Welcome to opportunities to publish your writing, whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast.
Submissions for the 2017 issue of the California Writers Club Literary Review opened on 9/1/16, and will close 11/30/16, Guidelines are on our parent organization's website, www.calwriters.org. Members may submit one or two items for $10.
Mendocino Hotel - Free and Open To The Public
Thursday, November 17th, 6:00 p.m.
“Writing to History and Culture:
Using the Tools of the Present to Illuminate the Past”
Poet Indigo Moor will discuss essential elements inherent to
framing History and Culture and balancing image to statement.
Indigo Moor is a poet, playwright, and author. His second book of poetry, Through the Stonecutter’s Window, won Northwestern University Press’s Cave Canem prize. His first book, Tap-Root, was published as part of Main Street Rag’s Editor’s Select Poetry Series.
Three of his short plays, Harvest, Shuffling, and The Red and Yellow Quartet debuted at the 60 Million Plus Theatre’s Spring Playwright’s festival. His stageplay, Live! at the Excelsior, was a finalist for the Images Theatre Playwright Award and is being made into a full length film.
A graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program—where he studied poetry, fiction, and scriptwriting—Indigo is also a graduate member of the Artist's Residency Institute for Teaching Artists and former Vice President of the Sacramento Poetry Center. Winner of the 2005 Vesle Fenstermaker Prize for Emerging Writers, a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee, and 2008 Jack Kerouac Poetry contest, Indigo's other honors include: finalist finishes for the T.S. Eliot Prize, Crab Orchard First Book Prize, Saturnalia First Book Award, Naomi Long Madgett Book Award, and WordWorks Prize.
ANNOUNCING THE 2016 CWC LITERARY REVIEW
CWC members should have received the 2016 edition of the CWC Literary Review, an anthology published yearly containing stories, essays, and poetry written by club members. The fifth Review, produced by CWC volunteers, is published by the Central Board, providing an opportunity for member-authors this year to be read by well over two-thousand pairs of eyes.
The submission window for the 2017 issue opened on September 1 this year, 2016 and submission will be accepted through November 30. Submission guidelines are on the club's website, www.calwriters.org. Members may submit one or two items for $10.
"The Write Stuff" course on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., started on November 1st, and continues on November 15th and 29th, then December 6th and 13th. Brad Radnitz and his actor-teacher wife Jeannine Riley are conducting the two-hour classes. Cost of the full series was $175, and the individual sessions are $40 if space is available. Mr. Radnitz has been a Hollywood writer, producer and story executive on well known films and TV classics. Jeannine Riley has written Writing Out of Control, which puts your characters in charge of your story. For more information, call 707/397-6019.
NEW AMAZON REVIEW RULES
If you have not heard or seen the new Amazon Review rules
or have had reviews removed from your book page recently with little explanation,
Anne R. Allen’s blog explains the new rules really well.
There should be a canon of ethics for book reviews — bottom line, Do not buy or sell reviews. But there are a lot of other issues to consider now with Amazon’s new rules.
— Natasha Yim
BOOKS: Otto's Rainy Day, Cixi, The Dragon Empress, Sacajawea of the Shoshone,
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas
FORT BRAGG LIBRARY POETRY WRITING WORKSHOPS
The workshops will 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.
Every third Wednesday 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.
SMATCHUP 2015 Results of eighteen writers blindly matched for a collaborative writing project with another writer. READ 2014 STORIES
ROLLING RECAP OF MONTHLY MEETINGS
See Archives tab above for details
September 15th the branch celebrated its fifth year with member readings, music, and cake!
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
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.
NEW MEMBERS $65 includes $20 initiation fee. More information on the website's Membership page.
YEARLY RENEWALl 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 fourth anthology is available at Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino.
To purchase by mail, send a message to WritersMendocinoCoast@Gmail.com.
CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB