Updated! March Program: Working Stiffs: Get Your Murder Scene Right

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED WITH THE HOPE THAT WE CAN RESCHEDULE IN SEPTEMBER. WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES ABOUT MEETINGS AS THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION EVOLVES.

 

WRITERS FORUM PRESENTS A SPECIAL EVENT

WORKING STIFFS: GET YOUR MURDER SCENE RIGHT

MARCH 14, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

IN THE MCCONNELL FOUNDATION HEADQUARTERS MEETING ROOM

800 Shasta View Drive, Redding CA

 

Judy Melinek, M.D. and T.J. Mitchell are the New York Times bestselling co-authors of the memoir Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner (Scribner, 2014).

First Cut (Hanover Square, January 2020) is their debut novel, launching a forensic-noir detective series with a plot that involves opioid traffickers in San Francisco.

Photo by Amal Bisharat

Dr. Melinek began training as a New York City forensic pathologist two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks. She performed autopsies, investigated death scenes, and counseled grieving relatives. She was a medical examiner in San Francisco for nine years, and today works as a forensic pathologist in Oakland and is internationally known as a medico-legal consultant.

T.J. Mitchell, her husband and co-author, is an author with an English degree from Harvard who worked in the film industry before becoming a stay-at-home dad and novelist. They live and work in San Francisco, where they are writing Cross Cut, the second book in the Jessie Teska series. Cross Cut is coming from Hanover Square in January 2021.

Attendees should be aware that there will be graphic photos during this presentation so that writers can accurately portray the work of a forensic pathologist in their stories.

THE EVENT IS FREE TO MEMBERS OF WRITERS FORUM. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME AT $20 PER PERSON. BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE EVENT OR IN ADVANCE AT REDDING BARNES & NOBLE.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MUST RSVP BY MARCH 11 VIA EMAIL:

writersforummembership@gmail.com or writersforumprogramchair@gmail.com

PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PAY $20 AT THE DOOR: Cash, check or money order. No credit cards. Checks and money orders payable to Writers Forum.

 

 

 For details visit www.reddingwritersforum.com or email writersforumprogramchair@gmail.com

March Program: Working Stiffs: Get Your Murder Scene Right

Writers Forum presents a special program in March.

We are pleased to announce a presentation from co-authors Judy Melinek, MD and T.J. Mitchell.

 

WRITERS FORUM PRESENTS A SPECIAL EVENT

WORKING STIFFS: GET YOUR MURDER SCENE RIGHT

MARCH 14, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

IN THE MCCONNELL FOUNDATION HEADQUARTERS MEETING ROOM

800 Shasta View Drive, Redding CA

 

Judy Melinek, M.D. and T.J. Mitchell are the New York Times bestselling co-authors of the memoir Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner (Scribner, 2014).

First Cut (Hanover Square, January 2020) is their debut novel, launching a forensic-noir detective series with a plot that involves opioid traffickers in San Francisco.

Photo by Amal Bisharat

Dr. Melinek began training as a New York City forensic pathologist two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks. She performed autopsies, investigated death scenes, and counseled grieving relatives. She was a medical examiner in San Francisco for nine years, and today works as a forensic pathologist in Oakland and is internationally known as a medico-legal consultant.

T.J. Mitchell, her husband and co-author, is an author with an English degree from Harvard who worked in the film industry before becoming a stay-at-home dad and novelist. They live and work in San Francisco, where they are writing Cross Cut, the second book in the Jessie Teska series. Cross Cut is coming from Hanover Square in January 2021.

Attendees should be aware that there will be graphic photos during this presentation so that writers can accurately portray the work of a forensic pathologist in their stories.

THE EVENT IS FREE TO MEMBERS OF WRITERS FORUM. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME AT $20 PER PERSON. BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE EVENT OR IN ADVANCE AT REDDING BARNES & NOBLE.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MUST RSVP BY MARCH 11 VIA EMAIL:

writersforummembership@gmail.com or writersforumprogramchair@gmail.com

PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PAY $20 AT THE DOOR: Cash, check or money order. No credit cards. Checks and money orders payable to Writers Forum.

