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.

Due to county health guidelines, we will not be able to have meetings at the Nipomo Library for the remainder of 2020, but will offer our upcoming monthly meetings via Zoom. Please visit the Event Calendar page for the schedule.

If you are on our emailing list, you'll receive a meeting announcement with Zoom instructions prior to each meeting. If you're not currently on our list, please Email us.

Join us on Saturday October 3rd, 2020, via Zoom, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM:

Rolynn Anderson

Speaker: Rolynn Anderson

Topic: The Untold Perils of Choosing Romance as My Genre (or Why Romance is a Billion Dollar Elephant in Literature's Room)

Who is Rolynn? She’s a Scandinavian, Army Brat, English Teacher, High School Principal, Golfer, Boater, World Traveler, and Author. With her experiences, Rolynn Anderson is fairly bursting with stories about extraordinary people and amazing settings, real and contrived. As a writer, she delights in creating imperfect characters faced with extraordinary, transforming challenges.

Rolynn will talk about her genre, Romantic ┬áSuspense. She says, “Any author travels rough seas as she polishes her  craft and finally sets anchor in a genre, but this romantic suspense writer has yet to find a quiet harbor. I was na├»ve and ignorant at the start, yet even after publishing ten novels and armed with facts, statistics, and testimonials, I'm baffled by the pushback. In order to bring due status to the genre, I will address the societal and gender obstacles I’ve had to overcome.” Join us and hear about this unique genre and Rolynn’s successful journey.



Our in-person monthly meetings are usually held here: (expected to resume in 2021):

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.

Date/times: Saturday mornings (the first Saturday of each month unless a holiday weekend)
10:15 AM- 10:30 Networking
10:30-10:45 CWC Announcements
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Featured Presentation
12:15 - 12:45: Q&A, Book Signing if applicable

Questions: Email us.

Our Newest Anthology is Now Available !

We are pleased to announce that our 4th anthology,Turning Tides, is now available for purchase. This anthology contains an inspiring collection of nonfiction pieces and poetry. It is also available for purchase at Amazon in paperback; click here for link.

Turning Tides


New: We've added new articles on the craft of writing.

Be sure to visit our ARTICLES page to learn more about the craft of writing. We plan to add new articles each month, written by our Coastal Dunes members. Be sure to check it out!