Subscribe to our Speaker Series & Support our Writers Equity Fund
NOW is the time to subscribe to our monthly speaker series!
For only $40, you can drop into any of our 9 scheduled meetings from September through May. That’s a $5 savings for members, AND the satisfaction of knowing you’ll never have to fish around in your wallet when you arrive, you’ll never have to go through the hassle of swiping a credit card with everything else going on.
Don’t think you’ll make it to all 9 meetings? If you miss a meeting, your $5 will go to a great cause instead. All unused subscription fees will go to our Jack and Jenny Equity fund. This fund gives us the ability to stand behind our values.
Here’s how it works: The member price for meetings is $5. If you came to all 9 meetings, you’d pay $50 for that. Pre-pay by September 15th each year to get the most out of the annual subscription. Or purchase it at any time for speedier sign-ins and to support the club.
About the Jack and Jenny Fund
The Jack & Jenny (J&J) Fund is named for charter member Jack London and his patroness, Virginia/Ginny/Jenny Prentiss. You all know who Jack London is, but did you know his accolades were made possible by Virginia Prentiss? A former slave and Jack London’s foster mother, she made his career possible, including loaning him the money to buy his first boat. Learn more about Virginia Prentiss.
In the spirit of Jack and Jenny’s commitment to opportunity for all, and Jack’s significant writings on socialism and equitable, supportive societies, the Berkeley Branch established this “Writers Helping Writers” fund in 2018 to protect our longstanding tradition of being open to all who are touched by the muse. With meetings fees for other writing groups costing up to $35 per meeting, we’re committed to being accessible to all. We DO have to pay our bills, but also want to be able to say no one is turned away for lack of funds. (A.k.a. NOTAFLOF!) Let’s do this together.
For Virginia’s Sake, Sign Up!
If you are able to afford a subscription, we hope you will take this opportunity to pre-pay all your meetings, held on the third Sunday of every month Sept-May. Checks are accepted at our meetings as well.
Commit to your writing career, and support other writers!
Donations to the Jack & Jenny fund are welcome at any time.