Next Program and Events Calendar

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Bridget Watson Payne


“The Power of Words and Images”

What you will learn:

  • what this editor looks for in a winning book proposal
  • unique areas of writing and book publishing that you might not have considered before
  • about the interaction of words and images in illustrated books
  • how to turn your personal interests and passions into books

What makes good proposals and manuscripts for visually driven books?  Find out various roles of a writer and editor in visual publishing. Bridget Watson Payne, Editor at Chronicle Books, will illuminate this exciting area with her discussion, book examples, and Q&A time.

Bridget Watson Payne has worked in publishing for over a decade with hundreds of authors, artists, and photographers.  Her authors include Julia Rothman, Danny Gregory, Elizabeth Partridge, and Yoko Ono.  She is also an author, having written This is Happening: Life Through the Lens of Instagram and New York Jackie: Pictures from Her Life in the City.  

Special Extra:  Writers Table

Registration Details

  • Sign-in:  11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  • Writers Table:  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  • Lunch: 12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m.
  • Business meeting/Program: 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Speaker:  1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA.
  • Members:  $20; Guests: $25
  • To attend, contact Robin Gigoux at ragig (at) aol (dot) com, or phone 925-933-9670 for reservations.  Reservation deadline:  Wed., Sept. 10, 2014 at noon.

Events Calendar for the rest of our season

July 12: Annual board planning session

July 19: CWC Picnic at Joaquin Miller Park

Sept. 13:  Board meeting, 10 a.m.; Program (above) with Bridget Watson Payne

See you on Saturday, September 13 for our new season and check back here later in the summer to keep current on our 2014-2015 season events.