Attention authors, writers and aspiring writers!

The California Writers Club has formed and chartered a new branch in the south part of California's Central Coast. The Coastal Dunes Branch is centered in the south part of San Luis Obispo county and the northern part of Santa Barbara county. Anyone residing in either of those counties is welcome to attend our monthly meetings, workshops or other sponsored events.

Coastal Dunes CWC will be at the Central Coast Writers Conference this month, held at Cuesta College on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st!

Stop by our vendor table and meet our members, and sign up for our emailing list. Our staff will be in the vendor area on Friday and Saturday until 5:00 PM each day.
Several of our member authors will also be participating in the Book and Author Fair to be held on Thursday, September 29th at Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo from 3:00 until 8:00 PM, during the weekly Farmers Market. Come by and say hi!

Coastal Dunes CWC is a sponsor of this year's conference. For more information and a conference schedule, visit

Come to our October 8th, 2016 Meeting and Program!

NOTE: 2nd Saturday due to Writers Conference schedule!

Join us on Saturday, October 8th, 2016, for our monthly meeting. We will first have a brief CWC meeting. This will be followed by our featured presentation,Taking fact and turning it into fiction: An Examination of the Creative Process featuring Tony Piazza. It is being hosted by the Nipomo Library, and there is no charge for the meeting.

Date/times: Saturday, October 8th, 2016
10:15 - 11:00 AM: Networking, CWC Announcements
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Featured presentation, Q&A, book signing

Following the presentation, from 12:30 - 1:30 PM: CWC Critique Group meeting

Where: Community Room, Nipomo Library, 918 West Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA
Directions: From 101 northbound or southbound, take the Tefft street exit.
Proceed west for .9 mile. At Orchard, turn right into library parking lot.

Questions: Email us.

Join us on Saturday, October 8th, featuring Tony Piazza

Featured Presentation: "Taking fact and turning it into fiction: An Examination of the Creative Process"

Tony Piazza is a mystery writer, film historian, and veteran storyteller renowned for his passion for writing and movies. He is the author of four mystery novels and a non-fiction work, and an Actor and stand-in for movies and television  in such notable films as Magnum Force and The Streets of San Francisco. He has an exciting presentation planned for our October 8th meeting:

Did you realize that knowledge in film and television techniques can be a plus in writing? It's amazing how much both arts interrelate with each other. For instance, training in film editing can aide in writing an effective action sequence, or searching out locations as a director may add more realism to your storytelling. This presentation will demonstrate these, as well as other techniques used by Hollywood to develop a story. In addition it will show how research, experience, and even a chance encounter can spawn an idea. Finally, a real life mysterious Hollywood death will be examined in detail and shown how the fact of this case was turned into the fiction of a detective novel.