2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REQUEST
Please continue to support the writing community on the Mendocino Coast
July 1st 2019 - June 30 2020 $45 Renewal
:Writers of the Mendocino Coast, send to
Treasurer - CWC, PO Box 762, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
See membership page for details,
including new membership
In memory of Monique Frankston, wife of WMC member Jay Frankston. Monique’s funeral was held on August 1st at the Jewish cemetery in Mendocino.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
"Lying and Telling the Truth
at the same time:
Writing From Life"
Thursday, August 15th, 6:00 p.m.
Few of us can avoid the allure of feeding our writing with content from our lives. Whether we consciously or unconsciously we import people, dialogue, settings or plots from our lived experience into our work, it is an unavoidable truth that our lives inform our creative output. How does one meaningfully—and ethically—mediate between the lived and the felt? How can we use our knowledge of our lives to create vibrant, shimmering poetry, fiction, and nonfiction? In this talk, we will explore examples of writers pulling from their lives and consider how we might learn from their triumphs and sorrows.
Lisa Locascio, PhD, Creative Writing and Literature, MA in English Literature. 2019 Director of the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, she teaches Creative Writing on the Coast at Mendocino College.
MENDOCINO ART CENTER
Wednesday, August 28th, 7:00 p.m.
WMC member Philip Zwerling will present the August 28th performance of the Mendocino Theatre Company's popular Reading Series. In the style of classic readers’ theatre, the actors use only vocal expression to help the audience understand the story, without the use of sets, costumes, or movement.
Directed by Philip Regan, Mr. Zwerling will explore the love and relationships of three couples—from horror to comedy—in just over an hour. Come experience the plays: For Love or Money, Lost and Found, plus Personal Injury. The suggested donation is $10.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
"The Myths and Realities of Blogging"
Thursday, September 19th, 6:00 p.m.
Are you confused about whether or not you should have a blog? Do you have a blog and don’t know what to do with it? Can blogging be fun? Let’s talk about being a blogger and what that means.
Marlene Cullen is enthusiastic about encouraging writers. Her series of books, The Write Spot anthologies, entertain as well as inspire writing. She hosts The Write Spot Blog, a treasure chest of inspirational gems for writers.
Marlene's short stories, essays, and poetry have been published in literary journals, anthologies, and newspapers.
She is a member of the California Writer's Club.
FALL 2019 SCHEDULE
Apply, register, and check for the latest class
information at Mendocino.edu
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, October 12th, 4:30 p.m.
At the Artists Co-op, (wheelchair accessible)—yellow building on the NW corner of Albion and Kasten in Mendocino. See the artwork paired with writing displayed in the gallery. This event is open to the public, so you’ll bring family and friends. Please bring wine or non-alcoholic beverage and an hors d’oeuvre to share. You’ll get to meet the artist, too. Great fun.
October 17th: Readings of the Ekphrasis pieces by both art initiator and art responder writers while the artwork
is projected at our Writers of the Mendocino Coast meeting, 6:00 pm, Mendocino Hotel. Open to the public.
Many of the artists also attend this event. Always a favorite. Again, friends and family welcome.
New Class at Mendocino College
THE 210B Beginning Acting
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:50 a.m.
Learn fundamental acting techniques and terminology. All levels welcome—no prior work in theatre required. Students will develop ability through fun exercises, scene work, and improvisation.
Instructor bio: Director, dramaturg, and producer, Virginia Reed has worked with professional theatres in Princeton, New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous companies across the greater Bay Area. She has directed productions of plays by Shakespeare, adaptations of classics, experimental and contemporary plays, solo and devised performances, new plays in development by emerging playwrights, and founded a women's theatre company. Ginny holds degrees in theatre from Northwestern University and Trinity College, Ireland.
For more information, call 961-2200. To register, go online to Webadvisor. If new student, on left about halfway down click on CCCApply. You can also register in person at 1211 Del Mar Drive, Fort Bragg, CA 95437.
MENDOCINO THEATRE COMPANY
With WMC member PHILIP ZWERLING,
recently retired as Director of the Creative Writing Program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where he taught playwriting for ten years. He had previously served as Playwright-in-Residence for four years at Ursinus College outside Philadelphia.
Five Consecutive Saturdays
September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5
10:00 a.m. to noon
Community Center of Mendocino
This course is open to all writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and memoir as well as playwrights because we will cover the basics of character development, dialogue, conflict, and plot common to all genres of writing. In addition, playwriting uniquely teaches a writer to think visually and theatrically to emotionally connect with an audience. No previous playwriting experience is required and we will cover the basics so that each student completes an original ten minute play in class. At our final meeting we will invite the public to see these plays produced onstage. — Philip Zwerling
Register: https://mendocinotheatre.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1123292. The course is $80
REDWOOD COAST SENIOR CENTER GAZETTE
Rick Banker has left this mortal coil and no new editor has been announced.
FORT BRAGG LIBRARY
POETRY WRITING WORKSHOPS
AND MONTHLY POETRY OPEN MIC
The workshops 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.
On the second Friday 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.
MONTHLY POETRY OPEN MIC
Drop in on the first Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
All ages, read original poetry or another's work you are moved to share.
WELCOME TO THE
CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB
- FOUNDED in 1909 -
The Mendocino Coast branch is proud to share in this legacy. Our intention is to expand the network
and provide publishing opportunities for writers.
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.
California Writers Club website: https://calwriters.org/
CWC Northern Branches: http://cwcnorcalwriters.org/
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
send your email address and your name, please.
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 2019 Anthology Night Waves
-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
WMC member Clare Zwerling is interested in joining or forming a poetry group—ClareBercot@iCloud.com
M E M B E R N E W S
Writing newly published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure? Please send a short announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org
WMC member Motherbear Scott wrote a review of the current MTC play, 4000 Miles, that appeared in the On Stage column of the August 8, 2019 issue of the Mendocino Beacon.
The play by Amy Herzog and directed by Betty Abramson runs from Aug. 1-Sept. 1, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and four Sundays at 2 p.m., 45200 Little Lake St., Mendocino, 707-937-4477. For adults and teens.
WMC member Maureen Eppstein's latest poetry collection has been accepted for publication by Main Street Rag Press, a fairly important independent publisher. Publication is planned for spring 2020.The collection, titled Horizon Line, is something of a retrospective. It merges observations of nature with reflections on aging.
Drop in to the library site for the list of recently added books and reviews by WMC member Priscilla Comen.
ROLLING RECAP OF MONTHLY MEETINGS
See Archives tab above for details
Welcome to opportunities to publish your writing, whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast.