Berkeley Branch member Kristen Caven has become the first CWC Writer in Residence at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland, strengthening the relationship between CWC and Joaquin Miller that reaches back to the early 20th century when California writers would meet and socialize at Miller’s home.

Caven’s involvement includes leadership on an “Arts in the Park” event scheduled for Saturday, October 9, that will bring together different organizations for a “blanket and a basket of chow” combined with readings by CWC members. She also has plans to develop a program around her song “Joaquin Miller Went Walkin’” for 2021-22.