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Mt. Diablo (In-Person): Rewrite! A Jounalist Turns Author

September 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

CWC Mt. Diablo Presents Duffy Jennings: Rewrite! A Jounalist Turns Author

September 10 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm PDT

*In Person at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant.

*This is not a hybrid meeting.

Featured Speaker

Duffy Jennings

After his newspaper career, Duffy Jennings served as vice president of public relations for the San Francisco Giants baseball club for twelve years. He oversaw media relations, publications, business communications, community relations, and alumni relations. Following the Giants, Jennings ran his own public relations company for more than twenty years. He also launched and published Los Gatos Magazine.  Jennings is the author of Reporter’s Note Book: A San Francisco Chronicle Journalist’s Diary of the Shocking Seventies, published in 2019 by Grizzly Peak Press.

Rewrite! A Journalist Turns Author

Duffy Jennings is an author and former prize-winning reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle in the tumultuous 1970s. His coverage included the City Hall murders of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the Patty Hearst kidnapping, and the Zodiac and Zebra serial killings.

The newspaper submitted Jennings’s reporting on the murder trial of the City Hall killer, former supervisor Dan White, for Pulitzer Prize consideration. All told, Jennings’s byline appeared on more than five hundred articles for the Chronicle. Actor Adam Goldberg portrayed Duffy in the 2007 film, Zodiac.

What we will Learn:

  • Why Being a Reporter Doesn’t Make You a Writer
  • Get Into Their Head: How to Write Someone Else’s Memoir
  • Agents, Publishers, and Self-Publishing
  • Finding the Newspaper Archive in Your Computer

Writers Table – more information coming soon

Linda Hartmann

Beta Readers


  • 11:00 -11:15  – Check-in
  • 11:15 – 12:00 – Writers Table
  • 12:00 – 12:25 – Lunch and Business Meeting
  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Speaker Presentation

Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant


September 10, 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant
611 Gregory Ln
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 United States
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