Meetings

Redwood Writers Meetings are held at the
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa
2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Phone: (707) 545-8530

Arrive at 2 p.m. to register and mingle before the general meeting runs from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

We ask for a small fee of $5 from members and $10 from non-members to cover costs.
Arrive at 2 p.m. to register and network.

Author Support Group Meeting, 1-2 pm, Flamingo Hotel, Empire Room

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.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
2 – 4:30 p.m.

Writing Character

with
Constance Hale

In her workshop, Writing Character, Constance Hale offers pointers for observing and capturing human complexity.

How do you capture the physicality of a person so that a reader would recognize your character in the line at a grocery store? How do you get at the person’s inner life, which takes a different set of skills? What’s the secret of nailing both at once? And how do you treat yourself—author, narrator, first-person voice—as a character?

We will use prompts from a book on the craft by Connie and other experts from the Writers Grotto in San Francisco. (It is part of the Lit Starts series.)

This workshop will change the way you write about people.

Constance Hale is a San Francisco–based journalist and the author of cheeky writing manuals, a book for adults on hula, and a picture book for children set in Hawaii. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, the LA Times, and many magazines. In 2019, she published Writing Character, a book chockful of thoughts, tips, and prompts that is part of the Lit Starts series, produced by The Writers Grotto. sinandsyntax.com.

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE MARCH MEETING FLIER

MORE SPEAKERS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • April 19, 2020

    Children's Book Authors Panel
    Natasha Yim
    Innosanto Nagara
    Mae Respicio
    Mitali Perkins

  • May 17, 2020

    Craft & World Building
    (Sci-Fi & Fantasy)

    Chris Fox

  • 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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