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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), nanowrimo.org, 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, 100wordstory.org, 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.

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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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Luncheon August 2014: NO LUNCH MEETING IN AUGUST

CWC-Sacramento’s monthly luncheon meeting goes on vacation in July and August. See you on September 20, 2014.

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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.

Click for map

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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Luncheon July 2014: NO LUNCH MEETING IN JULY

CWC-Sacramento’s monthly luncheon meeting goes on vacation in July and August. See you on September 20, 2014.

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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.

Click for map

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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Luncheon June 2014: Literary agent Gordon Warnock of Foreword Literary

Saturday, June 21st, 2014 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

WarnockThe Saturday, June 21, 2014 CWC luncheon will feature Gordon Warnock, founding partner at Foreword Literary: literary agent, marketing director and editor for independent publishers, freelance publishing consultant, and college-level writing tutor. Gordon serves as literary agent and editorial director of the Fast Foreword digital publishing program. He brings years of experience as a senior agent. He frequently teaches workshops and gives keynote speeches at conferences and MFA programs nationwide. He is an honors graduate of CSUS with a B.A. in Creative and Professional Writing. With a zest for fresh new voices and a deep love of the classics, Gordon actively seeks out both the timely and the timeless. In that spirit, he establishes involved, long-term working relationships with talented and dedicated authors of many genres.

The Saturday, June 21, 2014 CWC luncheon will feature Gordon Warnock, founding partner at Foreword Literary: literary agent, marketing director and editor for independent publishers, freelance publishing consultant, and college-level writing tutor. Gordon serves as literary agent and editorial director of the Fast Foreword digital publishing program. He brings years of experience as a senior agent. He frequently teaches workshops and gives keynote speeches at conferences and MFA programs nationwide. He is an honors graduate of CSUS with a B.A. in Creative and Professional Writing. With a zest for fresh new voices and a deep love of the classics, Gordon actively seeks out both the timely and the timeless. In that spirit, he establishes involved, long-term working relationships with talented and dedicated authors of many genres.

Website ForewordLiterary.com

As always, members and guests are welcome.

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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.

Click for map

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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Luncheon May 2014: Bruce Maiman, SacBee columnist

Saturday, May 17th, 2014 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Note to Club Members: Luncheon meeting fee has increased to $14 (including lunch)

The Saturday, May 17, 2014  CWC Sacramento Branch luncheon speaker will be Sacramento Bee columnist Bruce Maiman. Bruce’s columns cover a wide range of subjects and he will share with CWC writers how their thoughts and writings might find their way into the pages of publications. Bruce will discuss “The Elements of Commentary Writing.”

brucemaimanHe is a former radio talk show host. His opinions are featured on the Bee’s Op-Ed page every Tuesday.

In an era where bookstores are closing every day, Bruce is a champion of independent bookstores and of the writers whose work populates them.

Our guest speaker has worn many hats, from New York City cab driver to small-town college teacher to semi-pro football coach. Raised by a Jewish father and a Catholic mother, he grew up in New York City in a blue collar neighborhood filled with Roosevelt Democrats and Eisenhower Republicans, but he has also lived in some of the nation’s smallest hamlets “among southern evangelicals and college town atheists.” No doubt this confusion would explain why he left a promising career in academia to become a radio broadcaster. There, he has spent many years as a morning DJ on music radio using sophomoric humor to entertain listeners until crossing into the world of talk radio where he uses Socratic reasoning to engage listeners. “Both endeavors,” he says, “are a crap shoot.”

These days, Bruce fills in occasionally at KFBK and Capitol Public Radio while writing content for some 150 radio stations around the country, along with a regular column for the Sacramento Bee, “all at dirt wages.” He currently lives in Rocklin “among a combination of Stepford Wives and Desperate Housewives,” with his wife, daughter, two dogs, two cats and two parrots.

 

As always, members and guests are welcome.

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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.

Click for map

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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