Cynthia Frank, president of Cypress House and a published poet, will talk about "Preparing Your Manuscript for Publication"
AUGUST 6TH - RAINA DEERWATER
at Mendocino Theatre Company. She will talk about places like Normal, Illinois vs. being raised in Mendocino, California. Currently attending Emerson College in Boston, with seasons and stores open after 8pm. This and MANY other things including, but not limited to BuzzFeed, the continent of Europe and pigeons. August 6th, 8pm, tickets $25, half price for youths.
Member Maureen Eppstein, announces her New Poetry Collection Earthward.
Writers of the Mendocino Coast THERMALS
Submissions open to September 1
Link to Rules
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.
Letter from Josh Weil of June 30th 2014 with news of The Great Glass Sea. Josh spoke to our group in September, 2012
2014 LITERARY REVIEW
-published by the California Writers Club-
Expected Submission Start Date: July 1, 2014
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to submit their published or unpublished work following the guidelines.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.
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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.
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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 2014
submissions open July 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.
ANNUAL CWC MEMBERS PICNIC
LIT CAKE RETURNS TO JOAQUIN MILLER PARK, OAKLAND
Donna McCrohan Rosenthal, PR Director CWC
Not only will we hold our annual CWC members’ picnic on Saturday afternoon, July 19, 1:00-4:00 in Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland, and not only will we serve barbecue and potluck, and not only will we have another Open Mic – but we will once more welcome competitors to our always fun and, frankly, amazing Lit Cake event.
Last year’s entries ran the gamut from Greg Sarris’ Watermelon Nights and Joanne Fluke’s Cupcake Murders to a cake that talked.
The simple rules invite you to “decorate a dessert with a literary theme” and you don’t even have to bake it yourself. We display each and every fantastic creation. We award prizes, too.
Batter puns notwithstanding, you can hardly beat these ingredients that add up to a great Saturday in the park. We hope to see you there.
Check www.calwriters.org for more details.