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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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OMCA Write-In: Time Change to Noon.

OMCA Write-In: Time Change to Noon.

This is just a quick announcement to let folks know we've pushed back the time of the OMCA write-in from starting at 11 to starting at noon. Likewise, we will gather to read at 4 p.m. rather than 3. Also, a reminder we no longer meet at the Peace Sign art, we meet directly behind…

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“Hiring a Virtual Assistant” with Mia Borja on February 18th, 2024

“Hiring a Virtual Assistant” with Mia Borja on February 18th, 2024

How 10 Hours a Month Will Change Your Career (and Your Life) As a writer’s business grows, so do the overwhelming number of tasks. Any writer who is struggling with productivity will find something interesting in Mia Borja’s talk on how a VA can help make their lives easier and more productive. If you are a…

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We’re Leading the Poetry Express Open Mic February 20th

We’re Leading the Poetry Express Open Mic February 20th

Sponsored by the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club, Poetry Express is back in Berkeley! Come on out to 2727 California Street in south Berkeley to hear open mic poetry. 2727 California Street is a multi-use event space and cooperative art gallery. The open mic readers will be surrounded by paintings as they express…

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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.

Ayodele Nzinga is Oakland’s First Poet Laureate

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

Sarah Abbett is Uniquely Unique.

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

Sandy Bliss’s motto was “Equanimity Through Adversity”

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

Meet Kazue Watanabe

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