 

 

 For details visit www.reddingwritersforum.com or email writersforumprogramchair@gmail.com

Author Workshop with Tim Hernandez

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From the Shasta Public Library in Redding:

“Come join writer and poet Tim Hernandez for a discussion of his book All They Will Call You, and an hour-long writer’s workshop.

Delve into Hernandez’s years of painstaking investigative research of the airplane disaster which claimed the lives of 32 passengers, including 28 unnamed Mexican citizens—farm workers who were being deported by the U.S. government.

This FREE event is great for teens and adults.

This event is supported by the California Center for the Book and Poets & Writers, Inc. The California Center for the Book is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administrated in California by the State Librarian.

Support for Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops program in California is provided by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support comes from the Friends of Poets & Writers.”

Tim Z. Hernandez is a writer and performance artist. He is the recipient of an American Book Award for poetry, the Colorado Book Award for poetry, and the International Latino Book Award for historical fiction. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and National Public Radio. Named one of sixteen New American Poets by the Poetry Society of America, he was a finalist for the inaugural Split This Rock Freedom Plow Award for his work on locating the victims of the 1948 plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon, the incident made famous by Woody Guthrie’s song of the same name. The result of this work is the basis for his newly released book, All They Will Call You (University of Arizona Press). Hernandez holds a B.A. from Naropa University and an M.F.A. from Bennington College. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas El Paso’s Bilingual M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing.

A Visit with Joel and Nancy

Joel Stratte-McLure and Nancy Weigman

at the Redding Public Library
this Saturday, March 2

 

 

From Joel Stratte-McClure:

Will There Be Yoga, Nudity, Eagles, A Slideshow And Books At An Idiot Appearance On Saturday?

The buzz is that attendees at an Idiot speaking gig in Redding, California, on Saturday afternoon (March 2) will witness yoga headstands, walk through the world’s largest nudist colony, meet live eagles from Carthage, watch a looping slideshow that gives new meaning to travel photographs and hear about the genesis, evolution and execution of The Idiot’s twenty-year walk around the Mediterranean Sea.

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Another Opportunity to Read From Your Work

If you enjoy Writers Forum’s semi-annual Read Around, then tomorrow night (Monday, June 18) you will want to head over to the Bohemian Art Loft on Bechelli Lane for Spoken Word Night.

Spoken Word Night is back after a year-long hiatus. It is “an evening for serious poets, writers, playwrights, storytellers, comedians, actors of all genres. No censorship.   Audience welcome. ”

Unlike the WF Read Around, there is no five minute time limit on your piece.

Bohemian Art Loft is located at 3304B Bechelli Lane Redding. The program begins at 7:00 PM. Spoken Word Night will continue on the third Monday of every month. There is no charge for the event, but donations are accepted.

Live Reading at Shasta College Tonight

You can support local writers by attending a reading tonight at Shasta College.

Students in the Script Analysis and Playwriting class at Shasta College will be reading from their works beginning at 6:00 in Room 638. They will read from original plays, monologues, and scenes.

Admission is free, and the reading will be followed by a meet and greet. Refreshments will be available at the meet and greet, also at no charge.

Please go out and support our local writers!

Shasta C Announcement

Writers Forum Presents Poet Anna Elkins

Writers Forum will host a presentation tomorrow with poet Anna Elkins. Anna Elkins 2MB Crop for print

Anna describes her presentation as follows: “What is the difference between see and seek? What is the quest at the heart of the question? This session will explore where writing takes us by delving beneath our surface impressions to the underglimmers, the spirit-aquifers, and the paths of the heart. It is there—deep into the interior roads—where we make pilgrimage to the sacred with our words.”

 

This program will include optional audience participation with writing exercises throughout.

Writers Forum meets at All Saints Episcopal Church, 2150 Benton Drive, Redding, California. Doors open at 10:00 AM. The program runs from 10:30-12:30. Guests are welcome.