January - Speaker Event!

Hello!  Come join us on Sunday, January 19th for this great speaker program!

Yes, an author’s work should speak for itself, but authors are as important a character as any we create. In today’s pop culture, people want to know more about the artist behind the work. If you want your work to be seen by a larger audience, making a splash is essential, and being personable is key. Blogging has become such a widespread trend that it’s hard to find a starting place. Once you do, driving traffic there is even harder. We’ll talk about creative ways to make your site one readers will want to find.

Kymberlie Ingalls has a long history with words. She earned her comedic chops at a young age by putting characters in precarious situations. From there she found herself desperately scribbling poems filled with angst. Thinking everything had to have structure, she floundered, trying to squeeze her chaotic life into that box.

At the age of 16 Kymberlie won entry to a workshop with an award-winning poet and found her freedom. Writing became more reason than rhyme, but it wasn’t her passion. Acting, comedy, and radio broadcasting all called to her, but eventually she came back to the written word.

With her first blog appearing in 1997, she garnered a small following. Kymberlie moved into the exciting arena of short-track stock car racing in 2003, creating a highly successful community website uniting fans with drivers. Her current network of blogs began in 2009, featuring personal essay, memoir, opinion, and short fiction. She writes on themes of love, loss, humanity, and her struggles with amnesia, all from her little corner of the world. A memoir novel is in progress.

Kymberlie is also a freelance editor, personal writing coach, and class instructor.


Members who wish to check out the marketing/goal group, come early! We convene at 1pm.  This is a great, member-exclusive benefit to the club.

Our meetings always include a speaker program featuring writers, editors, teachers, publishers, and agents to speak about writing and publishing, and an appearance by a published club member.

These meetings are open to the public and without charge.

See you soon!


2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Bradley C. Walters
Community Room
Oakland Public Library
[masked]th Street (94612)
Entrance also on Madison St.,
between 13th and 14th Streets.
wheelchair accessible

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  • A former member
    A former member


    January 19, 2014

  • Jannie D.

    I'm confused: is the program on Sunday the 19th or Tuesday the 21st? Do you need to be a member of California Writers Club to attend?

    January 8, 2014

    • CWC B.

      Sorry about the confusion, Jannie. It's on the 19th. Our meetings are always the third Sunday of the month, free and open to the public. =)

      January 8, 2014

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