• 2020 Poetry Anthology

    Deadline:
    Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
    9 p.m.

  • "I Can Almost Taste It" Contest

    Deadline:
    Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019
    9 p.m.

REDWOOD
WRITERS
SALON

Saturday
Oct. 19, 2019
1 – 4 p.m.
Santa Rosa

REDWOOD
WRITERS
CIRCLE

Saturday
Nov. 16, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: TBA

Sunday, November 10, 2019
2 – 4:30 p.m.

Booby Traps and Blessings of a Writer's Life — A Simple Roadmap to Avoid the Quicksand and Stay the Course

with
Frances Rivetti

The writer's life requires equal parts inspiration, discipline, courage, organizational skills, stamina, and mental survival skills to stay the course to publication. Given that the path from start to finish on any book project, fiction or non-fiction is typically littered with booby traps and quicksand, a basic roadmap of what to expect along the way and how to keep going is an essential tool for any writer, whether seasoned or starting out.

IPPY Award-winning author Frances Rivetti is a Sonoma County based British American independent journalist and former columnist with the Petaluma Argus Courier. She has published two regional food/history/travel books of non-fiction, Fog Valley Crush and Fog Valley Winter. Sonoma County Historical Society awarded Fog Valley Winter its coveted Editor's Award in 2017. Fog Valley Winter went on to win a silver medal in the international Independent Publishers Book Awards in 2018. Frances has a lively Sonoma County reader base and her books have been warmly received around the country and in the UK. She is preparing for a fall 2019 release of her first novel, Big Green Country, a contemporary suspense story shining a light from a women's perspective on the hidden underbelly of remote Northern California coastal communities grappling with the sweeping changes in Cannabis legislation. Frances writes lifestyle articles as a freelancer for wine country publications and international travel sites.

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MORE SPEAKERS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • December 8, 2019

    Writing About Family: The Craft of Memoir
    Dorothy Rice

  • Location & Price

    The monthly Redwood Writers meeting is held the second Sunday of each month in the Empire Room at the Flamingo Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. Prices are $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

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OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

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CONGRATULATIONS!

Find out who won the 2019 Flash Fiction Contest and read the winning stories.

A WRITER'S RESOURCE

Have you visited the Redwood Writers Pinterest page? With 5,000 "pins" posted on more than 20 boards, you're sure to find inspiration to write your next great story. Visit and explore! 

RW ANTHOLOGIES

Have you seen the latest Redwood Writers anthologies? Pick up your copies at the monthly meetings, or click on the book covers below to buy your copies from Amazon. Click on the link, below, to read about and find links to all the anthologies from past years. They make great gifts!

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