The California Writers Club (CWC), founded in 1909, is the oldest professional writers’ organization in the western United States. It began under the influences of Jack London, George Sterling, Herman Whitaker, and Austin Lewis.   CWC is a nonprofit organization with 22 branches with a statewide membership of over 2,000.  Tri-Valley Writers (TVW), chartered in July 2006, is the 16th branch of CWC.
Tri-Valley Writers is a community of writers promoting the craft of writing and the business of getting published that serves the Amador, San Ramon, and Livermore Valleys, but has members throughout the Bay Area. TVW welcomes writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry; all ages and skill levels; and who are published or seeking to publish.  TWV offers a variety of programs for members and the public:
  • Monthly Meetings or Workshops
  • Biennial Full-day Conferences that have featured many best-selling and internationally known writers.
  • Open Mic Nights
  • High School Writing Contest is designed to support writing in schools and winners receive cash prizes.
  • Pull Up a Chair and Write
  • Critique Groups
  • Biennial Anthology
  • Monthly Branch Newsletter
  • Social Media Group
  • Beta Reader Co-op & Launch Teams
Jordan encouraged Club members to participate in the activities of Tri-Valley Writers.  President Gary Howard thanked her for a very informative presentation.
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