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Due to efforts by the California Writers Club and by decree of the governor and state legislature, the third week in October is perennially California Writers Week. 

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Below is the full text of the California Legislature Assembly Resolution declaring the third week in October as California Writers Week.

California Legislature Assembly Resolution

By the Honorable Tim Leslie, 4th Assembly District; the Honorable Joseph Canciamilla, 11th Assembly District; the Honorable Guy S. Houston, 15th Assembly District; the Honorable Bill Maze, 34th Assembly District; the Honorable Gene Mullin, 19th Assembly District; the Honorable Joe Nation, 6th Assembly District; the Honorable Patricia Wiggins, 7th Assembly District; the Honorable John L. Burton, President Pro Tempore of the Senate; the Honorable Nell Soto, 32nd Senatorial District; and the Honorable Jackie Speier, 8th Senatorial District; Relative to the

CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB

WHEREAS, The California Writers Club was founded in 1909, with Jack London, Ina Coolbrith, George Sterling and others as members; and

WHEREAS, California's literary tradition dates back to the works of Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Mary Austin, Nobel prize and Pulitzer prize winner John Steinbeck, Delilah L. Beasley, Joaquin Miller, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Barrio, Gertrude Atherton, Raymond Chandler, Pulitzer prize winner William Saroyan and a great many others, and

WHEREAS, The California Writers Club honors all California writers, past and present, and continues to nurture the talents of new writers as well as established authors, and to provide a forum for the sharing of their writing experience, and

WHEREAS, The California Writers Club's mission is to teach, mentor and encourage all writers for the good of our society; and

WHEREAS, California libraries are the forum where the writing of Californians is preserved and provided to the public, and

WHEREAS, the California Writers Club encourages all California libraries to showcase the works of California writers through displays, author programs and reading clubs; and

WHEREAS, The California Writers Club urges all educational institutions to place more emphasis on developing the writing and reading skills of everyone; and

WHEREAS, The California Writers Club is observing the third week in October as California Writers Week; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED BY ASSEMBLY MEMBERS TIM LESLIE, JOSEPH CANCIAMILLA, GUY S. HOUSTON, BILL MAZE, GENE MULLIN, JOE NATION, AND PATRICIA WIGGINS AND PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE JOHN L. BURTON AND SENATORS NELL SOTO AND JACKIE SPEIER, That they recognize the third week in October as California Writers Week, and encourage the people of the State of California to reflect upon the contributions that California writers have made to humankind.

Members Resolution No. 2170.     Dated this 4th day of September, 2003.

 

Signed,
Honorable Tim Leslie, 4th Assembly District
Honorable Guy S. Houston, 15th Assembly District
Honorable John L Burton, President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Honorable Nell Soto, 32nd Senatorial District

 

 

Assembly:
Tim Leslie, District 4. Roseville
Guy Houston, District 15. Livermore

 

 

Senate:
John Burton, District 3. San Francisco
Nell Soto, District 32. Ontario

 

 

Co-sponsors:
Assembly:
Joe Canciamilla, District 11. Martinez
Bill Maze, District 34. Visalia
Gene Mullin, District 19. San Mateo
Joe Nation, District 6. San Rafael
Pat Wiggins, District 7. Santa Rosa

 

 

Senate:
Jackie Speier, District 8. San Mateo

 

 

 

 

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