FAW News

November’s Presentation

This event will be held at 2PM on Saturday November 24th. Admission is free ($5 donation is requested) and will take place in Room 115  of  42 Silicon Valley (formerly known as DeVry University), 6600 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont CA 94555. 

The next FAW event is to be announced.

President’s Message

Terry Tosh – November 2018

Can time pass any swifter? I can’t believe how ridiculously fast these past 6 months have sped past. I won’t take the time to reiterate all the projects and events that have transpired, but suffice it to say our hardworking volunteers are going above and beyond to make FAW the best and most sought after group to join. We are busily making plans for a fun 10th Anniversary celebration and another amazingly busy and educational year ahead. Please be thinking of what talent and ability that you can share  to help carry the burden of reaching out to other potential new members, and any support you can give to the website As well as newsletter submissions. We can use as many articles, stories, poems and ads as we can get, so don’t hide your talents, set them free and be a part of the next thrilling year as we zoom into 2019. Can you believe 2020 is so close?  Enjoy your Holidays, and use the time to reflect and create. Remember no official meeting in December, but I look forward to seeing you at the Holiday party December 8th.

Sincerely,

Terry 

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers

 

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Kudos…

In this area we record writers’ awards and successes. Keep your eye on this page as awards are received all the time.

KUDOS to FAW Members

Shirley Ferrante won 3rd place for her piece “Togetherness” in the Half Price Books Flash Fiction Contest held on the 22nd of September.  (Check out Shirley’s contest winner in the FAW Writers’ Corner of the October2018 issue of FAW’s newsletter Ink Spots.)

Nancy Guarnera won 1st and 2nd place in the Half Price Books Flash Fiction Contest held on the 22nd of September.  Her “Home Coming” took 1st place and “Three Times” took 2nd place.   (Check out Nancy’s contest winners in the FAW Writers’ Corner of the October2018 issue of FAW’s newsletter Ink Spots.)

Art Carey’s modern, tongue-in-cheek version of Jonathan Swift’s classic satire, A Modest Proposal, appeared in an August issue of The Satirist, America’s Most Critical Journal (Since 1999).

The following authors who participated in the FAW Book Signing at the Newpark Mall on Saturday, July 14thArt Carey sold 1 book; Penelope Cole sold 11 books; Paul K. Davis sold 1 book; Chris Dews sold 3 books; Jo Ann Frisch sold 5 books; Urmila Patel sold 4 books; Jan Small sold 2 books and 1 art print; Dave M. Strom sold 1 book; Anita Tosh  sold 1 book; and Helen Vanderberg sold 3 books.  A total of 32 books and 1 art print were sold for total sales of $402.  Sales per author ranged from $2 to $95. 

Chris Dews has recently published a new book – Antler Jinny and the Raven, and has revised and republished his previous book, The Druid and the Bracelet.  His books will be available at Coastside Books and Ink Spell Books in Half Moon Bay. You can also find them online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Evelyn LaTorre, an FAW founding member, will have her memoir titled, No Guardrails, From Montana to Machu Picchu, A Peace Corps Romance, published in 2020 by She Writes Press. 

Clevermag.org has notified Evelyn LaTorre that her piece about her recent trip to Ireland, “Is Ireland Really Heaven,” will be published in the Fall 2018 issue of their e-zine.

Dave M. Strom recently updated his book, Super Holly Hansson in Super Bad Hair Day to roughly 120 printed pages of stories, audio scripts, and Super Holly artwork.  At Worldcon, the annual convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) recently held at the San Jose Convention Center, Dave shared a table with authors from the South Bay Writers branch of CWC.  He sold nine paperback copies and one Kindle eBook.

A long-awaited anthology about the life of a dollar bill has been published by South Bay Writers. FAW’s Dave Strom was an editor and has a story in it.

Tish Davidson’s nonfiction piece “Miss Tish and the Okree Ladies” has been published in the 2018 California Writers Club Literary Review.

Evelyn LaTorre’s non-fiction piece “The Potato Caper” has been published in the 2018 California Writers Club Literary Review.

Judy Taylor’s poem “A Trail of Pap Crackers on the Beach has been published in the 2018 California Writers Club Literary Review.

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers

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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.