstory, 5 minutes to read, and 5 minutes of Q&A) help emerging writers polish their professional skills. Bobbie Kinkead will take the Member Spotlight before…

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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.

Carolyn Lee Arnold Wants You to Be Brave!

Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker gives us a glimpse at what our

“Story is My Life” for Bobbie Kinkead

Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker helps us get to know what our

Kathleen Orosco writes about Jackie Kennedy

Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker gives us a glimpse at what our

Curious Writer: Jordan Pastor

  Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker gives us a glimpse at what