Due to the current pandemic, Redwood Writers monthly meetings are being held via Zoom. Then when it is safe to gather in large groups, these meetings will move to the FINLEY COMMUNITY CENTER in Santa Rosa on THIRD SATURDAYS from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

2060 W. College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Arrive at 12:30 p.m. to register and mingle before the general meeting runs from 1 – 2:30 p.m.*

We ask for a small fee of $5 from members and $10 from non-members to cover costs.

Author Support Group Meeting, Santa Rosa Finley Community Center*

Deborah Taylor French, Jeanne Jusaitis, Facilitators

Do you have a burning question about publishing? Want to know how to handle that plot twist? Wonder about other authors' writing processes? Or perhaps you'd just like some time to get to know a few other writers. Bring your questions and expertise both to the Author Support Group meeting from 1-2 p.m., prior to the main meeting in its same room at the Flamingo Hotel.

Author Support embodies the heart of Redwood Writers Club, "writers helping writers"—in an intimate setting.  Click here for flier.

Saturday, May 15, 2021
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, May 15, at 1 p.m. on Zoom* 

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

Memoir: Writing the Call to Action
Heidi Huhn

Roots of Peace is a humanitarian non-profit based in Marin County, California.

In September 1997, Heidi Kuhn had the vision to turn MINES TO VINES—replacing the scourge of landmines with bountiful vineyards and orchards—worldwide.

Over the past 24 years, Roots of Peace has been cultivating peace through agriculture. Roots of Peace supports the world's most vulnerable farmers and traders, removing the remnants of war and restoring agricultural productivity and prosperity. These efforts improve each step of the agricultural value chain. They introduce farmers to new methods and technology, improve export marketing techniques, and create strategies for ramping up food exports to lucrative overseas markets.

Learn about her memoir writing process and the value of her book-writing journey.

Heidi Kuhn is the Founder and CEO of Roots of Peace, a humanitarian-nonprofit organization founded in September 1997, with a vision to transform MINES TO VINES—replacing the scourge of landmines with sustainable agricultural farmland. Her pioneering work empowers families living in war-torn regions with hope leading to the economics of peace through export and trade.

With a simple toast in her home's living room, a global initiative was established following the death of the late Princess Diana who in her lifetime catapulted the issue of landmines to the forefront of the international agenda.

Roots of Peace has impacted over one million farmers and families, spanning eight countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, and Vietnam.

Heidi’s work has facilitated the increase of agricultural exports in Afghanistan from $250 million in 2014 to over $1.4 billion in 2020. Roots of Peace has facilitated removing over 100,000 landmines and unexploded bombs, restoring the land for agricultural bounty.

She is a graduate of the University of California and recipient of the Cal Alumni Award for Excellence and Achievement.


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If you still have questions regarding the Zoom signup process, please send an email to [email protected]



  • June 19, 2021

    Matthew Felix
    Online Marketing for Writers

  • July 17, 2021

    Chuck Sambuchino
    Topic: TBA

  • August 21, 2021

    Brian Fies
    Storytelling Thru Graphic Novels


    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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