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.

Our Anthology is Now Available!

Shifting SandsShifting Sands is 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.

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



Come to our October 7th, 2017 Meeting

Note: earlier start time - 10:30 AM!!

Join us on Saturday, October 7th, 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, October 7th, 2017
10:15 AM- 10:30 Networking

10:30-10:45 CWC Announcements

10:45 AM - 12:15 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, October 7th, 2017!

Featured Presentation: Capturing Local Stories - from Interview to Publication

Speaker: John McReynolds

John McReynolds' non-fiction has appeared in more than a dozen Central Coast publications. His sports writing has gone national in The National Pastime, Grandstand Baseball Annual, and Elysian Fields Quarterly. He received the MacMillan Award (1997), the Robert Peterson Award (1998) from the Society for Baseball Research, and was a finalist in the Environment and Agriculture category of the California Newspaper Publishers competition in 2009. His first book, Lompoc: Padres to Pinot, was published in 2009, Vanished, Lompoc's Japanese in 2010, and Seasons of Jalama earlier this year. John will talk about the process of writing books based on local stories, from the interview and research phase to final publication.