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 October 10th and again on October 17th.
The public is welcome to request access via email to WritersMendocinoCoast@Gmail.com.
At the close of the presentation, the Zoom session will remain open half an hour for chatting.
OCTOBER EKPHRASIS X READINGS
October 17th, 3:00 p.m.
Readings Ekphrasis pieces by twenty-one writers who were either art initiators or art responders while pictures of the artworks are displayed beside them on the screen.
Open to the public—Please send request to
ORDER OF READING:
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Vrenios
Nancy Wallace Nelson
ARTISTS' CO-OP VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
The Ekphrasis X 2021 exhibition celebrates the forty-member collaboration between the Artists' Co-op of Mendocino and the Writers of the Mendocino Coast
Read the writing associated with the art online.
See a presentation of the artwork at the gallery in Mendocino near the intersection of Kasten and Albion Streets. Phone number is 707 937-2247.
The gallery is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and this year's Ekphrasis exhibit is in the gallery until November 1st.
The art and writing of the Ekphrasis IX 2020 is also online at the Mendocino Artist's Co-op website.
Pat Scott, artist: "Just finished reading all the works online. The whole show is best online in my opinion. Much easier to see and digest. Writing was especially good this year."
Myra Beal, gallery visitor: "I look forward to this event every year. I’m glad I can see the original work up close and I’m lucky to live locally. It’s such a good idea."
Doug Fortier, writer: "Hearing writers read their works while the artwork is on screen draws us closer to both."
Larry Wagner, artist, and Lynne Whiting, artist, wrote a similar comment: "Ekphrasis has made me try new techniques. I think responding is the most interesting, and the most challenging."
LINDA WATANABE McFERRIN
November 21st, 3:00 p.m
For more information: www.lindawatanabemcferrin.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
During 2021's National Poetry Month, California Poets in the Schools published poetry broadsides from thirty, K-12 youth. CalPoets published one of these broadsides each day throughout the month of April, and the completed broadsides can be seen here.
Point Arena Third Thursday Poetry
To watch or participate as an open mic reader, please email email@example.com. Third Thursday Poetry Zoom is made possible by the Arena Theater and continues to be supported by Poets & Writers.
LOBA Poetry Series
September 30th 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open Mic on Zoom
To register and receive a Zoom link, contact Melissa Carr: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhythm Running River
KZYX&Z public radio
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
FIRST THURSDAY OPEN MIC POETRY 7 P.M.
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
Format: Virtual Open Reading
Registration is required. Please email organizer Melissa Carr (she/her/they) at the Ukiah Library, email@example.com, to receive a Zoom link
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.
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.
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?
Third week in October celebrates California Writers Week
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
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 website's 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
SMATCHUP 2014 SMATCHUP 2015
SMATCHUP 2016 SMATCHUP 2017 SMATCHUP 2018
SMATCHUP 2020 SMATCHUP 2021
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.
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 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.