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.

Our Anthology is Now Available!

Shifting SandsShifting 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.



Come to our February 3rd, 2018 Meeting

Note: earlier start time - 10:30 AM!!

Join us on Saturday, February 3rd, 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, February 3rd, 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, February 3rd, 2018!

Featured Presentation: Understanding Different Religions for Character Development

Speaker: Stephen R. Lloyd-Moffett

Dr. Lloyd-Moffett will help us think through how to learn about and represent people whose religions are unfamiliar to us.  He will look at some of the common mistakes people make in considering others' religions and offer advice on where to discover accurate and interesting religious characters.

Dr. Stephen Lloyd-Moffett is an internationally known Religious Studies scholar and Professor of Religious Studies at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. A dynamic, popular community lecturer, he is the recipient the Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts teaching award, the President's Community Service Award, and was named one of the Top 20 Under 40 by the San Luis Obispo Tribune. Author of Beauty for Ashes: The Spiritual Transformation of a Modern Greek Community (St. Vladimir’s Press, 2010) and numerous articles, Dr. Lloyd-Moffett explores the history and contemporary practice of religions around the globe.  His current research involves the spirituality of wine.  Professor Lloyd-Moffett holds a M.A. in Religious Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara; Master of Theology from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary; Ph.D. in Religious Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara.