RECORDINGS OF MONTHLY MEETINGS Go to the YouTube channel for all the videos.
NO NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS ZOOM EVENT
The link to enter the meeting will be sent via email on Nov. 14th and again on Nov. 21st. The public is welcome to send an email to WritersMendocinoCoast@Gmail.com to request the Zoom link.
At the close of the presentation, the Zoom session will remain open half an hour for chatting.
LINDA WATANABE McFERRIN
November 21st, 3:00 p.m
WRITING FOR READERS
Action, suspense, dialogue, character, setting, plot and drama, drama, drama—these are the tools you need to use when you are writing for readers.
In this hands-on, trans-genre presentation, we’ll be exploring and implementing some of these irresistible tools of the trade.
Be prepared to experiment on the page.
NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH - NaNoWriMo
HAVE A MINUTE?
See the current schedule.
Mendocino Theatre Company's One-Minute Radio Theatre is a two-minute spot broadcast bi-weekly on KZYX. Collaborate by submitting an original one-minute radio play.
All voices to be heard! Plays can be in English or Spanish. No fee for submission nor cash award if your play is chosen; all actors and directors give their time free of charge.
Submit your one-minute play* (app. 150-170 words, for 1-3 actors) in the body of an email (no attachments) to email@example.com with the subject MTC One-Minute Play: [Title of your play]. Include your full name, contact information, and a brief, 50-word bio. You may submit as many one-minute plays as you wish, but only one submission per email, please.
*Play may not contain the "seven dirty words" prohibited by the FCC. Play must be totally original and the author's work.
Eat Your Triceratops by Holly Tannen
Murder She Wrote by Phil Zwerling
I am From the Ocean by windflower Townley
I Could Not Stop for Covid by Holly Tannen
A Dickinson–inspired poem for these times…
Something New by Philip Zwerling
Workshop for Youth
Professional poets from throughout California offer creative poetry writing lessons for youth and families. Lessons are free to everyone and require no prep. This online workshop is growing and lessons will continue to be added throughout the pandemic. Click to start writing!
Virtual Point Arena Third Thursday Poetry
Featured Reader SF poet Harry S. Robins
Followed by Open Mic on Zoom
Thursday, November 18, 7 to 9 pm
To receive an invitation to the Zoom reading, please email blake more: firstname.lastname@example.org. Third Thursday Poetry Zoom is made possible by the Arena Theater and continues to be supported by Poets & Writers.
Rhythm Running River
KZYX&Z public radio broadcast
Sunday, November 7, 3 to 4 pm
Sunday, November 21, 3 to 5 pm
To listen live: https://www.kzyx.org/#stream/0
For playlists: http://www.outfarpress.com/rrr.html
To receive emails from Dan Roberts with links to listen or download, contact Dan at email@example.com
Cartwheels on the Sky ~ Poets, Poems & Discovery
Saturdays 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Live on KGUA FM Gualala and live streaming online KGUA.org with host blake more
Show Archive: https://www.bmoreyou.net/musings/
Highlighting a new poet in conversation each week, the show offers fresh, intelligent, living poetry, and lively discussions. To be considered for future shows, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FORT BRAGG LIBRARY
Poetry Open Mic
FIRST THURSDAY, Nov. 4, 7 to 9 p.m.
Open Mic on Zoom
- To request a Zoom invitation, contact Dan Hess: email@example.com
Or use this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9748647159
Readers should limit themselves to eight minutes, for
one to four poems. For more information, contact Dan Hesse,
Branch Librarian at hessed@MendocinoCounty.org or
707 961-2625. And see FortBraggLibrary.org.
LOBA Poetry Series
Last Thursday of the month 7 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 25 (last Thursday) would normally be the date, however this year it falls on Thanksgiving: event date to be confirmed
Open Mic on Zoom
- To register and receive a Zoom link, contact Melissa Carr (she/her/they): firstname.lastname@example.org
For more on these and other events, see our online calendar:
VAN DAMME STATE PARK
Volunteers at the Little River Museum have collected pictures and historical accounts that augment the rich history of what ultimately became the park.
Members of our branch of the California Writers Club have an opportunity to use these source materials to write a nonfiction book and other monographs.
Email the WritersMendocinoCoast@GMail.com for details.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY ANTHOLOGY SALE!
Anthologies from 2013 to 2020 will be on sale for $5 each. Place your order with Nona Smith (email@example.com) and arrange for a pickup. Cash and checks made out to WMC will be accepted.
Link to directory of the table of contents for each anthology.
Public Relations role is open for a member volunteer.
Do you have a topic on the craft of writing to teach at an upcoming meeting for one to one and a half hours?
Writers that would like to teach a writing class or speak about their journey to writing during retreats at The Madrone & The Brambles in Philo, contact Carrie Castro firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Literary Review is arriving in our mail boxes.
Consider submitting your work. See more details.
Submissions accepted between Nov. 15th and Jan. 31st.
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
ONLINE ON THE THIRD SUNDAY 3:00
Members Receive Link via Email
Public May Email a Request WritersMendocinoCoast@Gmail.com
Welcome New Members
and Rowan Hawthorn
MEMBER COUNT 81
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: https://calwriters.org/
CWC Northern Branches: http://cwcnorcalwriters.org/
NorCal Events: http://cwcnorcalwriters.org/events/
SUBSCRIBE TO THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
Your email address will never be shared or sold.
NEW MEMBERS See information on the Membership page.
YEARLY RENEWAL is $45. $25 for dual memberships when a member of another CWC branch.
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 published by our parent,
California Writers Club. More info at www.calwriters.org
-The yearly collaboration, Ekphrasis,
with the Artists' Co-op of Mendocino
-The annual SmatchUp, blind matching of two
writers on a theme, each writing a single page.
Financial aid is available for membership WritersMendocinoCoast@GMail.com
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 email@example.com.
INTERESTED IN A WRITERS' GROUP / PARTNER
WMC MEMBER SALLIE REYNOLDS
Read Sallie's biography on the Member Bio page.
Contact her through WritersMendocinoCoast@GMail.com.
If you are interested in joining this Monthly Writing Group, send WMC member Earlene Gleisner an email to WritersMendocinoCoast@GMail.com. Write whatever you want to write, based on a monthly prompt, and share it through a group email process. The group can support each other by adhering to a set of guidelines that Earlene will post monthly when she sends out the prompt.
SMATCHUP 2014 SMATCHUP 2015
SMATCHUP 2016 SMATCHUP 2017 SMATCHUP 2018
SMATCHUP 2020 SMATCHUP 2021
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
Gallery Bookshop, Westport Community Store, The Bookstore in Fort Bragg, and The Guest House Museum.
It is also available for reference and reading at Mendocino Coast Historical Society's archives in City Hall East, Fort Bragg. In the Kelley House, Mendocino, and at the Mendocino County Historical Society in the Held-Poage Memorial Home, Ukiah.
WMC member Ron Morita’s short story “Shikata ga nai” recently appeared in the literary magazine Pleiades. This bittersweet romance between a Nisei and an Italian American takes place against the backdrop of the Japanese Evacuation. Copies are available at the Gallery Bookshop and the Mendocino Community Library.
ROLLING RECAP OF MONTHLY MEETINGS
See Archives tab above for details. Recordings on YouTube.
Drop in to the library site for the list of recently added books and 228+ reviews by WMC member Priscilla Comen.
Welcome to opportunities to publish your writing, whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast.