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.

Don't Miss the Local Author Fair in Nipomo on Sunday March 18th! Fair poster

Coastal Dunes CWC is one of the four sponsors of this event; it is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Nipomo Library. There will be 26 authors from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties selling and autographing their books, representing a wide variety of genres:  Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Poetry, Romance , Children's, Young Adult, Memoir, History and Military. There will also be author readings, drawings for free books, and light refreshments served. It's free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 18th, 11 AM to 3 PM, Avila Room LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR!

Location: The Monarch Club, 1645 Trilogy Parkway, Nipomo, CA
Free admission.
Features 26 local authors, drawings for free books, author readings, light refreshments.
First 100 attendees will receive a book tote bag.


Come to our April 7th, 2018 Meeting

Join us on Saturday, April 7th, 2018, for our Monthly Meeting and Featured Presentation. It is being hosted by the Nipomo Library, and there is no charge for the meeting.

Date/times: Saturday, April 7th, 2018
10:15 AM- 10:30 Networking

10:30-10:45 CWC Announcements

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Featured Presentation

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, April 7th, 2018!

Featured Presentation: Writing the thriller and the legal thriller - from legal writing to living writing

Speaker: David P. Warren

Author David P. Warren knows a thing or two about writing legal thrillers. As an attorney specializing in employment litigation for more than 35 years, David used his breadth of legal and courtroom experience to create three novels: The Whistleblower Onslaught, Altering Destiny and Sealing Fate. A fourth novel is in the works. David will talk about his writing journey, and how he reached the point where writing is a daily priority and how it impacts his life. Don’t miss this fascinating presentation on writing legal thrillers! David will be on hand after his presentation to sell and autograph his books.

Our Anthology is Now Available!

Shifting Sands is the first anthology for the Coastal Dunes Branch. Volume I is a collection of literary works showcasing the talented writers of the breathtaking Coastal Dunes region of California. Our anthology is a compilation of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry pieces covering a variety of genres written by members of the Coastal Dunes Branch of the California Writers Club.

It is now available in paperback at, or you can purchase them at any of our monthly meetings. Click here for link to Amazon.