Newsletter of North State Writers (NSW), a Branch of the California Writers Club

NSW promotes the art and craft of writing across genres, connecting writers, editors, illustrators, publishers, reviewers, agents, and others interested in the continual renewal of creative thought and the written word.
President's Message
Dear friends,
In December, North State Writer’s members celebrated the holidays in style. With a night at Logan’s Roadhouse and a gift to each of us. So much happiness and a blessing to all that we still have a place to meet and that we are still meeting.
May this new year of 2022 bring us all prosperity, happiness, more to write about, and an abundance in our membership and our lives!! Happy New Year and I’ll see you on Monday, January 17, 2022, at the Veterans Memorial Hall at 6 pm to introduce you to our first speaker of the year!!

Jim Henson
President NSW

NSW News
Do you have a milestone you would like to share? Send it to northstatewriters@gmail.com using "Newsletter" in the subject line.
North State Writers Conference. We are looking for NSW members to participate in a committee to explore the possibility of our club hosting a conference in our area. The committee would look into possible venues, ideas for speakers and events, propose a budget and report ideas to the board. Please contact President Jim Henson if you would be interested in assisting with this project.
Cathy Chase receives the prestigious Jack London award

Congratulations to Cathy Chase, 
who received the California Writers' Club Jack London Award of 2021 for her dedication as Vice President and President of North State Writers and to projects such as the Critique Group.
**Newsletter Editor needed. After six years, our current Editor has decided to step down from her role and a new editor is needed. She will provide training if desired. This is your chance to participate on the board and advance the future of the club. We have several members who have stepped forward to provide content. If you are interested, please contact President Jim Henson.
Paradise Chocolate Fest! A Chocolate Extravaganza!
9:00 am – 5:00 pm • Terry Ashe Park 6626 Skyway Paradise
Saturday, May 7th, 2022 ♥ 17th Annual Paradise Chocolate Fest!
The Chocolate Fest will include "All About Books" which is an opportunity for our members to promote their work and sell their books. Each member should download the application to participate. There will also be an NSW table providing information about our club. More information will follow.
The submission window for 2022 is open from November 15, 2021, to January 31, 2022.

The submission window has opened for CWC’s 2022 Literary Review, our annual anthology of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry written entirely by members. Carefully read the submission guidelines before crafting your best, most polished work, and make sure to get it to the editorial team no later than the deadline.

President:  Jim Henson 
Vice-President: Brian Marshall  
Secretary: Susan St. Germaine      
Treasurer: Nick Hanson
Director of Membership: Gwen Willadsen
Newsletter Editor: Linda Sue Forrister
Central Board Rep: Jim Henson
NorCal Group Rep: Jim Henson
Events Coordinator:
Social Media: Nick Hanson
Critique Group: Cathy Chase