48 posts by Kristen Caven

Half-Year Membership Special

Writers, are you ready to commit to your writing? The California Writers Club (CWC) is one of the oldest and largest writers’ clubs in America.  We have a proud heritage going back to our founding in 1909. Organized into local branches, the club has over 1,800 members in 22 branches spread across our state. Our mission is to provide education and support for writers in our communities. ...

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Get Hooked on a Local Author at the CWC Annual Book Launch—6/19/21

The California Writer's Club is hosting its annual launch party for member authors who were published in 2020-2021. Join us to hear eight fresh 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! The Zoom will open at 3:00 p.m. on June 19th. We will install the new 2021 board before the ...

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Race as Context: BIPOC California Writers on How Race Informs Writing—May 16th PANEL

We are so excited to wrap up our 2020-2021 speaker series with a unique opportunity for members to join in this timely discussion. Panelists are California BIPOC writers from many vantage points including:  A Millenial with his first complete manuscript. Authors with years of experience helping others in their craft. A recent award-winning MFA graduate newly arrived to Califo...

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Cracking Open The Poetic Voice: a Workshop with Paul Corman-Roberts

Join us January 28th at 7 p.m. for a Narrative Journey that Will Help Fiction and Non-fiction Writers Alike Find Your Poetic Voice with Paul Corman-Roberts This 2+ hour workshop led by Paul Corman-Roberts is a series of close narrative readings and generative exercises designed to help not just poets but also prose and fiction writers the opportunity to expand the voices within their ...

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2O/2O/2O2O Literary Sampler

WAIT! Before this wonderful year ends (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha), we FINALLY (and proudly) announce this literary sampler representing some of our members’ best writings. Two poets, two memoirists, and two novelists share writings on new transformations. We start with poems by Keith Gaboury about leaving the past and seeing in new ways, and poems about "Drumpf" and his damage done by Judith ...

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Winter Social Will Have More than Talking Heads

December 19th our Virtual Party will Have Writing Games, Performance, Dancing, a Virtual Tour and More Every Winter Social is different...but this year has all others beat. We are nine months into a pandemic that's showing no signs of letting up...and yet we have hope. And as terrible as this year's events have been, there have been surprising bright spots. The theme for this season's event ...

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PSA – Stop Laptop Snatchers!

WRITERS BEWARE! There is a rash of laptop raids going on right now. Small groups of unarmed thieves are bursting into coffee shops and snatching 1-3 laptops then dashing out again. They use the element of surprise and make their escapes in rented Gig or Zip cars. The perpetrators are typically teenagers. Male and female. If you are a writer or someone who uses your laptop in a public place, here ...

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See You Sunday + Monday is EarthDay

SUNDAY! Bring a notebook or laptop and get clear on your next novel! MONDAY! IT'S TIME. Post your climate commitment statements online, add #wolfpackwriters. Get and give inspiration. SUNDAY: Members craft & marketing groups start at 12pm; networking from 2-2:30. Our speakers begin at 3 and ... we wrap things up at 4. Catch our speaker, the amazing Beth Barany, ...

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See You TOMORROW! End-of-year BOOK LAUNCH!

Our final meeting of the year will take place TOMORROW at 3pm at our Member Book Launch! Here is information on the event and links to purchase all the books! Thank you to Fred Dodsworth for emcee-ing the event... Welcome to new member, Jane Anne Staw, author of Small: The Little We Need for Happiness, who will be joining us last-minute... Say you are coming on Facebook HERE! Please ...

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Featured Member: Poet Fred Dodsworth

Fred Dodsworth will open for Amos White's The Art of Giving Live Readings tomorrow. We asked him a few questions... this is what he said! What’s the most important piece of writing advice that you could give to other writers? It’s hard to start writing but if you don’t start everything anyone might tell you about writing become wasted words. What one thing has helped promote your writing ...

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