• 2018 Author Launch Application

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


New and Notable in 2018:

The conference doors open at 8 a.m. this Saturday at the
Finley Center in Santa Rosa

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Conference Highlights

  • 8 - 8:40 a.m.

    Registration & Continental Breakfast*

  • 8:40 - 9 a.m.

    Welcome, Announcements
    & Continental Breakfast*

  • 9 - 10 a.m.
    Morning Keynote Speaker

  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    Lunch** & Shakespeare

  • 1:40 - 2:40 p.m.

    Afternoon Keynote Speaker

REDWOOD WRITERS CIRCLE

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: TBA

 

REDWOOD WRITERS SALON

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

 

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Developing Your Story for Stage or Screen: Formats, Hints & Secrets

with
Felice Picano

Writing for performance arts (TV, cinema, theater) requires a more formal approach. In order to have your work read and noticed by professionals in these fields, you must follow the clear-cut requirements for exactly how to present your work. There are handbooks galore and software (Final Draft, and so on) for screen writing. Hopefuls can spend plenty on expert opinions and boot camps. Here, Felice offers a sensible, intelligent, and proven way to prep your script in the three formats to which producers, actors, and directors will most pay attention. He will present examples and take-away handouts. This is a condensed version of Felice's 5-week Writers Workshop in Los Angeles. Don’t miss it!

Felice Picano has authored over 25 books translated into 17 languages. Several were bestsellers—four plays have been produced. Picano’s first novel was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award in 1975. Since then, he’s been short-listed and/or received awards for poetry, plays, short stories, and novels in the U.S., U.K., France, and Germany. He recently received a Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award, and The City of West Hollywood’s Rainbow Award. He has worked in television and film with top directors and producers. Picano’s recent non-fiction, Art & Sex in Greenwich Village, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His memoirs, Nights at Rizzoli and True Stories, have received glowing reviews and awards. An adjunct professor of literature at Antioch University, L.A., Felice, asked by the West Hollywood Public Library, has founded a popular Writing Workshop.

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MORE SPEAKERS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

June 10, 2018
Musts & Don'ts of Memoir Writing
Linda Bello-Ruiz

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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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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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APRIL NEWSLETTER

Click the button to read the April 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 2017 Historical Fiction Contest.
Read the winning story.

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!