Hello Berkeley Branch Members,
On August 21st, after the Board Retreat, we will have our first in-person Summer Social in several years. The Summer Social will be a great time for writers of all genres to come together in-person for conversation, music, and inspiration. For those who wish to play, there is a pool table. We'll of course read "Columbus" by Joaquin Miller. After we all arrive and mingle in open-ended conversations, we'll group members into each genre guild where they can ...
Join us April 24th for a festival of outdoor lit in Joaquin Miller Park!
Our April meeting will be set among a day full of springtime activities and networking. All events are free except the meeting/speaker series, for which we ask that you purchase a ticket. (Free tickets are available for those who need them.
10-12 p.m. Earth Day in the Park
Come work with Friends of Joaquin Miller Park featuring a CWC Wolf-Pack write-in. Dale Risden, president of Friends of Joaquin Miller ...
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 is "Gifts of 2020."
Appropriate attire for a Zoom party.
One of the gifts of our situation is ...
In years past, we've had a picnic in the park for our summer social. Of course we're committed to having all our meetings online for the duration of the pandemic. So here's what you can expect for our social: the breakout rooms, zoom link, and more.
A Sunday Afternoon Salon
Sunday, December 15th
Please join us for our Winter Social! We’ll be gathering at the home of a soon-to-be-famous writer for an afternoon salon.
& Open House
Members know Rancho Deluxe is a home in the Dimond District, but since this is a private house party we can't post the address publicly. Members received an email with the address, and are welcome to bring guests. If you're not a member and you'd like to attend, drop an email to our presid...
Sunday December 16th
Feast & Share Your Best Holiday Writing
CWC Writers! It's time to gather for our our second Winter Social at the swankiest club in town! Cover charge for members & guests is $10, but if you pre-purchased our discount meeting package this year, entry is included.
Reception at 5, Dinner at 6 & 7 p.m.
We'll bring the wine for the reception at 5 p.m., and additionally you can purchase dinner seatings for 6 or 7 p.m. There are two options for the ...
Club members, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow, July 22nd, 2018, at our summer social! Guests of members are also welcome to check out our community and see how you can get involved.
At 5pm, we will do our annual reading of "Columbus," from whence our motto, "Sail On," was crafted.
Thank you to Fred Dodsworth! We are excited for our first "house party" in many, many years.
Who: Sketch artists, painters, literary and performing artists living in or visiting Oakland.
What: A generative gathering in community ~ includes a short history of “The Hights,” Joaquin Miller’s arts retreat in the Oakland Hills, an optional Literary History Hike, and time to write and to hang out.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:30am – 2:30pm. Come for all or part of it!
Usually we prefer a flyer to have people in it, but these empty chairs are waiting to be filled with... YOU! Thanks to a caring patron of the arts, our holiday social is at one of the most beautiful venues in Oakland.
Instead of our regular meeting, on the third Sunday in December please join us at the historic Bellevue Club for a relaxing social event. We'll be meeting a little later in the evening than we usually meet, to sip and enjoy the sunset on Lake Merritt. After the reception, stay ...