events

Berkeley (Zoom): Intergenerational Dialogue

“Intergenerational Dialogue” with Lyndsey Ellis on October 16th, 2022 The 3rd week of October is California Writers Week! This year we celebrate California’s deep, historical diversity with an exciting conversation […]

Mendocino (Zoom): Ekphrasis Returns

EKPHRASIS RETURNS Sunday, October 16, 3 p.m. Zoom This annual event reveals the secret pairings of WMC writers with artists from The Artists’ Co-op of Mendocino. Writer Initiators: Lynn Kiesewetter, […]

North State (Hybrid): How to Write Frightful Fiction that Sells

Chico Veteran's Hall 54 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico, CA

Oct. 17: N.J. Hanson, “How to Write Frightful Fiction that Sells.” Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m., are hybrid events, and are free to all. In-person at Chico Veterans Hall, 554 […]

Central Coast (In-Person): Booktoberfest

Pacific Grove's Juice n' Java 599 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

Booktoberfest!   CCW is sticking with our tradition of hosting Booktoberfest in October. Seven of our members will be readers. Each reader will be allotted approximately 8 minutes of reading […]

Marin (Zoom): Finding Your Voice

Topic: Finding Your Voice – Member Panel Discussion Voice is about establishing our personalities as writers and connecting with readers through our writing style. Our tools include tone, verb tense, […]

Coastal Dunes (Hybrid): Not Just Another Book About War

Nipomo Library 918 West Tefft Street,, Nipomo, CA

Our next meeting is Saturday, November 5, 2022, in person at the Nipomo Library and via Zoom, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  Speakers: Annette Langlois Grunseth Annette Langlois Grunseth, […]

Napa (In-Person): Ten Cookbooks that Changed How America Eats

Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists 1625 Salvador Ave, Napa, CA

Napa Valley Writers meets  second Wednesday of the month 7 – 9 p.m. $5 Fee for members, $7 for non-members. Students with ID – free. “Ten Cookbooks that Changed How […]

Mt. Diablo (In-Person): Three of Our Own & Holiday Book Sale

Zio Fraedo's Restaurant 611 Gregory Ln, Pleasant Hill, CA

Three of Our Own and Holiday Book Sale Saturday November 12, 2022 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Holiday Book Sale The event is happening a month early! Published Members are […]

Long Beach (Hybrid): Your Mission Statement

Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library 4055 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA

Veronica Rossi “Your Mission Statement" Veronia Rossi is a Brazilian-American novelist known for her debut New York Times-bestselling book trilogy Under the Never Sky. In this post-pandemic time,  we are testing hybrid […]

South Bay (Zoom): Crash Course on Writing a Mystery

Nov 14 at 7PM: “Crash Course on Writing a Mystery” with Hallie Ephron by Tatyana Grinenko | Oct 23, 2022 | Speaker, Writing Nothing hooks a reader like a masterfully […]

Central Coast (In-Person): Why We Need More LGBTQ+ Historical Fiction

Pacific Grove's Juice n' Java 599 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

Why We Need More LGBTQ+ Historical Fiction Shannon Pufahl grew up in rural Kansas and teaches at Stanford University, where she was a Stegner Fellow in Fiction. Before this, she […]

Redwood (Hybrid): At the Heart of Screenplay: Character / Conflict

Finley Communiy Center 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa, CA

Saturday, November 19, 2022 At the Heart of Screenplay: Character / Conflict Toney Merritt A comprehensive overview of the development practices of turning ideas into screenplays/scripts for film and/or video […]

Tri-Valley (In-Person): Muse Boards: A Visual Writing Aid for All Genres

Four Points by Sheraton 5115 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA

Jill Hedgecock, Author and Freelance Writer, November 19, 2022 August 29, 2022 Jill Hedgecock will present “Muse Boards: A Visual Writing Aid for All Genres” at the Tri-Valley Writers November […]