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.

 

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Spoken Word Night

Nadia Hava-Robbins
Spoken Word night is the third Friday at 7:30.  The next Spoken Word night is tomorrow! People can just come at 7:30 or a few minutes early and let Nadia, the hostess, know they wish to read.  There is no advance sign up and no door fee, although we do gratefully accept donations.  We have complimentary wine and coffee available for which we also accept donations.  If you have further questions, best would be to give us your number and good times to call, and Nadia can call you back. Our web page for the open mics is at:
Bohemian Art Loft
3304B Bechelli Lane Redding

Adding to our coffers…

For years, Writers Forum has relied on our Membership for Multi-media Presentations. From borrowing Shasta College’s Digital Projector (and later their Screen) to other members’ Audio Cables and Mobile HotSpots, we are thankful. But one problem was that Advanced Planning was needed. We could not at the drop of a hat (read that as a presenter canceling) substitute a packaged media program from Writers Digest or other online resources.

NO MORE!!!

Scripps Howard Foundation  has awarded the Writers Forum a Volunteer Gift of over a thousand dollars for purchase of equipment that support will enhance Multi-Media presentations.

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Retired Scripps Howard Employee and Past Writers Forum President Larry Watters, left, holds check for purchase of Multi-media equipment at General Meeting held February 11, while President Laura Hernadez, right, and Program Chair Sharon Owen, foreground, laugh over the prospect of Owen not “Borrowing” Shasta College’s Projector ever again.

 

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Writers Forum Treasurer Jennifer Levens holds Scripps Howard Foundation check.

 

Chloe Winston at Barnes & Noble

DSCN5939Writers Forum member Chloe Winston will be signing books at Barnes & Noble today in Redding at 1:00. Chloe’s third book, China Caper, has been released, and copies will be available for purchase, as well as her first two books, Argentine Assignment and Belize Barter.

Chloe uses her extensive travel experience as background for her Briana Fraser adventures. Much as Louis L’Amour used to do with his Westerns, if Chloe writes about a place in her books, you can be pretty sure that she’s actually been to that place in real life. Her descriptions reflect that sort of detail. Chloe loves to weave real world events into her novels, as well, which adds to the flavor of authenticity. For instance, in Argentine Assignment, Chloe weaves the truth of los desaparecidos, people who simply disappeared during that country’s political upheaval. Chloe’s second book, Belize Barter, opens with the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.

If you enjoy international thrillers, come and sample Chloe Winston’s tales!

See you at Barnes & Noble.

 

Redding Writers on the Radio

Today is Friday. Don’t forget to tune into Nancy’s Bookshelf on North State Public Radio this morning. Every week, Nancy Wiegman of Chico State University interviews authors of local interest, and especially writers from our area. In the past, she has interviewed authors such as Christy Largent, Steven T. Callan, and Sharon St. George.

I don’t know who Nancy’s guests will be today, but last week she spoke with Redding-area authors R.L. Seago and Shane Weisman.

R.L. Seago, or Robert, works in Redding and has written several novels, the latest of which is Tears of the Innocent. Seago draws on his military and medical background to craft taut thrillers.

Shane Weissman writes children’s books in rhyme reminiscent of Dr. Seuss. He also has classroom presentations which he gives at local schools. On last week’s program, Shane recited a large section of his work that he uses in his presentations. It was a joy to listen!

I listen to Nancy’s Bookshelf on 88.9 FM at 10:00.

Also, local author Chloe Winston will hold a book signing at the Redding Barnes & Noble tomorrow at 1:00. Her third novel in a series, China Caper, has been published and she will have copies available for purchase. I’ll post another reminder tomorrow, and more about Chloe’s delightful book series.

Have a great day!

Geo.

A Reading to Remember

The venue was perfect as seven local poets gathered to read selections from their writings on Friday, August 19 at the Old City Hall downtown.

Old City Hall

I had missed an earlier reading the previous Friday due to a cold. I still had the cold on this Friday, but I was determined to hear at least a few of the poets read. Once there, I was so drawn in by the depth and passion of the readings that I was there until the end.

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