Coming Attractions

Coming-Attractions

 

 

 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.

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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An Intro to Cubing: A Pre-writing Exercise

Saturday, March 9, 2019 ~ 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

On Saturday, March 9, Alicia McCauley will be leading us through a pre-writing exercise called ‘cubing,’ so bring paper and a writing utensil of your choice. Get ready to experience the magic that comes from creating something golden where there was once only a terrifyingly blank page.

Writers Forum Board member Alicia McCauley is an accomplished writer and first grade teacher. She is also a Teacher Consultant for the Northern California Writing Project. Alicia’s favorite thing about teaching is helping even the youngest of children see themselves as writers as they discover the unflinching power of putting their thoughts on paper. It’s this passion for giving children voices on the page has led her to teach writing workshops with students of all ages in many different places throughout the world. She has taught workshops in jails, juvenile hall, and with rooms full of former child soldiers.

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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