• 2018 Memoir Contest

    Open:  Sunday, May 20

    Close: Sunday, June 24

  • 2018 Author Launch Application

    Members, did you publish a new book?
    Spots fill up quickly...don't wait to apply!

     

     


MEMOIR
CONTEST
WORKSHOP

 

Saturday, May 26, 2018
10 a.m. – noon 
Flamingo Hotel

POETRY
ANTHOLOGY
LAUNCH PARTY

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018
2 – 5:30 p.m. 
The Reid home

REDWOOD
WRITERS
SALON

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018
1 – 4 p.m. 
Rohnert Park

REDWOOD
WRITERS
CIRCLE

 

Saturday, July 21, 2018
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: TBA

Sunday, June 10, 2018
2 – 4:30 p.m.

The Woes and Hows of Memoir

with
Linda Bello-Ruiz

We all have a story. Not every story needs to be written. How do you know if your story should be written and if it should, how do you write it?

Award-winning author, Linda Bello-Ruiz brings her own story to life in her memoir, From Tears to Triumph, My Journey to The House of Hope. How did a impressionable young woman from the vineyards of Northern California end up in the Red Light District of San Jose, Costa Rica? Learn why she decided to dig deep, be honest and write her story and then, most importantly how she went about doing so.
"I wasn't a writer," Linda shares with her audiences. "I was a woman with a story. And a story untold is forgotten.”

Linda Bello-Ruiz co-founded House of Hope—the first safe-haven for street girls and sex-trafficked minors in Costa Rica. She was a 23-year-old college dropout when she took on the project, and relied on her faith and determination which was much bigger than her curriculum vitae. After her return to the States in 1976, she returned to college for a master’s degree in psychology from SSU. Linda worked in the vocational rehabilitation field as a bilingual counselor for 26 years. She wrote her memoir, From Tears to Triumph, My Journey to The House of Hope, and is an inspirational speaker on faith, hope, and service. She is an Ambassador for Courage House, a safe-haven for sex-trafficked girls in Auburn, California, and is an active member of the United for Barra Association in Mexico.

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MORE SPEAKERS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

July 8, 2018
Author Launch
Chair: Jeane Sloane

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August 12, 2018
Marketing Your Children's Book
M.M. Allen (Mary Martha)

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September 9, 2018
Hot Topic Round Table

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October 14, 2018
Self-Publication Panel

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CLICK HERE TO OPEN A FLIER WITH ALL THE 2018 SPEAKERS

  • 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.

    For more information, CLICK HERE to visit the Meetings page.

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MAY NEWSLETTER

Click the button to read the May Redwood Writers newsletter.
(Or click here to read past editions of the Redwood Writer newsletter.)

After the Fires

EMERGENCY RESOURCES

During this difficult time, our hearts go out to the community at large and our Redwood Writers members who have been impacted by the destructive fires. If you are in need of assistance to help rebuild, we encourage you to follow this link to the Creative Sonoma website where they have compiled a list of links to emergency relief assistance for writers, artists, and creatives.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Find out who won the 2018 Crime Fiction Contest.

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!

Click on a cover to go to their respective Amazon pages, or shop through the escrip portal to bring additional support to the club.

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!