Coming Attractions

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December Read-Around

Saturday, December 8, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Join us for our semi-annual read-around, where members are offered the opportunity to read five minutes from their original works on a first-come, first-read basis. Please join us with samples of your writing and of your favorite holiday fare for the refreshment table. 

Visitors are welcome and will be offered a chance to read their work if time permits. It usually does, so drop in and sign up for a turn at our open mic. 

Writers Forum meets from 10:30am – 12:30pm monthly (except for July and August) in the All Saints Episcopal Church Memorial Hall located at 2150 Benton Drive, Redding, CA. Doors open at 10am. The public is welcome to get acquainted with two free visits before joining. Annual membership dues are $25.

Keep checking this site for more information on future program content as it becomes available. For further information about Writers Forum, email writersforumprogramchair@gmail.com

 

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Manuscript Ailing? Call the (Book) Doctor

January 12, 2019 ~10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Confused about the variety of services available from professional editors? Join Writers Forum on Saturday, January 12, when George Winship will speak about the process he uses to help his clients restructure their book manuscripts and polish them for publication. With a wealth of experience as a ghostwriter, editor and researcher, George will explain how he diagnoses manuscripts that are ailing to come up with just the right prescription for success.

George earned his MA in Journalism from the University of Oregon in 1980. He then spent nearly 34 years writing nonfiction articles, features and columns for newspapers in Oregon, Montana and northern California. For seven years, from 2007-2014, he was Editor of the Anderson Valley Post, a weekly newspaper.

In 2005, George launched The Village Wordsmith, a business that specializes in helping writers get published in print or, more recently, on digital platforms such as Kindle, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble’s Book Nook, Smashwords and Apple’s iBooks.

Keep checking this site for more information on future program content as it becomes available. For further information about Writers Forum, email writersforumprogramchair@gmail.com

 

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 Query Clinic Workshop

February 9, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Heather Cuthbertson visits Writers Forum with advice on how to write a winning query letter.

You finished your novel, spent numerous hours editing, and it’s finally ready to hit the desk of a literary agent or editor. Can you just send the manuscript? Odds are, the answer is no. Most literary agents and editors want to see a query letter to decide whether your work is for them. Except these agents and editors get hundreds of queries a month. How can yours stand out from the crowd?  

Cuthbertson’s Query Clinic Workshop will show you the four-step process to writing compelling query letters that will get you noticed. During the workshop, participants will get the opportunity to work on their own queries and get feedback from the group. Bring pens, pencils, and paper and be ready to create your masterpiece.

Heather Cuthbertson holds an MFA from Antioch University, Los Angeles and has dual BA’s in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Reno. For the last eight years, she has been the Editor-in-Chief of Gold Man Review, a West Coast literary journal based out of Salem, Oregon. She served as the co-representative for Willamette Writers Salem Chapter for six years. She has taught workshops on writing, editing, nonfiction proposals, and writer’s block.

Keep checking this site for more information on future program content as it becomes available. For further information about Writers Forum, email writersforumprogramchair@gmail.com

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