FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ARTIST'S CO-OP BUILDING
Saturday, October 12th, 4:30 p.m.
At the Artists Co-op, wheelchair accessible, yellow building on the NW corner of Albion and Kasten in Mendocino. Displayed in the gallery are the artworks paired with writings. Bring family and friends. Members: please bring wine or non-alcoholic beverages or an hors d’oeuvre to share. Meet the artists and the writers.
Thursday, October 17th, 6:00 p.m.
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. Friends and family are welcome.
The best program of the year.
PRINCESS SEAFOOD MARKET & DELI - NOYO HARBOR
RANDOM HOLLER JUG BAND
October 14, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
MENDOCINO COMMUNITY CENTER
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
MENDOCINO COAST STORYTELLERS
Fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
“Coast 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.
These have traditionally been the fourth Thursdays
of each month (third Thursday in November '19).
Come read or speak a favorite childhood story (12 minute or less suggested), your own or someone else’s. Or come just to listen. $5 donation requested. Mendocino Community Center, 998 School Street in Mendocino. 6:30pm, Thur. Oct. 24.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to read or speak a story. Projector and screen available for story pictures.
Writing Workshop Led by Lisa Locascio
A writing workshop capped at twelve participants to meet on seven Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.:
October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19, NO CLASS November 26, December 3, December 10
We will discuss readings from a variety of authors—poetry, fiction, nonfiction—and share and develop our writing in a workshop atmosphere. There will be some in-class writing as well. This is a collaborative class, meaning that the focus of some of our work together will be determined by members of the class, i.e., tell me what you want to work on and we can figure it out! The cost is $275, payable by cash, check, or Paypal.
If you have questions or would like to join, contact
Lisa Locascio email@example.com
Lisa Locascio is the author of OPEN ME, published by Grove Atlantic in 2018, which will be published in Spanish as Las Noches Púrpura by Planeta in 2020. Open Me was a New York Times Editors' Choice, a semifinalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, an O Magazine "Top Ten Titles to Pick Up Now," and was named a most anticipated book of 2018 by many magazines. Lisa is also the editor of the anthology Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California (Outpost19), and of the magazines, Joyland and 7x7LA, a magazine of ekphrastic collaboration. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Review of Books, No Tokens, The Believer, n+1, Tin House, Electric Literature, and many other magazines. Lisa holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Southern California and a MFA in Fiction from New York University. She is Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference and currently lives in northern California, where she is at work on several book projects.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
There will also be an Author Talk
at Gallery Bookshop
11/16/2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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 Motherbear Scott wrote a review of the current MTC play, 4000 Miles, that appeared in the On Stage column of the August 8, 2019 issue of the Mendocino Beacon.
The play by Amy Herzog and directed by Betty Abramson runs from Aug. 1-Sept. 1, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and four Sundays at 2 p.m., 45200 Little Lake St., Mendocino, 707-937-4477. For adults and teens.
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, titled Horizon Line, is something of a retrospective. It merges observations of nature with reflections on aging.
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.