9 posts in category Of Interest

Meet 20+ new BOOKSTARS and enjoy your summer reading!

https://youtu.be/pmAPQxDCEEE 20+ Authors from the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club read from 20+ new books on 6/20/2020 Purchase all these titles at Our Bookshop! (Profits go to our members of color who are severely impacted by the Covid crisis.)  Hello Universe Lovers & Oakland, I'm Not Dead by Keith Mark Gaboury A Waltz in Tennessee by Francine Howard Tell Me, Signora by Ann Harleman Expect Betrayal by JoAnn Smith Ainsworth Into the Black by Beth Barany ...

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“The Wind In Our Sails” by Kristen Caven

As a parting gift to the CWC, president Kristen Caven has published her funny and topical collected messages to the club. From her first installment, "Herding Cats," in which she has a dream to teach cats (writers) to dance in formation, to her last, "Taking a Knee," in which she reflects on current events and the importance of lifting the voices of our members of color, Caven shares three years of philosophizing, reporting, and cajoling for the sake of her historic writing community. The Wind ...

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PSA – Stop Laptop Snatchers!

WRITERS BEWARE! There is a rash of laptop raids going on right now. Small groups of unarmed thieves are bursting into coffee shops and snatching 1-3 laptops then dashing out again. They use the element of surprise and make their escapes in rented Gig or Zip cars. The perpetrators are typically teenagers. Male and female. If you are a writer or someone who uses your laptop in a public place, here are some guidelines for protection: BE ALERT for for groups of 2-3 teens looking in windows of, or ...

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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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See You Sunday for LITCAKE!

We hope everyone is planning on joining us this Sunday for our first annual open house, celebrating California Writers Week and featuring our statewide tradition of Literary Desserts! On the lineup of local writers, we will feature our members: Judy Newton, reading from her new memoir A Taste of Home; Liz Wagele on mineral water and salt; Gurnam Brard with a flavorful excerpt from East of Indus; Lucille Bellucci on Brazilian food; David Simmons with a wild story about a haggis hunt; T...

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“Learning from Leonardo” with Fritjof Capra on November 17th

  We are so proud to host world-renowned physicist and author Fritjof Capra at our November Meeting! Leonardo da Vinci, the great master painter and genius of the Renaissance, has been the subject of hundreds of scholarly and popular books. However, there are surprisingly few books about Leonardo’s science. Moreover, many authors who have discussed his scientific work have looked at it through Newtonian lenses, which has often prevented them from understanding its essential nature...

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See You Sunday – and at the SF Writer’s Conference!

Don't forget this Sunday we're featuring writer and weaver Kathleen Curtis Wilson, who talks about her path to publication. The meeting is from 2-4:30, with plenty of time for networking with other writers. If you're at the writer's conference in San Francisco this weekend, please stop by the California Writers Club booth and say hello!

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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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Mark Twain

Mark Twain's autobiography is set to be published for the first time, 100 years after the famous author and humorist's death. See more at pbs.org.

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