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Poetry & Short Story, Aug. 22.

Murguia FotoChances are most writers would be satisfied if they could be successful creating fiction or nonfiction or poetry.

But perhaps not Alejandro Murguía, the next speaker for Fremont Area Writers on Saturday, Aug.22. Murguía, who is the first Latino to be chosen as San Francisco’s Poet Laureate, does all three.

The title of his talk will be “Art & Craft of Poetry & Short Story,” an explanation of how the craft of poetry can be applied to fiction.

Murguía is a professor of Latina Latino Studies at San Francisco State University. He is the author of two books that have won the American Book Award, Southern Front and This War Called Love. His nonfiction book The Medicine of Memory is about San Francisco’s Mission District in the 1970s during the Nicaraguan Solidarity Movement. A new book, Stray Poems, was released last year.

Find out more about him at his website, alejandromurguia.org.

Our 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.

Fremont Area Writers is a branch of the 1,800-member California Writers Club. To find out more, log on to www.cwc-fremontareawriters.org or contact Shirley Ferrante at (510) 791-8639. 

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers


Book Talk—Authors Helen Vanderberg, left, and Nancy

Curteman chat during the recent summer book

signing and sale by Fremont Area Writers at the

Fremont Main  Library. 

Photo by Carol Hall. 

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers



Writers and Poets Open Mic! When: 7-9 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2015. Where: Suju’s Coffee, Meeting Room, 3620 Thornton Ave., Fremont. To find out more, contact Tony Pino at up.dragonfly@gmail.com.

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers 


Officers—From left, Shirley Ferrante, Erika Anderson-Bolden, Joyce Cortez and Cherilyn Jose.

Officers—From left, Shirley Ferrante, Erika Anderson-Bolden, Joyce Cortez and Cherilyn Jose.