2016 Conference: FAQ

Below, click on the questions to read answers to some common conference questions:



Yes. After completing the online registration form, checks can be mailed to:

Bank_Check-512Redwood Writers
P.O. Box 4687
Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Please be sure to write “2016 Conference”
on the memo line.

Regardless of how an attendee pays for the conference—check, credit card or PayPal—everyone must register online here.

Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing by mail and postmarked by Saturday, April 9, 2016. A $50 fee will be subtracted from the refunded amount. Any refund requests postmarked after April 9, 2016, will not receive a refund.

Mail requests for refunds to:

Redwood Writers
P.O. Box 4687
Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

No refunds will be issued after Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Sorry, that option is not available. We don’t have fees established for partial attendance/sessions or for single workshop sessions. An alternative is to keep an eye on our website and attend the individual workshops we conduct year round. Click here to visit the workshop page for more information.

Sorry, this is not an available option.


Yes. We don’t usually check people in at the door of each session. However, if a room is filled to capacity, we will redirect you to another session.

If you have a hearing or other issue, please ask the presenter’s permission.

If you are in training mode with the dog, no. If your dog is actively in service to aid you, yes.

We will not be having special sessions with agents and editors this year. For the first time, we are offering a session entitled, “Your First Page.” If you are interested, when you register, please include the first page of a novel, short story, memoir, or non-fiction piece you are working on. The piece should be double-spaced. Your name can be included on the page, but you will remain anonymous if the work is discussed during the session.

camera-2-xxlThe photographer will be available throughout the day for 30-minute sessions. A nominal fee will be charged by the photographer at the time of clients’ shoots. These photo shoots will be available on a “first come, first served” basis. Find out more by clicking here.

Books_iconYes, on a voluntary basis, most of the presenters will sell their books. Be sure to look for Copperfield’s Book Sales and Redwood Writers merchandise tables that will be open during breaks, as well as before and after the conference.

Cash or checks will be accepted, and we also expect to be set up to accept MasterCard or Visa. It’s up to the individual authors to determine if they will accept credit cards.

parking-iconPark in the Flamingo parking lot. If the lot is full, please park across the street at CVS.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

Yes, you must be a registered attendee to volunteer. Please indicate on the registration form that you would like to volunteer. Your assignment will be made at a later date. For more information please send an email to [email protected]

We may have limited funds available.
Please contact [email protected]

There are no free conference passes available.


If you have additional questions, please send an email to
[email protected]

Click here to learn more about the “From Pen to Published” Conference