“Write in the Hights*” – Monthly Retreat
A unique writing retreat in a secluded public park
Our Writer in Residence at Joaquin Miller Park hosts a mid-month writing retreat for the public. Come any time during the day, take a walk and explore, and find a picnic table anywhere to clear your mind and put some words on paper. If you’d like to meet other writers, meet up at the Ranger Station – inside or outside – at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm to make connections and share your work.
The history of the CWC is interwoven with the history of Joaquin Miller Park.
This event is sponsored by the California Writers Club. We offer a monthly speaker series on the craft and business of writing, numerous support and critique groups, and social events for networking and fellowship. We welcome writers at all stages of their careers, writing in all genres and media, supporting networking and friendship.
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” —John Burroughs
(*Joaquin Miller humorously mis-spelt his home hill.)
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.