Next Program and Events Calendar

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Program:  Register online (see cost below) Small Buy Now Button

Celebrating the Winners of our Young Writers Contest

Marissa Moss


Marisa Moss, author of more than fifty children’s books will discuss:

  • What it takes to be a successful writer
  • Where ideas come from
  • Taking risks, making mistakes
  • Beginnings, Middles, Ends
  • Revision
  • Respecting your reader

Marissa Moss, author and illustrator, has written every type of children’s book from picture books to middle-grade to young adult novels. Best known for the Amelia’s Notebook series, her books are popular with teachers and children alike. Barbed Wire Baseball, her latest picture book, won the California Book Award Gold medal.

In 2012, Moss founded Creston Books. The first four books came out in Fall 2013 to strong reviews (including a Kirkus star). Since then, the small press has earned three more Kirkus stars and one National Council for Teachers of Social Studies Notable. Each list has a good balance of picture books and older readers, debut authors and well-known names, and showcases the very best in children’s books.

Registration Details:  Make life easy. Register before you arrive: Small Buy Now Button

      • Sign-in:  11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
      • Awards:  11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
      • Lunch and Speaker: 12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
      • Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA
      • Cost:  cash and check on site Members $20/Guests $25; PayPal (click “buy now”) $22/$27.  NOTE:  Due to Internet access problems, credit card transactions at the sign-in table are currently not possible.
      • To attend: contact Robin Gigoux at raging (at) aol (dot) com, phone 925-933-9670, or click “buy now” for reservations.  Reservation deadline:  Wed., May 6, 2015 at noon.*

*In accordance with our contractual agreement with Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, the club is charged for every reservation confirmed on the day before the meeting. If you are not able to attend this meeting and do not cancel your reservation prior to noon on the Friday before the meeting, you will be asked to remit the relevant fee as a no-show payment for the event.

Events Calendar for the rest of our season

May 9:  Young Writers Contest; Marissa Moss, publisher of Creston Books, Editing/Revision

June 13: Joshua Mohr, Plaracterization: Merging Character and Plot

Events Calendar for Next Season

Sept. 12:  Grant Faulkner for National Novel Writing Month, The Power of Writing with Abandon

Oct. 10:  Amanda McTigue on Craft