Welcome to opportunities to publish your writing, whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast.
MENDOCINO HOTEL - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, January 19th, 6:00 p.m.
MEMBER READINGS FROM 2017 ANTHOLOGY, MENDOCINO
Zelda Zuniga, Sharon Bowers,
Marylyn Scott, Barry Bryan, Joan Hansen,
Doug Fortier, Donald Shephard, Karen Green,
Amie McGee, Malcolm Macdonald, Barbara MacKay,
Leslie Wahlquist, Katherine Heimann Brown,
and Maureen Eppstein.
Remaining writers read on March 17th at the anthology release party.
MENDOCINO HOTEL - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, February 16th, 6:00 p.m.
“Honoring the Creative Self”
Author Kevin Fisher-Paulson
Kevin will also be reading at Gallery Bookshop
on Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. and be available for booksigning.
Everyone has an autobiography but not everyone has a memoir. In this session, Kevin talks about choices, not habits, that usher the individual through the creative door. Even the worst day of your life can lead you towards art, because creativity, like happiness, must be practiced. Be sure to bring paper/pen.
Kevin Fisher-Paulson studied writing at the University of Notre Dame with continued coursework at the University of Iowa and the University of Oregon.
Kevin’s short story "Virtue Enough for Miss Grrrl" appeared in When Love Lasts Forever, by Pilgrim Press. His poems and short stories have appeared in The Sentinel, Amethyst, RFD, Suburban Wilderness, Oberon and The James White Review. He contributes irregularly to NPR, and his plays and monologues have been produced in the ODC Summerfest, Theater Rhinoceros and the National AIDS Theater Festival.
His memoir, A Song for Lost Angels, was a finalist in the Ben Franklin Independent Publishing Awards.
Kevin writes a weekly column for the San Francisco Chronicle. [ed. Don't miss reading at least one of his columns]. In his spare time he serves as Captain of the Honor Guard for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.
He lives in San Francisco with his husband, two sons and three rescue dogs. You can visit his web-site at twopennypress.org or follow him on Twitter @kipcap1213.
IMAGINATIVE WRITING AT MENDOCINO COLLEGE
Our branch President, Katherine Brown, will teach the noncredit Community Extension class on Saturdays 9 a.m to 12:50 p.m. starting February 11 and running until May. April 15 class will not be held due to spring break. Each class has an hour lesson and the rest is workshop, so it's intensive and thorough. Manuscripts are sent ahead of time through coordinated e-mail. The college does not have this class listed on their website yet, but you should be able to sign up in Fort Bragg with Imil, the Center Assistant, there M-T 9-6 (closed for lunch 1-2) and F 10-2. All genres and writing levels welcome. Cost is $125.
Email WritersMendocinoCoast@GMail.com for more.
CREATIVE WRITING AT MENDOCINO COLLEGE
Branch member Norma Watkins will teach a combined class for beginning and intermediate writers on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.
in room 112 from Feb. 14th to May 9th.
ENG-210 CREATIVE WRITING - SECTION 9038
ENG-212 INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING - SECTION 9040
CLASS ON DESIGNING AND PRINTING YOUR BOOK
Using Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud
Judy Detrick will teach classes at her home, located between Mendocino and Fort Bragg. Eight sessions, Tuesdays 2-4, beginning January 17th. The fee is $200. Class size is limited to six students on a first response basis. If you are interested, please email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW AMAZON REVIEW RULES
If you have not heard or seen the new Amazon Review rules
or have had reviews removed from your book page recently with little explanation,
Anne R. Allen’s blog explains the new rules really well.
There should be a canon of ethics for book reviews — bottom line, Do not buy or sell reviews. But there are a lot of other issues to consider now with Amazon’s new rules.
— Natasha Yim
BOOKS: Otto's Rainy Day, Cixi, The Dragon Empress, Sacajawea of the Shoshone,
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas
FORT BRAGG LIBRARY POETRY WRITING WORKSHOPS
The workshops will 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.
Every third Wednesday 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.
SMATCHUP 2015 Results of eighteen writers blindly matched for a collaborative writing project with another writer. READ 2014 STORIES
ROLLING RECAP OF MONTHLY MEETINGS
See Archives tab above for details
Welcome to the Mendocino Coast branch of the California Writers Club founded in 1909. We are proud to share in this legacy.
Our intention is to expand the network and opportunities for writers here on the Mendocino Coast.
MENDOCINO WRITERS MEET ON THE 3RD THURSDAY 6:00
Garden Room - Mendocino Hotel
NEW MEMBER FEATURE
Author Susanna Janssen is a foreign language educator and newspaper columnist on everything about words, language, and culture.
Sit in on fun book talk and signing:
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.
NEW MEMBERS $65 includes $20 initiation fee. More information on the website's Membership page.
YEARLY RENEWALl 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 2017 Anthology Writers of the Mendocino Coast MENDOCINO,
submissions to open April 1, 2016 and close August 31, 2016
-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
MEMBER WRITING PROJECTS:
Our fourth anthology is available at Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino.
To purchase by mail, send a message to WritersMendocinoCoast@Gmail.com.
CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB