January 30, 2017
book launch, kristen caven, Romance, venice
Long-time member Kristen Caven has published four books since she joined the CWC. One of her measures of creative success is a great launch party, and her next one promises to be unforgettable. On February 11th, she will be debuting a limited-print edition of an erotic/paranormal/spiritual romance at an elegant and extravagant costume party.
The Vesuvian Affair (Mystic Editions) takes place at a sci-fi-themed Carnevale party in Venice, where flickering lights, outrageous costumes, and flowing alcohol create a beautiful but unsteady reality. An American schoolteacher has become possessed by a nature spirit, and a Wiccan priestess tries to protect her from the psychological toll of consummation.
As in most of Caven’s fiction, the narrator becomes real and the author becomes a character. The lines will blur even further when this award-winning playwright appears as Cosima Zanardi, international woman of mystery. The Prosecco (not Champagne) reception at the finale of a private Carnevale-themed party, is open to the public. Costumes and masks are admired but not required.
When: Saturday, February 11th, 2017, 5-6p.m.
Where: The Bellevue Club in Oakland, 525 Bellevue Avenue (across from the playground at Lake Merritt)
How much: $20 in advance covers admission, a collectible book, and a glass of bubbly. Purchase the “Venetian Affair” package at www.generousmuse.org. (If you love dressing up, then get the “Venetian Adventure” package and come at 2pm.) Please note you are coming and invite a friend on the Facebook Event page!
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December 29, 2015
kristen caven, Larsen Pomada, Literary Agent, writers' club
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We are excited to kick off the new year with an old and dear friend of CWC—literary agent Michael Larsen! As directors of the San Francisco Writers Conference, Michael Larsen and Elizabeth Pomada know everything there is to know about dealing with publishers. Michael is as well-known for his comedic presentations almost as well as for his knowledge of the industry.
And we begin this year with great news: Larsen believes this is a “golden age” for writers!
Lots of “NEW” in 2016…
New HOURS: The author support group meets at noon. Our marketing group meets at 1pm. We start CWC Business at 2pm, and the speakers take the stage at 3.
New LOCATION: We are moving our meetings this year to ConneXionJLP near Jack London Square. It is a 13 minute walk from City Center BART, and there is parking on the street and in the garage by the movie theater. (The entrance on Fourth street is ADA accessible.) Check the map!
New FEES: To cover our costs for the new venue, which we believe will be a much more comfortable home-base for all the club’s needs, we will be asking members to pay $5 and non-members to pay $10.
Kristen launched this book at the CWC!
Our featured CWC author this month is Kristen Caven, author of Perfectly Revolting and The Bullying Antidote. (Check out her end-of-year MUSEletter, recorded by Davie Simmons, at the CWC Holiday Social.)
Meeting Schedule for Sunday, January 17th, 2016:
12-1 Author Support Group*
1-2 p.m. – Marketing Group*
12:30-2 p.m. –Social Hour
2-2:30 p.m. – Club Business & Announcements
2:30-3 p.m. — Break & Book Sales
3 p.m. – CWC author Kristen Caven
3:15-4 p.m. – Elizabeth Pomada & Michael Larsen
* Guests may visit any of our author support groups once before joining.
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May we thrive as writers in 2016!