142 posts by Berkeley CWC

See You Sunday! CWC Speaker Series & Meeting 10/20/19

Our October meeting is just around the corner. Say you’re coming on Facebook! Writers can get into legal trouble without knowing it. Learn best practices and get the basics about libel, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, subpoenas, confidential sources, and the California Shield Law from Literary Lawyer Nicholas J. Jollymore. Come for the whole meeting or part of it! Cover charge for ...

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9/23/19 – Mini-WORKSHOP with Kathy Meis of Bublish

Help Your Audience Find You Tips for Writers on Book PositioningA Dessert Discussion with Bublish Founder + CEO Kathy Meis Monday, September 23, 20197:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Lungomare Restaurant, Jack London Square (map) Join us for a casual conversation with a leading light in the new book industry. Kathy Meis is passionate about helping authors break through the noise. Come hear her advice for ...

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See You Sunday! Kickoff with September Williams + GARK!

Don't miss our speaker series kick-off! The Wind In Our Sails Some words from your captain president Kids are back in school, and what that means for me is my husband, a teacher who blogs (or a blogger who teaches?) is back in school. Which means, with no one to talk to, and the music of my choice on in the background, words are now flying from my fingers for hours at a time! I hope ...

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Subscribe to our Speaker Series & Support our Writers Equity Fund

Subscribe today to help other writers! Pre-pay meeting fees with ONE CLICK NOW is the time to subscribe to our monthly speaker series! For only $40, you can drop into any of our 9 scheduled meetings from September through May. That's a $5 savings for members, AND the satisfaction of knowing you'll never have to fish around in your wallet when you arrive, you'll never have to go ...

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9/15/19 – SPEAKER: "Causes Cross Genres" with September Williams

Causes Cross Genres: Infusing Facts into Fiction with September Williams is the first event in our annual speaker series. Some people find understanding through technical language and academic conveyance. But almost all people can learn through well-constructed Aristotelian Plot Curves.  Using accurate scientific, medical or other precise technical ...

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CWC Book Launch Party Sat. June 15th

The California Writer's Club is hosting its annual launch party for member authors who were published in 2018-2019. Continuously operating since 1909, we are rich with Oakland history and writing for the future! Join us to hear seven excellent and diverse voices span genres from women's fiction to thrillers, and self-help. A unique opportunity to absorb the vibrant local lit scene and get some great new books!

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Setting That Works: an Interview with John Byrne Barry

Tonight at six we welcome novelist John Byrne Barry to lead us in a workshop, "Setting that Works," at WeWork in Oakland. Today Cristina Deptula of Authors Large & Small asked us a few questions about setting in anticipation of his workshop. John Byrne Barry writes novels, designs websites and book covers, and leads bicycle tours in San Francisco. He is author of two “page-turners with a ...

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On Being a Working Writer: an Interview with Peggy Dougherty

This Sunday, we're hosting a panel on the working writer, to engage our members in conversation about finding balance and inspiration with our writing careers. In celebration of our final event in this year's speaker series, we have asked some questions of panelist Peggy Dougherty. Peggy is an award-winning playwright whose plays have had had thirty-eight productions. Her plays (all comedies) ...

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Write Angles: May 2019

Read the entire newsletter here The Wind In Your SailsSome words from your captain/presidentIn the big book of work-life balance, writing fits in both categories for most of us. In Chapter seven of my memoir, Perfectly Revolting: My Glamorous Cartooning Career, "Doodling for Dollars," I write: There are five or six ways to have art in your life when you’re living in the real world.1) ...

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June 5th WORKSHOP: "Setting that Works" with John Byrne Barry

Get your tickets to our setting that works workshop, rescheduled for June 5th.

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