Writers West of Alameda

Alameda, CA 94501

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Writers West of Alameda is a group meeting monthly to read and critique literary work of the members. Amateur and professional writers and all levels in between are invited to attend and to join.

Please come to a meeting. We rely on membership dues of $10 per year to offset our simple expenses.

Next meeting is October 14, 2014.


Click HERE for notes on past meetings
We meet at 7:30 PM
on the second Tuesday of every month
in Conference Room C - at Alameda Hospital - 2070 Clinton Avenue
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Note: We no longer have a post office box. We can be contacted via email.

We may be new on the Web, but we've been holding workshops in Alameda since 1984. Want to know what to expect? Click here for our Meeting Format.
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