Regularly held on the 3rd Thursday
NO DECEMBER MEETING
Mendocino Coast Branch will be on its 2019 holiday hiatus - No meeting
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
"What Poets, Fiction Writers, Memoirists, and Everyone Else Can Learn From Playwrights, and one tip to improve your writing by 27% immediately"
Thursday, November 21st, 6:00 p.m.
Please bring a piece of paper and a pen or pencil
to the presentation.
This event follows the performance of his plays at the August 28th Reading Series at the Mendocino Theatre Company and his five week playwriting class this fall, also under the auspices of MTC.
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, most recently Eyes on Havana: The Memoir of a U.S. Spy Betrayed by the CIA, 2018. Two new books, The Songwriting of Jackson Browne (from McFarland Publishers,) and Locked, a full-length play written with Dr. Lorenzo Pace (from Lamar University Press) will be published in 2021.
Find more at http://www.philipzwerling.com
MENDOCINO COMMUNITY CENTER
998 School Street
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
2nd Thursdays — Nov. 14th, 6:30 p.m.
Next theme will be "A Gift"—gifts given, received, genetic, unwanted, unexpected, etc.
Read, speak, or listen to a story of 10 minutes or fewer, your own or someone else’s.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to tell or read a story. Include a few words to introduce yourself and your story. A $5 donation is requested to benefit the Community Center.
REDWOOD COAST SENIOR CENTER GAZETTE
Rick Banker has left this mortal coil,
and no new editor has been announced.
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 Norma Watkins has a humorous story in the recently-released, hilarious anthology,
Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida.
WMC member Ron Morita's local news story about the Rancho Navarro cannabis controversy appeared in the October 2nd issue of the Boonville newspaper, the Anderson Valley Advertiser.
"Rancho Nirvana" describes the origin of the dispute between Rancho Navarro cannabis growers and old timers, which divides the community and resulted in a $16,065 legal bill, slashed tires on a pickup truck, threats of physical harm, and appeals to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors. It is a local interest news story, couched in a narrative that provides insight into the community.
WMC member Sonya Nesch has recently published a biography described in this announcement in the Sept 27, '19 issue of The Anderson Valley Advertiser.
"SONYA NESCH, one of our most valiant local soldiers in the unending struggle for decent mental health services in Mendocino County (and everywhere) has just published a very interesting memoir of her illustrious 101-year-old cousin, Jean Landis, a World War II pilot. Ms. Nesch's title explains much: WWII Pilot, Betrayal, Then Congressional Medal: A Great Ride for WASP, Jean Landis. WWII female pilots weren't recognized by the Army until President Obama awarded them their long-denied recognition. Ms. Nesch's book is available via Amazon, as is her invaluable book, Advocating for Someone with a Mental Illness." Off the Record by AVA News Service, October 2, 2019
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.
ROLLING RECAP OF MONTHLY MEETINGS
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Welcome to opportunities to publish your writing, whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast.