2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REQUEST
Please continue to support the writing community on the Mendocino Coast
July 1st 2019 - June 30 2020 $45 Renewal
:Writers of the Mendocino Coast, send to
Treasurer - CWC, PO Box 762, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
See membership page for details,
including new membership
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
"The Myths and Realities of Blogging"
Thursday, September 19th, 6:00 p.m.
Are you confused about whether or not you should have a blog? Do you have a blog and don’t know what to do with it? Can blogging be fun? Let’s talk about being a blogger and what that means.
Marlene Cullen is enthusiastic about encouraging writers. Her series of books, The Write Spot anthologies, entertain as well as inspire writing. She hosts The Write Spot Blog, a treasure chest of inspirational gems for writers.
Marlene's short stories, essays, and poetry have been published in literary journals, anthologies, and newspapers.
She is a member of the California Writer's Club.
FALL 2019 SCHEDULE
Apply, register, and check for the latest class
information at Mendocino.edu
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. See the artwork paired with writing displayed in the gallery. This event is open to the public, so you’ll bring family and friends. Please bring wine or non-alcoholic beverage and an hors d’oeuvre to share. You’ll get to meet the artist, too. Great fun.
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.
MENDOCINO COMMUNITY CENTER
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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.
J. Holden is hosting the September 26 gathering, focusing on the theme “Birth and Death." Everyone is invited to share stories, thoughts, and essays, etc. on either or both these topics. Interested writers are requested to contact J. Holden at email@example.com or 707-391-7247.
New Class at Mendocino College
THE 210B Beginning Acting
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:50 a.m.
Learn fundamental acting techniques and terminology. All levels welcome—no prior work in theatre required. Students will develop ability through fun exercises, scene work, and improvisation.
Instructor bio: Director, dramaturg, and producer, Virginia Reed has worked with professional theatres in Princeton, New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous companies across the greater Bay Area. She has directed productions of plays by Shakespeare, adaptations of classics, experimental and contemporary plays, solo and devised performances, new plays in development by emerging playwrights, and founded a women's theatre company. Ginny holds degrees in theatre from Northwestern University and Trinity College, Ireland.
For more information, call 961-2200. To register, go online to Webadvisor. If new student, on left about halfway down click on CCCApply. You can also register in person at 1211 Del Mar Drive, Fort Bragg, CA 95437.
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.
2020 ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSIONS
closed at the end of August
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/
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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 2019 Anthology Night Waves
-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
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.
Drop in to the library site for the list of recently added books and reviews by WMC member Priscilla Comen.
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.