Speaker Programs & Author Events

Speakers are the highlight of our monthly meetings. We showcase industry leaders: authors, editors, publishers, and teachers who may inform writers about topics related to the art and craft of writing, the publishing industry, and the business of writing. Author events help members launch their published work. We recognize newly published CWC members with author events at our speaker programs. Contact us if you are a member and have just published something you want to share with fellow club members.

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Save the date for our April 15th Event on Giving Live Readings - For poetry month we welcome Amos White to speak to the Berkeley CWC on joining and succeeding at giving public readings. Amos White will share with us tips on securing public readings, as well as how to make a big splash once you walk on stage. If you’ve ever met Amos White, you’ll know why […]
See You Sunday! Bookstore Owners Panel - No one knows the book biz like the people who handle books every day. Come and hear what local bookstore owners have to say about their life behind the counter, in the stacks, reading the industry rags and catalogs catalogs catalogs. How does YOUR book fit in to the bookstore universe? Bring questions and be […]
March 18th: Bookstore Owners Panel Discussion - No matter what kind of writing you do, you want to be in bookstores. But how do the buyers for those book stores decide what to carry? There are 100,000 new books published every year, that's an enormous amount of competition for a limited amount of shelf space. Did  you know that stores like Barnes and Noble charge a fee to be featured on a table, or even to have your book facing out on the shelf? How do you get into the local authors shelf? What sorts of things are book buyers looking for? These questions and more will be addressed at our monthly meeting on March 18th at Preservation Park.

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