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Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor

jackson daughtery literary honor

The winner of the Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor receives a one thousand dollar ($1,000) cash prize and, best of all, a publication deal for your book, which includes professional editing, full distribution and marketing. Flyer. Website: jdlh.org


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.
Contact andrew.beck@mindsmattersf.org




Your Life is a Book: How to Craft and Publish Your Memoir

Your Life is a Book

Brenda Peterson, author of the new book Your Life is a Book: How to Craft & Publish Your Memoir is coming to the Corte Madera Book Passage for a deeply discounted workshop on November 2nd from 1-3 pm. Cost is $50 and includes a copy of Your Life is a Book. Peterson is a writing teacher and author of eighteen books. bookpassage.com/event/class-brenda-peterson-your-life-book






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. cwcnorcalwriters.org


Sand Hill Review

Lit Crawl, San Francisco

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



Kepler's Classes for Writers


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


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.



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.



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!


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.