Message from Debra Polak,
Dean of Instruction, Mendocino College
"Janet Daugherty, Leticia Trejo, Juvenal Vasquez and I will be at the CR Center on Wednesday, August 27th from 10:00 – 3:00. We’ll assist with registration, placement testing and financial aid. Students time will be used most effectively if they fill out the registration application online before the 27th.
Creative Writing at Mendocino College English 210 Tuesdays, 9am-1:20 pm at the CR Coast Campus
September 9-November 18 Norma Watkins, Instructor Cost: 3 credit hours @ $46, + $14 health fee.
(Financial Aid available) Apply and Register* at www.mendocino.edu/.
*You must show proof of having passed Freshman English to take this course: a transcript, a diploma, or by taking the English Placement Test (You are writers--you will Ace it!).
ON THE COAST? WRITE TO US:
MEMBERS ! DON'T MISS ANTHOLOGY 2015
Writers of the Mendocino Coast THERMALS
Submissions open to September 1
-published by California Writers Club-
Submission go from
September 1st to October 31st, 2014:
( A change from previous announcements )
CWC MEMBERS INVITED
to submit their published or unpublished work following the guidelines. Submissions are blind-read and work meeting a threshold of quality and interest will be published.
read more ...
Cynthia Frank, president of Cypress House and a published poet, will talk about "Preparing Your Manuscript for Publication"
The participants of Ekphrasis III met and exchanged writing
and art with members of the
Artists Coop of Mendocino.
* Folklorist Holly Tannen performed a song she wrote for Ekphrasis II, and another about the perils of songwriting, accompanying herself on Appalachian mountain dulcimer.
* Three Ekphrasis II writers read their previous entries. The art on display matched the works of Charlie Furey, Donald Shephard, Holly Tannen, and Sharon Gilligan.
SONOMA POET KATHERINE HASTINGS THIRD THURSDAY POETRY NIGHT
The Third Thursday Poetry & Jazz Improv Reading Series at 215 Main in Point Arena will feature Sonoma poet Katherine Hastings. August 21 at 7pm
Shirin Bridges spoke to us in May about
Digital publishing as a step toward traditional publishing.
Does the author's platform really work?
An evaluation of the evidence after her Poets and Writers front cover:
Member Maureen Eppstein, announces her New Poetry Collection Earthward.
The photographer Allan Droyan is looking for a writing partner for a book on the Noyo Harbor. Learn more...
Good Words is a collection of the best poems, fiction, and nonfiction, written and performed by students attending Creative Writing classes on the coast.
The Spring '14 Good Words is now online.
Results of 2014 SMATCHUP: Writers were blindly matched for a collaborative writing project with another writer.
Letter from Josh Weil of June 30th 2014 with news of The Great Glass Sea. Josh spoke to our group in September, 2012
From 1,700+ members eligible, and of 28 accepted, our branch had 4:
Steve Sapontzis, Jan Edwards, Katherine Heimann Brown, and Jay Frankston.
Archive: Spring 2012 Inaugural Issue
Member Nona Smith has a new book, Stuffed, Emptying the Hoarder's Nest.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME !
$45 (or $25 for dual members)
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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
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 recent anthologies, copies of our state organization's Literary Review magazine, space for member biographies, and opportunities to see your writing in:
-The 2015 Anthology Writers of the Mendocino Coast THERMALS.
to be published in 2015
submissions open September 1, 2014
-The Literary Review is published by the state California Writers Club. More info at www.calwriters.org
-The yearly collaboration, Ekphrasis, with the Artists Coop of Mendocino
Our second anthology is now available at Gallery Bookshop, in Mendocino, The Bookstore and Vinyl Cafe, and Visit Mendocino, both in Fort Bragg.
Gualala area is Four-Eyed Frog country!
GO INDIE !
Members can pick up their copy of the 2014 anthology on the third Wednesday meeting at the Mendocino Hotel.
To purchase by mail, send a message to WritersMendocinoCoast@Gmail.com.
California Writers Club
FAULT ZONE / DIVERGE
Call For Submissions
Deadline August 1st
When your writing is published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure, please send a short announcement to
Member Donald Shephard, has a story, Never Surrender, published in the anthology Let The Clock Run Wild, Wit and Wisdom from Boomers and Bobbysoxers. His story, juxtaposes historical actions in 1940 with a young mother's struggles to deliver a healthy son.
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.
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