As Central Coast Writers president, I'm very excited about CCW and look forward to continuing to be a part of a wonderful board and a wonderful organization. During my time as president, I hope to establish partnerships with other like-minded organizations in the community, such as libraries, book clubs, book stores and non-profits. I would also like to work toward greater communication between our organization and other Northern California writers' clubs. If possible, I would like to create a follow-up workshop with one of our guest speakers. Lastly, I hope to create a speakers' bureau that we use to go to other organizations and speak about CCW. It's an ambitious agenda, but why not dream big!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Laura Deutsch: Writing from the Senses
The sensory details that infuse our everyday experience—the smell of a favorite dish cooking, the texture of a well-worn coat, hearing a song that reminds us of a time in our lives—can be used to add richness and spark to what we write. Our July 15 speaker, Laura Deutsch, will talk about Writing From the Senses, the title and topic of her latest book. Laura will discuss how to enrich memory and story with imagery and detail.
A writer and teacher, Laura has taught at the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University and led workshops at many venues, from Tassajara to Tuscany. Laura's personal essays and features have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, MORE magazine, and many other publications. Her work has been anthologized in several collections, including Best Women's Travel Writing, and has aired on public radio.
Annual CCW Picnic: For CCW members and one guest per member
Mark your calendars today! Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Once again, Harold and Sam will be grillside in Leslie's backyard. Please remember the picnic is open to CCW members and one guest per member. Look for more details in the August issue of Scribbles.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Keven Fisher-Paulson: Writing Memoir
Kevin Fisher-Paulson will discuss the difference between memoir and other forms of writing, talk about his own personal journey in writing the memoir A Song for Lost Angels: How Daddy and Papa Fought to Save Their Family — how he lived that year, how he came to recollect it and write about it.
Basically, I ask the question "What do you do the day after the worst day of your life?" and I answer: "You smoke. You drink. You blame God. And then you write a memoir," Fisher-Paulson said.
Mr. Paulson earned a degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1980 and studied writing with Dorothy Allison, Jessica Hagedorn and Steve Abbott. His stories and poems have been published in The James White Literary Review, Amethyst, Oberon, RFD and Suburban Wilderness. His work has also been included in the anthology, When Love Lasts Forever, by Pilgrim Press. His plays and monologues have been produced in the ODC Summerfest, Theater Rhinoceros, and the National AIDS Theater Festival. Kevin contributes irregularly to the National Public Radio Perspective Series.