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View From the Helm Sept 2009

The 2009/2010 year of the Berkeley Branch bursts from the starting gate with ourregular programs further developed and new programs deserving of attention.  Our speaker program continues to be a pillar of the club. Focusing on information we can use as writers, we feature agents on two dates: Andy Ross in September and Michael Larsen in January. In October Kemble Scott will talk about the ...

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View From the Helm | June 2009

Since the last view from the helm, the club has taken more steps into the Age of Internet Networks. Thanks to member Deborah Hymes, we now Twitter, (@CWC_Berkeley), and the Berkeley Branch has its own blog under construction. Also, the Branch has a page at Facebook (CWC Berkeley) that already has over a hundred friends. Browsing Twitter, we find that the people who “follow” our Twitter offer ...

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View From the Helm | May 2009

We are coming up on two annual cycles—elections of officers and membership renewals.It seems a good time to report on the state of the Branch. At the April board of directors meeting, treasurer Ken Frazer reported a bank balance of $3475.98. None of the costs of the Fifth-Grade Writing Contest have been submitted, but even after setting aside the projected expenses, our balance is healthy at ...

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Members We Remember

This is a page is a memorial for members who have passed - long may they live!  __________________ Dirk Wales Dirk, a Santa Fe artist by way of the L.A. Film scene, Chicago, and parts all over the world—he loved to travel—came to our club by way of a book he wrote about Jack London's Dog. A member for the last decade of his writing career, he generously donated many books and boxes of cards ...

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"real writing occurs when you edit" Terry Tierney

What’s It Like to Get Nominated for a Pushcart Prize? Terry Tierney Shares His Experience

Terry Tierney Nominated for The Pushcart Prize Diane Swan Interviews Terry Tierney for the Details Terry Tierney The Poet’s Garage by Terry Tierney was released in May of this year by Unsolicited Press and in November of 2020 was nominated for a Pushcart Prize: The Best of the Small Presses!  Our newsletter editor Diane Swan probed Terry and he was happy to shares all the details ...

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Some Writing Advice from October's Featured Member, Art Deco Novelist Alice Jurow

Sunday, October 21st we'll be featuring a short reading from our featured member, Alice Jurow. Alice has a degree in Aesthetic Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and is not afraid to use it. Her obsession with the 1920s has led to a long-standing involvement with the Art Deco Society of California, and she was the editor of the society’s Sophisticate magazine for 12 years. Some of her publications include the North American Review, Archetype, and Bark. Vamps of ‘29 is her first published novel; she is working on a sequel. Alice lives in Berkeley with her human and feline family. We asked Alice Jurow about the the most important piece of writing advice that she could give to other writers.

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