Board of Directors
Membership: Haihong Liao
Committee Leaders and Volunteers
Biographer(s): Eloise Hamann and Lani Longshore
Newsletter Editors: Linda Todd and Kathy Urban
Facebook: Camille Thompson
High School Contest: Constance Hanstedt
Historian: Annette Langer
MRMS Administrator: Sharon Svitak
Photographer: Pat Coyle
Website Coordinator: G Karl Kumfert
2017 Conference Chair: Deborah Bernal
Critique Group Facilitators
Pat Coyle, Stem Group Leader
Violet Carr Moore, Feedback Committee
California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch
4682 Chabot Drive #10953
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Tri-Valley Writers History
In 2005 Jack Russ, then President of the California Writers Club Mt. Diablo Branch, created a committee to establish a new CWC branch in the tri-valley area of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton. The first organizational meeting was held at Towne Center Books in Pleasanton. From that meeting came the core group under the leadership of Sue Tasker that established a writing group on July 10, 2005. Sue was elected president at the August 14, 2005 meeting. Cindy Fisher-Luck was elected vice-president, Fred Norman as treasurer, and Stephanie Rutledge served as secretary. Committee chairs were Steve Workman (membership) and Irenee Riter (webmaster).
During the next year, Tri-Valley Writers began the application process for branch recognition. With the encouragement of state CWC President Barbara Truax, the branch was chartered on July 23, 2006 as the sixteenth branch of the California Writers Club.
CWC Tri-Valley Branch is one of twenty-two branches statewide. We are a professional writing association open to writers of all genres. Our goal is to address the needs of both professional and aspiring writers in the greater Tri-Valley region of Northern California. Our current members live in Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Castro Valley, and Hayward. However, CWC Tri-Valley Branch membership is open to prospective members regardless of location.
The CWC Tri-Valley Branch supports all genres, writing styles and related professions such as editing, publishing, photographic journalism, and agents. We provide an environment where members can obtain critiques of their efforts, attend workshops, and share experiences.
We invite authors, publishers, editors, and agents as guest speakers at monthly meetings. They discuss writing, querying, publishing, and marketing your work.