Meet the Board of Directors

dsc003261Jennifer Levens, Director

Jennifer Levens has been writing since she was a child.  She’s married without children, but has seven grandchildren, a story she’d be happy to explain.  She has lived in Redding for 34 years and has published one book, A Little Romance: A Collection of Short Stories and Poems.

Vickie LinnetVickie Linnet, Secretary; Membership and Hospitality Chair

Vickie is a long time Writers Forum member.  We’re happy to welcome Vickie to the Writers Forum Board of Directors.  Biography to follow.

Ley Esses  Ley Esses, Newsletter Editor, Webmaster

Ley is a local author and book coach, hosting the podcast Writing Roots to help new and aspiring authors come into their own voice and style, along with educating about the fundamentals of storytelling. She also does editing through AspenHouse Publishing.

388393_2480826627030_371208324_nAlicia McCauley,  Consultant

Alicia McCauley is a first grade teacher and a Teacher Consultant for the Northern California Writing Project.  This gives her ample opportunities to overcome her fear of public speaking by talking with fellow teachers about her passion: teaching kids to love writing.  Throughout her childhood Alicia won awards for her truly magnificent poetry.  She’s since stopped torturing people with bad poetry and instead spends her free time trying not to crash while endurance cycling.  Alicia spends her summers volunteering as a writing teacher and philanthropist in Northern Uganda.  She’s the founder and CEO of Vigilante Kindness, an organization vigilant in the pursuit of sustainable education and employment opportunities for people in developing countries. Alicia is published in the anthology What Teaching Means: Stories from America’s Classrooms and is a featured blogger for A News Cafe.  You can follow along with all of Alicia’s adventures at

Ellen Jellison

Bio to follow

The Writers Forum Board of Directors meets monthly immediately following the general meeting on the second Saturday of the month at 10:30 am at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding. Writers Forum members in good standing are invited to attend board meetings.

5 thoughts on “Meet the Board of Directors

  1. Ed has self-described himself as Director at Extra-large…thanks Ed for stepping up and supporting this organization.

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