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Deep Revision with Laurel Yourke
Cracking Open The Poetic Voice: a Workshop with Paul Corman-Roberts
Winter Social Will Have More than Talking Heads
Get Known Everywhere for Authors featuring Jill Lublin: November 15th
The Amazing Life of Feisty Ina Coolbrith, America’s First Poet Laurate – October 18th
Finding & Working with an Agent with Literary Agent Andy Ross – September 20th
Summer Social Sunday August 16th at 1 p.m.
Meet 20+ new BOOKSTARS and enjoy your summer reading!
“20 in 20″—CWC Berkeley Book Launch June 20th
May 17th SPEAKER—Paul Shirley—”Writing Like an Athlete to Build Creative Focus”
3/15 WORKSHOP—"Journalology" with Terry Tierney
3/15 – PANEL DISCUSSION with Bay Area Small Press Editors
2/29 – "Call of the Wild" History Walk & Reading with CWC Writers
February 16th SPEAKER—Jan Steckel on Poetry and Activism
Our Winter Social Is December 15th
FREE Audiobooks Workshop Nov 14th, Featuring Becky Parker Geist
"We're All in Freefall" — Interview with 11/17 featured author Lily Iona MacKenzie
11/17 SPEAKER – "You Can Be a Winning Writer" with Joan Gelfland
10/20 SPEAKER – "How Writers Can Avoid Legal Trouble" with Nicholas Jollymore, esq
9/23/19 – Mini-WORKSHOP with Kathy Meis of Bublish
Interview with Featured Member Gark Mavigan
9/15/19 – SPEAKER: "Causes Cross Genres" with September Williams
CWC Book Launch Party Sat. June 15th
June 5th WORKSHOP: "Setting that Works" with John Byrne Barry
5/19 PANEL: "The Working Writer"
April 21st— "Plan Your Novel Like a Pro" with Beth Barany
SPEAKER 3/17/19— "From Print to Performance: Adapting Books to Film and Theater" with Victoria Zackheim
Write Angles: February 2019
Aqueila Lewis-Ross Shares the Power of Poetry February 17th
See You Tomorrow! Start the Year Right with a Marketing Plan.
WORKSHOP 1/5/19: "Create a Marketing Plan" — Start Your New Year Right!
Winter Social for CWC Members
Write with Us Next Saturday
SPEAKER 11/18: "Mission: Utopia—Writing to Share an Urgent Vision" with Pat Ravasio
SPEAKER 9/16—Marty Nemko, "The Arc of My Career"
CWC Summer Social TOMORROW!
See You TOMORROW! End-of-year BOOK LAUNCH!
CWC Author BOOK LAUNCH June 16th!
May 12: Art in the Park: Writer/Artist Mini-Retreat in the Oakland Hills
The Road to Redemption: From Homelessness to Publishing
Featured Member: Poet Fred Dodsworth
An Interview with This Sunday's Guest, Amos White
April 21st Location for Our Five-Page Critique Group
April 15th: The Art of Giving Live Readings with Amos White
Save the date for our April 15th Event on Giving Live Readings
See You Sunday! Bookstore Owners Panel
March 18th: Bookstore Owners Panel Discussion
An Interview with Sunday's Speaker, Jacqueline Luckett
Feb 18th: "Grounding Our Characters to the Real World" with Jacqueline Luckett
Jan 21: How to be a Publishing Success Story with Literary Agent Ted Weinstein
12/17: Winter Social at the Bellevue Club
Interview with Joel Friedlander on Indie Publishing
Nov 19th: Author Platform, Branding, and Monetization with Joel Friedlander
California Writers Week 10/15-10/21
An Interview with Sunday's Speaker: Laurie Ann Doyle, Dialogue and You
See you Sunday at Preservation Park!
10/15 SPEAKER— "Said and Unsaid: Dialogue in Fiction and Memoir" with Laurie Ann Doyle
Sept 17th: How to Craft a Book that Sells, with Nina Amir
CWC Summer Social—July 23rd at Heinold's
JUNE 18: How to Turn Your Book into an Audiobook with Howard Van Es
May 27: CWC Political Writers Sound Off
May 21: How to Get Paid to Write for Magazines and Websites with LeeAnne Krusemark
What They Never Told Me about Being a Writer
Get Inside Your Reader's Brain with Novelist and Scientist Ransom Stephens
4 Publicity Tips from Sunday's Speaker, Cristina Deptula
Feb 19: Creatively Reaching Traditional Media with Publicist Cristina Deptula
Jan 15: Best-Selling Writer Joshua Mohr’s Innovative Approach to Plot and Character
See You Sunday for LITCAKE!
“Learning from Leonardo” with Fritjof Capra on November 17th
Open House – “LitCake” party on October 20th
See you Sunday!
September 2013 Write Angles
“Building a Platform for Your New Book” with Brooke Warner, September 15th
CWC Statewide Picnic in Oakland – July 20th
“Inventing Zorgos” – June 16th’s Speakers are Louise Hart and Kristen Caven
See you Sunday! Julia Flynn Siler on the Last Hawaiian Queen
‘Hawaii’s Last Queen” Julia Flynn Siler to speak on Sunday, May 19th
See You Sunday! Featuring dynamic duo Lloyd Lofthouse and Alon Shalev.
“You CAN Get Published” with Lloyd Lofthouse on April 21st
See You Sunday!
Sunday, 3/17 SPEAKER: “Capturing the Immigrant Experience” with ANGIE CHAU
“A Weaver’s Path to Publication” with Kathleen Curtis Wilson – 2/17/13
Announcing the 27th Annual 5th Grade Story Contest!
Happy Jack London’s Birthday!
January’s Write Angles
Dave Sawle to Present Workshop on Developing Your Publishing Platform
David Mitroff to Speak on Leveraging New Technology (January 20, 2013)
November 18 speaker-Scenes for the Novel and the Screen With James Dalessandro
Write Angles Awards First Contest Winner
September Speaker Mamatas Sheds Light on Freytag’s Triangle
CWC Annual Picnic is this Saturday!
June 17th SPEAKER — “Sci-Fi Speaks!” with AYIZE JAMA-EVERETT
5th Grade Story Contest winners – May 20th!
April 15th SPEAKER — “Poetry Alive with Change!” with Emeryville’s Poet Laureate JANELL MOON
March 18th SPEAKER — “Writing Novels for the Young Adult Market” with LAURIE MCLEAN
March 3 WORKSHOP — “Social Media Branding for Authors” with Beth and Ezra Barany
February 19th Speaker — Writing a “True Life” Novel with Fred Setterberg
Calling all Fifth Graders!
February 4 WORKSHOP – “Writing from the Male Point of View” with Sascha Illyvich
January 15 speaker — “How to Create Bestselling Book Ideas” with Jennifer Bayse Sander
Speakers before 2017 archived here
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