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How to Get Published, Saturday, June 25

Nayomi Munaweera, Author Fremont CWCNayomi Munaweera was studying for a Ph.D. In English Literature when she made a discovery. She wanted to write fiction more than she wanted to write about fiction. Goodbye, doctoral study.

She’ll discuss her unusual path to publication and offer tips on how other writers can be published at a meeting of Fremont Area Writers on Saturday, June 25.

Munaweera’s first novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, was short-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Northern California Book Prize. It tells the story of two women living through civil war in Sri Lanka, where she was born.

Her second novel, What Lies Between Us, was published this year and was praised on Buzzfeed and in Elle Magazine.

You can find out more about her at:
www.nayomimunaweera.com.

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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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGEShirley Ferrante copy

 

I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day as America celebrated her military heroes and heroines.
Congratulations to Dave Strom who received the first place Audio Story Telling award at the San Mateo County Fair Literary Contest. Also to Tish Davidson who took second place in the First Chapter of Genre Novel at the Fair.
And, our treasurer Cherilyn Jose won second place for San Mateo County Fair’s Best Blog contest.  Dave, Tish and Cherilyn, FAW is proud of you.

There will not be a meeting in July. Members are invited to the annual California Writers Club picnic, Saturday, July 23rd at Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland hills. Check the FAW website, http://www.cwc-fremontareawriters.org/ for details and directions.
2016-2017 FAW elections will be held at the June meeting. Offices to be filled are president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Please come to the meeting prepared to throw your hat into the ring if you’d like to participate in FAW’s leadership. (Why not…it’s an election year.)
For our meeting in June, bring several copies of a writing piece if you’d like to share it or obtain feedback. We will break out into our respective genre groups.
Be sure to check the FAW meeting sign upon entering the building. We may be in a different room due to construction at DeVry University.

Shirley Ferrante, FAW President

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

Dave Strom took first place in Digital Media Audiobook with The Malevolent Mystery Meat.

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.