FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, January 16th, 6:00 p.m.
MEMBER READINGS FROM 2020
ANTHOLOGY, RED SKY
Elizabeth Vrenios, Maureen Eppstein, Notty Bumbo,
Charles Furey, Daniel Fidder, Kelly Daoust,
Susanna Janssen, Catherine Marshall, Jay Frankston,
Leslie Wahlquist, Barbara Mackay, Mike Winn,
Doug Fortier, Donald Shephard, Motherbear Scott
READING LIMIT 5 MINUTES
Remaining writers read on March 19th
at the anthology release party
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, February 20th, 6:00 p.m.
"You Can Write a Song About That"
One of our favorite musicians talks about songwriting
Creative Writing at Mendocino College
--Fort Bragg Campus--
A blended class, ENG. 210, 212, 503 Beginning, Intermediate, and Senior Citizen levels will be taught at Mendocino College this Spring for credit or noncredit by Dr. Philip Zwerling.
All are invited to register now.
Philip Zwerling, MFA. PhD., former Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Associate Professor of Creative Writing there, has authored or edited five books with two more books under contract for 2021. More info on him is available at http://www.philipzwerling.com
PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Zwerling has replaced Lisa Locascio
THE FOLLOWING IS PRINTED IN THE CLASS SCHEDULE
California Writers Club
2020 Literary Review
We’re looking for your best work—fiction, poetry, memoir, and essay, including excerpts from previously published writing—for publication in the 2020 California Writers Club Literary Review.
Submissions are open to current members of California Writers Club and will be accepted from December 15, 2019, through February 29, 2020.
Works will be reviewed and selected for possible publication by a panel of acquisition editors through a blind judging process.
You will be notified by email as to whether your piece will be included in the 2020 Literary Review shortly before publication in autumn of 2020.
See Submission Guidelines and FAQs.
MENDOCINO COMMUNITY CENTER
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
February 13th 6:30 p.m.
“How We Met” or “That’s When I Knew”
Or bring something you've been wanting to share
“Mendocino 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 story on the topic, your own or someone else’s. Eight minutes or less is requested. Or come to listen. $5 donation requested to benefit the Mendocino Community Center, 998 School Street.
Contact email@example.com 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.
Roger A. Schwartz of Mendocino, husband of WMC member Fran Schwartz, died at home on Dec. 25, 2019. He was 88 years old.
Donations in Roger's memory may be made to the Mendocino Music Festival at mendocinomusic.org, and to the Mendocino Area Parks Association (Mendo Parks) at mendoparks.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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.
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.