134 posts in category Announcements

CWC Writers at LitCrawl Saturday Night, 10/19

We are so proud of all of our members who are reading at or hosting at LitCrawl this year! One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, San Francisco's Lit Crawl is a massive, one-night literary pub crawl throughout the city’s Mission District. Lit Crawl SF brings together 500+ authors and close to 10,000 fans for the world’s largest free pop-up literary event. Started in 2004, Lit Crawl cultivates a unique, resonant brand: smart and silly, worldly and wacky events presented in ...

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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 the whole afternoon is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.* Admission includes 1 free raffle ...

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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 creating a  strong marketing foundation at any stage of writing your book—from first draft to ...

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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 are some guidelines for protection: BE ALERT for for groups of 2-3 teens looking in windows of, or ...

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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 your summer was productive or, on the flip side, a nice break. We're ready to start up our monthly ...

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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 through the hassle of swiping a credit card with everything else going on. Don't think you'll make it ...

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Interview with Featured Member Gark Mavigan

Get to know he first featured member of our 2019-2020 speaker series: poet and hip-hop artist Gark Mavigan. Originally from Stockton, he was a founding member of the city's first slam team to compete the world's largest youth poetry slam. He has performed at The White House and the National Poetry Slam, sharing stages with the likes of Common, DMC (of Run DMC), Watsky, and MC Jin.

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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 information to inform fictional narratives is not for the faint of heart. It does not ...

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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) have been performed in New York City, San Diego, Los Angeles, Boca Raton, Houston, San Francisco, ...

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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) drawing for free2) drawing on the job3) drawing as a job4) drawing off the clock5) getting successfully ...

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