Upcoming Special Events
The High Desert Branch of the California Writers Club will present a panel of four authors in their nineties, and one youngster of eighty to relate their pathway (which could also be yours) to putting in writing both fiction and non-fiction.
The program will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 2 to 4 pm at the Hesperia Library 9560 Seventh Street in Hesperia. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.
June Langer, age 90-ish, is working on her first novel. She has published magazine articles, poetry, and a short story and one of her poems is in the 2016 “For The Love of Writing” HDCWC anthology; Evelyn Blocker, a wonderfully young 96, has written and published seven books and many other works; Amy Jo Burnett, active member of the HDCWC at age 94, is a versatile story writer who also just completed participating as a judge in the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards contest; Winnie Rueff, 92, has written and published a memoir of her days as a young nurse in 1943, “Calling Nurse Mearns. A Nurse's Story” is a poignant but fun-filled life of a young woman in some scary times.
Diane Neil, age 80, is granddaughter of Jack London's best boyhood friend, Frank Irving Atherton. Diane Neil had an unpublished manuscript written as a memoir, which was stored unprinted for decades until she joined the California Writers Club. After telling president Dwight Norris about the book, he helped get the manuscript published as “Jack London In Boyhood Adventures.” It is now on Amazon.com and available at http://www.jacklondoninboyhoodadventures.com/
The High Desert Branch of the century-old California Writers Club meets on the second Saturday of each month at Jess Ranch Community Church in Apple Valley.