Coming Attractions



Saturday, October 12, 2019 

Word Processing: What Editors Expect You to Know

Writers Forum board members Sharon Owen (author of the Aimee Machado Mysteries) and George Parker (memoirist and podcast host) will team up on Saturday, October 12 to provide a tutorial on word processing. Sharon will review the basics of using Microsoft Word, including the Track Changes editing tool that is an industry standard. Most publishers require that manuscripts be submitted in MS Word, and their editors expect to use Track Changes when working with authors.

George will provide information on how to use Scrivener, an app designed specifically for writing, organizing, and editing long-form projects such as novels, research papers, television scripts, and plays. Scrivener’s interface combines a typical word processor with advanced file and folder organization; easy note, research, and reference tools; and other features. George will explain how a project finished in Scrivener format can be converted into MS Word before it is submitted to agents and/or editors.

Writers Forum meets from 10:30 to 12:30 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Eaton Hall East
located at 2150 Benton Drive, Redding, CA. Doors open at 10 a.m. 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


Saturday, November 9, 2019

Authors Book Fair – Special Event

The 2019 Writers Forum Authors Book Fair will be held on Saturday, November 9 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center on Hilltop Drive in Redding, California. As before, the Authors Book Fair will be held in place of the regular meeting for November. The name of the event has been slightly modified from the original Authors Fair. This is to clarify to the public that the Fair is not an event just for authors. It is great opportunity for book lovers, too.

The Fair is being sponsored by a generous donation from K-SHASTA RADIO. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend to meet the authors, buy their books and get autographs. Perfect timing for Christmas gift-giving.

The event is open to authors who have books for sale; we invite all genres from mystery and children’s literature to historical and how-to-book writers. Graphic novelists are also invited. You may bring posters to display on your table. Chairs are provided; one per author, but authors may bring their own for assistants or for comfort.

Local authors can register for full or half tables, either all day or am/pm shifts. Fees range from $10 to $40, depending on whether the author is a member or nonmember. Payment must be received by October 15 to reserve a spot. There will be a limited number of tables, so register early. For registration questions, call 530-722-0504.


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Holiday Read-around and Potluck


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 Eaton Hall East, 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.

For further information about Writers Forum, email


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