Member News

Thank you

Sue Curtzwiler for stepping up to chair Volunteer Coordinator!

Anita Tosh for accepting Membership Chair!

Anita Tosh for NorCal Rep!

Evelyn LaTorre for your years of service as NorCal Rep!



Our inaugural Author!

***Sadly, Chris has passed from this life, 5/29/19

He is greatly missed, and was a very big part of our lives.馃槩


Book Signing at Half Price Books


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Fremont Area Writers聽is now partnering with聽Half Price Books in Fremont聽to present聽鈥淢eet Your Local FAW Authors鈥monthly readings by FAW published authors on the second Saturday of each month.聽 Readings will be scheduled from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.聽 A different author will be featured each month.聽 Authors will have the opportunity to read and answer questions about their work, as well as sign and sell their books.

This聽鈥渇ree鈥聽opportunity is available to FAW members who are published authors with books to sell.聽 Time slots for the year are filling up鈥攕o act now.聽 Keep an eye on your email for more information or contact Nancy Guarnera

HPB at the Fremont Hub
Saturday April 13th 2:00 鈥 4:00 p.m. Half Price Books Fremont Hub







Anthony Pino won honorable mention for “My Brother’s Rain”.









Carey Receives London Award

Joyce Krieg, secretary of the California Writers Club, presents the Jack London Award to Art Carey at the July 26 CWC Honorary Luncheon in Oakland. Established in 1973, the awards recognize outstanding service and dedication 鈥渁bove and beyond鈥 to the organization. The coveted awards are presented every two years to one member of each CWC branch nominated by their branch peers. A full account of the awards and photos is available on the CWC website,聽

Carey, who serves as FAW publicity chairperson and website coordinator, is a charter member of Fremont Area Writers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and UCLA.

A former newspaper reporter and editor, he is the author of a novel, 鈥淭he Gender War.鈥 His short stories and humor pieces have appeared in dozens of electronic and print publications.

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers




CWC Ina Coolbrith Award Presented to Bob Garfinkle

Bob Award

California Writers Club President Dave George and Nancy Curteman presented the club鈥檚 Ina Coolbrith Award to FAW鈥檚 Bob Garfinkle at the July 2014 Central Board Meeting.

Bob is a lifetime member of California Writers Club. He鈥檚 dedicated a tremendous amount of his time and talent to CWC and certainly has met the standards for the Ina Coolbrith award.
Like California poet Ina Coolbrith, who encouraged new writers through her literary salon, Bob encourages new writers at club meetings.

Like Ina Coolbrith, who was President of the Congress of Authors and Journalists, Bob was a founder of Fremont Area Writers and president of FAW and CWC. He is currently FAW鈥檚 membership chair.

Like Ina Coolbrith, who was a celebrated poet and author, Bob is an internationally known author of astronomy books and scientific journal articles.

Like Ina Coolbrith, who was active in her community as an Oakland librarian, Bob was active as a Union City Council member.

Like Ina Coolbrith, Bob has demonstrated his love of writing through his active support of CWC. Here are a few of his achievements:

  • Central Board Rep for South Bay from 2003-2007.
  • During his Presidency of CWC, he led the lawsuit against Scott Sonders Coalition, and unsnarled the 501C tax tangle.
  • He started the Annual CWC picnic and has chaired it every year from 2009 to the present.
    鈥 He was on the staff of South Bay Writers鈥 East of Eden Writer Conference from 2004 to 2008. It was one of the best writers conferences in California.

When asked why he dedicated so much of his busy life to CWC, his response was to the point. 鈥淚 enjoy the camaraderie of working with other writers. I guess I just like writers.鈥

One more special note: Springer Publishing will release Bob鈥檚 chef d鈥檕euvre on astronomy, Luna Cognita, (Known Moon). This will be Bob鈥檚 third astronomy book.

Ina Coolbrith would be proud of Bob Garfinkle and so are we.

Nancy Curteman