Cathy Chase, President

North State Writers (NSW)

President's Welcome

I am guessing if you are reading this message you are interested in some aspect of writing.  You have come to the right place.  We are an energetic, fully involved writing club for the beginning to experienced writers of all genres; fiction, non-fiction, poetry.  Our membership includes not only writers but photographers, editors, and artists.  As you may have noticed, we are one of the twenty-two branches of the California Writers Club a one hundred year institution started by Jack London currently with 2100 members.

Our clubs main reason for existing is to help each other and support our member's ambitions in whatever avenue of writing they choose.  In that vein, we have professional speakers for every meeting. The topics cover craft, self-publishing, marketing, and a myriad of other topics all to benefit our member’s needs.  We have a monthly critique group for members to help guide each other.  Also, we have published a yearly anthology where members contribute their stories.  These books give you publishing rights and enhance your resume.  Currently, we are in the process of publishing two books.  The first is titled, Curious Things, a collection of stories featuring the unusual or macabre.  We have taken on the responsibility of publishing a professional book documenting the Camp Fire through first-person stories and professional photos of survivors, first responders, and others affected by the disaster.

Our members would be thrilled to see you at one of our meetings.  They are free and open to the public.

We meet at the Veterans Hall 545 Rio Lindo Avenue, Chico on the third Monday of every month at 6:00 PM.  Please come and join us.  Thank you in advance for your interest.  I hope to see you soon.

Cathy Chase, President
North State Writers (NSW)