Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Upcoming Events by Redwood Writers members

Kate Farrell and Stefanie Freele

Tonight, October 7th at 7PM KRCB’s (91 FM on the dial) Gil Mansergh, host of Word by Word: Conversations with Writers, interviews Karen Batchelor, Catharine Bramkamp, Robert Koslowsky, and Dr. Mark Sloan, who discuss writing, their books, and the upcoming Redwood Writers 2009 Conference.

Be sure to tune in for this entertaining and informative conversation on 91 FM on the dial or stream the audio on your computer by clicking on this link:

Saturday there are two author events:

Memoir in Cotati

There are still a few open places for this Saturday's workshop for memoir. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP if you wish to attend.

Wisdom Has a Voice: Daughters Remember Mothers

2-Hour Workshop to Remember Mothers in Memoir
Saturday, October 10, 2009

10:00 am – Noon • The Sitting Room
170 East Cotati Ave., Cotati
Cost $20.00 • Limited to 12 participants

· Gather your thoughts about mother into memories and memoir into truth

· Discover the hidden legacies of daughter-mother wisdom

· Leave with a keepsake memoir of your mother
Workshop Leaders

Kate Farrell—Author, Educator, Storyteller, and Officer, CWC-Redwood Writers

Lynn Henriksen—Author, Workshop Leader, Memoirist, and President, Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter, Member, CWC-Marin

…More at

To reserve your place, contact the workshop leaders:

Email: Lynn - at or catharine.farrell - at

Short stories in Calistoga

Stefanie Freele will be having a Meet and Greet at Copperfield's Books in Calistoga on Saturday, October 10th from 1:30-3:30 pm

Stefanie gave a wonderful talk to our writers club this past Sunday. If you didn't get a chance to pick up her collection of short stories, then here's another chance.


Back Cover:A woman hides from her husband in a fish tank and another absently bakes sponges inside her tarts. Appliances drop from the sky, men grapple with chainsaws, women struggle with hormonal violence, and abandoned boys beg on doorsteps. Enter into the territory of broken people and the folks that love them.

Sensitive and unruly, sincere and absurd, Stefanie Freele's "Feeding Strays" is a collection of fifty short stories, both slipstream and modern, about children, family, relationships, and oysters.

"These expert, graceful mini-portraits of the life-jostled, the uncallused, and all the others who struggle with familyhood, are moving, sensitive, funny, and true. Stefanie Freele is a writer with a grip on the human spirit."

-- Deb Olin Unferth, author of Vacation

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