On Thursday, January 16 at 7:30pm, The Third Thursday Poetry Reading Series at 215 Main in Point Arena will feature performance & sound poet "Oasis" Darryl Hasten. The reading will begin with live improv jazz and an open mic with jazz improv; the reading will conclude with more live jazz.
Thanks to emcee Jewels Marcus and the participating members who read their work
Wednesday, December 18th on the theme of your "best, worst, or weirdest holiday."
We are grateful to the Mendocino Hotel
for use of the Garden Room.
When your writing is published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure, please send a short announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Noted Pay It Forward author, Catherine Ryan Hyde, interviewed (ow.ly/rmVKl ) member Katy Pye about her novel Elizabeth's Landing.
Member Henri Bensussen recommends The Raynes Poetry Prize.
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.
Member Katy Pye announced the release of Elizabeth's Landing, the new novel for young readers.
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.
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 anthology, copies of our state organization's Literary Review magazine, space for a 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 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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2014 LITERARY REVIEW
Submissions closed August 30, 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
The anthology is available at Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino, in Fort Bragg at The Bookstore & Vinyl Cafe, and on Amazon. Members should all have received a copy of the 2013 anthology.
The E-book version is available in the iTunes store, on Amazon, and
Barnes & Nobel.
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.