In the spirit of similar James Joyce literary festivals around the world on June 16th, the Writers of the Mendocino Coast brought ten readers to celebrate this Bloomsday by reading from Ulysses from 11:00 to 4:00 in the courtyard by the Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino. See more pictures on the Bloomsday 2013 page.
Alena Guest hosted our second annual Bloomsday Celebration, Wednesday, June 19th. Patty Joslyn read a James Joyce piece and her piece, "Joyce James." Participants, from left to right in the picture: Doug Fortier, Norma Watkins, Alena Guest, Naty Osa, Les Cizek, Marylyn Motherbear Scott, and Jewels Marcus. Our newest member, Naty Osa, described her June 16th Bloomsday experience in Chico where the whole town gets involved in the merriment.
We are grateful to the Mendocino Hotel
for use of the Garden Room.
The anthology is available at Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino, in Fort Bragg at The Bookstore & Vinyl Cafe, and on Amazon. Members may pick up their free copy at a future meeting of the Mendocino Coast branch of the California Writers Club.
The E-book version is available in the iTunes store, on Amazon, and Barnes & Nobel.
Member Alena Deerwater recently published "Thank God for Monsters" in the Summer MONSTERS issue at Exterminating Angel Press.
Member Jewels Marcus has submitted her poems and been awarded the Freund Fellowship to attend the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference this year. Her poems will also be published in the 2013 Noyo River Review.
Member Henri Bensussen recently published: "A Talk by Dr. Walt," "Raccoon Nights," Beach Towns," and "Winter Migration," Mendocino Arts Magazine (Spring/Summer 2013) "White Camellia," Amphigoric Sauce Factory (May 2013) "Doughnuts, or The Dogs that Howled at " published in the anthology "Wolf Craft," Ron Koppelberger, ed.(2013)
Member Catherine Marshall's book, "Field Building: Your Blueprint for Creating an Effective and Powerful Social Movement,” has been named the Gold Medal winner of the 2012 e-Lit Awards in the category of Current Affairs—Social Issues, for the digital edition.
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July 17th Event
Artists & Writers Collaboration
Ekphrasis "Art describing art."
Half of the 18 writers will inspire a painting. Nine will respond to a painting with another one-page story.
For the second year!
In cooperation with Artists Coop of Mendocino, Katherine Brown will host the reception for the Artists/Writers Collaboration. Artists will arrive, gaily dressed, with tambourines and their anonymous paintings wrapped in paper. Katherine will hand out 9 writings (anonymous) to artists, and 9 other writers will accept paintings to write a one-page piece on. The 2012 Ekphrasis artwork will be presented in a slide show.
Members Open Mic
Each month we'll set aside time for two members to read for 3 minutes (375 to 500 words.) To participate, put your name in the basket. A name will be drawn at the start of the evening, and another at the end. Please time your reading before the event to ensure it's within the limit.
Norma Watkins' fall Creative Writing classes at College of the Redwoods are open for registration. Tuesday class begins August 27; Thursday class August 29. Both classes from 9-12 A.M. for ten weeks. Tuition: $110
Good Words is a collection of the best poems, fiction, and nonfiction, written and performed by students attending Creative Writing classes.
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.
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
CURRENT MEMBERS $40 to Writers of the Mendocino Coast PO Box 762, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 Renews to June 30th of 2014.
NEW MEMBERS $60 / includes $20 initiation fee. More information on the website's Membership page.
In addition to newsletters, the website has the latest information on upcoming events, member biographies, and opportunities to see your writing in:
-The annual Anthology. At The Edge published in 2013
-The Literary Review published by the state California Writers Club. More info at www.calwriters.org
-The yearly collaboration, Ekphrasis, with the Artists Coop of Mendocino
WRITING CONTESTS - In other California Writers Club branches
Attention children's book writers. The annual Pacific Coast Children's Writers Novel Workshop and Retreat, held October 4th-6th, 2013 in beautiful Pajaro Dunes, California, still has a few openings.
One Page Per Day:
A web typewriter for authors.
Four Mendocino Coast
Where to Place Your Work, Especially Short Pieces
The first is about Amazon's Kindle Singles--novella-length books. The second talks about resources for shorter pieces because more people are reading on their devices.