Events (Historic & Upcoming)

August 20, 2022Salman Rushdie: writers gather in New York to read author’s works in solidarity

Solomon Rushdie and great and brave writer and speaker.

February 12, 2022 – Retreat

On February 12th, the WCWG will have a four-hour retreat led by author/editor/teacher Andy Touhy. Andy is the author of the award-winning book, Designs for a Magician’s Hat.

For additional information about the retreat or the WCWG contact: sandyshaller@wcwritersguild


August Retreat

On August 21st, the Walnut Creek Writers Guild will hold one of its semi-yearly retreats using ZOOM. One Guild member, Rhoda Olkin has prepared a 1-hour session on developing a fully realized character.

Based on George Saunders new book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, which is basically a condensed version of one of his writing classes, WCWG member Vesta Clare will introduce three activities:

  1. Creating a list of events that show causality. It can be from a story you bring or your own created list.
  2. Start with a 600 word text and edit it. Saunders suggests 3 rounds.
  3. Write a 200 word story using only 50 different vocabulary words.

In between writing sessions there will be a Writers’ Café where we will share lunch and talk about…what else? Writing!!!


TKAM reading collage copy

On Monday, June 13, 2015 the Walnut Creek Writers Guild participated in a nation-wide event celebrating To Kill a Mockingbird, in which Barnes & Noble stores across the country hosted day-long readings of the entire book.

Performers: Norma Armon, Deanne Dale, Alida Field, Joseph Herbst, Webb Johnson, Michelle Netzloff-Luna, Kathy Oldham, Sandy Shaller, and Carol Stefan.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 Bay Books in San Ramon hosted a reading of selections from The View From Here.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 the Walnut Creek Barnes & Noble hosted The Walnut Creek Writers Guild for a reading of excerpts from their anthology The View From Here.

TVFH B&N reading-collage

Authors: Norma Armon, M.J. Riley, Deanne Dale, Michelle Netzloff-Luna, Kathy Oldham, Sandy Shaller and Webb Johnson.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 The Walnut Creek Public Library hosted an Evening with the Walnut Creek Writers Guild.