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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016


Journalist Joan Morris will discuss “Keeping the Hats on Straight” at the next meeting of the Mt. Diablo Branch, California Writers Club (CWC) on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Zico Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill.

Ms. Morris will explain how to balance deadlines, manage versatility, and the ever-shifting world of digital-first journalism, among other  challenges.

She is the pets and wildlife columnist for the East Bay News Group, as well as the garden page editor. Ms. Morris founded Our Garden, a demonstration garden operated by the Contra Costa Master Gardeners. The garden offers free classes on Wednesdays from April through October, and donates about 14,000 pounds of fresh produce each year to the Monument Crisis Center.

Born in Texas and raised in New Mexico, Ms. Morris holds a BA degree in Journalism, with a minor in Russian Studies from the University of New Mexico. She joined the Contra Costa Times staff in 1988, and has held a number of reporting and editing positions with the newspaper group.

Sign-in starts at 11:15 a.m. Luncheon 12-12:45 pm, and speaker from 1-2 pm at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA.

$25 CWC members, $30 guests.

Reservation deadline: noon on Wednesday, November 9.  To reserve, contact Robin at [email protected], leave a message at 925-933-9670, or sign up via PayPal: click “buy now”on the Mt. Diablo website. Expect confirmation only if you e-mail your reservation.

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