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CWC SF/Peninsula presents:
A Simon Wood Workshop
The 21st Century Author

Simon Wood Workshop

You don’t get a second chance at making a first impression. That’s never been truer for writers. While publishing opportunities have increased, so have the demands. Editors, agents and publishers expect writers to be born fully formed to tackle the reading public. You need to have your image, platform and social networking plan in place the second your book hits the market—and in the case of a new author, long before. Sponsored by the CWC SF/Peninsula Branch.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 10am to 4pm [lunch included]
$75 CWC members $90 non-members
Crowne Plaza Foster City - San Mateo
1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94044

CWC Literary Review

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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.



CWC NorCal

CWC NorCal writers

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.



Get Involved

Fault Zone

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.

Open Board Positions at the CWC SF/Peninsua

Blog Administrator
The administrator posts information on the blog as well as reviews and approves comments. It's a relatively new position and therefore open to interpretation.

Membership Chair...a fun way to be part of CWC! You will meet everyone!
· Talk to potential new members about benefits of membership.
· Receive new member applications and payment, record info in easy online system, and send official Welcome Letter.
· Receive and record payments of annual summer membership renewals

For more info, please contact Linda Okerlund, CWC branch prez at

Minds Matter of San Francisco

Minds Matter of San Francisco

San Francisco students are in need of assistance in writing. Writing in particular is an area where many students struggle. Share your knowledge and passion for writing with our students.



Hot off the Press

Writers' Calendar

CWC writers calendar

Take a look at what's coming up! Workshops, Conferences, Events and Contests are on our Calendar.

Recently Published!


A Cup of Redemption by Carole Bumpus

A Cup of Redemption

by Carole Bumpus


Riding the Cursed Shoots, Ambril's Tale Book2 by  Wendy D. Walter

 Riding the Cursed Shoots
   Ambril's Tale 2

by Wendy D. Walter


The Siege by James Hanna

The Siege

by Jim Hanna


Dance of Souls by Audrey Kalman

Dance of Souls
 new cover!

by Audrey Kalman


Movie Guide to Romantic Comedies, Cathy Glenn JenningsMovie Guide to Romantic Comedies: 100 Chick Flicks That Make You Laugh and Feel Happy Ever After

by Cathie Glenn Jennings


Hold Fast: Tom Crean

Hold Fast: Tom Crean

by Dave Hirzel


Who Sings to the Dead by Max Tomlinson

Who Sings to the Dead

by Max Tomlinson


Ambril's Tale, The Return of the Dullaith

Making Peg Dolls

by Margaret Bloom



Ambril's Tale, The Return of the Dullaith

Return of the Dullaith
 Ambril's Tale 1

by Wendy D. Walter


A Time to Cast Away Stones, Elise Francis Miller, author

A Time
 to Cast Away Stones

by Elise Frances Miller


Enough of Us author - Cheryl Levinson

Enough of Us

by Cheryl Levinson


Sendero written by Max Tomlinson


by Max Tomlinson


Dance of Souls by Audrey Kalman

Dance of Souls

by Audrey Kalman



Kudos and Awards


Congratulations to Bardi Rosman Koodrin!

Teresa LeYung-Ryan Playwright

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.
Hurray Bardi!



Congratulations to Fault Zone: Shift Contest winners:

  • First Place
    Wendy M. Voorsanger
    Shifting in California
  • Second Place
    Jane Mellin
  • Third Place
    Madeline McEwen


  • Other Finalists:
    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.