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President's Message

Chris Wachlin, President of CWC sf/peninsula

Happy April! Last month we discussed the spring-like qualities of fresh writing regarding poetry and fiction. Spring, with its insistence, push, and freshness, is a great time for writers to push and to insist. For more

 

 

SPD: Small Press Distributors

SPD

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.

 

 

CWC Literary Review

Fault Zone YoCWC Literary Review 2013uTube

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

 

Sand Hill Review

Lit Crawl, San Francisco

The Sand Hill Review has published stories, poems and art for fourteen 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

 

Red Savina Review

Lit Crawl, San Francisco

Get your short pieces published. Red Savina Review publishes Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry and Art. redsavinareview.org

 

Kepler's Classes for Writers

Kepler's

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

Writing Vacations

writing vacations

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.
writing-vacations.com

 

How to Communicate with More Success and Less Stress

Indie PUblishing with Amazon

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

The Writing Salon

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.

 

Commonwealth Club, San Francisco Good Lit

Albert Flynn DeSilver Coaching and Mentoring Services

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

Albert Flynn DeSilver Coaching and Mentoring Services

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.
Visit: selfpubbootcamp.com.

 

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. cwcnorcalwriters.org

 

 

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.

World Book Night, April 23, 20--

Albert Flynn DeSilver Coaching and Mentoring Services

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

Writers' Calendar

CWC writers calendar

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

Recently Published!

 

Movie Guide to Romantic Comedies, Cathy Glenn Jennings

Movie 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

Ambril's Tale
 Return of the Dullaith

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

SENDERO

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
    Trucking
  • Third Place
    Madeline McEwen
    Appearances

 

  • 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.