E-MAIL YOUR NAME BY FEB 22nd for a collaborative writing project, FIRST ANNUAL WRITERS TWO-WAY, to be read at our April meeting. All members are welcome to participate. Read more...
"Dazzlingly smart and moving, and gorgeously written, Golden State doesn't just shine, it blazes." - Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You
Join us as we co-host with the Gallery Bookshop an exciting author event with New York Times Bestselling author Michelle Richmond. Michelle will be talking about the craft of writing as well as reading and discussing her new book, Golden State, and will be available for book signing after the event.
Get To Know Our Guest:
Video of Michelle talking to UC Berkeley audience on YouTube
And don't miss these
Interviews With Michelle
On Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 pm, The Third Thursday Poetry Reading Series at 215 Main in Point Arena will feature Mendocino Poet Gordon Black, with live improv jazz and an open mic with jazz improv. The reading will conclude with more live jazz.
On Wednesday, January 15th, emcee Jewels Marcus wrangled the first half of the writers included in the 2014 Anthology Writers of the Mendocino Coast Upwelling. Thirteen members read excerpts of their work to a full house.
We are grateful to the Mendocino Hotel
for use of the Garden Room.
If you have been meaning to get your memories down on paper, or turn your evil boss into a fictional character, Spring Classes in Creative Writing has begun.
The Tuesday class is full, but there is room in the Thursday class. It began Thursday, February 13; ends May 1 9 am-12 noon College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Campus $125.00
You must go to the campus to register.
As Phillip Pullman said, “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
When your writing is published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure, please send a short announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Maureen Eppstein (Mendocino Coast Writers Conference faculty 2004, MCWC board and past director) had a poem "Ambient Music" accepted for the 2013 Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, published in England.
Member Katy Pye's Elizabeth's Landing has won First Place in Fiction in the 2013 Writer's Digest Self-Published e-book Awards
Noted Pay It Forward author, Catherine Ryan Hyde, interviewed (ow.ly/rmVKl ) member Katy Pye about her novel Elizabeth's Landing.
Member Cheri Ause's story, "The Trouble with Sylvia," which won the 3rd place prize in the Redwood Writers 2012 Mystery Contest now appears in Reloaded (Both Barrels, Vol. 2), a Shotgun Honey press crime anthology of 25 new stories available at Amazon in both print and Kindle editions.
"Waiting for the Cake," a poem by member Henri Bensussen, is about to be published in Voices from the Porch, by Main Street Rag. It's available for advance ordering now at a discounted price; look it over at the website. It's all about porches.
Member Alena Deerwater recently published "Thank God for Monsters" in the Summer MONSTERS issue at Exterminating Angel Press.
Join a cooperative to sell your books in a dramatic setting ideal for writing and boat watching. Dusty Dillion, owner of the World's End Rowing Club, sponsors Noyo Treasures, a bookstore for local authors at Noyo Harbor, also featuring local history. Manager and writers club member, Jeanne Duncan, has added select local art and music. Contact Jeanne at 707/962-0394 or email@example.com.
zine |zēn|(also ’zine ) is 1) a magazine, esp. a fanzine. 2) a webzine. Another issue of Is That Baby Vicious is seeking contributors. Talk to Holly Harbinger, denizen of the Mendocino coast.
Good Words is a collection of the best poems, fiction, and nonfiction, written and performed by students attending Creative Writing classes on the coast.
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Member Dr. Walt McKeown will be presenting "Science Sunday" February 23rd, 5:00 at Gallery Bookshop with complimentary refreshments.
Dr. Walt's back to give us the lowdown on low water, and he's the perfect guy for the job. Walt McKeown was a USAF Weather Officer and TV weatherman before getting his Ph.D. Formerly known as "Colonel Wingnuts" to the coastal community, Walt was the KOZT weatherman and science journalist for many years.
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 (link to archive.)
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
MEMBER COUNT : 68
NEW MEMBERS $65 / includes $20 initiation fee. More information on the website's Membership page.
Membership includes a copy of each 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. Submissions
for Writers of the Mendocino Coast Upwelling
to be published in 2014
closed Sept. 18, 2013.
-The Literary Review is published by the state California Writers Club. More info at www.calwriters.org
-The yearly collaboration, Ekphrasis, with the Artists Coop of Mendocino
2014 GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING TO WMC’S SECOND ANTHOLOGY
WRITERS OF THE MENDOCINO COAST: UPWELLING
September 18, 2013
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Winter 2012-2013 Issue
Congratulations to members:
Steve Sapontzis, Jan Edwards, Katherine Heimann Brown,
and Jay Frankston.
Archive: Spring 2012 Inaugural Issue
SELL EXHILARATION Donna McCrohan Rosenthal, PR Director CWC
I just watched a Bonanza rerun because I saw that the title featured Mark Twain. The plot focused on Samuel Clemens’s stint at the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City, Nevada. At the beginning of the episode, he wrote under the pen name of “Josh” and in that capacity he used satire to attack a political candidate.
The story culminated with a huge gunfight as Clemens struggled at the desk in the newspaper office, trying to finish his latest diatribe, while the Cartwrights (played by the stars of the show) held off the bad guys, shooting through the windows and yelling at Clemens to keep writing. Next thing, the bad guys stormed into the building. The Cartwrights threw punches. Clemens put down his pen and pondered whether he needed a new nom de plume. Suddenly, Clemens had an epiphany. “Mark Twain,” he announced with a grin, and immediately finished his article.
Never mind historical accuracy. I had the best fun with every minute of the program. I found myself totally immersed in the various aspects of a writer’s life.
Think about it. Whether we express ourselves poetically, weave ingenious tales, convey emotions, persuade and sway opinions, share our memories, advise or inform, we get a rush from wallowing in our element – and the CWC represents a whole community of folks like us, in branches throughout the state.
It's writing that sizzles; it's the immersion that keeps it going.