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Once a month, an electronic newsletter is sent to members. The newsletter contains important announcements such as members' recent publications and achievements, available workshops, summaries of meetings, and other matters of interest. 

Special note. Congratulations to Pam Van Allen, 2023 recipient of the Jack London Award from the California Writers Club. Click here for photos.

Monthly Craft Chat

On the fourth Saturday of every month, various members gather at Papapavlo's restaurant (501 Lincoln Center in Stockton) for lunch at noon. Lasting anywhere from two to three hours, we focus on a narrow topic related to the craft of writing and share ideas, examples, and related thoughts. It's fun and interactive--and a great way to mingle with other writers!

Upcoming Events

Click here for a list of upcoming events. Updated monthly.  Note: to get information regarding locations, Zoom, and so on, you must be on our mailing list. Members in good standing are automatically on our mailing list. To get your name added to our mailing list, click here to submit a contact information form. 


Click here to go to our 2024 contest page. Deadline is June 1, 2024.


A Craft Chat Gathering

 Anthology Launch

On November 4, 2023, SJVW had the official launch of its first anthology, Great Valley Stories (see Publications page). Held at Valley Brew in Stockton, it was a great afternoon event featuring speakers, authors talking about their work, poetry reading, and plenty of food and drink. Below are a few images from that event. We hope to see everyone at the next one!

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