Hello, and welcome to opportunities to publish your writing, whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast.
Read Shirin's bio at her award-winning publishing company, Goose Bottom Books
MENDOCINO COLLEGE FORT BRAGG PUBLISHING CLUB
On the Fort Bragg campus, Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:00 in room 112
Guest speakers every other week, with roundtable discussions between.
Please sit in and spread the word to fellow writers. Frieda Feen, Club President
MAKING THE MOST OF CONFLICT
WORKSHOP BY WRITER JEAN HEGLAND
------ JANUARY 9TH 9:00 a.m. to noon ------
Mendocino College Fort Bragg Center, 1211 Del Mar Drive, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Almost every successful story is fueled by conflict. This workshop will use brief lectures, lively discussions, and supportive writing exercises to explore how writers of fiction and memoir can take full advantage of the opportunities for storytelling, plot formation, and character development that conflict provides.
The Saturday workshop is $25 for California Writers Club members (any branch) and $35 for non-members. Open to all. Writers of the Mendocino Coast, Mendocino College, and Gallery Bookstore are co-sponsors.
Jean will also be reading at Gallery Bookstore on Friday, January 8th at 6:30pm.
NO LIFE BUT IN THINGS
November 19th Mendocino Hotel
Author Joan Frank spoke on the use of detail in prose and poetry. "Candid, disarming. Joan Frank is one of the clearest-headed writers working. Because You Have To shows us how she gets the work done."
— Bob Wake, Cambridge Review
COMMUNITY EXTENSION CLASS - IMAGINATIVE WRITING
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., February 27th to May 7th. The cost is $125, but if you have a BOG waiver, see Katherine Brown, and do NOT register online or call Patti). A community extension class does not give college credit.
To sign up, go to the Mendocino College website at http://www.mendocino.edu/academics/community-extension-program or call Patti in Ukiah at 707-468-3236. She will get your payment information.
Questions? Email Katherine Brown at email@example.com
SEND YOUR WRITING TO SENIOR CENTER GAZETTE
Hi Everyone, I'm starting to put together future issues of the Senior Center Gazette, and would love to get new material. Thanks in advance, Rick
Rick Banker, Editor, Redwood Coast Senior Center Gazette
SMATCHUP 2015 Results of eighteen writers blindly matched for a collaborative writing project with another writer. READ 2014 STORIES
Writing newly published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure? Please send a short announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org
OCTOBER 20TH ARTS COUNCIL OF MENDOCINO AWARDED GINNY RORBY as ARTIST, THE 2015 ARTS CHAMPION AWARD
Member Ginny Rorby, winner of the Arts Champion award in the Artist category, is the author of How to Speak Dolphin, Hurt Go Happy (which won an American Library Association award for books featuring special-needs children) and other books exploring interactions between humans and animals, some of them set on the Mendocino coast. Ginny has been active in several coastal organizations including the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society, the Point Cabrillo Light Station, and as past director and longtime board member of the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference. Ginny has also sponsored a scholarship to the annual Writers Conference in support of those writing for young people on topics of literary merit and social significance. According to one nominator, “Ginny is an activist in the best sense of that word, as well as a community leader and role model for positive action.” Another nominator said, “She has been a mentor to countless emerging writers. Ginny is a stellar human being.”
ROLLING RECAP OF MONTHLY MEETINGS
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
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.
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 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 third anthology is 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 !
To purchase by mail, send a message to WritersMendocinoCoast@Gmail.com.
CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB