A Message from the President

In 8 BCE the Roman Senate gathered to celebrate Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor. I wonder how much debate went into the proper gift to bring to that party? In the end, they decided on naming a whole month in his honor; "Sextilis" was changed to "Augustus." I imagine he was pleased with their token. Today we just call it August—maybe "Augustus" sounded a wee bit pretentious?

I am one month into my second term as your president. I'll admit that I almost didn't accept the nomination to remain for another year. My life is busy, and I wondered if I had the time to devote to the club—it's important to me to put the proper amount of effort into the things I promise I'll do. What finally tipped me to "yes" was the fact that each of the other members of the Executive Committee said they would stay too.

Laurie Sheehan

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October 15, 2016

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September 20, 2016

Lindsay Hatton McClelland

Lindsay Hatton will talk about the opportunities and challenges of setting a work of fiction in a location that is both personally meaningful and internationally beloved. Her debut novel, Monterey Bay, takes the reader back to the Monterey and Cannery Row of 1940 with her teenage protagonist, Margot Fiske, drawing from the lore of that heady time and her own teenage experiences.

Hatton is a graduate of Williams College. She holds an MFA from the Creative Writing Program at New York University. She currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but was born and raised in Monterey, where she spent many fascinating and formative summers working behind the scenes at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Read the "Story Behind the Book" in Kate Tuttle's Boston Globe article, dated July 15, 2016.



November 15, 2016

Stuart Horwitz

Editor Stuart Horwitz will discuss a method to complete your book in three drafts: how to write it, revise it, and complete it while you still love it! His presentation will consider the best outlook and direction for each draft in order to increase efficiency, satisfaction, and engagement with both the writing process and the final product.

Mr. Horwitz is the founder and principal of Book Architecture, a firm of independent editors based in Providence, (www.BookArchitecture.com). Book Architecture's clients have reached the best-seller list in both fiction and non-fiction, and have appeared on Oprah!, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and in the most prestigious journals in their respective fields. His first book Blueprint Your Bestseller (Penguin/Perigee), was named one of 2013's best books about writing by The Writer magazine. His second book, Book Architecture: How to Plot and Outline Without Using a Formula, appeared in 2015, and his third and final book in the Book Architecture trilogy, Finish Your Book in Three Drafts: How to Write a Book, Revise a Book, and Complete a Book While You Still Love It, was released in June of 2016.

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77 Asilomar Boulevard
Pacific Grove
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Meeting Begins: 6:30pm

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