The Writers Cafe, which started in the fall of 2010, is on hiatus.

For the time being I won't be considering new writers.

If you are interested, join up and send me an email. I'll contact you and give you an email address where you can send a writing sample -- either a chapter of your novel or a short story. Please don't be intimidated by this request. It's not a about judging whether you're "good enough," but rather, we have a great group of writers and I need to see that what you're doing is in sync with the group. I’m looking for fiction writers interested in a weekly writing group that meets in El Cerrito. Need help getting your novel finished? Want a supportive group to hear your words and provide constructive feedback? Want to participate in conversation with other writers about writing? Want to learn techniques that will help you improve your writing? I was a staff writer/editor at Rolling Stone for a decade, contributed non-fiction to Esquire, downbeat, Details, Vibe, New Musical Express, Wired, New West, New Times and numerous other publications. I was in the Dangerous Writers group in Portland for several years where I work-shopped my first novel, which I’m currently revising. If you’ve got a novel you’re working on, or have been writing short stories, this could be the writing group for you. The group meets for two hours every Thursday night from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. What's most important is that you are committed to writing, and that you write on a daily basis. Writers of genre fiction (mystery, private eye, science-fictions, etc.) need not apply. $20.00 a week/no charge for the first session. If $20 is a problem talk to me about it. (By the way, this Meetup site is only one of the ways people have found out about the group, and we don't use it as a way of tracking attendance.)

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  • June 27, 2013 · 7:00 PM

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  • January 10, 2013 · 7:00 PM

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  • May 31, 2012 · 7:00 PM

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  • New Member
    Robert J. Robert J. joined
    December 19
    Robert J.
    "Hello, I'm Rob. I am looking to connect with other writers in hopes that I can really begin to work on my writing more."
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    Jaana H. Jaana H. joined
    May 26
    Jaana H.
    "Jaana Humlie is a Freelance Catsitter, Zazzle Merchant, and blogger. She enjoys fanfic and reviews centered around Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She is also beginning a story called Infernal Star."
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    Kim J Kim J joined
    February 21, 2014
    Kim J
    "Hi all.I live and work in SF in the healthcare field. I got bitten by the writing bug a couple years ago and I'm very excited to be writing my first novel!"
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    Knight W. Knight W. commented on El Cerrito Writers Cafe
    January 6, 2014
    Knight W.

    "Whenever I try to respond to the organizer, I get an error message. Can someone tell him to just e-mail me direct at [masked] from his own e-mail since the meetup system is not working. I don't know what "makin­g sure my writing makes sense ..."

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    Knight W. Knight W. joined
    January 6, 2014
    Knight W.
    "Writer-Producer­-Professor Novelist. Killing Kin most recent novel. http://www.link­edin.com/profil­e/view?id=57877­527&trk=tab­_pro"
  • New Member
    Jon L. Jon L. joined
    December 20, 2013
    Jon L.
    "Hi, I'm Jon Lobdell. Five year resident of El Cerrito. Lifelong writing bug! Writing spiritually oriented literature, also poetry"
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    hilalbebek hilalbebek joined
    November 20, 2013
    hilalbebek
    "Psychologist from Turkey.. Interested in writing, reading, poetry, philospy.."
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    Linda Linda joined
    November 6, 2013
    Linda
    "I moved to the east bay in August from east coast...retired­ from a university (senior administrator).­ I have a background as an editor and currently work with a scientific journal (p/t)."
  • New Member
    Shelley Shelley joined
    August 28, 2013
    Shelley
    "Hello, I've just moved back to the East Bay after living out of country for the last 3 years or so. I am interested in a variety of meetups including book clubs, writing, photography, craft, and gaming groups. Kindly, ~ Mishi"
  • New comment
    Helene G. Helene G. commented on El Cerrito Writers Cafe
    June 24, 2013
    Helene G.

    "What is the exact location of this workshop?"

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