Thursday, July 18, 2013

East Bay Event this Saturday

The Berkeley branch of the California Writer's Club is holding a Picnic, Poetry & LitCake gathering this Saturday July 20th from 1-4pm in the lovely Joaquin Miller Park, in Oakland.

In addition to the much-anticipated good food n’ fun (Literary Cake-Decorating Contest!) there will be an open mic for writers who wish to share a sample of their writing.

CWC WILL PROVIDE: Hamburgers and all the fixin’s, plates, napkins, tableware, etc.
YOU BRING: Side dish, appetizer, salad, or dessert to share, plus drinks for you and your guests.
NOTE: In keeping with the spirit of Our Founder, alcoholic beverages are permitted. Please imbibe responsibly.

The event is primarily for members of the Berkeley chapter but if you are interesting in attending please contact Linda Brown as there is still space available. 

For more detailed info check out the homepage of the Berkeley chapter.

Monday, July 8, 2013



SATURDAY JULY 13TH in San Rafael*, 9am-12pm


Topic - Traditional vs. Indie Publishing

I am a BAIPA member and am so impressed with the generosity of the members, who freely share their wealth of knowledge with one-another, navigating the complicated waters of self-publishing. In addition to the excellent presentation, the morning Q&A session beforehand is a wonderful opportunity to learn and share your own experiences with getting your work out into the world.

The guest presenter this month will be author Lee Foster: 

"One possible part of the strategy for independent publishing, from my perspective, is that you might want to get your book content up on your website, for all to see, so that you benefit from ads (potentially) and more people might buy your print or ebook product.

However, another benefit of a website presentation of your book is that editors may see your work and may want to license it or commission you for parallel work. This has just happened to me again. I have the 30 chapters of my recent book Northern California Travel: The Best Options up on my website at
*Join us at the San Rafael Corporate Center, 750 Lindaro Street in San Rafael, Saturday, July 13, 2013."

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