Event Calendar

Check here for all the details of upcoming meetings, workshops and events.



Note: Due to the current public health guidelines for the county, we have cancelled our April 4th monthly meeting. Our next meeting will be May 2nd - see below.

OUR NEXT MEETING: note 10:30 start time!!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 - Monthly Meeting of the California Writers Club - Coastal Dunes Branch

Featured Presentation: Flash Fiction
Speaker: Jayne Martin

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.

Note that our monthly meetings will follow this new schedule:

10:-15-10:30 AM- Networking

10:30 - 10:45 AM - CWC Announcements

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

12:15 - 12:30 PM: Q&A, Book Signing if applicable

Exciting! Look What's New for 2020:

Coastal Dunes is very excited to announce our 2020 lineup of speakers, with an emphasis on writer education. That is in keeping with California Writers Club’s mission: “educating writers of all levels in the craft of writing and the marketing of their work.” We are introducing a “Craft of Writing” series, alternating with our regular “Genre” series. Rather than holding a workshop on a different day that can result in schedule conflicts and has logistical challenges of registration and venue, we decided to do these sessions as part of our normal monthly meetings so that anyone can participate.

Take a look at our speakers and topics for the first part of 2020, as we work on scheduling the remainder of 2020:

January 4th:
Author Randolph E. Rogers: “The Story that Wouldn’t Go Away”
February 1st:
Craft of Writing Series: “Structuring the Short Story”, with Susan Tuttle
March 7th:
Darin Gabler, Owner of Gavin’s Books: “Tales of a Bookseller”
April 4th:
CANCELLED due to public health guidelines
May 2nd:
Author Jayne Martin: “Flash Fiction”

Meeting dates/speakers, remainder of 2020:

June 6th:
Craft of Writing Series: "Got Description? Using the 5 Senses to Amp Up your Writing", with Judythe Guarnera
July 11th (Second Saturday due to Holiday):
Author Vahid Imani: "Historical Fiction"
August 1st:
Craft of Writing Series: "Character Development", with Sue McGinty
September 12th (Second Saturday due to Holiday):
Craft of Writing Series: “The Art of Rewriting”, with Deborah Foss
October 3rd:
Author Rolynn Anderson: "Suspense Spiked with Romance"
November 7th:
Author Gary Robinson: "Native American Historical Fiction"
December 5th - Open Microphone