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Unfortunately, COVID-19 forced the NSW to cancel its April & May meetings (the venue has been unavailable).  Additionally (and for the same reason), previously scheduled speakers have been unable to share their writing wisdom. Though we are currently unable to host meetings, we will be sending members writing tidbits on a weekly basis and, of course, the NSW Quill. In the meantime, we are encouraging members to send us your short writing pieces, jokes, recipes, and/or writing tips. Please email them to northstatewriters@gmail.com and we will forward them along for fellow NSW members to enjoy.

New In June:  The NSW will be hosting its July meeting on Zoom.  A link to the meeting will be emailed to all members prior to the event.

Our July speaker is ready Leeanne Krusemark and the topic is "Establishing Credibility with Publishers and Agents".

 The scheduled ZOOM time will be 6 P.M. on July 20, 2020

Take good care of you and yours,

Cathy Chase
NSW President

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California Writers Club

Founded in 1909 the CWC is one of the nation’s oldest professional clubs for writers.

Members of North State Writers, or any of the NorCal chapters of the California Writers Club, are invited to submit up to three short stories, poems, and/or creative non-fiction pieces for consideration for publication in the North State Writers 2020 anthology.

1. Dust off that piece that you love, but have never shared.  We all have a baby, a story that is dear to our hearts.  Let's see it.
2. Look at the three pictures below and pick one ot two to write about.




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     Curious Things, A Compilation of Curiously

     Disturbing & Sometimes Horrifying Stories

3. Have you ever heard of the book, "How it feels to be attacked by a Shark"? It is a book of short stories.  The individual authors tell of some harrowing or life-changing experience.  So, if you have had a similar experience, write about it and share it with us.  You can get the book on Amazon, but it isn't necessary.

Submission deadline is August 1, 2020

NSW Hosts ALL ABOUT BOOKSat the 15th AnnualChocolate Fest...

 ALL NSW & CWC MEMBERS are invited to Sign & Sell books at the Chocolate Festival, September 12, 2020

WELCOME To North State Writers

North State Writers (NSW) is a chartered branch of the California Writers Club. The NSW is a non-profit organization bringing together professional authors, novice writers, and all others within the authorial realm in a creative and supportive atmosphere. Members share their knowledge and skills through critique groups, at general meetings and during conferences and workshops. Non-published members gain experience, encouragement, and guidance to help them become published writers. Meetings are positive, uplifting events meant to inspire and motivate all its members. 

​​North State Writers is open to all writers, editors, illustrators, publishers, & agents  regardless of their level of experience. 

  • Network with other authors, editors, agents, publishers,  illustrators
  • Acquire writing techniques to hone your craft
  • Learn how to market your work 
  • Make use of a variety of Mentoring & Educational Workshops​

LeeAnne Krusemark is an adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard and more than 1,000 other facilities worldwide, and is a nationwide speaker on the topic. She is also a former journalist, editor, and managing editor of newspapers, as well as an author of countless magazine articles and several books, some of which can be found on Amazon. LeeAnne has also recently authored a screenplay that Hallmark has expressed an interest in, and has started representing other writers as an editor and agent. In addition, she has owned a successful award-winning public relations business for more than 20 years and is a Chamber of Commerce past president. The inspiration LeeAnne gives to others has even been compared in writing to Oprah!

Submissions Are Open To All CWC & NSW Members for North State Writers 2020 Anthology, 'For What It's Worth'

Saturday​, Sep 12th  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Terry Ashe Park on the Skyway


Join us on the 3rd Monday of every month. Meetings are free & open to the public.