The California Writers’ Club is one of the oldest writer’s organizations in continuous operation in the nation. Our members are poets, journalists, essayists, technical writers, and creators of genre and literary fiction, as well as editors, booksellers, and others involved in related fields, all joined together for the common goal of educating ourselves and the community on the craft of writing and publishing.

Upcoming events


The pitfalls and unexpected rewards of turning memoir into fiction.
Mary-Rose Hayes

Sunday, April 13, 2014
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Book Passage – 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera

Mary-Rose-Hayesx250Mary-Rose Hayes will discuss writing her new novel WHAT SHE HAD TO DO; the reasons it took so long (more than ten years) and how that was a blessing in
disguise; Hayes-What-She-Had-To-Dowhy the characters in the book didn’t seem real until she stepped out of their lives and allowed them to develop on their own; and how, by the time she had typed “THE END” for the final time, she had surprisingly come to terms with past issues of her own.

British-born Mary-Rose Hayes is the author of eight previous novels including the TIME/LIFE best seller AMETHYST, and two political thrillers co-authored with Senator Barbara Boxer.

The Marin branch was chartered with CWC in 1999. For additional information, visit our History page or the California Writers Club website: www.calwriters.org