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 (except November because it's the night before Thanksgiving day.) We host speakers, workshops, open mics and other yet to be discovered events and activities.
Our intention is to expand the network and opportunities for writers here on the Mendocino Coast. We hope you'll join us.
For Members - WRITERS GROUP CLEARING HOUSE
The California Writers Club fosters professionalism in writing and promotes networking of writers with the writing community. All genres and writing styles are supported. In order to provide an environment where members can obtain critique of their efforts, a clearing house has been established.
Please send a description of your writing experience and genre, the frequency of meeting you would like, and other information you consider pertinent. We will connect you with other members.
Send Your News
MEMBERS : When your writing is published or receives a nomination
or award, please send a short
We'll include it in the newsletter
and on this website.
Member Jan Edwards won second prize at the Redwood Writers Young Adult Writing Contest for "Ghost Light."
Member Cheri Ause won third prize the month before in the Redwood Writers Mystery Contest for "Trouble with Sylvia." Both pieces are on RedwoodWriters.org under the Contests link.
Member Stasha Ginsburg published her book, Girltruth from the Belly, this year.
Baba Yaga says, “What will you turn up with, bones or butter?"
After escaping from her small town problems, our heroine meets the Devil in Moscow.
Myth and cold hard truth guide her out of the belly of the wolf. Teenage chaos and cultural awakenings are woven with Little Red Riding Hood, Vasalisa the Brave, and many more.
This coming of age adventure reads like a Russian nesting doll, opening story upon story: from an isolated Midwestern town into the heart of the Russian transition from Communism to Democracy.
"Ni Boyitsya devuskha, eto tolka dusha. (Don’t be afraid girl, it’s just the soul.)”
Member Steve Sapontzis' book, Subjective Morals, was published at the end of 2011 by University Press of America. Copies are available for a donation of $25 (or more) to Second Chance, Helping the Pets of People in Need, which helps low-income dog owners on the coast feed and care for their beloved companion animals. Send checks to Second Chance, P. O. Box 2622, Ft. Bragg, CA 95437, and you will quickly receive a brand new book in return.
From the book's back cover:
Is morality a good thing? Is moral relativism a bad thing? Traditionally, moral philosophers have presumed that the answers to both questions must be yes. In today’s world, however, many moralists feel obligated to ban gay marriage or censor whatever they deem offensive, and others feel morality commands them to bomb abortion clinics and fly planes into buildings. Unfortunately, it has become all too common for such true believers to use moral values to justify their often destructive behavior. Today’s moral zealotry leaves the value of morality questionable and makes traditional moral philosophy feel pale and irrelevant. Subjective Morals breaks with tradition to provide a careful analysis of moral values and the goods and evils they produce. This work explores the subjective and objective bases of moral values and details the kinds of truth and justification of which they are and are not capable. After analyzing the concepts and categories that structure our moral practice, Sapontzis concludes with recommendations for how we may enjoy the benefits of moral values while minimizing their evils.