10 posts in category Club Information

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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California Writers Week 10/15-10/21

WHEREAS, The California Writers Club was founded in 1909, with Jack London, Ina Coolbrith, George Sterling and others as members; and WHEREAS, California’s literary tradition dates back to the works of Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Mary Austin, Nobel prize and Pulitzer prize winner John Steinbeck, Delilah L. Beasley, Joaquin Miller, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Barrio, Gertrude Atherton, Raymond Chandler, Pulitzer prize winner William Saroyan and a great many others, and WHEREAS, The California ...

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CWC Marin One-Day Writing Conference April 2

CWC Berkeley member John Byrne Barry alerted us to the CWC Marin Conference on April 2. The day-long conference will cover fiction and nonfiction writing, with three literary agents available for five-minute pitches. Registration includes morning coffee and rolls, along with a bag lunch. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. Presenters include keynote speaker Constance Hale on "The Seven Stages of Manuscript Grief," Linda Watanabe McFerrin on "Writing About Places Real and ...

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September 2013 Write Angles

The September issue of Write Angles has news from CWC's Central Board; lots of photos from CWC's annual picnic; a tribute to one of our members who recently died; and more.

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November 18 speaker-Scenes for the Novel and the Screen With James Dalessandro

Whether you’re writing a novel or a screenplay, the scene is the thing. Join author James Dalessandro as he shows us how to move from one scene to the next. That he understands scene craft and pacing should come as no surprise: he is the author of four books and a screenwriter who has been hired on more than 20 feature films. In his presentation at the November meeting, Dalessandro will draw on a wide range of experience. From 1973-77 he was co-founder, with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, of The ...

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Time to join the CWC (or renew), y’all!

What better way to ask for dues than with a short story? Our ever-creative membership chair, Cliff Hui, penned a hilarious western-themed dues reminder that makes you want to whip out your shooter... I mean, checkbook. You can also join or renew online at http://cwc-berkeley.org/about/join-us. The Tab By Clifford Hui The saloon doors swung open and a dark shadow fell across the rectangle of light on the floor. The shadow was almost as dark as the death-black clothes of Big Bart who strode ...

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Announcing: The CWC Literary Review

Have you read the CWC Literary Review yet? The first edition of our club's new literary magazine recently arrived in member mailboxes all across the state, providing us all with a glimpse into the minds of our fellow writers. And what minds they are! Twenty-six California writers authored fiction, memoir/essays, poetry, and cartoons. The CWC Literary Review is a new and wonderful benefit to members! What's missing from the inaugural issue? Berkeley Branch writers! Submissions for the next ...

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See You Sunday – agent Laurie McLean on YA

Don't forget! This Sunday, March 18, Laurie McLean (an agent with the Pomada-Larsen agency, the oldest in San Francisco) will speak on the hottest fiction market today.  Her topic:  Writing Novels for the Young Adult Market. JoAnn Ainsworth will lead the Marketing Group discussion (for members only) at 1:00 pm on QR codes. (QR -Quick Response- codes are two-dimensional barcodes. Smart phones with QR readers can scan the code which is linked directly to a website or an author event web ...

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See you on Sunday! + Mark your Calendars for CWC Events…

Dear Writing Friends, We hope you can join us this Sunday, January 15, for the launch of two CWC Programs at the Oakland Main Library. Visit our website - ww.cwc-berkeley.com - for flyers (some times have changed) and more information. Jennifer Basye Sander, best-selling author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published will help us jump-start our publishing goals by speaking on “How to Create Best-selling Book Ideas.” A great beginning for the New Year at the Oakland Public ...

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