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The club incorporated in 1913 and chose the motto, “Sail On!” from Joaquin Miller’s poem, “Columbus." By 1915, the membership had grown and, along with London, Sterling and Whitaker, honorary members included Ina Coolbrith, Charles Lummis, Edwin Markham, WC Morrow, John Muir, Joaquin Miller and Charles Keeler. Today, California Writers Club has about 1,200 members in seventeen branches all around California. Marin branch was chartered with CWC in 1999 and has been meeting at Book Passage in Corte Madera ever since.

Second Summer Salon on August 24 — Practice Pitching Your Book

Thanks so much to all of you who came to our first summer salon and read your first page. It was a wonderful evening, and the quality of the readings was amazing.

Our second salon is focused on pitching your book. You can practice your pitch as if we were agents who might represent you, or if you want to be more informal, you can practice telling us succinctly what your book is about.


Thursday, August 24, 7 pm — Pitching Practice

Whether you want to practice how you talk about your book or practice an actual pitch for publishers or agents, you’ll want to come to open mic focused on “Pitching Practice.” It will follow the same format as July’s event. Pitch your book and ask for feedback or not. Each reader will get five minutes total for his or her pitch and feedback. We’ll be outside on the deck if the weather’s nice, or inside if it’s not.

Please join us. RSVP to for directions and additional information. If you’re one of the first ten people, we’ll guarantee you a slot. We may have time for more.