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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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  • Local Author Showcase ~ CWC Annual Book Launch at Books on B

    On Saturday, June 15, 2-4 PM, at Books on B, 1014 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541, The Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club is proud to recognize and celebrate its members who have published new books in 2023 & 2024. We will enjoy: • Pirates of Sausalito by John Byrne…

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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 Mike Lockwood

Snapshot Advice for Authors At our next speaker series, Mike Lockwood, author of Decision Decade – A Financial Roadmap for

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

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  • Local Author Showcase ~ CWC Annual Book Launch at Books on B

    On Saturday, June 15, 2-4 PM, at Books on B, 1014 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541, The Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club is proud to recognize and celebrate its members who have published new books in 2023 &…

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  • “Retirement Planning- Snapshot Advice for Authors” with Mike Lockwood on March 17th, 2024

    “Retirement Planning- Snapshot Advice for Authors” with Mike Lockwood on March 17th, 2024

    Snapshot Advice for Authors Mike Lockwood, author of Decision Decade – A Financial Roadmap for your Golden Years, will give some insight on his 35+ year of providing advice to help you not only get to, but get through retirement. …

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  • “Editing Your Manuscript” with Ericka McIntyre

    “Editing Your Manuscript” with Ericka McIntyre

    In this talk, freelance editor and former Writer’s Digest Editor-in-Chief Ericka McIntyre will explain to authors what the different types of editing are, when and why you need each for your work, and how to find quality editors. She’ll also…

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  • Announcing the CWC-Berkeley Board (2024 – 2025)

    Executive Board Keith Gaboury: President berkeley.cwc@gmail.com Jordan Pastor: Vice Presidentvp.berkeley.cwc@gmail.com Karma Bennett: Secretarysecretary.berkeley.cwc@gmail.com Gary Durbin: Treasurertreasurer.cwc.berkeley@gmail.com   Board of Directors Bob Haus: NorCal Delegate norcal.cwc.berkeley@gmail.com Bob Haus: Central Board Representative  cb.cwc.berkeley@gmail.com Kristen Caven: At Large Kristen Caven: Writer-in-Residence/Friends of Joaquin…

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  • See you Sunday!

    This coming Sunday, May 19th, CWC-Berkeley is hosting a panel titled “Secrets to Getting Your Books in the Stacks.” Discover the great benefit to having libraries loan out your book for free in this exciting moderated discussion with Cristina Deptula…

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  • “Secrets To Getting Your Books in the Stacks” — Librarians Panel on May 19th, 2024

    “Secrets To Getting Your Books in the Stacks” — Librarians Panel on May 19th, 2024

    Discover the great benefit to having libraries loan out your book for free in this exciting moderated discussion with Cristina Deptula and three local librarians. We’ll be meeting at 1955 Broadway in Oakland, right at the BART station. Before the…

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  • See you Sunday!

    On Earth Day weekend, CWC-Berkeley and the City of Oakland are co-hosting “Poets on Earth: An Earth Day Salon” at the California Writers Circle (formerly Fire Circle) in Joaquin Miller Park. This celebration of nature and creative expression provides a…

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