Orange Public Library & History Center
407 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
The CWC monthly meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice.

If interested in attending as a guest, please join our mailing list at least 24 hours in advance.
Next Meeting
May 01, 2021
10:45am - 12:30pm
Deborah A. Lott

"Writing About Trauma: Art from Adversity"

Deborah A. Lott is a writer, editor, and college instructor. Her creative nonfiction has been published widely and acclaimed.

Her most recent novel, Don’t Go Crazy Without Me, was released in April 2020.It is a tragicomedy story of a girl growing up under the spell of a charismatic yet completely psychotic father. Over time she learns how to break from the unrealistic world in which she was indoctrinated while pursuing her own unconventional path through life. She learns to turn grief into love along the way. The fact that the story is a memoir makes all the more compelling.

Lott teaches creative writing and literature courses at Antioch University, Los Angeles. She is also a freelance editor who has worked with a number of published authors developing articles, web content, books, academic monographs, and other material.

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CWC members write novels, short stories, screen plays, poetry, nonfiction articles and books, commercial work and more.

More than half our members are published writers.

Coming Events


June 5  - Dennis K. Crosby - "Marketing In The COVID Era"


July 3  - Author's Journey Series: Jeri Westerson (Medieval Noir series; YA; steampunk fiction)


August 7 - R.D. Kardon - "Incorporating Technical

Expertise Without Losing The Reader"


Live meetings take place the first Saturday of every  month from 11am to 12:30pm in the Community Room of the Orange Public Library. Visitors are welcome.

Members no charge | Nonmembers $7 (cash or check only)