10 posts in category Member News

A Few Words about Haiku Poet Leena Prasad

Leena Prasad writes to find comfort in her foibles and her triumphs, to take snapshots of her thoughts and emotions, to explore the beauty and the ugliness of the world, to leave a legacy… and, most of all, to connect by finding resonance with her readers. Leena will be our featured reader on Sunday before Keynote speaker Victoria Zackheim. Here's a little bit about her: Born in India, Leena grew up in Louisiana, lived in San Francisco for 15 years now lives in El Cerrito with her husband ...

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Write Angles: February 2019

read the entire newsletter here The Wind In Your Sails Some words from your president February is the month of love, and it's also Black History Month, a time to expand our focus on who has really shaped the world. The California Writers Club, going strong (or strong-ish) since 1909 (yes, it's our 110th birthday), has been traditionally made up of mostly white writers, but we represent many cultures now, and the future is what we make it. Muses don't discriminate based on color, race, or ...

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Featured Member: Poet Fred Dodsworth

Fred Dodsworth will open for Amos White's The Art of Giving Live Readings tomorrow. We asked him a few questions... this is what he said! What’s the most important piece of writing advice that you could give to other writers? It’s hard to start writing but if you don’t start everything anyone might tell you about writing become wasted words. What one thing has helped promote your writing most? Actually taking the time to promote yourself. That means submitting everyplace you can. I ...

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Making the Most of Nature in Your Writing: Interview with Featured Member Judith Newton

A conversation with CWC members Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Memoir Writers Association and Judith Newton, Professor Emerita, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at UC Davis. Newton is our Featured Member for May, and her new book Oink comes out this month. They discussed using nature in their writing.

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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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Member Book Launch: The Vesuvian Affair

Long-time member Kristen Caven has published four books since she joined the CWC. One of her measures of creative success is a great launch party, and her next one promises to be unforgettable. On February 11th, she will be debuting a limited-print edition of an erotic/paranormal/spiritual romance at an elegant and extravagant costume party.   The Vesuvian Affair (Mystic Editions) takes place at a sci-fi-themed Carnevale party in Venice, where flickering lights, outrageous costumes, 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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Write Angles Awards First Contest Winner

Congratulations to one of our newest members, Helene Knox, who won Write Angles's October Writing Contest.

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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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