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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.

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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 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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Luncheon April 2014: Kari Hagensmith on speaking as a marketing tool

Saturday, April 19th, 2013 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

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

The Saturday, April 19, 2014 CWC luncheon in a last-minute change will feature Kari Hagensmith, author of The Secret Weapon, a checklist to help businesses build an in-depth strategic plan to increase profits. Kari will speak about the importance of public speaking as a marketing tool in an author’s overall promotional strategy.

Speaking Your Way to Book Sales

“Create a movie in the mind of your audience that continues to play until they have to buy your book.”

Kari Hagensmith

During this presentation you will…

  • Learn the 5 keys to outcome engineering your talk to get them hooked
  • Understand what they really want to know not just what you want to tell them.
  • Explore the secrets to a good author interview

Kari Hagensmith has successfully used speaking as a marketing tool for over 25 years. Originally hired by other platform speakers and companies to attract new business, Kari has created her 5 YES! formula for ‘stealth sales’ speaking. Along with The Secret Weapon, Inc partner Karen Wells they teach a weekend course “Speaking for Profit.” She is the author of The Girlfriend Will.

Rock Your Talk!
Kari Hagensmith
TheSecretWeaponInc.com
Kari@TheSecretWeaponInc.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 March 2014: In It to Win It: Entering Writing Contests

Saturday, March 15th, 2013 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

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

The Saturday, March 15, 2014 CWC luncheon will feature a panel discussion on the value of writing competitions. Whether writing fiction or nonfiction, entering contests can pay off–in money, prestige, recognition and more!

The panel will address

  • reasons for entering writing competitions;
  • adapting your story, essay, etc. to meet specific contest requirements (including word count, topic, genre and theme);
  • reasonable entry fees

Plus tips on manuscript review techniques and working with a critique group to boost your odds of winning will be revealed. These tips will help you sharpen your writing material even if you do not plan to enter that work in a contest.

The panel members are:

Gini Grossenbacher, certified in the Amherst Writers & Artists method,  has a B.A. in English and a Master’s of Science in Education and is an experienced teacher of English. She published over thirty book reviews under the pen name Liz Allenby for the Historical Novels Review. At work on her own historical novels and poetry, she is currently 2nd Vice President, Membership, of the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch.

Marsha Porter has co-authored a DVD movie guide and published numerous articles. Entering writing contests is one of her favorite pastimes. She got her start in essay writing when the 500 word essay was the punishment du jour at her Catholic grade school. She taught English for 35 years and served as a California Writers Club officer for many years and is a past president of the CWC, Sacramento Branch.

Margie Yee Webb, author/photographer of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life, producer of the film, FEMME: Women Healing the World, and co-editor of Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Cats (Fall 2014). She is president of the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch; and vice president of the California Writers Club, which oversees the 19 branches.

There will be a question and answer session and an opportunity for attendees to share their contest experience as time permits.

 

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.

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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