About the California Writer's Club:

In the early 1900s, the literati of the San Francisco Bay Area included Jack London, George Sterling, Joaquin Miller and Ina Coolbrith, the state’s first poet laureate. The group’s casual gatherings led to the beginnings of what soon became the California Writers Club.  California Writers Club is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to educating writers of all levels of expertise in the craft of writing and the marketing of their work. Founded in 1909, the CWC incorporated in 1913 and expanded through the years throughout northern and southern California.

Branches have brought celebrated authors, screenwriters and other writing professionals to our communities for speaker programs. Additionally, we sponsor and attend workshops and conferences, hold writing contests open to members and the public, and have members who are available to speak without fee to nonprofits and other organizations in our local areas.

Visit these websites to learn more: CWC State website: http://calwriters.org/ and CWC South Region showcase: www.socalwritersshowcase.com

About the Coastal Dunes Branch:

The Coastal Dunes Branch was chartered as the 20th branch of CWC in July of 2015. The first informational meeting was held in Nipomo, CA in November of 2014, and just six months later, the group was able to meet the minimum requirements and apply for charter. Our 40+ members write in multiple genres: mystery, memoir, poetry, nonfiction, young adult, children's, fantasy, humor, and romance. As a branch, we have monthly meetings with interesting speakers, opportunities to network with other writers, and educational workshops.

Our Officers /Executive Board members for the 2016-2017 fiscal years are:

President: Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
Vice-President: M.J. Sewall
Secretary: Brenda Artopoeus
Treasurer: Catherine Kitcho

Appointed positions:
Membership Chair: Catherine Kitcho
Newsletter Editor: Donna Wolfe
CWC Central Board Representative: Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

Branch Founder and CWC Mentor: Catherine Kitcho

To contact our officers or staff, send an email and you will be directed to the proper person.