SBW Upcoming Events

 South Bay Writers Speaker Series
Monday, March 13, 2017

Connecting Language through Stories with
Claudia Cerulli

Claudia Cerulli, March speaker for South Bay Writers, is a trilingual storyteller who loves to travel, read, write, and paint. She is author of several bilingual books in Italian and English for children. Each page has the text in Italian along with its English translation; this format helps Italian language students of all ages to learn new words and practice reading skills.

For example, Cerulli’s book Ottavia e i Gatti di Roma (Octavia and the Cats of Rome) gives the adventurous story of two cats who call the ancient monuments of Rome their home and makes an entertaining introduction to travel, history, archaeology, and geography.

Claudia Cerulli will discuss how to publish in two or three languages; benefits to publishing bilingual stories and novels; and how to find your niche and avoid losing creative control. She speaks Spanish and Italian and publishes books for authors in foreign languages at Long Bridge Publishing. Her primary area of expertise is in children’s books, where she links the culture of new communities with language in educational adventure stories. As President of the Long Bridge Publishing Company,, she is the primary leader for selecting manuscripts for publication.

Come join us at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose on Monday, March 13, 6–9 pm, to hear more about the ins and outs of publishing in a foreign language. Claudia Cerulli will cover the benefits of translating your novels, as well as how to find your niche in the publication process.

DATE: Monday, March 13, 2017

COST: $15 members / $20 non-members (includes $10 for dinner)

LOCATION: Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, Calif.

6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm General Meeting
7:10 pm Break
7:30 pm Guest Speaker:
Claudia Cerulli
8:30 pm Networking & Dessert
9:00 pm Close

SBW TalkBooks Features Kathleen Gonzalez

(Courtesy photo by Laura Rice)

On February 23, SBW TalkBooks will interview author Kathleen Gonzalez and discuss her book, A Beautiful Woman in Venice. Kathleen’s book announcement appears in the current issue of WritersTalk.

SBW TalkBooks, a discussion group focusing on books written by SBW members, meets in the Sycamore Room, Santa Clara Library, 2635 Homestead Road, at 7 pm on the last Thursday of the month. On January 26, we interviewed author Kymberlie Ingalls and discussed her book, Bridges: a lifetime in essay. On March 30, we have scheduled Judith Shernock and her book, Sammi the Seahorse.

SBW authors’ books appear on Goodreads. To visit our books, just click Goodreads on the home page. SBW TalkBooks interviews our authors about their books. Interested persons are invited to attend and to enter into the discussion.


Explore Club Discounts and Benefits

Have you joined South Bay Writers? If not, take advantage of the club’s six-month membership for $42.50 (January 1 through June 30, 2017) and test drive Silicon Valley’s premier writing group.

Membership has its benefits:

  • Network with fellow writers and authors and get inspired and motivated!
  • Learn from industry experts during SBW’s monthly Speaker Series
  • Receive discounts on workshops with writing and publishing experts
  • Receive discounts on monthly meetings ($15 members/$20 non-members)
  • Publish your work in SBW’s monthly WritersTalk newsletter
  • Submit your work for consideration to California Writers Club’s glossy magazine, Literary Review
  • Attend private, member-only events, including the July summer barbecue and December’s Jingle Bash
  • Participate in SBW’s TalkShop, TalkBooks, and Open Mic
  • Participate in club leadership at the local, regional, or state level

Submit your payment online at Or you may pay by check: CWC South Bay Writers, PO Box 3254, Santa Clara, CA 95055. Make checks payable to CWC South Bay Writers.