MEMBERS, TIME TO RENEW!

If you are already a Redwood Writers member, the renewal period is now open through midnight on September 30, 2019. If you miss the renewal period, you will have to join as a new member at full price. Use the link, below, to renew your membership.

RENEWAL DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

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2019 JACK LONDON AWARD RECIPIENT

CWC JLA Robbi Sommers Bryant

Robbi Sommers Bryant was honored Sunday, July 21, at the California Writers Club Jack London Awards ceremony for outstanding volunteer service to the Redwood Branch of the California Writers Club. Presenting the award was CWC president Joyce Krieg.

REDWOOD
WRITERS
SALON

Wednesday
August 28, 2019
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Rohnert Park

2019 ENDEAVOR
ANTHOLOGY
LAUNCH PARTY

Saturday
Sept. 14, 2019
2 – 5 p.m.
Reid Home

REDWOOD
WRITERS
CIRCLE

Saturday
September 21, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: TBA

Sunday, September 8, 2019
2 – 4:30 p.m.

Writing Outside the Box

with
Linda Loveland Reid

Do you ever skip a paragraph because you already know what it says? The results of writing can be crazy weird, amen-astonishing, way captivating, or dull. There are many means to keep authors away from cliché writing habits:

• How do you produce tread-on-coals stimulating character introductions?
• Write interesting descriptive environments?
• Create amazing dialogue?
• How do you identify and crush “crutch” words?

We want to compel readers to hang on every kick-starter-spirited sentence. It's easy once you know where the sink-holes await.

Linda Loveland Reid is the author of two novels. Her stories, memoirs, essays, and poems are published in over a dozen anthologies and magazines. She is a graduate of Sonoma State University, and she currently lectures on art history for SSU and Dominican Universities in the Osher Lifelong Learning program.

In the 1970s, Linda was Associate Executive Director of United Way for the North Bay. She later founded an insurance firm in Santa Rosa specializing in employee benefits. Now retired, Linda’s children and grandchildren run the shop. Other activities include figurative oil painting and directing community theater in Sonoma and Marin Counties. This September she will direct Dylan Thomas’s "Under Milk Wood."

Linda is past president of Redwood Writers and recipient of the prestigious Jack London Award.

MORE SPEAKERS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • October 13, 2019

    A Writer's Life
    Facilitator: Roger Lubeck

  • 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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CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE 2019 MEETINGS FLIER

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AUGUST NEWSLETTER

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(Or click here to read past editions of the Redwood Writer newsletter.)

CONGRATULATIONS!

Find out who won the 2018 Memoir Contest and read the winning stories.

A WRITER'S RESOURCE

Have you visited the Redwood Writers Pinterest page? With 5,000 "pins" posted on more than 20 boards, you're sure to find inspiration to write your next great story. Visit and explore! 

RW ANTHOLOGIES

Have you seen the latest Redwood Writers anthologies? Pick up your copies at the monthly meetings, or click on the book covers below to buy your copies from Amazon. Click on the link, below, to read about and find links to all the anthologies from past years. They make great gifts!

Click on a cover to go to their respective Amazon pages, or shop through the escrip portal to bring additional support to the club.