California Writers Club

Authors’ Journey Series

Guest Speaker: 2-Person Nonfiction Panel (Elaine Lewinnek, Gustavo Arellano)

Topic: “Authors’ Journey Series”

Saturday, October 7th, 2023

■ 9:00am – 9:30am Networking
■ 9:30am – 11:00am Guest Speaker

Location: Anaheim Packing House, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA

Despite its large metropolitan population and rich heritage, Orange County is often a footnote in Southern California travel books. Our panel of writers decided to change all that with the book A People’s Guide to Orange County, giving the region its proper recognition. It even includes a mention of the Anaheim Packing District.

Released in 2022, the book has been critically acclaimed for its real and unvarnished telling of the county’s history while providing a compendium of fascinating places to visit.

Elaine Lewinnek is professor of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, and author of The Working Man’s Reward: Chicago’s Early Suburbs and the Roots of American Sprawl.

Gustavo Arellano is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, former editor of OC Weekly, and author of the books Orange County: A Personal HistoryTaco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, and ¡Ask A Mexican!

They will have plenty to share about their writing past, present, and future.