Concise Archive of CWC Berkeley Events

OMCA Write-In: Time Change to Noon.

“Hiring a Virtual Assistant” with Mia Borja on February 18th, 2024

We’re Leading the Poetry Express Open Mic February 20th

“Open Your Soul Without Spilling It All” with Kevin Fisher-Paulson, LIVE January 21st, 2024

“Grant Writing 101” with Susan Neufeld Paul on November 19th, 2023

“Ink Flow and Focus” with Bronwyn Emery on October 15th, 2023

“Writing as Play” with Jorjeana Marie on September 17th, 2023

CWC Annual Showcase LIVE @ CLIOS BOOKS June 17, 2023

Writing Punchy Dialogue: a Workshop with Terry Tierney

“Building Your Author Platform” with Jay Hartlove on May 21st, 2023

How to Pitch to a Literary Agent and Have Fun Doing It

Earth Day Write-in, Reading at Hayward Lit Hop and MORE

“The Craft and Career of Activist Writing” with John Curl on April 16th, 2023

The Creative Side of Research — A Workshop with Amy Shea — 4/22/23

“Editing Your Manuscript” with Ericka McIntyre

“Sipping the Elixir” with Gail Carriger on January 15th, 2023

“Story Telling Crossover” with Chris Hennessy on November 20th, 2022

“A Reading in the Redwoods” & Open Mic with Ayodele Nzinga, 10/21/22

“Intergenerational Dialogue” with Lyndsey Ellis on October 16th, 2022

“Breaking the Book” with Michael Lucker on September 18th, 2022

Summer Social for Members – Sunday, 8 / 21

A Sneak Peek of our Sneak Peek: Highlights from Interviews with some of the Authors at this Saturday’s Book Launch

Local Author Showcase at our Annual New Book Celebration on June 18, 2022

Taking Your Book from Unknown Entity to Bestseller – A conversation on May 15, 2022

CWC at the Hayward Lit Hop this Saturday

“Sustainable Storytelling” with Kristen Caven April 24, 2022

Honor the Earth with Sustainable Storytelling & Literary Action 4/24/22

Editing Your Manuscript – The Whys, Whats and Hows (March 20, 2022)

Agent 101: How to Land the Agent of your Dreams with Amy Collins [Feb. 20th]

2/27 WORKSHOP – “The Narrative Gateway: Poems That Tell Stories” with Paul Corman Roberts

Writing Dialogue that Sings with Jane K. Cleland

Making Podcasts Work For Writers [SPEAKER SERIES Sunday Nov. 21st]

Researching a Historical Figure: Bringing Charmian Kittredge London to the Page

“A Blanket and a Basket of Chow”— a Picnic Celebration of California Writers on October 9th

5 Insider Secrets to Show-Stopping Novel Beginnings

Announcing our new Writer-in-Residence Program at Joaquin Miller Park

Get Hooked on a Local Author at the CWC Annual Book Launch—6/19/21

Race as Context: BIPOC California Writers on How Race Informs Writing—May 16th PANEL

Learn WordPress: a Workshop with Karma Bennett

April 18th Join Emily Cotler on Author Websites that Really Work

How to Submit Your Poetry—a Workshop with Keith Mark Gaboury

Grantwriting for Writers

Focus and Finish the Writing that Matters with Sage Cohen

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

Setting That Works: an Interview with John Byrne Barry

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

An Interview with a Breathless Artist

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

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

Nov 19th: Author Platform, Branding, and Monetization with Joel Friedlander

California Writers Week 10/15-10/21

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

Speakers before 2017 archived here.