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June Speaker

June 19, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, PDT

Our speaker will be Geri Spieler.
Her subject will be ““Advanced Internet Research Skills.
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.


Geri Spieler, author and investigative journalist, has written for the Los Angeles TimesSan Francisco Chronicle, and Forbes. She was a Research Director for Gartner, a global technology advising company. Her creative nonfiction book Housewife Assassin: The Woman Who Tried to Kill President Ford has been optioned for a movie. Her upcoming book is a work of historical fiction, Regina of Warsaw: Love, Loss and Liberation.





T0 The winners of the 2024 Gold Country Writers Poetry Contest: First place Catharine Brankamp; Second place Lisa Schliff; Third place Leslie Warren.  The 16 entries were judged by three published poets from Lincoln, who compared language usage, mood development, and overall story success to pick the winning poems. Leslie Warren’s poem, “Baja Morning,” about a trip to Mexico took third place. Lisa Schliff’s emotional poem, “Downhill Slide,” about her aging cat, took second place. Catharine Bramkamp’s poem “Lilith,” about Adam and his first wife, took first place. The celebration of winners was held on April 3, 2024, and included all of the submitted poems being read for an audience of 35. Randy Whitwell served as emcee, with Chery Anderson and David Anderson as co-chairs. 

To Roseann McHenry for holding her Book Signing and Launch party on Sunday, April 14, 2024, from 2 pm – 4pm at Canyon View Community Center, 471 Maidu Drive in Auburn.  Her book is Tales from a Rogue Ranger. View some great photos from the event here.

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).





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.

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