Membership Benefits


Our monthly meetings are open to everyone, but while we’re at it, check out the many benefits of membership in our vibrant branch of the California Writers Club, one of the oldest continually running writers clubs in the country with 22 branches up and down our state. Once you’re convinced you should join the SF/Peninsula Branch, you can do so here.


SF/Peninsula Branch of the CWC




Attend monthly meetings; network with other writers; learn from monthly speakers on various aspects of writing and publishing.

Meet writers like you: overcome “Lonely Writer’s Syndrome!” 

Join our Shut Up & Write at Foster City & San Mateo gatherings.

Present and attend at our popular Writers Helping Writers series held in local public libraries.

Attend & read our monthly Open Mic Nights

Join online Members Gallery to promote yourself, your books, and other writing.


Share your writing-related events, articles, and “good news” at meetings, in our monthly The Peninsula Writer newsletter, and on our Facebook page.


Join critique groups and receive critique group training. 


Take part in CWC-sponsored bookstore events and readings.


Submit your creative work to our creative Fault Zone anthology series. Receive valuable editorial advice and get published for free!


Participate in and lead Think Tank sessions where members gather to share tips & techniques in writing and publishing.


Sign up to present, read, and participate in the annual CWC Literary Stage at the San Mateo County Fair.


Receive coaching on how to make the most of your membership at New Member Gatherings held twice a year. Meet other new members!


Take advantage of member pricing for monthly meetings and workshops.


Hang out with your new writer friends at our annual holiday party and summer picnic.


Submit your work to the CWC state-wide annual publication, The Literary Review.


Receive CWC state-wide publications including The Literary Review and The Bulletin.


Participate with fellow writers in multiple volunteer opportunities