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, September 19, 2020
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. on Zoom* for our monthly meeting!

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

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Zoom is the most popular online platform for virtual presentations, meetings, get-togethers, and so on. Just go to 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!).


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 for more information.




  • October 17, 2020

    Derek Moore
    Fade Out: The End of the Free Press in America

  • November 8, 2020

    Forrest Gander
    (2019 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry)
    Twice Alive: Lichen and Language

  • December 19, 2020

    Author Launch, Part One
    Chair: Jeane Slone

  • January 16, 2021

    Shelley Blanton-Stroud
    Fact and Truth: Fiction and Nonfiction

  • February 20, 2021

    Author Launch, Part Two
    Chair: Jeane Slone


    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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