2019 ANTHOLOGY, NIGHT WAVES
Member copies available at 3rd Thursday meetings.
SUBMISSION DATES, 2020 ANTHOLOGY
With the theme of RED SKY
June 1st through August 31st/midnight
See submission guidelines for details
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, April 18th, 6:00 p.m.
2019 SMATCHUP READINGS
MEMBER READINGS ON THEME
"Under The Bridge"
Readings by writers blindly matched for a collaborative writing project
of one page each, where the first starts the piece,
and the second writer finishes and titles it.
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
You're Doing What?
(Older Women's Tales of
Achievement and Adventure)
Editor Marge Lasky, local author and MCW member Susan Lundgren, along with Northern California writers Rita Delgado and Shelley Holstein, will discuss and read selections from their book of 62 first-person narratives and photos. From a first-time bride in her 60s who found her husband on Craigslist, to dancing with local women in Kenya, this book confronts stereotypes and celebrates women of differing classes, races and sexual orientations as they redefine aging.
2019 Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference
August 1 through August 3
Publishing Bootcamp August 4
Registration is now open for the conference in Mendocino.
Now celebrating their 30th year, MCWC is a three-day immersive literary experience. Programming is offered in a wide range of genres—including novel, short fiction, memoir, speculative fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and poetry—with workshops relevant to many experience levels, from emerging writers to a juried-in master class. Afternoons are packed with craft seminars, open mic readings and publishing pitch panels.
The 2019 MCWC faculty includes Myriam Gurba, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Shobha Rao, Jeannie Vanasco, Victoria Chang, Mitali Perkins, Ismail Muhammad, Scott Sigler, and Charlotte Gullick.
Saturday evening, August 3rd, the closing dinner takes place at the Hill House Inn with the keynote address by Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds. Seats are limited and must be booked at the time of conference registration.
Agents Sarah Bowlin and Rayhané Sanders and editors Andrew Karre from Dutton Books and Phillip Marino from Little, Brown and Company will be giving one-on-one consults and presiding over afternoon pitch panels.
Learn more about how to get your work published at the Publishing Bootcamp with Phillip Marino. Publishing Bootcamp is offered as an add-on or stand-alone workshop the day after the conference, on Sunday, August 4th.
The registration fee for the three-day conference, which includes most meals, is $575. Participation in the post-conference Publishing Bootcamp is $150.
Visit mcwc.org for more information,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPIRIT SPEAKS - WRITING GROUP
Moderated by WMC member Marylyn Motherbear Scott,
at Isis Oasis Retreat Center in Geyserville, CA.
On the second Tuesday of every month, Spirit Speaks is for the scribe and intrepid traveler into realms of reflection, practice and Making It So. Share your poetry and prose—all genres, all levels. Sessions include reading your work, and feedback / critique of what inspires, blocks, and supports your writing. Writers and inspirational teachers may be occasionally invited.
Isis Oasis offers food, lodging, pool, hot tub, and more.
20889 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville, CA 95441 (707) 857-4747
PROSE BY WMC MEMBERS IN THIS ISSUE
"Crossing the Boarder", "Voices" Catherine Marshall
"Two Ambivalent Cooks" Susan Lundgren
"Glad Rag" Charlie Furey
"Lights Camera Action", "Moving On" Priscilla Comen
"Wednesday Afternoon at Maizy's" Nona Smith
"Escape to America" Orah Young
FORT BRAGG LIBRARY
POETRY WRITING WORKSHOPS
AND MONTHLY POETRY OPEN MIC
The workshops include samples of the various styles and techniques of poetry writing, displays of published works, in-session writing exercises along with readings and discussions of individual works produced during the workshops.
On the second Friday of the month, 2-3:30 pm, find your hidden poet within! Workshops are free. All ages are welcome. Visit the library site for more.
MONTHLY POETRY OPEN MIC
Drop in on the first Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
All ages, read original poetry or another's work you are moved to share.
M E M B E R N E W S
Writing newly published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure? Please send a short announcement to email@example.com
A stalwart of the early College of the Redwoods writing classes, Bob Kenyon, passed away in Oregon recently. His daughter, Sharon LaRosa, will provide memorial announcement information soon.
WELCOME TO THE
CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB
- FOUNDED in 1909 -
The Mendocino Coast branch is proud to share in this legacy. Our intention is to expand the network
and provide publishing opportunities for writers.
MENDOCINO WRITERS MEET
ON THE 3RD THURSDAY 6:00
Garden Room - Mendocino Hotel
Writers of the Mendocino Coast
PO Box 762 Fort Bragg, CA 95437
The CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB is a 501(c) (3) educational nonprofit dedicated to educating members and the public-at-large in the craft of writing and in the marketing of their work.
California Writers Club website: https://calwriters.org/
CWC Northern Branches: http://cwcnorcalwriters.org/
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
send your email address and your name, please.
NEW MEMBERS $65 includes $20 initiation fee. More information on the website's Membership page.
YEARLY RENEWAL is $45.
Membership includes a copy of the club's recent anthology,
copies of our state organization's Literary Review magazine, space for member biographies, and opportunities to see your writing in:
-The 2019 Anthology Night Waves
-The Literary Review is published by our parent, California Writers Club. More info at www.calwriters.org
-The yearly collaboration, Ekphrasis, with the Artists Coop of Mendocino
Financial aid is available for membership WritersMendocinoCoast@GMail.com
Drop in to the library site for the list of recently added books and reviews by WMC member Priscilla Comen.
ROLLING RECAP OF MONTHLY MEETINGS
See Archives tab above for details
Welcome to opportunities to publish your writing, whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast.