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May Writers Network: Author Linda Bello-Ruiz on a memoir with hope

Friday, May 2nd, 2014,  9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.


The California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch’s Writers Network presents Linda Bello-Ruiz, author of From Tears to Triumph: My Journey to The House of Hope. Linda Caridad Cassells (Bello-Ruiz) co-founded and directed the House of Hope—the first safe-haven for street girls, runaways, and underage prostitutes in Costa Rica. She was a twenty-three-year-old college dropout when she took on the project, and relied on her faith and determination which was much bigger than her curriculum vitae.

During the summer of 1970, nineteen-year-old Linda stops on the way home from work to talk to a handsome stranger. That chance meeting on a San Francisco street corner changed the course of her life. Linda’s compassionate, gripping, and soul-searching memoir tells the story of her remarkable journey from the darkness of despair and crushed dreams to the creation of a house that provided hope. After her return to the United States in 1976, she went back to college and earned her master’s Degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University.

The public is invited. CWC membership not required.

Writers Network is held the first Friday of every month at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (just north of Highway 50) starting at 9 AM. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast.  Get map

Questions? Contact Margie Yee Webb.

Members are urged to invite their writer friends to attend these sessions. CWC membership is not required. They may also want to consider joining CWC to enjoy the benefits of mixing with many experienced writers willing to share what they know.

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Member Meetings

Monthly luncheon meetings at 11:00 a.m. the 3rd Saturday of every month, except July, August and December.

Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA.
(off Hwy 50 at Hazel)

Members $14.00
Non-Members $16.00

The CWC Writers Network discussion group meets the first Friday of every month at 9 a.m.

International House of Pancakes (IHOP),
2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (off Sunrise north of Highway 50).
Writers Network participants include book, newspaper, magazine, and trade journal writers. Order and pay for your own breakfast.

For more information, contact
Margie Yee Webb.

Open Mic for Writers

Enjoy 10 Minutes of Fame

Sponsored by the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch

Second Friday of each month at
7:00 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Birdcage Center, 6111 Sunrise Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610

in the magazine section

Readers and listeners welcome.

Participants are invited to read their work(s) and listen to the works of others. This is not a critique group or opportunity to promote projects.

Content must be appropriate for a public audience.

For more information, contact Julie Bauer

CWC Literary Review

All CWC members are eligible to submit work for inclusion in the statewide Literary Review magazine. Details here at the state website.