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Luncheon September 2014: Grant Faulkner – The Power of Writing with Abandon

Saturday, September 20th, 2013 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Grant FaulknerThe Saturday, Septeber 20, 2014 CWC luncheon will feature Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of the Annual National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo),, addressing  “The Power of Writing with Abandon,” overcoming procrastination and learning how a goal and a deadline will pay off.

Faulkner, also co-founder of the 100 Word Story,, will give members and guests a dose of grit and inspiration gathered from his author-colleagues and many writing
workshops on improving the quality of writing, both fiction and nonfiction.

This Bay Area resident thrives on empowering people to write. Last year, NaNoWriMo officially weighed in at 310,000 adult novelists, plus an additional 89,500 young writers. Two thousand classrooms received free resources through the Young Writers Program while 650 “Come Write In” libraries and bookstores glowed with accomplishment.

With a B.A. in English from Grinnell College and an M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, Faulkner brings an impressive resume. His stories and essays have appeared in The Southwest Review, The New York Times, Poets & Writers, PANK, Gargoyle, eclectica, Puerto del Sol, the Berkeley Fiction Review, and Word Riot, among others. He’s recently finished writing a novel, a collection of short stories, and a collection of one hundred 100-word stories. He has taught writing at the university level and in Young Writers Programs. For many years he worked in the National Writing Project to improve the teaching of writing in schools.

As always, members and guests are welcome.


Monthly luncheon is open to the public.

Cost is $14 for members, $16 for nonmembers.

The meeting fee includes buffet lunch and beverage.

Cattlemen’s Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA.

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The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemen’s offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent buffet-style food.

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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.