Thanks to emcee Jewels Marcus and the participating members who read their work
Wednesday, December 18th on the theme of your "best, worst, or weirdest holiday."
We are grateful to the Mendocino Hotel
for use of the Garden Room.
When your writing is published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure, please send a short announcement to email@example.com
Noted Pay It Forward author, Catherine Ryan Hyde, interviewed (ow.ly/rmVKl ) member Katy Pye about her novel Elizabeth's Landing.
Member Cheri Ause's story, "The Trouble with Sylvia," which won the 3rd place prize in the Redwood Writers 2012 Mystery Contest now appears in Reloaded (Both Barrels, Vol. 2), a Shotgun Honey press crime anthology of 25 new stories available at Amazon in both print and Kindle editions.
"Waiting for the Cake," a poem by member Henri Bensussen, is about to be published in Voices from the Porch, by Main Street Rag. It's available for advance ordering now at a discounted price; look it over at the website. It's all about porches.
Member Alena Deerwater recently published "Thank God for Monsters" in the Summer MONSTERS issue at Exterminating Angel Press.
zine |zēn|(also ’zine ) is 1) a magazine, esp. a fanzine. 2) a webzine. Another issue of Is That Baby Vicious is seeking contributors. Talk to Holly Harbinger, denizen of the Mendocino coast.
The Watertower art gallery in Mendocino has an opportunity to earn 30% commission on sales and write in the quiet times.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 707/937-5665 for more details.
Good Words is a collection of the best poems, fiction, and nonfiction, written and performed by students attending Creative Writing classes on the coast.
Welcome to the Mendocino Coast branch of the California Writers Club founded in 1909. We are proud to share in this legacy.
The Writers of the Mendocino Coast meet in the Mendocino Hotel at 6:00 pm on the third Wednesday of every month. We host speakers, workshops, open mics and other yet to be discovered events and activities (link to archive.)
Our intention is to expand the network and opportunities for writers here on the Mendocino Coast. We hope you'll join us.
Writers of the Mendocino Coast
PO Box 762 Fort Bragg, CA 95437
MEMBER COUNT : 68
NEW MEMBERS $65 / includes $20 initiation fee. More information on the website's Membership page.
Membership includes a copy of each of the club's anthology, copies of our state organization's Literary Review magazine, space for a member biographies, and opportunities to see your writing in:
-The annual Anthology. Submissions
for Writers of the Mendocino Coast Upwelling to be published in 2014
closed Sept. 18, 2013.
-The Literary Review published by the state California Writers Club. More info at www.calwriters.org
-The yearly collaboration, Ekphrasis, with the Artists Coop of Mendocino
2014 GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING TO WMC’S SECOND ANTHOLOGY
WRITERS OF THE MENDOCINO COAST: UPWELLING
September 18, 2013
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Winter 2012-2013 Issue
Congratulations to members:
Steve Sapontzis, Jan Edwards, Katherine Heimann Brown,
and Jay Frankston.
Archive: Spring 2012 Inaugural Issue
WE CAN BE CONNECTORS Donna McCrohan Rosenthal, PR Director CWC
“Be a connector.” What a concept! I would love to claim credit for it, but in fact, it comes from a piece by Margie Yee Webb of CWC’s Sacramento Branch. It appears on the Women’s National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter’s, website (http://wnba-sfchapter.org/).
Margie begins with observations about making connections through social media, joining groups to meet people with like interests, and finding opportunities. We know this, though it bears repeating. But then she goes on to say that the groups we belong to and the people we meet can hook us up with whole new spheres of contacts and opportunities.
By extension, branches can kick things up a notch by emphasizing these exponential connections. Better still, we can include this possibility as a benefit when welcoming potential members – provided that after we promise, we follow through. Incidentally, Margie has a nice plug for the CWC in her post.
On a related subject, mark your calendars for the San Francisco Writers Conference, February 13-16, at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. The California Writers Club is an official supporter of this major Presidents’ Day Weekend event that offers four days of 60-plus sessions by prominent presenters, agents and editors, two keynote luncheons, breakfasts, an opening gala, and active participation by the CWC. Consider it well worth the trip as a chance to learn, to grow, and to connect. For details, visit sfwriters.org.