Left Coast Writers® was created to support new and established writers in the production and promotion of their work in a stimulating atmosphere of creativity and community.
The writers meet monthly at Book Passage at the Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon for lively evenings with an amazing roster of guest speakers on the subjects of publishing, long and short fiction, publishing, writer-agent relationships and more.
Charles Entrekin, Founder of The Berkeley Poets Cooperative (1968-1991) is going to talk about the importance of groups and organizations such as BPW&P. These poets and writers of BPW&P were writing about and living in tumultuous times in Berkeley when universities were under attack and free speech was in question, when the byword of the culture rang out, “Question authority.” It was an amazing period in history; when everything seemed possible. Looking back on times like this and on groups like BPW&P, can help and inspire new groups of poets and writers to maybe show a little of the optimism that sometimes seems lost. We, at Left Coast Writers, count Charles and The Berkeley Poets Cooperative as one of our major sources of inspiration.