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Nick TaylorGenre Fiction, Saturday, May 28

For some writers, the term “genre fiction” is a pejorative, says novelist Nick Taylor. Others, he thinks, consider it a badge of honor. Both opinions are correct, Taylor suggests, but should be understood by those who hold differing viewpoints.

That will be the topic of his talk to Fremont Area Writers on Saturday, May 28.

 

He is the author of the novels The Disagreement and Father Junipero’s Confessor. Under the pen name T.T. Monday, he also writes thrillers about a relief pitcher turned detective, Johnny Adcock. The latest book in the series, Double Switch, is out this spring.

Taylor has received a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship and the Michael Shaara Prize for Civil War Literature.

You can find out more about him at:
You can follow him on Twitter @ttmonday.

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

An Open Mic for writers to read their work is held from 7-9 p.m. at Suju’s Coffee and Tea, 3620 Thornton Ave., in Fremont, on the fourth Monday of the month.

Fremont Area Writers is one of 21 branches of the California Writers Club, which has almost 2,000 members. To find out more, log on to www.cwc-fremontareawriters.org or contact Shirley Ferrante at (510) 791-8639

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

 

Shirley Ferrante copySay hello to spring as she flaunts fields of iridescent yellow mustard greens, fills the air with the scent of orange blossoms and prompts backyard farmers to prepare their vegetable gardens.
Driving toward Santa Cruz on Highway 17, it’s obvious Il Nino kept a promise and filled Lexington Reservoir.

And, yes, along with spring comes the time to consider 2016-2017 FAW elections and Board appointments. June is election month.

This is a great opportunity to take an active position to fulfill your club’s commitment to the writing successes of its members.

Offices to be voted on are President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Congratulations to our member Dave Strom whose story “Super Holly Hansson in Super Bad Hair Day!” can be read on Amazon Kindle. You can find his story by searching for Dave M Strom or “Super Holly”.

April is National Poetry Month. Come to the April 23rd meeting to celebrate the spirit of poetry and hear poems read by your fellow FAW members. You can also enjoy author and freelance editor Tanya Egan Gibson present a talk on dialogue.

Down the road, but not too far….

Fremont Area Writers Group will hold a “Books and Bites” book signing Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 37480 Fremont Blvd., in Fremont. Come grab some pizza, meet and talk with the authors, buy a book and get a free soda.

Shirley Ferrante, FAW President

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers

 

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An Open Mic for writers to read their work is held from 7-9 p.m. at Suju’s Coffee and Tea, 3620 Thornton Ave., in Fremont, on the fourth Monday of the month.

Fremont Area Writers is a branch of the 1,700-member California Writers Club. To find out more, log on to www.cwc-fremontareawriters.org or contact Shirley Ferrante at (510) 791-8639.