Interview with our Race as Context Panelists
We're so excited to wrap up our 2020-2021 speaker series with a unique conversation between Alex Sato, Gabriel Campbell, Jhon Valdes Klinger, and Kim Shuck, moderated by member Ellen McBarnette. This diverse and talented group of writers and poets will share their perspectives on race as context, and inspire discussion and exploration for others. We sent them some questions and their answers were so fantastic we really would rather bind them up and publish them as a book. Below are just a few of the highlights.
Top 10 Guerrilla Publicity Hints from this Sunday’s Guest Jill Lublin
This Sunday, Jill Lublin will teach us how to get known everywhere. To whet your appetite, here are her top ten tips from her best-selling book, Guerrilla Marketing.
Interview with September Keynote September Williams
Today we have an in-depth interview with the first speaker in the launch of our speaker series: physician-writer, bioethicist, and filmmaker September Williams, M.D. She seeks a better understanding of and between ourselves and her work offers resilience for those who are suffering. She's the author of The Elephant in the Room: Bioethical Issues in Human Milk Banking, which is representative of her nonfiction works covering health disparities, bioethics, and film, and a fiction writer as well. Chasing Mercury is a romance-suspense-memoir about families committed to human and environmental rights, and the first book of the "Chasing Mercury Toxic Trilogy." The upcoming sequels are Weighing Lead and Mining Gold.
Some Writing Advice from October's Featured Member, Art Deco Novelist Alice Jurow
Sunday, October 21st we'll be featuring a short reading from our featured member, Alice Jurow. Alice has a degree in Aesthetic Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and is not afraid to use it. Her obsession with the 1920s has led to a long-standing involvement with the Art Deco Society of California, and she was the editor of the society’s Sophisticate magazine for 12 years. Some of her publications include the North American Review, Archetype, and Bark. Vamps of ‘29 is her first published novel; she is working on a sequel. Alice lives in Berkeley with her human and feline family. We asked Alice Jurow about the the most important piece of writing advice that she could give to other writers.
Patricia McBroom Gives Us a Taste of Female Divinity in the Deep Human Past
As our featured member, this Sunday Patricia Bloom will be reading a short passage from her new manuscript: She Speaks: Female Divinity and Equality in the Deep Human Past. In this work she traces the transformation of the Goddess from an earth and mother figure into a warrior Goddess of the Bronze Age. The story demonstrates that a divine female goes hand-in-hand with gender equality. Says McBloom, "Today, the female half of humanity needs its sacred mirror. The book is also part memoir, with details of what it is like to live inside a story of evolution that is written almost entirely by men, even today."
Interview with Marty Nemko, our Guest for This Sunday, Sept. 16th
This month, the California Writers' Club has harnessed the wisdom of Bay Area author and career coach Marty Nemko. At our regular meeting, Sunday September 16th, he'll speak to how to apply career-building knowledge and hip wisdom to your literary pursuits.
Five Questions for Laurie Panther, Tomorrow's Featured Member
Lately we've been doing interviews with the guest we asked to come speak to the club, but we also want you to have a chance to get to know our fellow Berkeley CWC members. It's not only our guests who have something to contribute, our members are capable, interesting and knowledgeable. Our meeting is mostly a chance for us to share our insights and struggles. That brings us to this month's featured member, Laurie Panther.
Interview with Acquisitions Editor and Author Joe Clifford, our Keynote for This Sunday's Metting
It's an interview with this Sunday's featured guest, Joe Clifford. Joe is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books and the author of several books, including Junkie Love and the Jay Porter Thriller Series.
Featured Member: Poet Fred Dodsworth
Fred Dodsworth will open for Amos White's The Art of Giving Live Readings tomorrow. We asked him a few questions... this is what he said! What’s the most important piece of writing advice that you could give to other writers? It’s hard to start writing but if you don’t start everything anyone might tell you about writing become wasted words. What one thing has helped promote your writing ...