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A Message from the President

As Central Coast Writers president, I'm very excited about CCW and look forward to continuing to be a part of a wonderful board and a wonderful organization. During my time as president, I hope to establish partnerships with other like-minded organizations in the community, such as libraries, book clubs, book stores and non-profits. I would also like to work toward greater communication between our organization and other Northern California writers' clubs. If possible, I would like to create a follow-up workshop with one of our guest speakers. Lastly, I hope to create a speakers' bureau that we use to go to other organizations and speak about CCW. It's an ambitious agenda, but why not dream big!

Janet Tezak

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Upcoming Programs

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mary Bisbee-Beek: The Thin Line Between Publicity and Marketing: Traditional and Hybrid Publishing

Come listen to Independent book publicist Mary Bisbee-Beek on the accumulated changes in book publishing over the last few years. Mary will talk about marketing and publicizing your book whether it's through a traditional publishing process or through hybrid publishing. 
 
Beginning her publishing career in San Francisco in 1979, Bisbee-Beek joined the University of Michigan Press in 2003, becoming the Director of Publicity and the Trade, Marketing and Foreign Rights Manager. She joined Literary Ventures Fund in 2008, where she worked with authors, agents, and publishers as a marketing, publicity and foreign rights consultant. And in 2010, she moved to Portland to work as an independent book publicist. Mary also teaches in the Portland State University Publishing Program.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Julia Reynolds: Turning facts into page-turning true stories

Do you love books like "Seabiscuit," "Unbroken," "Blackhawk Down," "The Perfect Storm," and "Devil in the White City?" Then you love narrative nonfiction, the art of turning facts into compelling, page-turning true stories.

Also known as literary nonfiction and creative nonfiction, this genre includes some of the best-selling books of our time, with topics ranging from personal memoir to biography, history, and current affairs.

Local award-winning print and broadcast journalist Julia Reynolds, Harvard Nieman Fellow and author of "Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang" (Chicago Review Press, 2014), will discuss how she planned, researched, and wrote a true-story narrative that reads like fiction.


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77 Asilomar Boulevard
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(831) 648-5774

Dinner Hour: 5:30pm
Order from a full menu of reasonably priced selections.

Meeting Begins: 6:30pm



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