Events

 Isn’t it time YOU joined the fun?

The Fremont Area Writers Club conducts the following monthly activities:

FAW Calendar

FAW Board Meeting: 4th Saturday of each month (except July and December) from 12:45-1:45 at the DeVry University Campus: 6600 Dumbarton Circle.

FAW General Meeting: 4th Saturday of each month (except July and December)…

Open Mic: Usually the 4th Monday each month at Suju’s Coffee meeting room, 3620 Thornton Ave., Fremont. See Home Page.

Essay Contest for Tri-City 10th Graders

What is it like to be a teenager in 2016?  In a world with cellphones, homework, feelings, and experiences, what’s important to you? Is high school what you expected?

A student’s life is real life. What do you want to tell others about yours?

Do these questions interest you?

If you are a high school sophomore and like to express yourself using words, the Fremont Area Writers (FAW) organization wants to know about your real or imagined life.

FAW invites high school 10th graders in the tri-city region to enter an essay contest with the topic: “My Life as a High School Student.” Entries can be fiction or nonfiction, no more than 500 words, and must be postmarked by October 25, 2016. There is no entry fee.

Prizes of $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place as well as Honorable Mention Certificates for the highest rated essays from each participating school will be awarded. Winning students and their parents will be invited to the awards ceremony at the January 28, 2017 FAW meeting.

Essays should be mailed to: FAW, PO Box 47, Union City CA 94587. Students will find additional information and requirements on the FAW website at http://cwc-fremontareawriters.org or by writing to Liz Breshears at lizbre@me.com.

FAW is a member of the California Writers Club, a statewide organization founded in 1909 to support and encourage writers and all genres of writing. The California Writers Club is one of the oldest professional writers’ groups in the nation and FAW is proud to be one of the more than twenty branches with over 1300 members throughout California.


 

FAW student winners

Young Writers Essay Contest Winners

Click here to read the winning essay.

Four high school sophomores have received certificates and cash awards from Fremont Area Writers Club for writing about “My Life in the East Bay.” From left are Keren Godwin, Fremont Christian High School, Jayleen Risinger-Esquibel, Kennedy High School, Aiyanna Smith, Kennedy High school, and Ethan Mehta, Washington High School. Mehta received the first-place award of $100. A fifth award winner, Ivanna Casulla, is missing from the photo.


WAITING GAME—Knuti VanHoven and Paul Davis are ready to sign and sell at FAW’s book sale in a Round Table pizza. Coordinator of the event was Jan Small.

WAITING GAME—Knuti VanHoven and Paul Davis are ready
to sign and sell at FAW’s book sale in a Round Table pizza. Coordinator
of the event was Jan Small.