Hello, and welcome to opportunities to publish your writing whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast.
Please join us!
MEMBERS SEEKING to attend upcoming meetings are asked to forward contact information, with cross streets for listing here and in future newsletters. Members living near ride-seekers may then offer to drive by contacting WritersMendocinoCoast@GMail.com
Jan Edwards - From downtown Point Arena
Offer to drive from Rancho Navarro - Ron Morita
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver "The Summer Day"
Fabulous young man, a 9th grader at FBHS needs help in English. He is quiet but highly intelligent and very appreciative of help. Thirty minutes twice a week or 60 minutes once a week, probably at the Fort Bragg library.
Learn more: WritersMendocinoCoast@gmail.com
Member Jay Frankston / Whole Loaf Publications is putting together another writers' workshop to meet twice a month for 2 hours in Little River. He welcomes anyone who may want to join. Contact him at 937-0208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMBER WRITING PROJECTS:
"Art describing art" in Greek.
Twenty pairs of writers and artists of the Artists Co-op of Mendocino presented a gallery exhibit and readings during October, 2014.
ANTHOLOGY (pub 2015)
Writers of the Mendocino Coast
Submissions closed September 1
Results of fourteen writers blindly matched for a collaborative writing project with another writer.
is published by the state California Writers Club. More info at
Literary Review 2014
Latest Issue Arrived Dec 12 Via USPS
Welcome to the Mendocino Coast branch of the California Writers Club founded in 1909. We are proud to share in this legacy.
The Writers of the Mendocino Coast meet in the Mendocino Hotel at 6:00 pm on the third Wednesday of every month. We host speakers, workshops, open mics and other yet to be discovered events and activities (link to archive.)
Our intention is to expand the network and opportunities for writers here on the Mendocino Coast. We hope you'll join us.
Writers of the Mendocino Coast
PO Box 762 Fort Bragg, CA 95437
NEW MEMBERS $65 includes $20 initiation fee. More information on the website's Membership page.
Yearly renewal is $45.
Membership includes a copy of each of the club's recent anthologies, copies of our state organization's Literary Review magazine, space for member biographies, and opportunities to see your writing in:
-The 2015 Anthology Writers of the Mendocino Coast THERMALS,
submissions closed September 1, 2014
-The Literary Review is published by the state 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
Our second anthology is available at Gallery Bookshop, in Mendocino, The Bookstore and Vinyl Cafe, and Visit Mendocino, both in Fort Bragg.
Gualala area is Four-Eyed Frog country!
GO INDIE !
To purchase by mail, send a message to WritersMendocinoCoast@Gmail.com.
RECAP OF 2014
Preview readings of
Michelle Richmond, NY Times bestselling author, talk on craft
Anthology release party with readings.
Smatch-Up, one writer starts a story with one page and another ends it with one page.
Shirin Yim Bridges talk
on "Digital First"
Panel discussion by writing group, Write Women, on "Effective Critiques and Editing"
Ekphrasis III exchange of writing and art with artists from the Artists Co-op of Mendocino
Cynthia Frank, publisher, Cypress House, talk on "Preparing Your Manuscript for Publication"
"Honor Among Writers" readings by members nominated by peers
Ekphrasis III readings by twenty authors while images of artwork were displayed behind them
"Poetry For Non-Poets" a workshop with Maureen Eppstein
Wrapped book exchange and readings of members' writing of their best, worst, or strangest holiday.