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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

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WAITING GAME—Knuti VanHoven and Paul Davis are ready  to sign and sell at FAW’s book sale in a Round Table pizza. Coordinator of the event was Jan Small.

WAITING GAME—Knuti VanHoven and Paul Davis are ready
to sign and sell at FAW’s book sale in a Round Table pizza. Coordinator
of the event was Jan Small.

 

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

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We passed through Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and now on to Memorial Day. Come visit Ardenwood Historic Farm on May 30th and I will be happy to greet you in the Guest Parlor of the Patterson House constructed in 1857 and located at 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. The grounds are a perfect setting for a mystery, romance or gothic novel. You may get some ideas.

Congratulations to our Treasurer Cherilyn Jose who won a writing award at the San Mateo County Fair Best Blog contest. Her entry “My Manta Ray Encounter” took second place. You can read her blog, Ocean of Hope: Marine Animals Voice their Wishes, at http://www.protecttheoceans.org/wordpress.

The FAW Book Signing, “Books and Bites”, chaired by Jan Small, was held Saturday, May 7 at Round Table Pizza in Fremont. Pizza was enjoyed and books were sold.

2016-2017 FAW elections and board appointments are creeping up. June is election month. Offices to be filled are president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. I shall be stepping down after two enjoyable years as president. As you have heard me say or rather beg, this is a great opportunity to actively support your fellow writing branch members.

There will be a writing prompt exercise at this month’s meeting on Saturday, May 28, at DeVry University.  For our meeting in June, bring a writing piece if you’d like to share it or obtain feedback. We will break out into our respective genre groups at the June 25 meeting.

Shirley Ferrante, FAW President

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Kudos…

Two members of Fremont Area Writers have won recognition in writing contests sponsored by the San Mateo County Fair.

Tish Davidson won second place in the Genre Novel First Chapter for the first chapter of her second book, Dogonne Hot: A Nan Heitman Mystery. The prize includes publication in the anthology Carry the Light and coaching worth $150 with Beth Barany, developmental editor.

Cherilyn Jose, FAW treasurer, took second place in a Best Blog Contest for her entry, “My Manta Ray Encounter.” Her blog will also appear in the anthology.

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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.