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Planning for fall 2014

Even as we end our 2013-2014 season with a fabulous program by Mary Mackey, our Board is planning our next season.  We have a planning meeting in July, but we have already lined up the first program of the new … Continue reading

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June program–grand finale for our 2013-2014 season

Mary Mackey will round out our season by presenting on “How to Travel Like a Writer.”  Timely, in light of our summer hiatus, she will discuss what it means to travel like a writer and how your unique perspective from … Continue reading

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Kudos to Melanie Denman

Melanie has received a 2014 bronze IPPY for Regional Southern Fiction from Independent Publisher Book Awards for her novel, Visiting the Sins.  Congratulations, Melanie.  

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Ellen Klages on Building a Story and the Ellen Klages and the Young Writers Contest Winners

May is always a “banner” program because we celebrate our young writers and enjoy, together, a program on writing.  Ellen Klages will talk on “Building a Story from the Ground Up” and we will enjoy watching our young writers receive … Continue reading

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April program for our Mt. Diablo Members

After a fabulous March workshop on character, we are gearing up for our next program with speaker Jordan Rosenfeld.  To be held on April 12, Jordan will share her expertise on plot. For details, click on our Next Program and … Continue reading

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South Bay Writers March Event

We all know how great Martha Engber is as a presenter and workshop leader.  South Bay Writers’ Spring Workshop on March 30 (Sunday) will feature Martha on the subject: “Grow Your Great Character and Plot! A Workshop for Writers of Fiction and Nonfiction.” … Continue reading

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Tri-Valley Writers and San Ramon Public Library Team Up

The Tri Valley CWC branch and the San Ramon Library will host an evening on Thursday, March 27, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Program:  Writing in the Genres Featuring our own Marlene Dotterer on sci fi/fantasy, along with Victoria Emmons on … Continue reading

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The Art of Suspense

From:  South Bay Writers California Writers Club-South Bay Branch http://www.southbaywriters.com April 14, 2014 Author Margaret Lucke THE ART OF SUSPENSE: HOW TO KEEP YOUR READERS TURNING THE PAGES Every great story is a suspense story, no matter its genre. Your … Continue reading

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Short Story contest–CWC SF/Peninsula Branch

Call for Entries includes Non-Members Fault Zone: Diverge, the fifth in the anthology series edited by the SF/Peninsula Branch of California Writers, will be published by Sand Hill Review Press in 2014. Non-members of SF/Peninsula Writers are eligible to participate … Continue reading

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It’s time for the Young Writers Contest

Yes, the moment is here.  Click on “Young Writers” to reach our contest page where you’ll find information about the upcoming workshop for young writers on Feb. 1 (plus poetry prompts) a flyer about the contest to post or to … Continue reading

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