Literary News and Events
Alas! I fear I must apologize for the tardiness of my inaugural message—having just returned from two weeks at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Twelve plays over the course of nine days, one of which we saw twice. Perhaps this was appropriate, attending, nay, experiencing, re-creations of plays originally produced 400 years ago, but still relevant today. For more
Poetry reading at Santa Clara University, Two of the poets are Janice Dabney and Peter Coe Verbica, both locals! October 21st at 4 – 5:30pm, Sobrato Hall B and C. More
If you are a poet of any age who lives in San Mateo County, submit your best work to thePoetry Is campaign during the month of September 2014. sanmateocountypoet.org/poetry-is
At SPD, we connect readers with writers through independently published literature. Founded in 1969 with five small publishers, SPD is now the nation's only exclusively literary nonprofit book distributor, serving over 400 small and independent presses. spdbooks.org.
The second CWC Literary Review is on the street! A few pages larger and better all around. Join the CWC and be a part of this publication, then drink in the tasty rest. cwcnorcalwriters.org
The Sand Hill Review has published stories, poems and art for fifteen years. A champion of local authors the SHR anthology is available online, in e-reader and paperback formats. The Review is a place where writers and artists can show their work in the company of others in a setting of high standards. sandhillreview.org
Get your short pieces published. Red Savina Review publishes Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry and Art. redsavinareview.org
Kepler's Books and Magazines, in Menlo Park has reopened and is now promoting classes for writers who wish to hone their craft, learn about marketing their work and the multitude of publishing options now available to authors. Visit: keplers.com
Imagine what it was like in the late 1800's to be in Anacapri, writing and living in the Villa San Michele. Vacations often include eating great Italian, meeting like-minded friends, cooking and writing.
Learn how to communicate in a way that gets your ideas heard and encourages the cooperation of others. You will also discover how to keep the contagious effect of naysayers’ negativity from rubbing off on you and find out how to set limits with people who make unreasonable demands. Visit: publisherswriters.org.
The Writing Salon is a year-round school of creative writing with locations in both Berkeley and San Francisco, offering classes in all genres. Courses include all-day weekend workshops, as well as 5-week and 9-week weeknight courses, taught by professional writers. They are held in colorful settings that enhance the creative spirit. Visit writingsalons.com.
Good Lit is a branch of the Club devoted to literature and memoir. The series consists of conversations with prominent authors, playwrights and figures of importance in the literary community, as well as up-and-coming talent. The series also deals with issues of importance to the literary community. Visit commonwealthclub.org.
Self-Publishing Boot Camp provides workshops, courses, and consulting on every aspect of self-publishing. We keep in touch with advances in the industry which will save writers precious time and money by recommending a path utilizing effective processes and reputable providers.
CWC Norcal, a collection of Northern California CWC branches has a redesigned website which showcases writer oriented local events. If you are a CWC member, submit your event to the NorCal webmaster. cwcnorcalwriters.org
Fault Zone, Our thriving SF/Peninsula anthology is staffed entirely by volunteers. It's fun, it's a great experience, and it will make you wise in the ways of writing, publishing and marketing. What are you waiting for? Contact Audrey Kalman for details.
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Please support the goals for World Book Night in the US in 2013 and beyond by making a tax-deductible donation of whatever you can. Every cent donated goes to help spread the love of reading. Visit:.worldbooknight.org
Hot off the Press
Take a look at what's coming up! Workshops, Conferences, Events and Contests are on our Calendar.
Dance of Souls
Kudos and Awards
Congratulations to Bardi Rosman Koodrin!
Peninsula Arts Council was given the Diamond Award for her tireless work as the Literary Director of the Fine Arts Galleria, the San Mateo County Fair.
Congratulations to Fault Zone: Shift Contest winners:
- First Place
Wendy M. Voorsanger
Shifting in California
- Second Place
- Third Place
Trinity Adler, The Oracle of Delphi
Kendra N. Kraig, Just the One
Simone Martel, Gina Bartalotti, Travel Consultant
Pastor Bejinez, Old Man with the Cans
Madeline McEwen, Boys Will Be Boys
Carolyn Donnell, The Once and Future Queen
Susan Frey, Bus Ride to Fresno
Farrell Winter, The Liquor Store
Congratulations to all! The book is up on Amazon for purchase.