Past CWC-BB Speakers


January 17, 2016 —”Thriving in the Golden Age for Writers” by Literary agent Michael Larsen (handouts here: Michael Larsen – 10 Commandments.pdf); CWC speaker: Kristen Caven
February 21, 2016—”It Takes a Village to Get Published” by Scott James, a.k.a. Kemble Scott; CWC speaker James Wiseman
March 20th, 2016— “Take Risks – Write Your Life!by Victoria Zackheim; CWC speaker Helen Sullivan 

April 17, 2016—Ina Coolbrith and the Saving Grace of Poetry with Aleta George; CWC speaker Jane Glendinning
May 15, 2016—Increase your Exposure (Killer Online Author Profiles) with Brian Schwartz; CWC speaker Chris Harris
June 19, 2016—Precisely: What Editors Do with David Colin Carr; CWC speaker John Byrne Barry.


January 18th, 2015—Sarah Sundin on How to Write Your Novel Using the Snowflake Method.
February 15th, 2015— “Romance: Keeping the Sizzle in Your Story” with Melanie Denman; CWC author Sheryl Bize Boutte.
March 15th, 2015—“From TV to Print” with Emmy award-winning journalist Fred Zehnder.
CWC Author: Alon Shalev.
(April: Planning Retreat)

May 17th SPEAKER—”Exploring the Complexities of the Fictional Series” with Alon Shalev. CWC Author: Gini Graham Scott

June 21st PANEL DISCUSSION—”Presenting…You!” with Judith Marshall, Kymberlie & Robert Ingalls. Moderated by Tanya Grove.

September 20th Keven Smokler; CWC speaker: Tanya Grove

October 18, 2015—Jim Azevedro, marketing manager for; CWC speaker: Lucille Bellucci
November 15, 2015—”Honoring the Creative Self” with Kevin Fisher-Paulson; CWC speaker: Karma Bennett

December 20, 2015 —Holiday Luncheon! CWC Speakers


January 19, 2014 – Kymberlie Ingalls spoke on  Blogging & Branding.
February 16, 2014 – Mary-Rose Hayes spoke on her book, “What She Had To Do.” 
March 16th 2014 — “Is a Critique Group Right for You?A Forum for CWC Writers & Guests with Victoria Hudson
April 20, 2014 —  “An Atomic Love Story” with Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus
May 18th, 2014—“Insider Tips for Navigating the Publishing Process” with Brenda Knight
September 21st—”How to Work a Room” with Susan RoAne
October 19, 2014 — “Bones in the Wash” with John Byrne Barry
November 16, 2014—Book Marketing with Howard Allen VanEs of


November 17, 2013 – Fritjof Capra spoke on his new book, Learning from Leonardo ~ featuring club author John Rose Putnnam.
October 20th, 2013—LitCake open mic featured club writers and celebrity foodies.
September 15, 2013—Building a Platform for Your New Book with Brooke Warner. Club author Elizabeth Wagele spoke about her new book, The Enneagram of Death.
June 16, 2013—Inventing Zorgos with Louise Hart and Kristen Caven, authors of The Bullying Antidote
May 19, 2013—Julia Flynn Siler, author of New York Times Bestsellers Lost Kingdom and House of Mondavi, spoke about Hawaii’s Last Queen.
April 21, 2013—You CAN Get Published with Lloyd Lofthouse – with CWC Featured Author Alon Shalev.
March 17, 2103—Capturing the Immigrant Experience with Angie Chau
February 17, 2013—A Weaver’s Path to Publication with Kathleen Curtis Wilson
January 20, 2013—David Mitroff on Leveraging New Technology


November 18, 2012 — James Dalessandro, author of 1906, spoke about Scenes for Novels and the Screen.
October 21, 2012 — Judith Marshall, CWC Publishing Pathways mentor, spoke about this wonderful program that helps members on that tricky path to publication.
June 17, 2012 — “Sci-Fi Speaks” with Ayize Jama-Everett
April 22, 2012 — “Poetry Alive with Change” with Poet Laureate Janell Moon (celebrating National Poetry Month)
March 18, 2012 — “Writing Novels for the Young Adult Market” with Laurie McLean
February 19, 2012 — “Writing a ‘True-Life’ Novel” with Fred Setterberg
January 15, 2012 — “How to Create Best Selling Book Ideas” with Jennifer Bayse Sander


November 20, 2011 — “Adventures in Genre”  with Karen Joy Fowler  ~ featuring member author Kristen Caven, The Reason She Left
October 16, 2011 – “The Reflective “I” in Nonfiction” with Tracy Seeley ~ featuring member author Deborah Frisch, A Mango for the Teacher
September 18, 2011 – “Write That Book Already” with Kathi Kamen Goldmark and Sam Barry
May 15, 2011 – “10 Ways to Make Your Website Sticky (and keep readers coming back for more)” with Linda Lee
April 17, 2011 – “Status Update” with Matt Stewart ~ featuring member author Thomas Burchfield, Dragon’s Ark
March 20, 2011 – “Worldbuilding through Setting” with Tanya Egan Gibson ~ featuring member author Irv Hamilton, A 20-Minute War
February 20, 2011 – “Revealing Character Through Dialogue with Catherine Brady
January 16, 2011 – “Five Things Every Nonfiction (and Fiction) Writer Needs to Get Published with Nina Amir ~ featuring member author Alysa Chadow, Two Plus Four Equals One