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, December 8, 2019
2 – 4:30 p.m.

Writing About Family: The Craft of Memoir

with
Dorothy Rice

Writing about family is a powerful source of inspiration for many authors, whether to enrich fiction, as a foundation for memoir or biography or to preserve fading personal histories for future generations. Memoirist Dorothy Rice will share her experiences writing about family and friends, including techniques and tools for navigating issues of confidentiality and trust, differing views on past events and the ramifications of exposing sensitive topics and history. She will talk about the drifting lines between fiction and nonfiction and the question of creative license and subjectivity in memoir, particularly when recreating distant events. She will also provide information on the various forms personal writing can take, identifying and pursuing markets for creative nonfiction, from flash to longer form, and her go-to tips for turning life experiences into page-turning true stories.

Dorothy Rice is the author of two published memoirs, Gray Is The New Black (Otis Books, June 2019) and The Reluctant Artist (Shanti Arts, 2015). Her personal essays and fiction have been published in dozens of journals and magazines, including The Rumpus, Brain, Child Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Hippocampus and Brevity. An essay about her mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s was awarded second place in the 2018 Kalanithi Awards (honoring Paul Kalanithi, author of When Breath Becomes Air) and one of her flash fictions was nominated for a Pushcart and Best of the Net. After raising five children and retiring from a career managing statewide environmental protection programs, Rice earned an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside, Palm Desert, at 60. She is a certified Amherst Writers & Artists Method creative writing workshop facilitator and, in addition to writing and mentoring other aspiring writers, she conducts youth writing workshops with literary nonprofit 916 Ink.

You can find Dorothy at dorothyriceauthor.com, and on twitter at @dorothyrowena.

 

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UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • February 9, 2020

    TBA

  • 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.

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