Regularly held on the 3rd Thursday
NO DECEMBER MEETING
Mendocino Coast Branch will be on its 2019 holiday hiatus - No meeting
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, January 16th, 6:00 p.m.
MEMBER READINGS FROM 2020
ANTHOLOGY, RED SKY
Reader's names will be announced soon
READING LIMIT 5 MINUTES
Remaining writers read on March 19th
at the anthology release party
MENDOCINO COMMUNITY CENTER
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
MENDOCINO COAST STORYTELLERS
Second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
JANUARY 9TH — TOPIC IS "STARTING OVER"
“Coast Storytellers” provides an opportunity for writers and storytellers to read or speak their stories on various themes. It is a loosely organized event, with no membership or officers.
Come read or speak a favorite childhood story (12 minute or less suggested), your own or someone else’s. Or come just to listen. $5 donation requested. Mendocino Community Center, 998 School Street in Mendocino.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to tell or read a story, and include a few words of introduction about yourself and your story, plus some idea of its length.
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.
Drop in to the library site for the list of recently added books and reviews by WMC member Priscilla Comen.
WMC member Katy Pye will have Elizabeth's Landing released as an Audible Exclusive audiobook on December 31st. It will also be available on Amazon along with the paperback and ebook. A script, not by Katy, has an interested movie director. May '20 brings production funding.
WMC presenter and local author Eleanor Cooney has released a new book co-authored with Frank Gregory Ford. Midnight in Samarra, The True Story of WMD, Greed, and High Crimes in Iraq.
The riveting, exclusive true story of an Iraq whistleblower who continues to be betrayed by his country, as told by an international bestselling author.
Find more at:
www.midnightinsamarra.com and at the publisher's site https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781510740204/midnight-in-samarra/
WMC member Ginny Rorby has launched a new book.
As the author of Hurt Go Happy, winner of ALA’s Schneider Family Book Award, Ginny presents Freeing Finch, the inspiring story of a transgender girl and a stray dog who overcome adversity to find love, home, and a place to belong.
John A. Brown Jr., passed away on October 30, 2019 after a long illness. He is survived by his beloved wife Katherine and many friends.
A celebration of his life was held on December 7.
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
In your email message, please include your name
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 annual anthology
-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 email@example.com
UPDATE: Link to Reviews on Amazon:
WMC member Sonya Nesch has recently published a biography described in this announcement in the Sept 27, '19 issue of The Anderson Valley Advertiser.
"SONYA NESCH, one of our most valiant local soldiers in the unending struggle for decent mental health services in Mendocino County (and everywhere) has just published a very interesting memoir of her illustrious 101-year-old cousin, Jean Landis, a World War II pilot. Ms. Nesch's title explains much: WWII Pilot, Betrayal, Then Congressional Medal: A Great Ride for WASP, Jean Landis. WWII female pilots weren't recognized by the Army until President Obama awarded them their long-denied recognition. Ms. Nesch's book is available via Amazon, as is her invaluable book, Advocating for Someone with a Mental Illness." Off the Record by AVA News Service, October 2, 2019
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, tilted Horizon Line, is something of a retrospective. It merges observations of nature with reflections on aging.
“With keen eyes on the horizons of memory, Maureen Eppstein brings us the essentials of ‘music at the daylight’s edge,’” says Sonoma County Poet Laureate Maya Khosla of Maureen’s new poetry collection, Horizon Line. Pre-publication orders can now be placed at http://mainstreetragbookstore.com/product/horizon-line-maureen-eppstein/
April is the expected publication date.
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.