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 November 7th, 2020, via Zoom, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM:

Speaker: Vahid Imani

Topic: Historical Fiction

Vahid Imani was born in Tehran, Iran, and made the United States his home in 1979. He earned his master's degree in 1980 from Gonzaga University's School of Business in Spokane, Washington. At the turn of the century, he transitioned to the world of fine arts after a career in high-tech as a business executive. His opinions and insights about the arts, history, and international politics have been shared in articles, public lectures, and mass media.

In 2014, he debuted as an author with his award-winning middle-grade novel Naji and the Mystery of the Dig.  In 2019 he published his historical fiction In the Shadow of the Kingmakers. He published his memoir, Like the Wind I Go,  A Memoir of Iran, America, my struggle to Freedom In April 2020Imani is the father of three children, grandfather of three, and lives with his wife in Solvang, California. Join Imani for our November 7th Zoom session as he shares his writing journey and addresses the topic of historical fiction.


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!