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.

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This Saturday: Revise Like a Pro

Here is a reminder that the Writers Forum monthly meeting is this Saturday, October 8, at 10:30 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 2150 Benton Drive.

This presentation will explore a variety of revision techniques that will allow writers to see their work with fresh eyes and a new perspective. What happens after the first draft of a novel can be the most difficult part of the writing process. What works? What doesn’t?

ellen1Presenter Ellen Jellison will discuss three easy steps in making the revision process less painful:

  • The Four Basic Elements to your Narrative,
  • Response to Literature,
  • Questioning Strategies

Ellen Jellison earned her degree in Anthropology from Chico State University. She has worked as an Archaeologist for the U.S. Forest Service and as a teacher of English and History in middle school in the Redding area. She now writes middle grade and young adult fiction, and is a member of SCBWI, the Historical Novel Society, and Sisters in Crime. As a teacher turned writer, Ellen understands the importance of revision, or as stated in Latin, revisare, meaning “to look at again.”

Free Today Only

Author Keith Raffel, former counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, will speak at a special Writers Forum event on Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. in room 802 at Shasta College. Today only (Wednesday) you can get one of his e-books for free; offer below.

As Senate Intelligence Counsel, Raffel held a top secret clearance to watch over CIA activities. He has also ran for Congress, founded a Silicon Valley software company, taught writing to Harvard freshmen, supported himself at the racetrack, and worked at a DNA sequencing company. These days he stays busy writing crime fiction in Palo Alto, his hometown. A Fine and Dangerous Season, a thriller set during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, is his most recent novel.

For this special event, Writers Forum will meet in Room 802 of the 800 building at Shasta College.  Parking is free, with the exception of staff parking lots. The south campus lot is recommended for easy access to the 800 building. To view a Shasta College campus map, go to http://www.shastacollege.edu/map/map.htm The program is free to members and $10 for nonmembers. Refreshments will be served. Call 547-5303 for questions or further details. Non-members can also pay $20 at the door for admission AND a year-long membership to Writers Forum. What a bargain!

One of his books is A Fine and Dangerous Season. Today only you can get the Kindle version for FREE.

Go to http://www.amazon.com/A-Fine-Dangerous-Season-ebook/dp/B009BXUKBQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361378024&sr=8-1&keywords=a+fine+and+dangerous+season

Enjoy!