Fremont Area Writers

The Centennial Branch of the California Writers Club

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How to Make Money From Your Writing
Business Makeover Strategist Joan Silva Saturday April 26, 2014, 2-4 p.m.

Joan Silva Okay, now that you’ve spent all that time writing and polishing a short story, novel, memoir, or nonfiction book, what’s next? To be unabashedly crass, how can you make a buck from it?

Fear not. Help is at hand. On April 26, Fremont Area Writers will offer up Joan Silva for guidance. The title of her talk: “How to Make Money From Your Writing.”

She’s a makeover business strategist, blogger, and journal writer, the author of a report called “7 Major Money Blind Spots.”

For additional information, visit her website,

Our writers group meets from 2-4 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month, except in July and December. Looks for us in Room 120 at DeVry University, 6600 Dumbarton Circle, in Fremont. Meetings are open to the public.

Fremont Area Writers is a branch of the 1,700-member California Writers Club. To find out more, log on to or contact Carol Hall at

Next Meeting: Saturday April 26, 2014 2-4 p.m.


microphoneOpen Mic!

Want an audience for your writing?

Fremont Area Writers will present an open mic for writers on Monday, April  28, at BookSmart at NewPark Mall in Newark.

Aspiring writers can read selections from their work to a live audience from 7-9 p.m. at the bookstore, which is near the elevator on the second floor.

To find out more, contact Tony Pino at



Bob GarfinkleBob Garfinkle has been awarded the prestigious Ina Coolbrith Award for service to the California Writers Club and CWC’s Central Board. The award was made Feb. 26 by Central Board representatives.

Garfinkle is co-founder of Fremont Area Writers and former president of the California Writers Club. He currently serves as branch membership chairman.

You can find out more about Bob by turning to his biography on our website’s Members page.


If you’d like hear about books written by local authors—or discuss your own—look into Fremont Main Library’s Brown Bagger program.

Every third Thursday at noon the library provides the chance to hear and meet authors.

Two members of Fremont Area Writers, Nancy Curteman and Janice Tarbox, have discussed their books at Brown Bagger sessions.

Next up on April 17 are three Bay Area poets, Wulf Losee, Florence Miller and Barbara Lyon

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

The library is at 2400 Stevenson Blvd. in


CWC Fremont President

President’s Message—

Get Involved…

Did you have difficulty finding a seat at the January meeting? That’s a good thing.

Fremont Area Writers is growing. We have 55 members, many of them new. That means there are lots more opportunities to meet people and share interests in writing. Want to make it easier? Here’s how:

1. Wear your nametag and add a colored dot that shows your writing interest. The dots are available at meetings. (Fiction-blue; nonfiction-pink; memoir-yellow; poetry-green, and scriptwriting-orange.) Multiple interests? Use several dots.

2. Provide a photo (mug shots, please) for display on our Members page at the Fremont Area Writers website. Send a jpeg to Art Carey at or bring a photo to the next meeting. We’ll scan it and return it.

3. Join the genre groups at breakout sessions. Suggest a topic for discussion. Cite a problem. Ask a question.

Fremont Area Writers is only as good as we make it. Join in.



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