Phyllis Houseman Receives National Guild Literary Award
Somewhere in the Silence by Phyllis Houseman will receive an honorable mention certificate from the National Guild of American Pen Women’s Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition for: Novel excerpt
The awards will be given on:
Sunday Afternoon, 1:00 PM
March 31, 2019
San Francisco Main Library, Civic Center
The winners and honorable mentions will read from their works.
Book Launch for Jil Plummer’s Latest Book Hell’s Kitchen
Come chat with John Davison and author Jil Plummer
Saturday Oct. 27th
12 to 5 pm
at Papillon Coffee shop, Fiesta Square,
67 Lafayette Circle in Lafayette.
“Hell’s Playground ” tells the dramatic story of Private John Davison’s experiences in the Vietnam war during one of the worst prison riots in military history. This book also explores the devastating unintended harm done to a young soldier by protesters in his own country.
Lynn Fulton’s Book Launch
Help our new member, Lynn Fulton, launch her first book, a children’s story about Mary Shelley and Frankenstein.
She Made a Monster How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein
“Based on Mary Shelley’s own account of the origin of Frankenstein, this beautifully spooky picture book tells the story behind the most famous monster of all!”
Bel & Bunna’s Books (specialty children’s bookstore)
3581-C Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette
Saturday, September 22, 2018
11:00 a.m. – Story time for kids
5:30 p.m. – Party for grownups with champagne and munchies
David George Receives Ina Coolbrith Award
Mt. Diablo member David George has been awarded the California Writers Club’s highest honor—the Ina Coolbrith award for distinguished service to the Club’s state organization.
David joined the Club in 2004 and immediately volunteered to be the state Representative to the CWC Central Board. In 2005, he was chosen to be a member of the Executive Committee, and from 2008 to 2012 was elected to serve as statewide Vice President. In 2009, after the sudden death of President Casey Wilson’s wife, David stepped up to lead the state organization in Casey’s absence.
From 2014 to 2017, David served as statewide President, adding three new branches and guiding the Club through two IRS audits. He has also served the state organization as state Membership chair (twice), a short stint as Treasurer, and interim state MRMS Administrator after the developer, Ray Malus, passed away suddenly and without sharing his MRMS passwords with anyone. With the aid of a contract programmer, David regained access and control of the state records system.
Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, David, and thank you for your many years of dedication to the Club!