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.

Come to our May 5th, 2018 Meeting

Join us on Saturday, May 5th, 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, May 5th, 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, May 5th, 2018!

Featured Presentation: How I stopped writing screenplays, started writing for the theater, and found creative happiness

Speaker: Michael Kaplan

Michael Kaplan wrote the three-act comedy, Love Town, which was produced by the Pewter Plough Playhouse in Cambria, California in 2009 and has been published by Samuel French. He created We’re Cancelling Cable (and other Empty Threats), which included songs he wrote with Mark Pietri. Cable was produced by the SLO Little Theater in 2015 and is currently represented for licensing by Miracle or 2 in New York City.  Danny Come Home has a book written by Michael Kaplan, and songs written by Michael Kaplan and Mark Pietri.  The show received a 3-performance staged reading at the Cambria Center for the Arts in Cambria, California in May 2017.

Michael Kaplan has also had scripts professionally produced on television (he created the series Frank Leaves for the Orient for Comedy Central), alternative media (Psychic Detective by Electronic Arts), and film (Illegally Yours—which was butchered beyond recognition by a very famous but seriously delusional director and Kaplan ended up using the pseudonym M.A. Stewart). Michael will address his screenwriting life, and making the transition to the theater. He is a very entertaining speaker, so don't miss this one!

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.