Welcome to the

PEN TO PUBLISHED 

2018 Redwood Writers Conference

Join your fellow writers along your path to publishing success at the 10th Redwood Writers Pen to Published Conference.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Finley Community Center
Santa Rosa

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Follow the links, below, to explore all the many conference offerings to help you plan your day at the 2018 Conference.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Morning Keynote Speaker:
Brooke Warner
Why and How to Green-Light Your Creative Life

Afternoon Speaker:
Ellen Sandler
TV or Not TV

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WORKSHOPS

New to our Conference this year is our offering of four extended and interactive two-hour workshops. The workshops will be on the following topics: Flash Fiction, Nonfiction/Fiction, Social Media, and Memoir.

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SESSIONS

During each scheduled time slot throughout the day of the conference, you’ll have the opportunity to choose breakout sessions focusing on the areas of genre, craft, publishing, and marketing.

CONFERENCE FLIER

Open the 2018 Conference flier.

NEW LOCATION

This year, the conference is being held at a new location!
Join us at the Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa.

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PRICE & REGISTRATION

EARLY BIRD Registration:
December 10, 2017 - March 1, 2018
Member: $95
Non-Member: $150

REGULAR Registration:
March 2 - April 18, 2018
Member: $135
Non-Member: $175

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.

ADVERTISEMENT RATE CARD

Advertise in the official program!

Find out how you can have your ad in the
2018 conference program that is distributed to every attendee.

Review the rate card and don't miss the March 15 deadline!

PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS

Professional photographer Star Dewar of Star Shots Photography will be shooting headshots during the 2018 Pen to Published Conference. 

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LUNCH ENTERTAINMENT

A new feature added to this year's conference, enjoy your lunch while watching a Shakespearean production.

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COACHING

New to our conference this year is coaching. You can sign up for a 20-minute coaching session with an “expert” in writing/publishing.

PEN TO PUBLISHED: 

2018 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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL 8 A.M.

*Continental breakfast will be provided by Café de Croissants.

**Lunch will be catered by Oliver’s Market with help from students enrolled in the Santa Rosa Junior College Culinary Arts Program

ADVERTISE 

Place your ad in the conference program

Open this rate sheet PDF to see how you can advertise in the 2018 Conference Program.

If you have any questions, contact Judy Baker by sending an email to 2018conference.ads@redwoodwriters.org, call 707-938-2586, or use this form:

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DEADLINE: 

Camera-ready ads must be submitted by March 15, 2018

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NEW VENUE: 

The Finley Community Center

Conference attendees will enjoy the many modern accoutrements of this beautiful community center located in west Santa Rosa, including ample free parking for all attendees.

The 28,000-square-foot facility has many meeting and multi-purpose rooms equipped with the latest multi-media technology needed by our speakers and workshop leaders for professional presentations and interactive sessions.

The auditorium will accommodate all conference attendees for the continental breakfast and the luncheon, and a stage well suited to our "Lovers, Liars, and Clowns: Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1" performance by the Raven Players of Healdsburg.

The Bard at Lunch 

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits!
Presented by Healdsburg’s Raven Players

You’ll see some of the Bard’s best scenes from hits like Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors.

Comedy, tragedy, romance—all in only 30 minutes! Featuring the talents of Bill Garcia, Matt Farrell, Seana Maclure, Logan Warren, Lillian Myers, Ashley Matteoni, Poliento Ico and Zack Acevedo.

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