Attention authors, writers and aspiring writers!

The California Writers Club has formed and chartered a new branch in the south part of California's Central Coast. The Coastal Dunes Branch is centered in the south part of San Luis Obispo county and the northern part of Santa Barbara county. Anyone residing in either of those counties is welcome to attend our monthly meetings, workshops or other sponsored events.

Congratulations to our Writing Contest Winners!!

Coastal Dunes CWC, in partnership with the Nipomo High School English Department, is pleased to announce the winners of its first-ever student writing contest. The Award Ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 5th, at the Nipomo High School library. Six first-place winners received cash awards and framed certificates, while six second-place winners received bookstore gift cards.

The contest’s theme, chosen by the Coastal Dunes CWC, was "The Dunes." The contest was open to all Nipomo High School students in grades 9-12. Participants competed in three genre categories: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. There were two prizes awarded for the 9th/10th grade students in each category and two for the 11th/12th grade participants in each genre.  Here are the happy winners:

NHS winners

Come to our May 6th, 2017 Meeting!

Join us on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, for our Monthly Meeting and Featured Presentation. It is being hosted by the Nipomo Library, and there is no charge for the meeting.

Date/times: Saturday, May 6th, 2017
10:15 AM- 10:45 Networking

10:45-11:00 CWC Announcements

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Featured Presentation, Q & A, Book Signing

Where: Community Room, Nipomo Library, 918 West Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA
Directions: From 101 northbound or southbound, take the Tefft street exit.
Proceed west for .9 mile. At Orchard, turn right into library parking lot.

Questions: Email us.

Join us on Saturday, May 6th, 2017!

Featured Presentation: What I Love About Indie Publishing

Speaker: R. Lawson Gamble

R Lawson Gamble (Rich) wrote and published his first novel, THE OTHER, three years after moving to California's Central Coast from Massachusetts where he had been teacher, administrator and curriculum developer at a private boarding school near Boston.

The motivation for his first novel came from a  love for storytelling and curiosity about the budding digital revolution in book publishing, just beginning to take hold at the time. Was it possible to write, publish and sell a book at no cost? 

Rich will talk about Zack Tolliver, FBI, his four-book (soon to be five) crime mystery series, his contrasting experiences with Indie publishing and traditional publishing (i.e. Los Alamos Valley with Arcadia Press), and offer thoughts based upon his research into the ever-changing book publishing scene.