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
November 06, 2021
10:45am - 12:30pm
Joy Lanzendorfer
"Writing A Historical Family Saga”
Released by Blackstone Publishing in May 2021 this Bay Area writer’s debut novel, Right Back Where We Started From, is described as a sweeping, multigenerational tale that explores the lust for ambition that entered into the American consciousness and how it affected our nation's ideas of success, failure, and the pursuit of happiness.

Joy delivered a riveting keynote speech at the prestigious Southern California Writers’ Conference earlier in the year. She will discuss her long journey of writing such a poignant exploration as told through the eyes of a bold, young heroine pulled into her family’s history through California’s formative years.

To read other writings and learn more about Joy, visit her website at

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


December 4 - Members Open Mic 3-Minute Readings


January 8 - Matt Coyle - "The Right Way to Write a Series & How I Do It"


February 5 - Sheila Lowe - "Reading Between the Lines on Your Path to Publication"


March 5 - Joe Ide - "Writing the Killer Crime Novel"


April 2 - Hope Edelman - “Writing Your Story of Loss: How Principles of Narrative Therapy Can Help"


May 7 - Sheri Fink - “Adventures in Independent Children’s Book Publishing for Fun and Profit”

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)