This Saturday May 17th – WRITING IN THE PARK!

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Join the Friends of Joaquin Miller Park to celebrate their fifth annual meeting, and stay for a CWC writerly event, Writing in the Park.

Learn about the CWC’s role in creating the Park, especially the Woodminister area, which includes the California Writers Memorial Grove.

Local historian and former CWC member Dennis Evanosky will speak on “The Great Redwood Grab.”

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Where: Joaquin Miller Park
Baywood Picnic Area in the Meadow
Above Highway 13 off of Joaquin Miller Road Internet Directions: 3590 Sanborn Drive

When: Saturday, May 17
Following the Friends of Joaquin Miller Park annual meeting

  • Annual meeting starts at 11:00 am.
  • Potluck picnic and walk follows
  • CWC writing event will likely start about 1:00 pm.

Why: Joaquin Miller Park is the birthplace of the CWC! Win a prize for your story about the Park

Cost: Free. Donations are always appreciated.
Who: Anyone who appreciates Joaquin Miller Park and/or loves to write. To attend, membership is not required.

Learn more and see flyer with map at and

RSVP to Linda Brown at or 510-530-1261


While the Baywood Picnic Area is ADA accessible, the City plans to close the gates at the end of the FoJMP meeting. If CWC members cannot walk the 0.1 mile up to the parking lot at the Ranger Station, let Linda know. We will hold the writerly event at the Ranger Station instead of the Meadow.

Story Contest Deadline Extended to March 24!

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Please share this post with ALL 5th grade teachers in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties! The 5th grade story contest deadline has been extended to the end of the month. Flyer is attached.

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Announcing the 28th Annual 5th Grade Story Contest!

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Please tell all the 5th grade teachers you know in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties that our contest is open! Students can win cash prizes, and the winning story is posted on our website. Deadline is March 12th, 2014. Click here to download the flyer.

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5th Grade Story Contest Reopens to Alameda County Public Schools

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This year, as we’ve switched from mailing flyers to schools to emailing schools, we received entries from Contra Costa County schools and local independent schools but NO submissions from Alameda County public schools! To remedy this, we are reopening the contest just to fifth graders in Alameda County public schools with a deadline of April 17. Please urge your local Alameda County public schools to share this information with fifth grade teachers. This contest builds skills and self-esteem for our youngest writers, and they can win money, too!

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Announcing the 27th Annual 5th Grade Story Contest!

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Please tell all the 5th grade teachers you know in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties that our contest is open! Students can win cash prizes, and the winning story is posted on our website. Deadline is March 15th, 2013. Click here to download the flyer.

5th Grade Story Contest 2013See our contest page here for more information.

Write Angles Awards First Contest Winner


Congratulations to one of our newest members, Helene Knox, who won Write Angles’s October Writing Contest for her story “Mouse.” She will be awarded her prize at our next general meeting, which is this Sunday, October 21, at 2:00. Come to see her accept her prize.

Of course you’ll want to come to our next meeting anyway because you’ll want to hear CWC author Judith Marshall talk about Publishing Pathways.

Hope to see you there!

Write On ! Novel-writing Contest Postponed

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Due to circumstances beyond the club’s control, CWC’s brand-new version of the Write On! contest must suspend its debut until further notice. The club apologizes for any inconvenience this causes.  All who have entered the contest will have their entrance fees returned to them as soon as possible.

Subscribers to our website will automatically be notified when the contest is up and running again.

Thank you all for understanding.



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