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, May 19*, 2019
2 – 4:30 p.m.
*Note the date change because of Mother's Day

Character Through Action / Character As Action: What Actors and Directors Can Teach Writers

with
Amanda McTigue

KidLit Conv2

Characters—with character—are why we read. They keep us turning pages. They live with us after that last page is turned. Even in formulaic genres, or works that have no characters (for example, some poetry, the avant garde, even how-to manuals), readers hope for character through voice and point of view.

This is a craft talk. We will supplement received literary wisdom with some of the approaches actors and directors take to the development of character. We'll shift our focus on the page from biography to improvisation, analysis to discovery, creating imagined circumstances through which character may be revealed.

Amanda McTigue has spent her life cross-pollinating between her works on the page and for the stage. Her debut novel, Going to Solace, was named Best Read of 2012 by public radio KRCB's "Word by Word." Since then, her published short stories have earned her a Pushcart Prize nomination, and a semi-finalist nod from the American Literary Review Fiction Contest. Amanda's written works for the stage have been produced at Carnegie Hall, the Minnesota Opera, and Sonoma County's Green Music Center. Visit her website at amandamctigue.com

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MORE SPEAKERS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • June 9, 2019

    Before submitting to an Agent: 50 Things to Check
    Elizabeth Kratch
    Agent with Cameron

  • July 14, 2019

    Author Launch

  • 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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