Fremont Area Writers

The Centennial Branch of the California Writers Club

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Author Lori Godsey Anzini, “How to Write a Memoir” 
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 2-4 p.m

Lori AnziniPeople who write memoirs are like Gold Rush miners seeking pay dirt. They sift through memories of the past, recent or distant, hunting a rich vein of recollection, reflection, and fact to tell a story.
Lori Godsey Anzini will describe the process when she discusses “How to Write a Memoir” at a meeting of Fremont Area Writers on Saturday, Sept. 27.
Anzini is the author of “Escaping the Jaws of Life: A Widow’s Journey to Happiness,” which tells how she found joy after her husband’s death following Parkinson’s Disease and brain cancer. The book received recognition at book festivals in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.

She is also the author of “Through My Grandmothers Eyes: The Story of Flora Dolina,” the first volume of a series. You can find out more about her at

The writers group meets on the fourth Saturday of the month, except in July and December, from 2-4 p.m.
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, visit or contact Shirley Scott-Ferrante .

 Open Mic, Book Sale at Library

Jan Small, right, the book sale's organizer, shows her art work.                                                      Photo by Carol Hall

Jan Small, right, the book sale’s organizer, shows her art work.
Photo by Carol Hall

Visitors to the Fremont Main Library got a bonus Saturday, Aug. 16—an open mic and book sale presented by Fremont Area Writers. 

FAW members read from their work to a changing audience and displayed their wares.  The total for books sold now is 40 and three e-books.

Participating were Robert Davis, Geraldine Solon, Doris Nickoladis, Marjorie Johnson, Nancy Curteman, Helen Vanderberg, Claire Chu, Erika Anderson-Bolden, Tony Pino, Karthik Raman, Penelope Cole, and Jan Small.


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

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

Fremont Area Writers has a new president and vice president following elections at the June meeting. The president is Shirley Scott. The vice president is Erika-Bolden.

They will join continuing officers Joyce Cortez, secretary, and Cherilyn Jose, treasurer, in serving for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins this month.



mic Writers and PoetsOpen Mic!When: 7:00-9:00 p.m.Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
Where: Where: Suju’s Coffee, Meeting Room3620 Thornton Ave. FremontTo find out more, contact Tony Pino at




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