A Message from the President

As my time as CCW president draws to a close, I'm happy about the way CCW has grown and flourished. Our membership continues to be robust, we've had a variety of different workshops, inspiring speakers and a good relationship with the community and other like-minded groups. An organization is only as great as its members' efforts and vision, and CCW has excelled in both categories!

CCW President
Janet Tezak

Who we are

The Central Coast Writers branch of CWC received its charter in July, 2002. Since then we have grown to comprise over 100 writers from across the Central Coast who represent a broad range of writing interests. While nearly half of our members are published authors, the programs, workshops and speakers presented by CCW are designed to serve the needs of both the established and the aspiring authors among us.

Get to know us:

Meet our Executive Board.

Meet our members.

Upcoming Programs

What's New

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Julia Reynolds: Turning facts into page-turning true stories

Do you love books like "Seabiscuit," "Unbroken," "Blackhawk Down," "The Perfect Storm," and "Devil in the White City?" Then you love narrative nonfiction, the art of turning facts into compelling, page-turning true stories.

Also known as literary nonfiction and creative nonfiction, this genre includes some of the best-selling books of our time, with topics ranging from personal memoir to biography, history, and current affairs.

Local award-winning print and broadcast journalist Julia Reynolds, Harvard Nieman Fellow and author of "Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang" (Chicago Review Press, 2014), will discuss how she planned, researched, and wrote a true-story narrative that reads like fiction.

It's easy to pick up a book and thumb through its pages, but we all know that those pages are the result of years, sometimes decades, of hard work, frustration, doubt and exasperation. CCW is honoring that work by showcasing our members' publishing successes.

The little slideshow to the right presents a partial list of the latest or favorite book published by our member authors. There are nearly fifty published authors among CCW's members and this slideshow and accompanying profiles will expand over the coming months. Our goal is to celebrate each of our published authors. Take a look at all the good work CCW's members have done.

Joining CCW or renewing your membership just got easier. You now have the option of submitting your membership application and remitting your dues online.

Of course, you may print out the PDF application and mail it with your check if you prefer. Memberships run from July 1 through June 30.

Either way, go to Joining CCW for the details.

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