California Writers Club publication of Literary Review
SUBMISSIONS OPEN UNTIL NOVEMBER 30th
Submit one or two pieces of prose or poetry, published or not.
Works determined by an editorial panel to meet a threshold of quality and interest will be selected.
See submission guidelines for more details.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, September 21st, 6:00 p.m.
VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR
"Lessons from the Trenches:
Launching Your Book With a Virtual Book Tour"
Natasha Yim's Virtual Book Tour for her newest book, The Rock Maiden, was the fourth blog tour she's set up to promote her books. What is a blog tour and how do you set one up?
Natasha will share the lessons she's learned from the blog tour trenches: her trials and errors, pitfalls to avoid, blog tour wisdoms and more. NatashaYim.com
Thursday, October 19th, 6:00 p.m.
EKPHRASIS VI art describing art
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, November 16th, 6:00 p.m.
FINDING the POETRY in NOVEMBER
Six local poets will describe their response to the idea of November, to be followed by a writing exercise with everyone. Bring paper and pen/pencil!
Excerpts from two examples of poems about November:
"November" by prizewinning poet, editor, & teacher Maggie Dietz (stanzas 1 & 2)
"Show's over, folks. And didn't October do
A bang-up job? Crisp breezes, full-throated cries
Of migrating geese, low-floating coral moon //
"Nothing left but fool's gold in the trees.
Did I love it enough, the full-throttle foliage.
While it lasted? Was I dazzled? The bees //"
"No!" by Thomas Hood, early 1800's (last 3 lines)
"No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
FORT BRAGG LIBRARY
POETRY WRITING WORKSHOPS
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.
Every third Wednesday 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.
MEMOIR: Tail of a Hollow Leg - Susan Lundgren
POETRY: A Woman Goes Through Airport - Nancy McLelland
Gray Fox - Donald Shephard
ESSAY: Pigments of Our Imagination - Susanna Janssen
Abuse and Family Secrets - Susan Lundgren
Writing newly published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure? Please send a short announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org
CWC member Motherbear Scott is the guest editor for the Spring 2017 Vol. 6 Number 1 issue, "A Faun Dancing" of Coreopsis: Journal of Myth & Theater published semi-annually by the Society for Ritual Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the ritual arts community through the advancement of arts and scholarly research in the fields of spirituality, consciousness, healing, performance, and visual media.
Motherbear's editorial is titled "The New Life of Fairy-Tales: Hearing Silence, Resistance, and Ecstatic Culture."
2017 INDIE BOOK AWARDS
Winner HUMOR/COMEDY Category
and Finalist in EDUCATION/ACADEMIC
CWC Member Susanna Janssen
For Wordstruck! The Fun and Fascination of Language
CONGRATULATIONS SUSANNA !
ROLLING RECAP OF MONTHLY MEETINGS
See Archives tab above for details
WELCOME TO THE
MENDOCINO COAST BRANCH
of THE CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB
FOUNDED in 1909
We are proud to share in this legacy.
Our intention is to expand the network and 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.
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 2018 Anthology Hooked
-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
CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB
READ SMATCHUP 2017 PIECES
Readings by writers blindly matched for a collaborative writing project of one page each, where the first starts the piece, and the second writer finishes and titles it.
Drop in to the library site for the list of recently added books and reviews by CWC member Priscilla Comen.
Welcome to opportunities to publish your writing, whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast.