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February Speaker

February 21, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, PDT

Our speaker will be Lisa Schliff, Gold Country Writers Member.
Her subject will be “Write a Newsletter to Promote Your Books.”
This meeting will be held in the Rose Room at Auburn City Hall.
The public is invited. The meeting is free to attend.
Click here for Rose Room address, map, and directions. Also, info on Rose Room parking, now offsite only.

Lisa Schliff is a life-long writer of stories and poems and a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL). Her debut novel, Fire in the Springs: A tale of star-crossed immigrants, is a historical romance novel based loosely on the lives of her great-grandparents, who immigrated from Germany to Arkansas in the mid-1800s just before and after the American Civil War. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she received a B.A. in Spanish from UCSB and an M.A. in English/ESL from San Francisco State University. She is currently the Newsletter Editor for the monthly Gold Country Writers Dispatch newsletter. https://lisaschliff.com/

 

March Speaker

March 20, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, PDT

Our speaker will be Scott Thomas Anderson, California Journalist.
His subject will be “How I Wrote and Produced the Documentary Crime Podcast Trace of the Devastation.”
This meeting will be held in the Rose Room at Auburn City Hall.
The public is invited. The meeting is free to attend.
Click here for Rose Room address, map, and directions. Also, info on Rose Room parking, now offsite only.

Scott Thomas Anderson is a journalist, author, and podcaster. Scott is the writer and producer of the documentary crime podcast “Trace of the Devastation.” He is also the writer and producer of the documentary travel and cultural podcast series, “Drinkers with Writing Problems.” Both podcasts are available on iTunes/Apple and Spotify. His two nonfiction books are Shadow People: How Meth-driven Crime is Eating at the Heart of Rural America, and The Cutting Four-piece: Crime and Tragedy in an Era of Prison Overcrowding. Scott has written for a diverse range of publications and had been awarded the California News Publishers Association’s highest honors for feature writing, governmental coverage, agricultural reporting, and breaking news. https://www.scottthomasanderson.com/

 

Poetry Contest

 

KUDOS

To Joan Griffin for hosting a new monthly series of Local Author Interviews at OLLI at Sierra College titled ‘the Spotlight on Local Authors Lunch Pail Series.’

To Dorothe Kress, Frank Nissen, Rebecca Inch-Partridge, Nanci Woody, Catharine Bramkamp, and Mary Helen Fein for getting interviewed later in the year by Joan Griffin at Sierra College (see above).

To Philip Jacques for reading his GCW first-place short story, ‘Triple’, at Stories on Stage Sacramento on Friday, February 9 at 7 p.m. For details go to https://www.storiesonstagesacramento.org/

To Betsy Schwarzentraub for her book launch of Tossed in Time Expanded Edition on Saturday, February 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pioneer United Methodist Church, 1338 Lincoln Way, Auburn. All are invited to attend. Betsy will also have an online book launch for this same book. It will take place on March 2 from 2 to 4 P.M. You can contact the Zoom host at rebeccapartridge@att.net to receive the meeting code. This Expanded Edition gives plenty of interactive workshop ideas (with a list of materials needed and instructions) to experience each season in a home, church, or private school setting. 

To Margie Yee Webb, who participated in the Open Mic portion of “Storytelling Sundays” at The Green Room Social Club in Placerville in January. She read her 59-word story “The Walk” — published in Ink Spots, the Gold Country Writers 10th Anniversary Anthology

 

Regular Monthly Meetings on Wednesdays

1st Wednesday of every month – Business Meeting

2nd Wednesday of every month – Drop-in Critique

3rd Wednesday of every month – Guest Speakers & Workshops

4th Wednesday of every month – Drop-in Critique

5th Wednesday of certain months – Social Event

In-person meetings are normally held at The Rose Room, Auburn City Hall
Click here for Rose Room at City Hall map, address, and directions. Also, info on Rose Room parking.

Thank You!

 

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