Our next meetings:

Monthly Evening/Speaker Meeting

Thursday, October 11, 2018 

6:30 PM-8:30 PM 

Denny's private dining room, 3520 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA  (see map below).

(at Watt Ave & I-80/Auburn Blvd) 

  Meetings are open to the public. Regular attendees will be asked to become members.

Attendees are not required to purchase food or beverages.

You're welcome to come a little early and eat, or eat during the meeting.

Second Thursdays from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Upcoming 2018 dates:  Nov. 8 & Dec. 13


Elaine Russell

THURSDAY OCTOBER 11, 2018  6:30 PM -  8:30 PM
Denny's Restaurant
3520 Auburn Blvd (corner of Watt Av & I-80)


      “I first traveled to Laos in 2006 to research Across the Mekong River where I fell in love with the beautiful landscape and gentle, sweet Laotian people. On this trip I learned about the terrible legacy of unexploded ordnance from the massive U.S. bombing campaigns in Laos during the Vietnam War-era. As a result, I began volunteering with the U.S.-based nongovernment organization Legacies of War. I served on the board for four years from 2008 to 2012. I returned twice to Laos with Legacies in 2008 and 2010. I also traveled to Laos in 2011 with my husband and 2012 with my son.

       In 2010, I spoke about Laos at the European Southeast Asian Studies annual conference in Gothenburg, Sweden."




Lunch Monthly Meeting

Email will be sent a few days to a week prior to EACH WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME meeting, asking for an RSVP if you plan to attend. If we don’t receive the minimum amount required another Email will be sent, notifying that the meeting has been canceled. PLEASE SEND AN RSVP EMAIL to normathornton@yahoo.com if you plan to attend this month’s NOON meeting. Thank you. It’s either this, or stop the Wed meetings.

Denny's private dining room 3520 Auburn Blvd (Watt & Auburn/I-80)

Q&A for all things related to publishing and writing

Buy lunch if you wish or just come and hang out. 

Always the 3rd Wednesday of the month

Upcoming 2018 dates:   Sept. 19, Oct.  17, & Nov. 21


a four-mile walk from Oak Park to Cesar Chavez Park on October 20th at 9:00 am

Register under "NCPA" to walk with local authors!

Click here for details

Member of the Month

Members only: Share your advice or experience with the group. Apply to give a six-minute presentation at a future NCPA monthly meeting.



Wednesday, September 19, 2018: Open lunch Discussion about publishing and writing in private dining room at Denny's 3520 Auburn Blvd (at Watt Ave.) Noon-2 PM. Advance RSVP required to normathornton@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 11, 2018: Elaine Russell: Bringing other countries & cultures to life. 6:30-8:30 PM

Thursday, November 8, 2018: Danna Wilberg TBA. 6:30-8:30 PM

Sunday 2 December ~ 2nd Annual NCPA Holiday Luncheon ~ Black Angus on Greenback in Citrus Heights ~ 11:30am-2:30pm  RSVP

Thursday, December 13, 2018 NO SPEAKER ~ Annual BOOK DISPLAY ~Sell, Share & Schmooze 6:30-8:30 PM

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 SPECIAL ~ 1st time Annual BOOK DISPLAY ~ Sell, Share & Schmooze for those who can't make it Thursday ~ or even if you want to attend both. 12Noon - 2pm  RSVP NEEDED

All meetings held at Denny's

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