Pen to Published 2016

Join your fellow writers along your path to publishing success
at the 9th Redwood Writers
“Pen to Published” Conference

Saturday, April 23
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Flamingo Resort & Spa
2777 Fourth St.
Santa Rosa

Some of the Included Features:
Breakfast Snacks & Lunch
Keynote Speakers: Award-Winning Authors
Pitchfest with Literary Agents Looking for New Talent
And Much More!


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Tracks & Breakout Sessions

During each scheduled time slot throughout the day of the conference, you’ll have
the opportunity to choose breakout sessions from the four tracks in the areas of

Craft * Genre
Marketing * Publishing


 Here’s a sampling of some of the sessions to be offered:

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Joshua Mohr:
Dynamic Dialogue


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Albert DeSilver:
The Art of Poetry
for Writers of Prose


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Helen Sedwick:
Keeping it Legal:
What You Need to Know About
Contracts and Copyrights


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Joel Friedlander:
Author Platform,
Branding and Monetization


GO TO THE TRACKS & SESSIONS PAGE FOR A COMPLETE LISTING


A Fabulous Lineup

No matter which breakout sessions you choose, you won’t miss these featured speakers on conference day:

MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

DOROTHY ALLISON
“Storytelling: Lies Are the Least of It”

Dorothy Allison

Dorothy Allison

Award-winning novelist Dorothy Allison will give her keynote address on “Storytelling: Lies are the least of it.”

Called “one of the finest writers of her generation” by the Boston Globe and “simply stunning” by the New York Times Book Review, Dorothy Allison is the best-selling author of Bastard out of Carolina–one of five finalists for the 1992 National Book Award.

Her novel Cavedweller became a national bestseller and NY Times Notable book of the year, and was adapted for the stage by Kate Moira Ryan and featured music by “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” composer, Stephen Trask. Moreover in 2003, Lisa Cholendenko directed a movie version of the novel and featured actress Krya Sedwick. As well, her memoir, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, became an award-winning documentary.

She is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the author of Trash, a collection of short stories; The Women Who Hate Me, a collection of poetry; and Skin: Talking about Sex, Class, and Literature, a collection of essays.

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

ALBERT FLYNN DeSILVER
“From Published Writer to Brilliant Writer & Beyond”

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Albert Flynn DeSilver

Albert Flynn DeSilver, the internationally published poet and writer, will be the featured speaker at the conference luncheon. DeSilver’s topic will be “From published writer to brilliant writer and beyond.”

In addition to his writing and poetry, including serving as Marin County’s very first Poet Laureate from 2008-2010, he is a speaker and workshop leader. His work has appeared in more than 100 literary journals worldwide, including ZYZZYVA, New American Writing, Hanging Loose, Jubilat, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh’s Ear (France), and many others. He is the author most recently of Beamish Boy: A Memoir, Letters to Early Street from La Alameda/University of New Mexico Press (2007), and Walking Tooth & Cloud, from French Connection Press in Paris (2007). His new books, Writing as a Path to Awakening, based on his popular writing workshops by the same name, and a novel Brooklyn, Wyoming, are due out in 2017.

“Albert Flynn DeSilver is a gem, a joy to work with.”
–Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author of Wild,
Tiny Beautiful Things
, and the novel Torch.


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EAGER BIRD: 
Registration due by January 31
Members: $95
Nonmembers: $125

EARLY BIRD Dates:
February 1 – March 15
Members: $125
Nonmembers: $155

LAST MINUTE Dates:
March 16  – April 18
Members: $155
Nonmembers: $185

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or send questions to 2016conference@redwoodwriters.org

Flamingo

Arriving Friday night?

Take advantage of these special rates offered by the Flamingo
(April 22-24) for the Pen to Published 2016 Conference:

Room reservations:

 Call 1-800-848-8300, ext. 602
or email reservations@flamingoresort.com

Rooms are on an “as available” basis.
Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to your date of arrival.

Flamingo Superior King Room
Flamingo Superior Two Double Room

Flamingo Executive King Room

Flamingo One Bedroom Suite

Superior King:
$149/nt

Superior Two Double:
$149/nt

Executive King:
$179/nt

One Bedroom Suite:
$229/nt