CWC Annual Showcase LIVE @ CLIOS BOOKS June 17, 2023

This June, we’re doubly excited to be doing a LIVE author showcase this year, and to be doing it at a soon-to-launch bookstore in the heart of Oakland! This annual event gives us the opportunity to celebrate our members who have published books in the past 2 years. We all work hard to get our writing out in the world and having a new book is a tremendous accomplishment!

The Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club is proud to recognize and celebrate its eleven members who have published new books in 2022 & 2023. Congratulations to:

  • Beth Barany, Red Running Deep (Firewolf Books, 2022)
  • Jim Brosnahan, Justice at Trial (Roman Littelfield, 2023)
  • Kristen Caven, The Winning Family: Where No One Has to Lose (Uplift Press, 2022)
  • Paul Corman-Roberts, The Sincere (Libran Apocalypse Press, 2022)
  • Gary Durbin, Sentient (Spark Press, 2022)
  • Jasper Ezekiel, Good, Clean Mania: Collected Poems 2020-2022 (Draft2Digital, 2023)
  • Keith Mark Gaboury, The Boy Born With A Pinhole Heart (Finishing Line Press, 2022)
  • Lin Gentry, Episodes in a Cultural Revolution (Fulton Books, 2022)
  • Jay Hartlove, The Insane God (Water Dragon Publishing, 2022)
  • Jessi Honard, Unrelenting (Not a Pipe Publishing, 2022)
  • Lily Iona MacKenzie, California Dreaming (Shanti Arts Press, 2023)
  • A. L. Kucherenko, Knight’s Pawn (Cuidono Press, 2022)
  • Terry Tierney, The Bridge on Beer River (Unsolicited Press, 2023)

Club members will also be reading from Francine Thomas Howard’s 2022 release, Scattered Seed (Lake Union Publishing). Francine, a longtime member and guiding light, passed away this January.

The event will be co-hosted by Clio’s Books, a new bookstore that will be opening in September near Oakland’s Lake Merritt. Clio’s values the history of ideas and will feature a reading room, literary events, and a café.

The California Writers Club ( is a thriving association of emerging and professional writers, with 20+ branches across the state. Each branch features monthly speakers on the art, craft, and business of writing in all genres, for all ages and abilities. The Club was formed in 1909 by Bay Area writers who had gathered for decades in Joaquin Miller Park. They were instrumental in building the WPA Woodminster Cascade, which is home to the California Writers Memorial Grove.

CWC BB Author Showcase

Clio’s Books (opens in September; this is a special sneak peek event!)

353 Grand Avenue

Saturday, June 17th 2023


Doors open 4pm 

Free to the public – Get your tickets NOW – limit is 60 guests 

Zoom tickets – Register here

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