Welcome to opportunities to publish your writing, whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast.
Mendocino Hotel - Free and Open To The Public
Thursday, December 15th, 6:00 p.m.
Author and teacher Joycelyn Trigg
Joycelyn Trigg lives in Mendocino, on permanent vacation after finishing a career in publishing and communications that took her from her native Mississippi to the University of Georgia. She earned an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop and also holds an M.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi. Recent and forthcoming publications include poetry in Calyx, Minerva Rising, and Persephone's Daughters.
IMAGINATIVE WRITING - SPRING 2017
Our branch President, Katherine Brown, will teach the noncredit class on Saturdays starting February 11 and running until May. April 15 class will not be held due to spring break. The college does not have this class listed on their website yet, but you should be able to sign up with Imil. It's a weird little process for community extension classes.
CLASS ON DESIGNING AND PRINTING YOUR BOOK
Using Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud
Judy Detrick will teach classes at her home, located between Mendocino and Fort Bragg. Eight sessions, Tuesdays 2-4, beginning January 17th. The fee is $200. Class size is limited to six students on a first response basis. If you are interested, please email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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