TWO WMC SCHOLARSHIPS
Boot Camp - Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
August 4, 2019
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
MASTERS of the CRAFT
Member Interviews and Readings
Thursday, June 20th, 6:00 p.m.
Barbara MacKay, interviewed by Maureen Eppstein;
Lea Callan, interviewed by Sharon Bowers;
and Peter Nash, interviewed by Donald Shephard
Join us for a talk with a few writers from the
Mendocino Coast Branch of the California Writers Club
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
EKPHRASIS VIII EXCHANGE
Interviews and Readings
Thursday, July 18th, 6:00 p.m.
The participants will meet and exchange writing and
art with members of the Artists Co-op of Mendocino.
* Previous Ekphrasis writers will read their entries
with the matched art on view
* Chet Boddy will be playing and singing !
October 12th: Second Saturday, will be an event (4:30-6:00) held at the Artists Co-op, (wheelchair accessible)—yellow building on the NW corner of Albion and Kasten streets in Mendocino, to see the artwork paired with writing displayed in the gallery. This event is open to the public, so you’ll bring family and friends. Please bring wine or non-alcoholic beverage and an hors d’oeuvre to share. You’ll get to meet the artist, too. Great fun.
October 17th: Readings of the Ekphrasis pieces by both art initiator and art responder writers while the artwork
is projected at our Writers of the Mendocino Coast meeting, 6:00 pm, Mendocino Hotel. Open to the public.
Many of the artists also attend this event. Always a favorite. Again, friends and family welcome.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
"Lying and Telling the Truth
at the same time:
Writing From Life"
Thursday, August 15th, 6:00 p.m.
Few of us can avoid the allure of feeding our writing with content from our lives. Whether we consciously or unconsciously we import people, dialogue, settings or plots from our lived experience into our work, it is an unavoidable truth that our lives inform our creative output. How does one meaningfully--and ethically--mediate between the lived and the felt? How can we use our knowledge of our lives to create vibrant, shimmering poetry, fiction, and nonfiction? In this talk, we will explore examples of writers pulling from their lives and consider how we might learn from their triumphs and sorrows.
2019 ANTHOLOGY, NIGHT WAVES
Member copies available at 3rd Thursday meetings.
2019 Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference
Publishing Bootcamp August 4
Learn more about how to get your work published at the Publishing Bootcamp with Phillip Marino. Publishing Bootcamp is offered as an add-on or stand-alone workshop the day after the conference, on Sunday, August 4th.
The registration fee for Publishing Bootcamp is $150.
Visit mcwc.org for more information,
or email email@example.com.
New Class at Mendocino College
THE 210B Beginning Acting
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:50 a.m.
Learn fundamental acting techniques and terminology. All levels welcome—no prior work in theatre required. Students will develop ability through fun exercises, scene work, and improvisation.
Instructor bio: Director, dramaturg, and producer, Virginia Reed has worked with professional theatres in Princeton, New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous companies across the greater Bay Area. She has directed productions of plays by Shakespeare, adaptations of classics, experimental and contemporary plays, solo and devised performances, new plays in development by emerging playwrights, and founded a women's theatre company. Ginny holds degrees in theatre from Northwestern University and Trinity College, Ireland.
For more information, call 961-2200. To register, go online to Webadvisor. If new student, on left about halfway down click on CCCApply. You can also register in person at 1211 Del Mar Drive, Fort Bragg, CA 95437.
MENDOCINO THEATRE COMPANY
With PHILIP ZWERLING,
recently retired as Director of the Creative Writing Program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where he taught playwriting for ten years. He had previously served as Playwright-in-Residence for four years at Ursinus College outside Philadelphia.
Five Consecutive Saturdays
September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5
10:00 a.m. to noon
Community Center of Mendocino
This course is open to all writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry,
and memoir as well as playwrights because we will cover the
basics of character development, dialogue, conflict, and plot
common to all genres of writing. In addition, playwriting uniquely
teaches a writer to think visually and theatrically to emotionally
connect with an audience.
No previous playwriting experience is required and we will cover
the basics so that each student completes an original ten
minute play in class. At our final meeting we will invite the public
to see these plays produced onstage. — Philip Zwerling
Register: https://mendocinotheatre.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1123292. The course is $80
SPIRIT SPEAKS - WRITING GROUP
Moderated by WMC member Marylyn Motherbear Scott,
at Isis Oasis Retreat Center in Geyserville, CA.
On the second Tuesday of every month, Spirit Speaks is for the scribe and intrepid traveler into realms of reflection, practice and Making It So. Share your poetry and prose—all genres, all levels. Sessions include reading your work, and feedback / critique of what inspires, blocks, and supports your writing. Writers and inspirational teachers may be occasionally invited.
Isis Oasis offers food, lodging, pool, hot tub, and more.
20889 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville, CA 95441 (707) 857-4747
PROSE and POETRY BY WMC MEMBERS IN THIS ISSUE
"Those Damn Stickers" Don Kirkpatrick--Rest in Peace
"Dreaming" and "Bird Watching: What Old Farts Do"
"The Sergeant" Charlie Furey
"Lights Camera Action", "Moving On" Priscilla Comen
"The Village Idiot Jay Frankston
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.
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
send your email address and your name, please.
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 2019 Anthology Night Waves
-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
Drop in to the library site for the list of recently added books and reviews by WMC member Priscilla Comen.
ROLLING RECAP OF MONTHLY MEETINGS
See Archives tab above for details
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 Ron Morita's story "The Cow in the Driveway" will appear in the June 19 issue of the Anderson Valley Advertiser. Beginning as a news story about the Rancho Navarro cannabis controversy, it concludes with a humorous vignette about the superfluousness of lawyers.
Welcome to opportunities to publish your writing, whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast.