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…

Would you like to become a member?


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 […]



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

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