Sunday, January 3, 2016

You need a Club

The most exciting thing that happened today is that I am a member of the California Writers Club now.   I got the little card in the mail and holding it I was feeling so thrilled.  It is the same club that  was formed by Jack London, one hundred years ago!

An informal gathering of Jack London, poet George Sterling and short story writer Herman Whitaker,  among others formed the Press Club of Alameda in 1909 and eventually the California Writers Club was incorporated in 1913.

Early honorary members were John Muir, Joaquin Miller, the first California poet laureate Ina Coolbrith and later Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein and the famous historians Will and Arial Durant visited.

Today, 107 years old, this Club has 21 branches throughout the state of California with nearly 2000 members and I am one of those who strive to write.  

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