Claire began painting in classes at Mendocino College with Bob Commings and attended many week-long painting sessions at Mendocino Art Center before she exhibited in the Mendocino Art Center's members juried shows in 2007, and 2011. She's painted with the Plein Air Painters of Mendocino for over three years, and was a member of the Artists Coop of Mendocino in 2010. Claire studied with Hope Stevenson, Betty Carr, Bob Burridge, Marsha Connell, and Ken Hosmer in addition to being included in Larry Wagner's book, Artists of the Mendocino Coast.
Norma has a Ph.D. in English and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, which she teaches at College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, CA. She's has a memoir, The Last Resort: Taking the Mississippi Cure, and publishes short, quirky pieces for the St. Pete Times.
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Ginny holds an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Miami and an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. Her first young adult novel, Dolphin Sky, was followed by Hurt Go Happy, The Outside of a Horse, and Lost In The River of Grass.
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Nancy taught creative writing, composition, and literature for over twenty years at Mendocino College and has conducted writing workshops in collaboration with the Western Folklife Center, the Great Basin Writing Project and Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada.
An Elko County native with a background in ranching. She has presented her “Poems from Tuscarora” at daytime and evening events at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko. She is author of “Border Lands: Cowboy Poetry and the Literary Canon” in the anthology Cowboy Poetry Matters. Presently, she is researching the history of the Jack Creek bar, working on a memoir, a novel, and three literary blogs.
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Malcolm lives alongside the Albion River where his family has ranched and farmed since the 1800s. He writes the River Views column for The Mendocino Beacon about local history and nature, but has been writing fiction for more than thirty years, garnering awards for both long and short forms. He has recently completed the comic-adventure, coming-of-age novel, Outlaw Ford, and is at work on a book about American construction workers taken prisoner on Wake Island during World War Two.
Mendocino Coast Branch of the California Writers Club
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Hyla's book is her personal interpretation of the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer of mourning, expressed in poetic text and lavish artwork.
In three decades of woodworking, Les has taught cabinet-making at the country's largest community college, hosted two successful national cable television series on craftsmanship, and spent two years working with James Krenov.
His work has been shown in galleries and museums on both coasts. With his wife, the writer Norma Watkins, Cizek authored several articles for Home Furniture Magazine and Fine Woodworking.
His work has been shown in Treasure Chests (Taunton Press) and in With Wakened Hands (Cambium Press).