California Writers Week

Celebrate the Writers of California!

By decree of the Governor and California State Legislature, the third week of October is perennially designated as

California Writers Week

Jack London, Eugene O’Neill, Sam Shepard*, Alan Ginsberg, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jerimiah Abrams, Tamim Ansary,  Gertrude Atherton, Peter S. Beagle, Ambrose Bierce*, Tom Wolfe, Sue Grafton, Jean Ardell, Anthony Arnold, Mary Austin, Dora E. H. Crow, Ann Bastian, Helen Benedict, Rhys Bowen*, John Blumenthal, Michael Chabon, Dr. Leo Buscaglia, Richard J. Boyle*, Gina Berrault*, Jean Shinoda Bolen*, Mike Blake, Sylvia Boorstein, Gayle Brandeis, Stewart Brand, Keith Bailey, Raymond Barrio, Bill Barich*, Richard Alan Bunch, Dean Edell*, Michael DiLeo*, Mark Coggins, Evan Connell*, Susan Dunlap, Raymond Chandler, Ernest Callenbach,  Julia Child*, Ina Coolbrith, Nik C. Colyer, Sharleen Cooper Cohen, Phil Arnot, Acosta Adali, Catherine Coulter, James Dalessandro, Jim Dreaver, Maria Espinosa, Beverly Cleary, Percival Everett,  Marc Allen, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Phil Frank*, John Steinbeck, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Miller, Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, T. Jefferson Parker, Robert Frost, Paul Erdman*, Elizabeth George, Isabel Allende*, Dean Koontz, Pam Houston*, Norman Mailer, Melba Beals, Robert A . Davies, Baba Ram Dass*, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Ray Berry, T. C. Boyle, Ray Bradbury, Richard Henry Dana, Allen Drury*, Isadora Duncan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Lisa See,  Jack Kerouac*, Joan Didion, Ken Kesey, Joe Eszterhas*, Annie Lamott*, Robert A. Heinlen, Raymond Carver, Clive Cussler, Jack Canfield, Wylene Dunbar, John Gregory Dunne, Alan Epstein, Richard Ford,  Dana Gioia, Elliot Feldman, Jaime de Angulo, Armistead Maupin, Yusef Komunyakaa, Whitney Otto, Registered_Logox250Carlos Castaneda, John Collins, Suzanne Forster, Lacey Fosburgh*, Jane Futcher,  Amy Tan, Thomas Harris, George Sterling, Yolanda Nava, Thomas Pynchon, Upton Sinclair, Alyson Noel, John Gray, Jennifer Ann Kogler, Herbert Gold*, Helen Hunt Jackson, Edith Tacher Hurd*, Jessica Barksdale Inclan, Jack Kornfeld*, Dashiell Hammett, Barbara Seranella,  William Saroyan, Molly Dick*, Paul McHugh, Robyn Schneider, Delilah Beasley, Herb Caen, Devid Meltzer, Anna Deavere Smith, Molly Giles, Andrea Siegel, Barnaby Conrad*, Stewart Emery*, S. I. Hayakawa,  Jonathan Kellerman, Alan Rifkin,  Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Isaacs Menken, Joaquin Miller, Paul Liberatore*, Dan Millman, Terry Black, Jack Hicks, J. S. Holliday, Anh Do, John Muir, Michael Scott Moore, Carolyn Follett, Carl Reiner, Victoria Silva, Audrey Wood,  Don Miguel Ruiz, Rebecca Solnit,  M. F. K. Fisher, Firoozeh Dumas, Lisa Alpine, Steve Martin, Khaled Hosseini, Edward Humes, Faye Kellerman, Susan Ito, Pico Iyer,  D. P. Lyle, Eric Shapiro, Bonnie Domrose Stone, Kathleen Sharp, Joe Quirk, Ross Macdonald, Lynette Brasfield, Gail Tsukiyama, Jo Anne Van Tillburg, Bret Harte, K. C. Cole, June Dutton, Alexandra Haslam, Elizabeth McKenzie, Deanne Stillman, Jessica Mitford, Pat Morrison, Rupert Hughes, Thom Gunn, Susan Straight, Rayn Roberts, Randy Shilts, Peter Richardson, Veronique de Turenne, Ursula K. LeGuin, Tony Lazzarini, Peter Lefcourt, Yone Noguchi, Vladimir Lange, Tony Johnston, Malcolm Margolin, M. L. Malcolm, Michael McClure, Ruthanne Lum McCunn, Lucille Lang Day, Oakley Hall, Robyn McGee, Kelly Lange, Nancy Huebotter,  Stanton Delaplane*, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Thomas Steinbeck, Theodora Kroeber, Alan Clements, devorah major, Joie Davidow, John Lescroat, Linda Palmer, Robert Haas*, Louis B. Jones, Robert de Heer, Leora Krygier, John D. Grissim*, John Gilmore, Robinson Jeffers, Molly Fish, Kathryn J. Abajian, John Forbes, William O’Daly, Shirley Ann Parker, Maxine Hong Kingston, Wardlaw Lee, Penny Warner, Taylor Smith, Ruben Martinez, Peg Bracken, Joe Gores*, Jean Harfenist, Lee Lofland, Kimball Livingston*, Carolyn See,  Ona Russell, Shesshu Foster, Molly Katzen, Mikel Dunham, Laurel House,  Judy Reeves, Marybeth Bond*, Judith Greber*,  Jack Hirschman, Edwin Markham, Donald DeNevi, Ishmael Reed, David Masumoto, Andrew Sean Greer, Floyd Salas, Jimmy Hopper, Tillie Olsen, Michael Parenti, Fanny Osbourne, Daniel Handler, Frank Chin, Julie Williams, Lacey Fosburgh, Kevin Starr, Julie Wallace, Francisco Garces, Daniel A. Olivas, Anthony Marais, Louise Steinman, Mary Mackey, Louise Clappe, Martin Cruz Smith*, Richard Rodrigues, Alice Sebold, Erik Erikson, Aimee Liu, Reyna Grande, Regina Louise, Jack Shelton*, Wallace Stegner*, George Sterling*, Raymond Strait, Hector Tobar, Danielle Steele, Martin Cruz Smith*, Gertrude Stein,  Ellen Sussman, Curt Gentry, Eric Stone, Victoria Zackheim, Elizabeth Stromme, Susan Vreeland, Alan Watts*, John Wasserman*, Joseph Wambaugh, Alice Walker, Jessamyn West, Marianne Williamson, D. J. Waldie, Ashley Wolff, Richard Vaughn, Al Young, Gary Zukav, Tobias Wolff, April Halpri Wayland, Dr. David Viscott, Oscar Zeta, Rick Wartzman,  . . . and the list goes on

* = Marin Writer

John Muir, naturalist and author.
John Muir, Muir Woods National Monument
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