Current Officers - Writers of the Mendocino Coast
E-Mail contact for all - WritersMendocinoCoast@GMail.Com
Founding President, Molly Dwyer
Founding President, Molly Dwyer, invited local writers to her kitchen table in 2009 to form the Mendocino Coast branch of the California Writers Club. Chartered in 2010, her intention was to expand the network and opportunities for writers on the coast. Among that talent is a host of excellent writers, published and not, who now have a venue for bringing their poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction to the local and world stage.
Molly's debut novel, Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein, was nominated for the 2009 Northern California Book of Year in fiction. In 2010, the National Women's Political Caucus honored Molly for "Writing Women Back into History." Molly has been an educator for twenty years, facilitating workshops and critique groups. Molly coaches writers and edits manuscripts of all stripes, and is an English instructor at Mendocino College. Watch for Molly's second (soon to be published) novel, The Appassionata, set in Victor Hugo's Paris.
California State Writers Club
2015 Jack London Award
Officers and Appointments 2019-2020
Donna McCrohan Rosenthal
Bob IsbillForum Moderator, Advertising/Promotions
Donna McCrohan RosenthalPolicies and Procedures
MRMS Systems Administrator
Doug is one of the founders of the Writers of the Mendocino Coast branch and became its President it in 2011, reviving interest with lively programs and unique ideas, including Ekphrasis, an artist/writer collaboration, quickly copied and adapted in other branches. He has served as President and Central Board Representative for four years. Titles, however, do not contain his time and devotion to the branch’s members.
In addition to attending state meetings, maintaining the club’s website, preparing its newsletters, flyers, anthology covers and artwork, he makes new members feel welcome and old members feel recognized.
Among his volunteer activities, he travels to many members’ homes to help teach them how to use computers, problem-solve issues with their computers, or to aid a writer in establishing a website. He knows everyone’s name and shows up at any member’s book launch. He’s the friendly face of the branch.
He’s been writing since 2006, won two awards for short fiction at the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, and Second Place in CWC SF/Peninsula’s Fault Zone III anthology. He presents his quirky short stories online at DougFortier.com.