2014 past speakers
CHARLES DICKENS MAKES AN APPEARANCE
A tribute to Jack London
New Member Meet and Greet
October 11, 2014
Our October 11th club meeting featured newer members with an opportunity to hear them introduce themselves, read from their works, and meet and greet.
A CONVERSATION WITH TWO AWARD-WINNING POETS
Mary Langer Thompson and Thelma Reyna are experienced public speakers and writing workshop presenters who love to help people with their own creative writing. Both have been high school English teachers, principals, and university adjunct professors, and both were recently published in Chicago’s reputable Journal of Modern Poetry.
Thompson’s book, “Poems in Water”, and Reyna’s book, “Rising, Falling, All of Us” were available for signing followed by a questions and answers session with the authors.
CLUB HISTORY, GOALS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS
July 12, 2014
We saw a video about the growth of the CWC. We heard from past presidents of the HDCWC: Carol Warren, Bob Isbill, Freddi Gold, and Mike Foley.
We held an open mike time where members briefly told about their work, recent accomplishments in their writing and publishing, and how the club has helped them achieve their goals.
RENE RAY DE LA CRUZ
April 12, 2014
Long-time High Desert resident and journalist, Rene Ray De La Cruz, spoke at the April 12. De La Cruz, columnist and staff reporter for the Daily Press, has authored hundreds of published articles. He spoke on the future of newspapers as it pertains to writers today, the chances for full-time and part-time writing positions, and about publicity opportunities available for published authors.