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.

Come to our April 6th, 2019 Meeting

Join us on Saturday, April 6th, 2019, for our Monthly Meeting, featuring Historian and Author Jim Gregory: How to Research and Write Local History that Isn't (Local)

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.

Date/times: Saturday, April 6th, 2019
10:15 AM- 10:30 Networking

10:30-10:45 CWC Announcements

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Featured Presentation

12:15 - 12:45: Q&A, Book Signing if applicable

Questions: Email us.

Join us on Saturday, April 6th, 2019!

Featured Presentation: How to Research and Write Local History that Isn't (Local)

Speaker: Jim Gregory

In a carryover from a thirty-year teaching high school teaching career, Gregory strives to write the history of southern San Luis Obispo County in a way that connects our experience to major themes in American history, including frontier settlement, immigration, racism and race relations, World War II and outlawry. Gregory will share information on how he conducts research for historical nonfiction or fiction—the majority of that research is done online--and how he writes his books except for the swearing part, which he will omit.


Our Newest Anthology is Now Available !

We are pleased to announce that our 2nd anthology, A Drift of Golden Sand, is now available for purchase at our monthly meetings (and will be on Amazon soon; stay tuned.) This anthology contains an inspiring collection of nonfiction stories, memoir, and poetry. The Kindle version is also available; click here for link.

Shifting Sands was the first anthology for the Coastal Dunes Branch. Volume I is a collection of literary works showcasing the talented writers of the breathtaking Coastal Dunes region of California. Our anthology is a compilation of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry pieces covering a variety of genres written by members of the Coastal Dunes Branch of the California Writers Club.

Shifting Sands is available in paperback at, or you can purchase them at any of our monthly meetings. Click here for link to Amazon.