FAW News

April is Poetry Month and Fremont Area Writers is celebrating by hosting poet and puzzle master Emmanuel Williams at its April 28th meeting.

Williams is a self described “poet, novelist, punster, pianist, lamp-maker, and riddler. .. (and) Indefatigable defender of the right brain.”  With 50 years of teaching experience and 13 books to his credit he’s a man who has enjoyed his many experiments with both language and life.  As he says  “I like to get people doing things they never thought they’d do.”

Longtime FAW member, Ohlone College professor and poet Anthony Pino will facilitate what promises to be an afternoon full of both of insight and humor.

There is no admission fee for the event and the public is welcome.  The 2PM meeting will be held at 42 Silicon Valley (formerly DeVry University) at 6600 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont, CA 94555.  






Presidents Message

April 2018

It is that time of the CWC year (July 1 to June 30) when each branch starts looking for officers for next year. The strength or our branch comes for the leadership.

We will hold nominations at the May general meeting and announce the candidates. The positions that need to be filled are: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. We need everyone in the branch to consider running for a branch office or taking on a committee position either this year or next. Elections are held at the June general meeting with the new officers starting their term in July.  I will be out of the country all of May, so you can send to me an email at: ragarf@earthlink.net, to let me know of your desire to keep your branch running smoothly. No experience needed, but only you enthusiasm to keep FAW running to help all of our local writers.  By the way, I will not be running for another term as your president.

Knuti has given me a list of our future speakers and it is an impressive list.


Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers


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Three members of Fremont Area Writers have won recognition in writing contests sponsored by the San Mateo County Fair.

Dave Strom took first place in Digital Media Audiobook with The Malevolent Mystery Meat.

Tish Davidson won second place in the Genre Novel First Chapter for the first chapter of her second book,Dogonne Hot: A Nan Heitman Mystery. The prize includes publication in the anthology Carry the Light and coaching worth $150 with Beth Barany, developmental editor.

Cherilyn Jose, FAW treasurer, took second place in a Best Blog Contest for her entry, “My Manta Ray Encounter.” Her blog will also appear in the anthology.

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers


An Open Mic for writers to read their work is held from 7-9 p.m. at Suju’s Coffee and Tea, 3620 Thornton Ave., in Fremont, on the fourth Monday of the month.

Fremont Area Writers is a branch of the 1,700-member California Writers Club. To find out more, log on to www.cwc-fremontareawriters.org or contact Shirley Ferrante at (510) 791-8639.