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November 28, 2020
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Saturday
December 12, 2020
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CWC NORCAL EVENTS CALENDAR

Discover speakers featured by other CWC chapters

Sunday, November 8, 2020
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. on Zoom* for our monthly meeting!

Due to the global pandemic, the meeting will be held ONLINE.

Twice Alive: Lichen and Language
with
Forrest Gander, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet

Do we live twice? In what sense can we merge with others? How might lichen expand our thinking about human intimacies? A poetry reading and conversation around the language of science and poetry in a time of ecological trauma.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Forrest Gander is a poet, writer, translator, and editor of several anthologies of writing from Spain and Mexico. He is celebrated for the richness of his language and his undaunted lyric passion. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including collaborations with notable artists and photographers.

Gander’s collection Be With won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award. The Pulitzer Prize Judges citation calls it, “A collection of elegies that grapple with sudden loss, and the difficulties of expressing grief and yearning for the departed.”

Gander’s essays have appeared in The Nation, The Boston Review, and the New York Times Book Review. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim, Howard, United States Artists, and Whiting Foundations.

“The quiet complexity of his syntax can build striking abstract landscapes in which the material and spiritual worlds seem equally intelligent.”
—Tony Hoagland

“In the same way that the vocabulary of faith might aid a religious poet in a time of crisis, Gander’s deep affinity for the natural world provides a kind of solace.”
—The New Yorker

“In the same way that the vocabulary of faith might aid a religious poet in a time of crisis, Gander’s deep affinity for the natural world provides a kind of solace.”
—The New Yorker

*WHAT IS ZOOM?

Zoom is the most popular online platform for virtual presentations, meetings, get-togethers, and so on. Just go to Zoom.us and download the free app on your phone, iPad, or computer (camera required to participate). If you can't join us live, you will be able to download the presentation for viewing/sharing at your leisure (and don't we have plenty of that!).

ZOOM UPDATE, 5.0

If you already downloaded Zoom, before you join the next Redwood Writers meeting online, you are required to download their encryption security update. Go to Zoom.us for more information.

 

MORE SPEAKERS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • December 19, 2020

    TBA

  • January 16, 2021

    Shelley Blanton-Stroud
    Fact and Truth: Fiction and Nonfiction

  • February 20, 2021

    Author Launch
    Chair: Jeane Slone

  • AFTER ZOOM, WE'RE MOVING!

    Once large groups can safely gather, Redwood Writers meetings will be moving to the FINLEY COMMUNITY CENTER in Santa Rosa on THIRD SATURDAYS from 1 – 2:30 p.m. (Currently due to the pandemic, the meetings are conducted on Zoom.) Prices are $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

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

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OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

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CONGRATULATIONS!

Find out who won the 2020 "The Long and Winding Road" Contest and read the winning stories.

A WRITER'S RESOURCE

Have you visited the Redwood Writers Pinterest page? With 5,000 "pins" posted on 30 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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