Coming Events


 December 5 - Holiday Networking and Members Open



 January 2 - Jason Anspach  - “It’s What I Did, Not What I

 Do: Making Your Brand the Star of the Show.” 


 February 6 - Seth Wagerman "The Doctor is IN: Using

 Psychology to Master Character Development"


 March 6 - Pam Sheppard - "What in the World is a

 Comp — And Why is it So Important?"


 April 3 - P.J. Colando - "I Write Funny And So Can You"


 May 1  - Deborah A. Lott - "Writing About Trauma: Art

 from Adversity"


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 07, 2020
10:45am - 12:30pm
Author Maggie Downs

Writing A Memorable Memoir

William Butler Yeats said the writer takes everyday life and turns it into art. Maggie will discuss how to create a compelling story rather than simply retelling events.
Maggie worked for a dozen years as a newspaper reporter, on the police beat in Ohio, then food & entertainment in Palm Springs. When her mother was struck with early-onset Alzheimer’s, Maggie made it a mission to visit all of the faraway places her mother had always wanted to go. She fulfilled her mother’s bucket list while confronting her slow demise.

Interweaving travelogue with family memories, “Braver Than You Think: Around the World on the Trip of My (Mother’s) Lifetime” takes the reader across Machu Picchu, the Nile, Bolivia, India, and Egypt to name a few.

As her own world was slipping away, Maggie discovered the world at large. She will share the story of her journey across the globe and through the world of publishing a story she had to tell.

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)

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.