The CWC Sacramento Branch is a fantastic opportunity for writers to meet and network with other writers and industry professionals in the local community. Our historic organization hosts twice-monthly meetings open to the public which include presentations by renowned speakers. The benefits of membership include participation in critique groups, 40% discount for luncheon meetings and information about local writing workshops, conferences and events. All genres of fiction and non-fiction are welcome. Our members range from students who are just starting out to writers who have been published many times over. We support writers of all levels, ages, genres and writing styles.
Monthly Meetings: First Friday Networking 9am Perkos Restaurant 6215 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights Free to attend. Attendees pay for their own breakfast.
Third Saturday Luncheon Meeting 11am - 1pm Cattlemen's Restaurant 12409 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova $28 fee covers speaker and club expenses (includes lunch) Members pay $20 (40% discount!)
Member Benefits: -Discounts for luncheon meetings, seminars, and other CWC events -Participation in critique groups -Monthly "Sacramento Writer" newsletter -Quarterly "Bulletin" distributed to all members of all branches -The CWC Literary Review, annual magazine of members' stories
Some of our former speakers include: ML Hamilton (Author of 37 Fantasy and Adult Novels) Grant Faulkner (Executive director of NaNoWriMo) Erika Mailman (Distinguished author of 4 historical novels) Lee Foster (Travel writer/photographer) Christina Deptula (Publicist) Mark Coker (Smashwords) James N. Frey (Acclaimed author and creative writing instructor) Jordan Rosenfeld (Writers Digest author and coach)
Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and the LGBTQ+ Rainbow With J. Scott Coatsworth, Award-Winning Sci-Fi Novelist
Both sci-fi/fantasy and queer characters involve stepping into the unknown. Take a journey through the undiscovered country with me! Learn:
How to write LGBTQ+ characters without appropriating queer culture. How to avoid some of the worst tropes about queer characters. How to find LGBTQ+ Beta Readers. Self-Publishing Tips and Tricks. Answers to your questions about writing sci fi and fantasy.
Scott lives with his husband Mark in East Sac. He started reading fantasy and sci-fi at nine, but wondered where all the gay people were. A Rainbow Award winning author, he runs Queer Sci Fi, QueeRomance Ink, and Liminal Fiction with Mark, and is a full member of SFWA.