This message landed in the Guild’s mailbox a few months ago, right after the Writers’ Digest Novel Writing Conference in Pasadena last October. For those Guild members who live in North County, branches of the California Writers Club may be within reach. The closest branches are in Long Beach and Orange County.
Many of you spent three days immersed in your writing at the WD Novel Writing Conference. Now, the California Writers Club invites you to continue the dedication to your literary life by joining us.
CWA is one of the oldest organizations for writers in the nation, in continuous operation since 1909. Today, CWC has 21 branches around the state with 1800-plus members. Our locations range from Mendocino to Orange County, from the Central Coast to the Central Valley and the High Desert.
Each branch offers its own unique programs and activities, but all are centered around monthly meetings featuring expert speakers on some aspect of writing and the writing life: craft, publication, marketing and more. Many of our branches also publish anthologies, sponsor open mic nights, and offer critique groups, all in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
First-year annual dues are just $65 and offer discounts to conferences, workshops and contests sponsored by all of the branches. Plus, you’ll be supporting our mission as a 501(c)3 nonprofit to educate writers in all aspects of craft and in the marketing of our work.
Membership is open to writers of all genres, interests and levels. You don’t have to be published to join CWC! The actual joining process takes place at the branch level. To find a branch near you, visit our website, calwriters.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you at a meeting soon!