Monday, September 28, 2009

Marin branch Centennial Celebration, Sunday, October 18th, Youtube video

The Marin branch has posted a Youtube video to help promote their Centennial celebration.

Check it out!

OCTOBER 18, 2009 at BOOK PASSAGE, Corte Madera
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tickets available now through Book Passage. Call 415‐927‐0960, ext 1, go to, or visit the store.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Redwood Writers Vintage Voices 2009 Book Launch Party

There were quite a few firsts at our fourth annual Vintage Voices Launch Party. The largest attendance and the highest temperature for the annual September event were both firsts. The diversity in ethnicity, age, and gender of our readers also reflected the diversity of prose and poetry served up in the outdoor café readings.

Thank you to Jean Wong, who not only read her piece, but emceed the afternoon session at North Light Books. Linda Loveland Reid, President of Redwood Writers, welcomed everyone and congratulated Karen Batchelor, editor of the anthology, for a great success. Rob Koslowsky was recognized for his beautiful cover design and Linda McCabe for giving the book it's name: Centi' Anni: May you live 100 years. Both the cover and name were winning entries. Jean Wong, emceed the day, telling a little bit about each reader.

As members and their guests arrived, they were treated to a wonderful selection of 100-word entries read by Ana Manwaring from the ‘Fringe’ topic of “Ordinary People/Extraordinary Moments.” The fifty-plus attendees stayed throughout the afternoon heat and were treated to the prose and poetry of Don Hagelberg, Debbie Koehler, Persia Woolley, Farrell Winter, Juanita Martin, and Laura McHale-Holland. These first-half readers delighted their audience until the break when plenty of iced tea and water were consumed and purchases of Vintage Voices were made.

The second-half readers held the attention of the audience with wonderful readings served up by Arletta Dawdy, Mona Mechling, Tomoko Hareda Ferguson, John Abbott, Harry Reid, Brenda Bellinger and Linda Loveland Reid. Harry Reid’s piece touched on the idea of how new relationships lead to new experiences and this notion could be seen working its magic on September 26th, “New members of the Redwood Writers bring their experiences to the table of our literary feast.” And what a fine feast it was. Be sure to check out Vintage Voices - Centi’Anni: May You Live 100 Years.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Merlin's Road Trip

Redwood Writers was lucky enough to be on the itinerary of Merlin the wonder dog and his owner, Cindy Pavlinac, last Saturday at the Sonoma County Book Festival. Read all about his adventures in Santa Rosa and with all of us! It's a fun post with humor and featuring our famous dog, Snoopy, as well. Thanks to Cindy, our CWC- Marin branch friend, for blogging about our festival!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Marin branch Centennial Celebration, Sunday, October 18th

California Authors Celebrate California Authors

with Readings and Song

The Marin branch of the California Writers Club
Centennial Celebration
OCTOBER 18, 2009 at BOOK PASSAGE, Corte Madera
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tickets available now through Book Passage. Call 415‐927‐0960, ext 1, go to, or visit the store.

To celebrate the Centennial of CWC, and Marin branch as a 10 year charter, join us and
your favorite authors and agents in an afternoon celebration of music, food and wine,
readings and books, a raffle, and agent appointments.

Kathi Kamen Goldmark and Sam Barry (of Rock Bottom Remainders fame) and featured
authors join the band Los Train Wreck to sing a song or two.

Peter Beren, Tony Broadbent, David Corbett, Katherine Cowles, Patricia Volonakis Davis, Tanya Egan Gibson, Deborah Grabien, David Harris, Seth Harwood, Ivory Madison, Gil Mansergh, Logan and Noah Miller, Janis Cooke Newman, Brenda Novak, Susanne Pari, Andy Ross,
Kemble Scott, Sheldon Siegel, Ransom Stephens, Wendy Nelson Tokunaga.

*$45 admission includes great music, a buffet lunch with wine, a $15 Book Passage gift certificate, a 3 minute pitch with literary agents, and a raffle with great prizes.

California Writers Club is a 501(c)3 educational corporation with 18 branches state‐wide

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sonoma Spotlight

KRCB’s (91 FM on the dial) Roland Jacopetti, host of Sonoma Spotlight, conducts five-minute interviews about events, issues, activities, and people in and around the county, weekdays at 9:00 am.

Be sure to tune in to hear Redwood Writers and conference presenters discuss their thoughts about writing in Sonoma County and the Redwood Writers 2009 Conference. For example, hear Arlene Mandell on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 9:00 am. She reports that, “He’s a delightful interviewer.

Look for more interviews to be announced in the near future.