Dedicated to encouraging creative writers and storytellers, the East Sierra Branch of the CWC will host two related events Sept. 22-23, 2017, during Weird Weekend  (“celebrating the stranger side of the desert — lost gold mines, aliens, haunted hideouts, bigfoot sightings — truth optional”) with an indie film shorts festival on Friday and the Third Annual Weird Storytelling Competition on Saturday afternoon.

For these, filmmakers and storytellers interested in participating must sign-up in advance with Red Rock Books (760-375-3454). Prizes will be awarded and bragging rights inevitable. The weekend will conclude Saturday evening with “The Silent City,” set in Ridgecrest 2063 A.D., a Mastery Mystery Productions interactive mystery by C.R. Rowenson. For more information, visit and