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

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

Shasta College Club Looking for Writing Submissions

This is a call for submissions sent to us by the Shasta Community College Creative Writing Club.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Shasta Community College Creative Writing Club is proud to announce that we are creating a literary magazine for the 2018 school year. The literary magazine will be published in cooperation with the Office of Access and Equity, so we are primarily interested in work that includes voices from diverse communities or pieces on diversity or community, but we encourage writers and artists from ALL backgrounds to submit your work. We are accepting fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual art pieces.

Short stories and creative nonfiction should be no longer than 2500 words.

Poems should be approximately 1 page or less.

We will also be taking submissions for a collection of  nonfiction essays on the subject of “community.”  These should be no more than 500 words.

Art work is needed for the cover of the magazine, and additional pieces will be considered for inclusion inside the magazine.

Please include a short bio of no more than 50 words.

All submissions are subject to editing for grammar/explicit content etc.

Submit work to shastawriter@gmail.com by MARCH 18, 2018.

Please feel free to email us with any questions and befriend us on Facebook at Shasta Writers.

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.