Hello Writers!

Thank you to all of you who responded for our brainstorming session. Your assistance was invaluable, and your passion for the Marin branch heart-warming. Although we did not manage to recruit new board members (but did recruit one volunteer), we decided that we would buckle down and not only keep the branch going, but sow the seeds to help it grow.

To that end, in addition to Marin pulling together an exciting speaker program lineup for the year, we have made an agreement with Redwood Writers (CWC in Santa Rosa) to provide even more opportunities for our members. Our agreement will allow our members to participate in Redwood Writers’ online meetings at the member rate, and vice versa.  Members will not have to become a dual member for this discount.

If members choose to take advantage of Redwood Writers’ online meetings, our members have the opportunity to pay the Santa Rosa branch $30 upfront for their year’s meetings through June 2021 (with the exception to December and February meetings which are open to Redwood Writer members only). Otherwise, they charge a $5 member rate for each meeting attended. More info on how to do that to come.

Marin’s meetings will continue to be $5 for members and $10 for non-members with the exception of possible special events which would have their own pricing structure with a discount for members.

One of our brainstorm participants said that “last year was one of our best years yet.” We hope you’ve been able to take advantage of our rich programming this past year including presentations by David Corbett on “Compelling Stories with Three Dimensional Characters and Four Corner Conflict,”  Mary C. Moore on “How to Query an Agent,” and Ruth Schwartz on “Best Practices for Self-Publishing with KDP and IngramSpark,” and many other incredibly talented presenters. You can see our past events on our website. (As always, we welcome your ideas for new programs).

With our collaboration with Redwood Writers, we expect nearly twice the number of equally-engaging online meetings this next year for you to enjoy. If we are lucky, we may have a few in person gatherings if conditions permit.

So, we invite you to renew your membership in the California Writers Club–Marin today.

Why Join CWC-Marin?

We will continue to feature programs to help you with your writing:

  • Enhance and improve the craft of your writing
  • Stay on top of the latest trends in marketing & publishing
  • Learn from industry professionals and/or peers
  • Network with industry professionals and peers
  • Get savvy about marketing your work
  • Receive valuable editorial input by establishing or joining a critique group
  • Obtain support and camaraderie from other writers

CWC Member-Only Benefits:

  • Receive discounts on all CWC branch meetings, workshops and events.
  • Get published in The California Writers Club Literary Review — find out more at www.calwriters.org.
  • Exposure – Check out our website — cwcmarin.com — where we feature Member Profiles of current members.
  • Publicity – Get your events posted on our branch’s Facebook page and in our email newsletter.
  • Access to Redwood Writers’ online meetings at the member rate is included in your membership.
  • You can join other CWC branches at a discount (only $25) under what is called “Dual Membership.”

Your membership is vital to help us continue to deliver quality programs for writers like you.  So, whether you are a current member or you have let it lapse, please join today.

Current Members: 
Current members can renew for only $45 if paid by September 30. The fee for new members and members renewing after Sept. 30 is $65 — that includes the state organization’s $20 fee for new members.   To renew, please look out for the PayPal invoice shortly, or go to https://cwcmarin.com/join/.   If you wish to pay by check, please make it payable to CWC and send it to: CWC- Marin, Treasurer, 124 Tiburon Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901.

Former Members and New Members:
Come back and join in the fun.  Go to our website https://cwcmarin.com/join/ to join for $65.

Join the fun for only $10.  Go to our website https://cwcmarin.com/join/ to become a member.

Out of the Area:
Consider a Dual Membership for only $25 when Marin is your second membership.  Go to our website https://cwcmarin.com/join/ to join.

Renew today!  Our membership year runs from July 1 – June 30.

Upcoming Events:
Due to the fires, our September event line up may change. We will announce the upcoming events by early September.

The first online event will be on Saturday, September 19th 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Details to follow, but mark your calendar.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at marincwc@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you again on Zoom!

The CWC-Marin Board

Mike Van Horn, Alison Marshall, Jett Walker, Mary Krefting and Diane Vickers

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