The Story behind
California Writers Week
For several months in early 2003, with the expert help of Anthony Folcarelli,
the Central Board of the California Writers Club worked to establish California Writers Week.
The plan was successful and on September 4, 2003 at 10 a.m., California Writers Club members
gathered on the Assembly floor in Sacramento to receive a Joint Legislative Resolution
from Assemblyman Tim Leslie. The Resolution is endorsed by the California Library Association.
Click here for a list of the noted California authors selected for the Resolution.
Text of the Resolution
In photo at right, CWC President Barbara Truax (at left, holding Resolution)
with Assemblyman Tim Leslie and Anne Marie Gold, member of the executive board
of the California Library Association and head of the Sacramento Library.
Anthony Folcarelli reviewing the process with Tim Leslie's assistant
Jedd Medefind (also a published author) while waiting for the 10 a.m.
Assembly to begin. Barbara, Teresa LeYung Ryan from the Peninsula
Branch, and Jeremiah O'Brien, the Central Board Representative from
the Marin Branch.
California Writers Club members witnessed this important moment in
California Writers Club history.
Left to right:
Dianne Levy, Marin branch president and CWC webmaster;
Dave Sawle, Berkeley branch representative;
Carol McConkie, Redwood branch president;
Jeremiah O'Brien, Marin branch representative;
Bill Baldwin, South Bay branch president and Central Board representative, CB Secretary;
Amy Peele, Marin branch;
Anthony Folcarelli, Sacramento branch and Special Consultant to the Central Board;
Tom Adams, Sacramento branch representative and CB Vice President,
Jackie Krug, Sacramento branch;
Marilyn Smith Murphy, Sacramento branch.
Teresa LeYung Ryan, Peninsula branch;
Beth Tigner, Sacramento branch;
Shirley Adams, Sacramento branch;
Octavia Simien, Sacramento branch president.