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Saturday, October 22nd

Sometimes the big question isn’t what to write, but how to get it published.  So when is it time to submit your writing for publication?  How do you decide where to send your work?  How do you stay engaged in the work, in spite of the inevitable rejections?

On Saturday, October 22nd, FAW will host Jan Ellison  She’ll share the ways she made it through what can be an unnerving process.

It  took Jan five years to write and publish her first short story, which went on to win an O. Henry Prize and lay the groundwork for the sale of her debut novel in a preempt to Random House.  Jan will briefly recount her publishing journey and will offer tips on surviving rejection and staying committed to revision, while working to break into print.

For more information on Jan Ellison go to (http://www.janellison.com)

The meeting is free and open to the public, from 2 to 4PM at DeVry University, 6600 Dumbarton Circle, in Fremont,  For more information, call 510 565-0619.

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers

President’s Message

I have a lot to be grateful for when it comes to Fremont Area Writers: for the many members who volunteer their time and talents to support the club and make it grow numerically as well as in writing craft. From the elected board members and appointed heads of different areas who work harmoniously with each other for the good of the club to the unsung heroes who provide refreshments or call members each month, and to the faithful attenders who show up each month, I want to give a big THANK YOU!


Carol Lee Hall

FAW President



Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers

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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.

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers


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.