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

November 7 - Maggie Downs - "Writing A Memorable Memoir"


December 5 - Holiday Networking and Members Open Mic


January 2 - Speaker To Be Announced


February 6 - Speaker To Be Announced

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
October 03, 2020
10:45am - 12:30pm

Author Patrick Coleman

Writing Across Genres

Patrick’s first novel, “The Churchgoer” was a LitHub Most Anticipated Book of Summer, released by Harper Perennial in 2019. It is being adapted for FX television to star Matthew McConaughey.

His debut collection of poems, “Fire Season” was written by speaking into a digital audio recorder on long commutes. It won the 2015 Berkshire Prize and was released by Tupelo Press on December 1, 2018.
His short-form prose has appeared in numerous publications.
He is the Assistant Director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego.
Patrick certainly knows how to write across genres with a high degree of success. We are lucky to have this esteemed teacher and writer share his knowledge with us.

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)