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    May 31, 2019
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2019 POETRY ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH PARTY!

RSVP to attend the launch party to celebrate the 2019 Poetry Anthology by filling out the form, below, or by sending an email to Linda Reid at [email protected].

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SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019
2 – 5 p.m.
at the home of Linda & Harry Reid
(directions will be emailed to those who RSVP)

POTLUCK:
Bring your favorite dish to share.
Wine, beer, and tea will be provided.

Books will be available for purchase for $12

2019 ACADEMY
WORKSHOP:
"Crowdfunding"

Saturday
April 20, 2019
9 – 11:30 a.m.
Flamingo Hotel

REDWOOD
WRITERS
SALON

Saturday
April 20, 2019
2 – 5 p.m.
Cloverdale

REDWOOD
WRITERS
CIRCLE

Saturday
May 25, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: TBA

Sunday, May 19*, 2019
2 – 4:30 p.m.
*Note the date change because of Mother's Day

Character Through Action / Character As Action: What Actors and Directors Can Teach Writers

with
Amanda McTigue

KidLit Conv

Characters—with character—are why we read. They keep us turning pages. They live with us after that last page is turned. Even in formulaic genres, or works that have no characters (for example, some poetry, the avant garde, even how-to manuals), readers hope for character through voice and point of view.

This is a craft talk. We will supplement received literary wisdom with some of the approaches actors and directors take to the development of character. We'll shift our focus on the page from biography to improvisation, analysis to discovery, creating imagined circumstances through which character may be revealed.

Amanda McTigue has spent her life cross-pollinating between her works on the page and for the stage. Her debut novel, Going to Solace, was named Best Read of 2012 by public radio KRCB's "Word by Word." Since then, her published short stories have earned her a Pushcart Prize nomination, and a semi-finalist nod from the American Literary Review Fiction Contest. Amanda's written works for the stage have been produced at Carnegie Hall, the Minnesota Opera, and Sonoma County's Green Music Center. Visit her website at amandamctigue.com

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE MAY MEETING FLIER

MORE SPEAKERS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • June 9, 2019

    Before submitting to an Agent: 50 Things to Check
    Elizabeth Kratch
    Agent with Cameron

  • July 14, 2019

    Author Launch

  • 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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CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE 2019 MEETINGS FLIER

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APRIL NEWSLETTER

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(Or click here to read past editions of the Redwood Writer newsletter.)

CONGRATULATIONS!

Find out who won the 2018 Memoir 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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