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Temecula Valley Writers & Illustrators
Exploring the Creative Spirit

Now Meeting Monthly

For Discussion, Inspiration, and Advice

Join Us on the Third Sunday of Every Month at 11:00am

Coming Up
Sunday, June 16th, 11:00am - 12:00pm
featuring special guest speaker

Tamika Burgess,
Acclaimed Middle Grade Author

Tamika Burgess is the acclaimed Middle Grade fiction author of SINCERELY SICILY and DANILO WAS HERE (due out in January, 2025 from HarperCollins).

Born to parents who migrated from Panamá, Tamika Burgess has always taken a particular interest in writing personal essays that explore her Black Latina identity. Her words have appeared in Cosmopolitan, xoNecole, and others. Because of her passion for spreading knowledge of Black Panamanians, Tamika has been featured on various websites, podcasts, and panels, including Young Panamanians Around the Globe, Negrita's Afro-Latina documentary, and Ain't I Latina's "Disrupting Stereotypes: Images of Latinas in Digital Media."

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a Master of Strategic Communication degree from National University, Tamika pursued a career in advertising. After a six-year stint in the industry, she realized her passion for writing and delved head-first into it by making a career change. That is when she found her true calling as an author. When Tamika is not writing, she is somewhere cozy online shopping, sipping lemon ginger tea and reading, or listening to a podcast.

Tamika resides in sunny Southern California and is currently working on her next novel.

Learn more about Tamika here.


Break Out Groups 12:00pm to 1:00pm

We keep missing our breakouts! This month is your chance to ask those questions!

Publishing, illustrating, writing, anything goes! Good News and Show & Tell always welcome.

Our Permanent Location:
Temecula City Hall Conference Center
(Located in the Front of the City Hall Complex)
41000 Main Street, Temecula CA, 92590

Click Here for a Map to Our Meeting Location

2024 TVWI Stay Awhile: Scenes from Temecula Valley Anthology Project

UPDATE (6/01/24): The TVWI Anthology committee is working through final edits of the 31 short stories we will be including in this year's anthology. Final art has also been received from most of our contributing artists. The layout process will begin soon. Our goal for publication by early September is very much on-track. Stay tuned for more updates soon!

If you are a writer or illustrator who missed out on this anthology project, worry not! We have exciting new projects launching in the next few months. And, as always, we definitely want to hear any creative ideas you might have as well! Don't be shy about reaching out.

Introducing Our New
Spoken Word Series

Spoken Nuggets

Learn where to attend
and how to participate!

Creativity In Community
Temecula Writers and Illustrators
Together, We're Stronger

Writing can be a lonely pursuit. The same can be said for Illustrating. Part of the job description for each is to sit alone and thoughtfully compose. But no artist should be an island.

Together, we can support, uplift, encourage, and inspire each other. We can seek and give guidance, share knowledge, and commiserate on all the experiences we, as creatives, share. And most importantly, we can join forces to bring awareness to artisans throughout the Temecula Valley. Together, we're stronger. Join us to find out why.

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