NO DECEMBER MEETING
of the Mendocino Coast Branch
Regularly held on the 3rd Thursday,
will be on its holiday hiatus - No meeting
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, January 17th, 6:00 p.m.
MEMBER READINGS FROM 2019
ANTHOLOGY, NIGHT WAVES
Donald Shephard, Ginny Rorby, Katherine Brown,
Motherbear Scott, Nona Smith, Peter Nash,
Priscilla Comen, Sharon Gilligan, Susan Lundgren
Tom Fantulin, windflower
READING LIMIT 5 MINUTES
Remaining writers read on March 21st
at the anthology release party
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, February 21st, 6:00 p.m.
Kevin talks about his work as a column writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, the commitment involved and the steps by which he got there. Part biography, part challenge, he talks about the choices he made to be a better writer.
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. In his spare time he serves as Chief of the Honor Guard for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.
He lives in San Francisco with his husband, two sons and rescue dogs. Visit his website at twopennypress.org and follow him on twitter @kipcap1213.
MENDOCINO COLLEGE COAST CENTER
1211 Del Mar Drive, Fort Bragg / Room 111
$25 to Writers Club members, $35 for non-members
PLEASE RSVP TO HOLD A SPOT:
Saturday, February 23rd 9 a.m to Noon
WORKSHOP: THE SELF-GUIDED GUIDE TO THE SELF
Kevin Fisher-Paulson will talk about the craft of writing from the perspective of purpose and structure.
The writing process begins with a commitment to the creative self. As Kevin explains, everyone has an autobiography but not everyone has a memoir. Everyone has instructions, but not everyone has a poem.
The most important part of the creative process is inspiration, and Kevin talks about the universe works, at least through his perspective.
Bring a pen. The expectation is that the workshop is interactive, and students will be encouraged to respond to a series of prompts to embrace their higher self.
There will be refreshments and a 15-20 min. break
For more on these and numerous open mic readings,
see the online poetry calendar:
Winter Solstice Open Reading
Third Thursday Poetry Night in Point Arena
Thursday, December 20, 2018
215 Pub, 215 Main Street, Point Arena, CA
Poets Laureate: New Appointments:
- Roberta Werdinger has been appointed Poet Laureate of Ukiah for the 2018 through 2020 term
- Richard Schmidt has been been appointed Lake County Poetry Laureate for the 2018 through 2020 term
For more on these and other open mic readings,
see the online poetry calendar:
SPIRIT SPEAKS - WRITING GROUP
Offered 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
Writing newly published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure? Please send a short announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org
The second edition of WMC member Susanna Janssen's book Wordstruck! The Fun and Fascination of Language has just won another first place in Humor, this time from New York City Big Book Awards, bringing the number of national/international awards in the categories of Humor and Education to four since it was first published in 2016.
Susanna Janssen is an author, columnist, and foreign language educator. View excerpts from her reading at the Mendocino Book Company: https://youtu.be/WL5hFMaCBNU
PROSE BY WMC MEMBERS IN THIS ISSUE
"128" Catherine Marshal
"Two Stories" Charlie Furey
"Into the Light" Priscilla Comen
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.
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 CWC 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.