Programs & Events

NOTE: All forthcoming meetings will be held on Zoom unless noted otherwise.

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Get Hooked on a Local Author at the CWC Annual Book Launch—6/19/20

Get Hooked on a Local Author at the CWC Annual Book Launch—6/19/20

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

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

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Learn WordPress: a Workshop with Karma Bennett

Learn WordPress: a Workshop with Karma Bennett

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

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

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

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

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The California Writers Club offers a multitude of activities and programs for its members and for the public.

Writers Groups

Our ongoing Critique Groups help writers practice and polish their craft. We have a climate action group, the Wolf Pack Writers, and a poetry group, Poetrope. See Groups for more info.

Speaker Programs

Our informative and interesting Speaker Programs are the focus of our monthly Meetings. These meetings are open to the public.

Workshops

We also offer monthly Workshops for writers by professionals, with special rates for members.

Contests

Two annual Contests: the 5th Grade Writing Contest and the Write On! Story Contest (formerly the WestSide Story Contest), celebrate local writers. Occasionally we hold a poetry contest at year’s end as well.

Our contests are currently on hiatus. If you’d be interested to help organize the next one, please contact us.

Conferences

We promote various Writers Conferences and our members can get discounts to several.

Recent Events

An Interview with Sage Cohen, Keynote Speaker

An Interview with Sage Cohen, Keynote Speaker

Meet Sage Cohen, Author of Fierce on the Page and The Productive Writer Sage Cohen is convinced that there are many ways to be productive in your writing. The key is to have fun experimenting with different methods until you find the one that inspires you. In her workshop with CWC-Berkeley this month, Sage Cohen…

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Focus and Finish the Writing that Matters with Sage Cohen

Focus and Finish the Writing that Matters with Sage Cohen

Join us on Sunday, February 21st, as Sage Cohen, author of The Productive Writer, shares her tips for writing When you don’t know what matters most in your writing life, it’s hard to focus—and finish. In this live 60-minute keynote address, you will identify your top priority writing project. Then, you’ll create a simple strategic…

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Deep Revision with Laurel Yourke

Deep Revision with Laurel Yourke

Join is January 17th when author and award-winning writing professor Dr. Laurel Yourke will show us her deep revision techniques. “’Vision’ is the heart of revision—it’s not just polishing or substituting one word for another.,” Yourke says. “Instead, look at revision as viewing at your own words in a completely new way: re-envisioning them.” Yourke…

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Cracking Open The Poetic Voice: a Workshop with Paul Corman-Roberts

Cracking Open The Poetic Voice: a Workshop with Paul Corman-Roberts

Join us January 28th at 7 p.m. for a Narrative Journey that Will Help Fiction and Non-fiction Writers Alike Find Your Poetic Voice with Paul Corman-Roberts This 2+ hour workshop led by Paul Corman-Roberts is a series of close narrative readings and generative exercises designed to help not just poets but also prose and fiction…

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Winter Social Will Have More than Talking Heads

Winter Social Will Have More than Talking Heads

December 19th our Virtual Party will Have Writing Games, Performance, Dancing, a Virtual Tour and More Every Winter Social is different…but this year has all others beat. We are nine months into a pandemic that’s showing no signs of letting up…and yet we have hope. And as terrible as this year’s events have been, there…

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Get Known Everywhere for Authors featuring Jill Lublin: November 15th

Get Known Everywhere for Authors featuring Jill Lublin: November 15th

Many authors have a great message but haven’t learned how to use a book to leverage expertise and generate revenue. As an author, it is important to understand the real purpose of publicity – to boost credibility and amplify your visibility. If you want to be known as an author of influence, you’ve got to…

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