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.”
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.
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.
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.