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Coastal Dunes (Hybrid): Writers’ Workshop & Kickoff for Summer Writing Contest

May 7, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

NOTICE: As of March 2022, we have returned to our hybrid meeting setup, meeting in-person at the Nipomo Library as well as Zoom. Please join us in person if you can at the Nipomo Library; we’d love to see you!

We have switched to an RSVP system for our Zoom meetings. If you’re NOT currently a member of Coastal Dunes CWC, and you’d like to attend our April 2nd meeting via Zoom, send us an email to request the Zoom link: Email Information Desk

Our next meeting is Saturday, May 7th, 2022, via Zoom and in-person, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Speaker and topic are below.

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Facilitator: M.Diane Smith, Coastal Dunes CWC Vice-President
Topic: Writers’ Workshop & Kickoff for Summer Writing Contest

Coastal Dunes CWC will be having a writing contest the summer of 2022, with the theme, “Writing During Tumultuous Times.” Our May monthly meeting will be a writers’ workshop to encourage attendees to enter the contest, and to enhance their writing skills. The workshop exercise will be to write about the topic, “What I Learned During Covid – About Myself.” Attendees will have a handout to guide their writing, and will have the opportunity to share what they’ve written during the session.

This workshop will be facilitated by our own M.Diane Smith, Coastal Dunes CWC Vice-President and Director of Programs. She is an educator and an award-winning writer of short fiction and nonfiction. She has been published by New Times, LitReactor,Haunted Waters Press, Leodegraunce, GreenPrints, Tolosa Press, Modern Serenity,and more. As a high school teacher (and counselor), Diane thoroughly enjoyed teaching and, while psychology classes were a breeze, English classes were seen as a challenge which she met with the full force of her background in literature and her weird humor. Diane has been a member of CWC for about five years, as well as other writing groups for which she has given talks and facilitated critique groups. Given Diane’s wit and sense of humor, this promises to be a fun and entertaining workshop; don’t miss it!

Our in-person monthly meetings are held here:

Where: Community Room, Nipomo Library, 918 West Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA

Directions: From 101 northbound or southbound, take the Tefft street exit.
Proceed west for .9 mile. At Orchard, turn right into library parking lot.

Date/times: Saturday mornings (the first Saturday of each month unless a holiday weekend)
10:15 AM- 10:30 Networking
10:30-10:45 CWC Announcements
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Featured Presentation
12:15 – 12:45: Q&A, Book Signing if applicable

Questions about our upcoming meeting? Email Information Desk


May 7, 2022
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Nipomo Library
918 West Tefft Street,
Nipomo, CA United States
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