ukiaHaiku Festival - Hiatus for 2020
After a run of 17 festivals of haiku, a hiatus has been regretfully declared for 2020 while the festival volunteers who produce the event regroup and plan for future festivals. For more information, visit http://ukiahaiku.org/
Mendocino Coast Writer's Conference
Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2, 2020
General registration opened Sunday, March 1, 2020
For more information, visit http://mcwc.org/
PREORDER 2020 ANTHOLOGY, RED SKY
Members, order advance copies, $10 each,
by midnight 3/18:
Members will receive a copy of the anthology at 3rd Thursday meetings.
From the WMC President:
Due to the escalation of events and state mandates, the WMC board feels it is in the best interest of our members to cancel our March 19 meeting.
At some point, we will reschedule this agenda for the 2nd anthology readings—we don't have a date at this time.
In the meantime, take care of yourselves.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
MEMBER READINGS FROM 2020
ANTHOLOGY, RED SKY
Daniel Fiddler, Nona Smith, Charles Furey,
Nancy McLelland, Shirin Leos, Norma Watkins, windflower, Earlene Gleisner, Elizabeth Vrenios,
Peter Nash, Joycelyn Trigg, Ginny Rorby, Notty Bumbo, Katherine Brown
READING LIMIT 5 MINUTES
California Writers Club
2020 Literary Review
LITERARY REVIEW DEADLINE EXTENDED
The submission deadline for the Literary Review has been extended to March 31, 2020. They must receive any and all submissions no later than that date, and any payments in the form of a check must be postmarked no later than that date. Submission is open only to members of the California Writer Club.
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 March 31st, 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.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, April 16th, 6:00 p.m.
2020 SMATCHUP READINGS
MEMBER READINGS "What Am I Doing Here?"
Readings by writers blindly matched for a collaborative writing project
of one page each, where the first starts the piece,
and the second writer finishes and titles it.
SMATCHUP 2014 SMATCHUP 2015
SMATCHUP 2016 SMATCHUP 2017 SMATCHUP 2018
Fran Schwartz has an inventory of cartridges for printers and fax machines no longer in use. Click here: for the list and email her.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Local Authors Night
POSTPONED FOR PUBLIC HEALTH
Friday, March 13th at 6:30
FIVE SHORT TALKS. ONE GREAT EVENING.
Each of the authors will give a 10-minute presentation,
followed by Q&A for the whole panel.
Reid Ridgway / Rare Earth
Craig Brestrup / Reverence for Existence
C. C. Mitchell / Clearing the Haze
WMC member Peter Nash / Coyote Bush
David Herstle Jones / Beyond the Locked Door
Complimentary refreshments before and after, plus book signings.
Kelley House Calendar
Call for Writers
There are so many stories yet to tell, and they welcome your voice. Articles are 400 to 700 words and can be paired with photos or illustrations usually discovered in their database of 10,000 images. Call the Kelley House curator, Karen McGrath, at 707/937-5791 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
WMC member Donald Shephard's latest novel is now available.
Ginny Rorby, author of Hurt Go Happy, Freeing Finch and other MG/YA novels said this:
"Shephard’s raw and unflinching narrative, Etu, named for an Inuit woman born about the time Europeans sought the Northwest Passage, spans her lifetime and her rise to tribal shaman. She matures, marries, bears children and survives the privations of Arctic winters unaware of the impact of European diseases. Guided by her Polar Bear spirit guide, she navigates these troubling times, utilizing every meager gift from Sedna, the god of her people. A great read."
Etu is now available on Amazon.
WMC member Lew Mermelstein has launched his action novel, Solomon's Net: A Tale Of Madness. Based on his experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, the story compares indigenous healing arts to 1970's Western psychiatry. The reader will be drawn to the two protagonists, one American, the other Ethiopian.
The print version, from IngramSpark, is available at Amazon, Gallery Bookshop and elsewhere, ISBN 9780578635514. The Kindle version is also available. The non-Kindle eBook version is available from IngramSpark, ISBN 9781087860695.
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.