Upcoming Events


December 11: Writers Helping Writers
Speaker: Mark Dooley
Topic: Using Negative Space in Your Writing
California Writers Club member Mark Dooley discusses using negative space in writing, at this month’s Writers Helping Writers program. Negative space in writing invites readers to share in the worlds writers create; readers fill the gaps with their own images and emotions, creating an integrated world from authors’ stories. Explore the omitted and obscure via visual metaphor, examples, and skill exercises.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
San Mateo Public Library
Free event.
January 18: Think Tank 
Speaker: Tim Flood
Topic: On Scrivener

Join us for a peer-led discussion of our writing craft and tools for creation. Your questions and discussion are encouraged.

Tim Flood: I will demonstrate the power and usefulness of a computer application called Scrivener, designed to support writers of all kinds and the writing process from idea to publishable work. I will show some of the many rich features which I have found useful in my writing and which you might, too. My goal will not be to teach you Scrivener but to inform you about its power and utility.
Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m.
No Open Mic in January
Open Mic: San Carlos Library, 4th Tuesday of the month
Co-Hosted by Jeannine & Korie
4th Tuesday of the month
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
San Carlos Library
CWC Reading Series
Bay Area Generations to bring their acclaimed Literary Salons to the Peninsula. Details.
2/3/20 Dragon Theater, 7-8:30 pm
External to the Club- participation possible
May 4-5, 2019 Bay Area Book Festival 

Oct 10-19, 2019 LitQuake- Lit Crawl SF (the 19th)

Feb 13-16, 2020 SF Writers Conference 2020

Literary Series – for reference
2nd Thursday, 7 p.m. monthly Why There Are Words (Sausalito)

4th Monday, 7 p.m. monthly Bay Area Generations (SF/Oakland)

3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. quarterly Story is the Thing (Palo Alto)

On hiatus? Peninsula Literary (Palo Alto)