February 17, 2019

CWC NorCal Group

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Who Are We?    NorCal Group is an association of Northern California branches of the California Writers Club (CWC) that, due to proximity and common interests, have joined in the pursuit of ideas, opportunities, and events that speak directly to our craft of writing and the means of getting published. Our intent is to share branch awareness – successes and misses –  as well as to scour our broader landscape, singling out and creating opportunities of value that will provide a benefit to branch members. We meet three times per year on the first Saturday of February, May, and October. All members of the California Writers Club are welcome. Contact and/or come with your NorCal representative.

The NorCal Group Mission Statement

Through exchange, collaboration, and execution of ideas, the intent of this group is to further the opportunities for writing and publication to the betterment of branches and their members.

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Motto Excellence through sharing and synergy.

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Chair: Carole Bumpus

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CWC History:  The California Writers Club (CWC), founded in 1909, is the oldest professional writers’ club in the western United States. It started under the influences of Jack London, George Sterling, Herman Whitaker, and Austin Lewis. CWC is a nonprofit organization with 21 branches that comprise approximately 1,900 members statewide.

Visit the state website at www.calwriters.org for a list of all the branches.

Special Happenings: 

2019 SFWC at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Thursday, February 14th through Sunday, February 18th, 2019

Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community for Writers
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The mission of the San Francisco Writers Conferenceis to build bridges to better tomorrows for writers connected to the conference by:

  • Giving writers the information and inspiration they need to 
    • write and sell their books
    • make them successful
    • reach their literary and financial goals
  • Providing a forum for writers, agents, publishers, and writers organizations
  • Helping writers build the networks they need by creating a community of writers online and off.

Because the California Writers Club’smission statement mirrors that of the SFWC, we are able to reach out to many of the same writers who are seeking help, support and encouragement in their writing by providing them with information about our Club. 

This is the CWC’s seventh year at the conference as an exhibitor and each year our booth improves. Our eye-catching banner, a Tri-Fold display of some of our member authors’ book covers, our redesigned CWC brochures and of course, YOU. Remember, we are sharing our writing stories, our connections through the CWC, our understanding of the CWC and meeting new friends.


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Tri-Valley Writers’ Conference
Register at
www.trivalleywriters.org/