Welcome to all new and continuing members!
Welcome back from your summer. While you were camping, traveling, sightseeing, (or maybe just continuing to work) since our June meeting, your board has been busy planning the year ahead. To get things started, we’re returning to the roots of our craft. I’m excited to announce that Nick Mamatas will be our first speaker of the season. Our new speaker chair, Dave Sawle, took a class from Nick and gave it rave reviews. Nick’s topic is Freytag’s Triangle, which applies to many different genres.
Please join us at 2:00 for refreshments and networking. I’m hoping to get to know as many members by name as possible, so please put on a name tag and introduce yourself to me if I don’t find you first.
1:00 p.m. Library doors open, Marketing Group Meets, Meeting Setup
2:00 p.m. Refreshments & Networking
2:30 p.m. Business, Announcements & Raffle
2:50 p.m. Member Author Reading
3:00 p.m. Featured Speaker
4:00 p.m. Book signing
The Berkeley Branch meets in the Bradley C. Walters Community Room of Oakland’s Main Library (wheelchair accessible) 125 14th Street 94612 (entrance on Madison Street)
THE CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB was started by a group of writing professionals in the early 1900s. The Berkeley Branch is the founding branch of the statewide Club, which now has 19 branches and around 2000 members throughout California. We are the third oldest writers’ club in the country, currently celebrating our 100th year serving Bay Area writers.
The CWC is a nonprofit professional organization open to writers in every genre and at every level of experience, from novice to published. Our purpose is to promote fellowship and to provide practical information that supports all members in achieving their publishing goals.
We offer or have offered meetings, speakers support/critique groups, a newsletter, writing contests, a chapbook, readings, and workshops.