JULY 2019
IMPORTANT DATES See more details below

Tuesdays in July
Hot Summer Nights at Copperfield's in Montgomery Village
Details below and on our website .

Sunday, July 14
Member Orientation 11:00 am–12:15 pm Flamingo Hotel
Redwood Writers Board Meeting 12:30-2:00  Flamingo Hotel
Author Support Group - Not meeting
Writers Focus Group - Not meeting
Author Launch!
2:00-4:30  Flamingo Hotel

Wednesday, July 17
6:00-7:00 PM Webinar with Jim Horan (rescheduled from June):
When Does the Business of Being a Professional Author Get Easy?
Details below and on our website .

Saturday, July 20
10:00-1:00 Redwood Writers Circle
RSVP below or on our website for details and directions.

Saturday, August 17
9:30-noon Redwood Writers Academy
Podcasting for Authors: Turn Your Book into a Podcast
with Mark Coker
Author Launch 2019
Chair Jeane Slone

Celebrate the success of our own Redwood Writers authors at the annual Redwood Writers Author Launch event. Listen to 5-minute excerpts from new books published by 18 of our members during this past fiscal year, July 2018 to June 2019. Signed copies of their books will be available. Click here to see who will be featured.
Sunday, July 14
2 - 4:30 p.m.
Flamingo Hotel, Empire Room

All are welcome. Just $5 for members; $10 for non-members.
Or become a member that day and get $5 off your membership!
Join us for the 7th Annual
Hot Summer Nights
at Copperfield’s Books in Montgomery Village,
Santa Rosa on four consecutive Tuesdays in July: 9, 16, 23, and 30.
ALL SLOTS ARE FILLED! Contact Robbi to be on the wait list.
Want to sell your book(s) at the Sonoma County Fair Aug. 1-11? 

We reach a large audience of readers across the 11-day event, including fair days dedicated to families and seniors. As a book author you will meet locals and out-of-towners and readers of every age, gender, profession, and culture. 

Please sign up as soon as possible to get the dates you would like. Click on the fair page on our website to secure a date. BUT HURRY! They are filling up fast. You may sign up for 1 to 5 days for the flat fee of $22.00, which includes free entrance tickets!

Even if you haven't published a book, work at our merchandise and handouts table or greeter table. Volunteer to work at this table with a board member, help manage the booth, and assist our author and vendor speakers. All volunteers receive a FREE entry ticket.

Questions? Email Chair Jeane Slone at .

Saturday, July 20, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penngrove
Writers Circle is for RW members to read your work (up to 5 minutes) in a supportive of group of fellow writers.

No need to leave the comfort of your writing desk for this exciting workshop.
When Does the Business of Being
a Professional Author Get Easy?

Date: Wednesday, July 17
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

Getting a fiction or non-fiction book written and published is no small feat. The question is, how do you turn a book, a single book, into a successful, profitable, sustainable business with multiple streams of income... that also happens to be fun?

In this 45-minute intensive, fact-filled webinar, Jim Horan, author of The One Page Business Plan book series, will share the story of how his first book led to the development of a global cottage industry around a very simple concept…one-page business plans. The key to Jim’s success is a whole series of simple marketing and business development events that you can use to turn your book into a much bigger success. 

You must register in advance on our website . Members: $20; non-members $25. Log in details will be sent after your registration.
Saturday, August 17

Podcasting for Authors:
Turn Your Book into a Podcast

Mark Coker is the founder of Smashwords, a free service that makes it easy to publish an ebook and get that book distributed to retailers and public libraries. Smashwords has grown to become the world’s leading distributor of self-published ebooks.

Linda Loveland Reid was honored for her 10 years of service on the Redwood Writers Board of Directors at the June meeting.

Over those 10 years Linda offered her energy and wisdom to leading the Writers Circle (which she will continue to do), servings as president for two years, and chairing or assisting with festivals, conferences and anthologies.

For her service to the club, Linda was made the branch's newest Emeritus member.
Skye Blaine, Poetry Editor
Advice from Mother on
Your One Less Day
Les Bernstein

skip obligation's inescapable sins
wiggle out of pigeonholes
enjoy happenstance and flux
don't forget to floss

clog the clunky machinery of belief
refuse templates of self
ignore persistent memory
elbows off the table

airbrush your self portrait
invite farcical pratfalls
avoid hard labor's invitation to bruise
shoulders back stand up straight

one day a chill seeps into bones
clouds will scud at dusk
adventures of a single consciousness
turn to particle and ash

until then
navigate by lightless stars
hand write thank you notes
rsvp yes to everything
Silence Rings
Karen Hayes

Silence rings
through the night
sparkles in a puddle
Waking oaks
dance with bended knee
wading among lupines
on the bank of the river
Gophers dream of darkness
their feet in rich, soft soil
Crickets pipe
twitchy squirrel tails
River beckons all
to mist-shrouded quietness
with the scent of life
Please submit poems to: .
Submission guidelines: single-spaced , Times or Times New Roman, 12 point font, no all caps, please. Poems are reviewed by a team of poets. We will acknowledge receipt of your work, and let you know if your poem is going to be included, or if we are requesting minor edits prior to inclusion.
Sunday, August 11
2:00-4:30 pm

Freewriting: Letting go and letting the words tumble
with Maureen Cullen

Please join us. Details on our website.

 Redwood Writers is for everyone, whether you're an accomplished
author or poet, or just wondering if writing is right for you.
Writers News from Around the Bay
Writers Forum
July 18
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma

Imperfection and the Art of Memoir with Susan Bono

Ever wish your life was perfect? That may be a recipe for happiness, but it would make for terrible personal narrative! Memoir is all about imperfection, from our choice of subject matter to the way we portray ourselves as narrators.

Susan Bono, a freelance editor and writing teacher, edited and published Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative in print and online from 1995—2015. Her work has appeared in anthologies (including The Write Spot series), magazines, and newspapers, as well as on stage and the radio. She’s on the board of the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference and edits the Noyo River Review. Her collection of essays, What Have We Here: Essays about Keeping House and Finding Home, was published in 2014.

If you have news of interest to our members, please submit copy and a photo if you wish by the 15th of the month prior to Editor reserves the right to accept and/or edit. Thank you.
EDITOR: Deborah Walton

Our mailing address is The Redwood Writer, P.O. Box 4687, Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Redwood Writers  is a branch of the  California Writers Club ,
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Redwood Writers Meetings       
General membership meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month (moves one week ahead if a holiday) from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa, located at 
2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.  Registration starts at 2 p.m.
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