Upcoming Events


Writers Helping Writers: Editing Your Memoir and Personal Stories
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
7:00 PM
Darlene Frank talks about what you can do on your own before you give your manuscript to an editor, and what you can expect as the two of you work together. Whether you’re writing a book-length memoir, an essay, or a story, this session will help you refine your work. 
CWC Writers on Stage!
Monday, February 3, 2020
7:30 PM
CWC/Bay Area Generations Peninsula Literary Salon
Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 PM
$10 suggested donation at the door
A literary salon featuring curated works of Bay Area poets, writers and storytellers, powered by California Writers Club SF Peninsula Branch. Bay Area Generations is an ongoing reading series that pairs readers of different generations (at least 10 years apart) to bring diverse voices and perspectives to the community. Since 2013, more than 400 notable authors, poets, writers, playwrights and musicians have read poetry and stories, or performed at this celebrated literary salon. See Submissions Deadlines below for information on submitting.
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.
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
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)