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 Barry;• Every Man, Woman and Child + Every Living Soul by Kristen Caven;• The Cosmos is Alive by Keith Gaboury;• The Bridge on Beer River by Terry Tierney;• Diminished, Resolving to Major by Bob ...

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“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.  He will share some easy to understand concepts that anyone can implement as they prepare for that next phase. About Mike Lockwood Buy Decision Decade Mike Lockwood is the Owner and Founder of Oakwood Wealth Partners, a financial planning firm with ...

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“Editing Your Manuscript” with Ericka McIntyre

The Whys, Whats, and Hows 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 talk about the types of editing you can potentially do yourself and those that you should always seek professional help with. Self-publishers will get insights on why professional editing is critical to their ...

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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 and three local librarians (Brian Guenther, Chelsea Maradiaga, and Jayanti Addleman). We’ll be meeting at 1955 Broadway in downtown Oakland mere steps from the 19th Street BART station. Before the panel, we’ll enjoy coffee, snacks, and ...

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“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 panel we'll enjoy coffee, cookies, and conversation...and our annual board election! MEET THE PANELISTS! OPL/MLK Branch: Brian Guenther Brian Guenther has over two decades of experience working in libraries. He ...

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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 welcoming space for the public to express environmental advocacy followed by an open mic with notable featured poets. The event is free. MC Kristen Caven, California Writers Club Berkeley’s Writer in Residence will lead: * 1:00pm: ...

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Poets on Earth: Environmental Write-In, Reading, and Open Mic

ATTN: Wolfpack Writers! Let's howl! We interrupt our regularly scheduled speaker series with an urgent call to gather and raise our voices! From Earthday.org: "We have just over a decade to halve our emissions to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change on our food supply, national security, global health, extreme weather, and more."There is simply no time to waste. We need urgent and ambitious action at every level, from heads of state submitting increased ...

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Interview with Mike Lockwood

Snapshot Advice for Authors At our next speaker series, 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.  He will share some easy to understand concepts that anyone can implement as they prepare for that next phase. To whet your appetite, we asked Mike some questions about retirement for authors. But first, who is this Lockwood fellow, ...

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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 the cafe.

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See you tomorrow!

We're so excited to welcome Mia Borja as our speaker tomorrow on Zoom. Come and get inspired by her presentation on "Hiring a Virtual Assistant: How 10 Hours a Month Will Change Your Career (and your life)." Mia Borja's unique selling proposition is combining her expertise as a Senior Executive Assistant with her ability to craft a thriving online presence that generates brand awareness and white hot leads. Which in writer language means readers! Here's all the details. Diane Swan will be ...

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