The club offers workshops related to the craft of writing by interesting presenters who are professionals in the writing world.  Topics range from specific techniques to general approaches, sometimes back to basics, sometimes exploring advanced skills.  Our workshops are always provocative, and there’s always something to learn for young writers and those with long credentials lists alike.
The workshops usually take place on a weekend and are always modestly priced. Club members receive a significant discount on workshops and are notified in advance via email. Limited seating.  $20.00 for CWC Members.  $30.00 non-members. Send a check made out to CWC-BB to P.O. Box 11269, Oakland CA 94611, pay at the door, OR pay via Paypal here…

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Recent Workshops

3/15 WORKSHOP—"Journalology" with Terry Tierney

SPECIAL EVENT: Journalology: Submitting Your Work to Literary Journals 3-5p.m. at our meeting location in Preservation Park. At our next monthly meeting, we have a unique offering in lieu of our 4pm CRAFT GROUP. Craft group leader Terry Tierney will be offering a 2-hour, hands-on workshop on the literary submission process to kick-start our club’s […]

FREE Audiobooks Workshop Nov 14th, Featuring Becky Parker Geist

Becky Parker Geist has produced over 200 audiobooks and she shares her expertise in our November workshop. Learn key aspects of the audiobook production process so you can make the right choices when it comes to publishing an audiobook.

9/23/19 – Mini-WORKSHOP with Kathy Meis of Bublish

Help Your Audience Find You Tips for Writers on Book Positioning A Dessert Discussion with Bublish Founder + CEO Kathy Meis Monday, September 23, 2019 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Lungomare Restaurant, Jack London Square (map) Join us for a casual conversation with a leading light in the new book industry. Kathy Meis is passionate […]

See You Tomorrow! Start the Year Right with a Marketing Plan.

Is your writing poised for flight this year? There are still a few spots left in tomorrow’s Marketing Calendar workshop with Karma Bennett! Hello Writers, We’re gearing up to start a year of great support for writers! Don’t miss tomorrow’s planning workshop!  A Workshop for Writers: Create a Marketing Plan with Karma Bennett A few last minute details: 1) TIME CHANGE […]

WORKSHOP 1/5/19: "Create a Marketing Plan" — Start Your New Year Right!

Sign up for our Workshop January 5th, at Preservation Park in Oakland. January is the time of new beginnings, so we’re starting the year off with a workshop that will give you the chance to make this the best year ever. If you’ve fallen behind in promoting your work, get clear on your goals to […]

Archive or Workshops Prior to 2017


September 18th, 2016—Mini-workshop: PTTCH SLAM with Francine Howard
May 7th, 2016 —Green-Light It: Publish Your Book Successfully with Brooke Warner
February 7th, 2015—The Art of Memoir with Kevin Fisher-Paulson


February 7th, 2015—The Art of Memoir with Kevin Fisher-Paulson


November 8th, 2014— Revise for Publication with Jordan Rosenfeld


February 2, 2013 – Developing a Publishing Platform with Help from the Four-Step Method with Dave Sawle


March 3, 2012 – Social Media Branding for Authors with Beth and Ezra Barany
February 4, 2012 – Writing from the Male Point of View workshop with Sascha Illyvich


November 5, 2011 – Nonfiction: News vs. Research mini-workshop with Dennis Evanosky
October 1, 2011 – Radio Days: The Skills You Need to Thrive on Air with Barry Boland
May 8, 2011 – Truth or Lie: Writing on the Cusp of Memoir and Fiction with Linda Joy Myers
April 10, 2011 – Fiction as a Vehicle for Social Change: Using the Novel for a Better World with Alon Shalev
March 13, 2011 – Bringing Your Characters to Life Through Dialogue by Seth Harwood
February 13, 2011 – Radio Days: The Skills You Need to Thrive on Air – How to Effectively Use Your Voice to Sell Your Book by Barry Boland
January 9, 2011 – Writing for the Serious Beginner
Basics for the new and not so new writers by Karin Ireland