2013 CONTEST NOW OPEN!
Fiction, poetry, nonfiction categories
Open to all writers
THEME: The truest wisdom...
DEADLINE: August 15, 2013
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Our next regular meeting is Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:10 a.m.
Our meetings are held in the Ovitt Family Community Library in Ontario, California.
215 E. C Street
Ontario, CA 91764
Telephone (909) 395-2004
On I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway), go to Exit 51, N Euclid Ave (CA-83 S).Turn South on Euclid. Go about 1.5 miles. Turn left onto C Street. The Library is straight ahead – one block.
The meeting room is to your immediate left as you come in the main entrance.
August 25, 2012
"Writing Workshop: Above the Clouds" sponsored by IECWC, featuring Mike Foley. It was held at the Mt. Baldy Lodge in beautiful Baldy Village from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
OUR MEETING PLACE: THE OVITT FAMILY COMMUNITY LIBRARY, ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA
On March 28, 2012, IECWC sponsored a Student Writers Conference at the Colony High School Branch Library. Author Gayle Brandeis told students about her development as a writer and answered their questions about the writing life. Special thanks to Victoria Waddle, teacher-librarian of Colony High and Chaffey High.
Local author and writing coach Mike Foley inspired IECWC members at our March, 2012 meeting.
Aura Imbarus, author of Out of the Transylvania Night was our guest speaker in September, 2011.
JACK LONDON AWARD WINNER
The Inland Empire executive board was unanimous in its nomination of Sharon Herdina for the 2011 Jack London Award. A member since 2006, Sharon has served as historian, as chair of the scholarship committee, and most recently as Programs chair. Sharon has done a yeoman job in every capacity, working tirelessly in service to the branch. Last year she put together a wonderful program of speakers for our meetings. She also helped coordinate additional activities such as our very successful Writing Day and our holiday gift-wrapping event at Borders.
Sharon studied speech pathology at Illinois State University and Cal State L.A. Although she is semi-retired, her services are still sought after at respected institutions such as Casa Colina, and she has many appreciative students.
For many years Sharon has written poetry for special occasions for family and friends. Another of her specialties is the memoir, which features coming-of-age pieces about life in the Midwest. In addition to her delightful poetry and her warm smile, Sharon always brings something special to the table at our Inland Empire CWC functions—her fabulous desserts!
Author Gayle Brandeis was our guest speaker at the May 2011 meeting. Gayle's novels include The Book of Dead Birds, Self-Storage, Delta Girls and My Life with the Lincolns.
IECWC held an open-mic reading on October 21, 2010 to celebrate California Writers Week.
IECWC member Hong-My Basrai and her husband stand by the California Writers Week poster at Borders.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
In lieu of our regular meeting at Borders, IECWC held a very successful "Writing Day" with keynote speaker Jim Brown. IECWC member Sossy Hyatt opened her Top Cats Dance Studio in Placentia for the event. Forty writers from various cities in the Inland Empire and Orange County attended.
From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Jim Brown spoke about his life, his writing and publishing travails and successes.
From 2:00-3:00, Workshop Session One included Writing Memoir (S. Kay Murphy); Fiction (Laura Hoopes); and Critique Groups (Libby Grandy).
From 3:00-4:00, Workshop Session Two included Writing Memoir (S. Kay Murphy); Research for Fiction or Nonfiction (Victoria Waddle); and Travel Writing (Kathryn Wilkens).
Goldberry Long, author of Juniper Tree Burning, was our guest speaker in July of 2010. After the meeting, Ms. Long and several IECWC members continued the discussion over lunch at a local restaurant. Photo by K. Wilkens
"Genre-hopper" Maralys Wills addresses Inland Empire CWC at the May 2010 meeting. Photos by H. Basrai
Libby Grandy accepts the 2009 Jack London Award from President Laura Hoopes. Photo by D. Bowen
Pamella Bowen receives a certificate and check for her nonfiction entry in our 2009 contest, "Shadows." Also pictured: Harry Ramage, contest chair. Photo by D. Bowen
Harry Ramage gives Carolyn Johnson a certificate and check for her nonfiction entry in our 2009 contest, "Shadows." Photo by D. Bowen
"For the purpose of providing a forum for educating both members and the
public in the craft of writing and in marketing their works. This is
served by the monthly public meetings, workshops, and seminars of each
of the Branches, as well as the Conference, which is open to all
writers and is conducted for the purpose of educating writers of all levels
of expertise. California Writers Club networks with and is a model for
other groups and agencies involved in similar pursuits."
- Constitution and Bylaws of the California Writers Club