12 posts in category Speaker Series Interviews

Interviews with industry professionals who speak as a guest of the club.

Interview with award-winning activist poet, Jan Steckel (meet her Sunday!)

Get to know award-winning poet and activist Jan Steckel in advance of her speaking at Sunday's meeting.

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An Interview with our November Guest, Author Joan Gelfand

Four questions for Joan Gelfand, an author whose reviews, stories, essays and poetry have appeared in over 100 national and international literary journals and magazines.

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Interview with September Feature September Williams

Today we have an in-depth interview with the first speaker in the launch of our speaker series: physician-writer, bioethicist, and filmmaker September Williams, M.D. She seeks a better understanding of and between ourselves and her work offers resilience for those who are suffering. She's the author of The Elephant in the Room: Bioethical Issues in Human Milk Banking, which is representative of her nonfiction works covering health disparities, bioethics, and film, and a fiction writer as well. Chasing Mercury is a romance-suspense-memoir about families committed to human and environmental rights, and the first book of the "Chasing Mercury Toxic Trilogy." The upcoming sequels are Weighing Lead and Mining Gold.

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Planning your Novel: an Interview with Beth Barany

Today we have an interview with our April Keynote Speaker, Beth Barany. An award-winning novelist, Master NLP Practitioner, and certified creativity coach for writers, Beth Barany specializes in helping genre fiction writers experience clarity so they can write, revise, and proudly publish their novels to the delight of their readers. Her courses are packed with useful hands-on information that you can implement right away. She runs Barany School of Fiction, an online school for fiction ...

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Interview with Victoria Zackheim, Author of The Bone Weaver and This Sunday's Guest Speaker

This Sunday's keynote speaker Victoria Zackheim wrote The Bone Weaver, and edited six anthologies, including the bestselling The Other Woman. She teaches creative nonfiction in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and is a frequent speaker and instructor at writers’ conferences and organizational events in the US, France, Mexico and Canada. Many of her works have been adapted for stage and screen, so we've asked her a few questions about that in preparation for her presentation on the topic: “From Print to Performance: Adapting Books to Film and Theater” Clickthrough to read our interview with Victoria Zackheim.

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An Interview with This Sunday's Speaker, Albert Flynn DeSilver, on Writing as a Path to Awakening

This Sunday, Jan. 20th, Albert Flynn DeSilver will show us how to take our writing to that next mysterious level. What happens when life gets in the way? How does our writing practice open us up emotionally, psychologically, and even spiritually? DeSilver will teach us the steps we can take to stay focused, to stave off fear, doubt, and procrastination. He'll also tackle issues with editing, completion, agents, and publication.

But first get to know poet, memoirist, and novelist, Albert Flynn DeSilver in this conversation he had with our speaker chair.

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Interview with Pat Ravasio

Literary publicist and CWC member Cristina Deptula interviews our November speaker, Patricia Ravasio. Ravasio is the author of The Girl from Spaceship Earth, a book about Buckminster Fuller. She will speak to the Berkeley CWC about pushing past your comfort zones, finding your voice, and writing with a mission. 

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Marty Nemko

Interview with Marty Nemko, our Guest for This Sunday, Sept. 16th

This month, the California Writers' Club has harnessed the wisdom of Bay Area author and career coach Marty Nemko. At our regular meeting, Sunday September 16th, he'll speak to how to apply career-building knowledge and hip wisdom to your literary pursuits.

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Interview with Acquisitions Editor and Author Joe Clifford, our Feature for This Sunday's Metting

It's an interview with this Sunday's featured guest, Joe Clifford. Joe is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books and the author of several books, including Junkie Love and the Jay Porter Thriller Series.

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An Interview with Sunday's Speaker, Jacqueline Luckett

Jacqueline Luckett Gives Us a Preview on Writing Great Characters Grounded in Reality This Sunday in Preservation Park, Jacqueline Luckett will speak to the club on writing stronger characters. Luckett's two novels are Passing Love and Searching for Tina Turner, and she writes essays in the Huffington Post and Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011.

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