Next Program and Events Calendar

Saturday, May 10, 2014

program

Ellen Klages and the Young Writers Contest Winners

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“Building a Story from the Ground Up”

What you will learn:

  • the process of writing, including
    • first drafts
    • plot and structure
    • what to do when stuck

Ellen Klages‘ first novel, The Green Glass Sea about two misfit eleven-year-old girls living in Los Alamos during WWII, while their parents are creating the atomic bomb, came out in October 2006 from Sharyn November at Viking. Her second novel, was published in 2008, also from Viking. A collection of her short fiction,

Her first novelThe Green Glass Sea, about two misfit eleven-year-old girls living in Los Alamos during WWII, while their parents are creating the atomic bomb, came out in October 2006 from Sharyn November at Viking. Her second novel, White Sands, Red Menace,was published in 2008, also from Viking. A collection of her short fiction, Portable Childhoods, came out from Tachyon Publications in 2007.

She has also written four books of hands-on science activities for children (with Pat Murphy, et al.) for the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco.

Registration Details

  • Sign-in: starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Awards begin at 11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch and speaker: 12:15 - 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., May 7, 2014 at noon.

Events Calendar for the rest of our season

May 10: Board meeting, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All members invited. Monthly meeting: celebrate the winners of the Young Writers Contest. Speaker: Ellen Klages

June 14: Board meeting, 10-11 a.m. All members invited.  Monthly meeting: speaker Mary Mackey

July 12: Annual board planning session

July 19: CWC Picnic at Joaquin Miller Park