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Redwood Writers Conference: Santa Rosa CA 4/26/14. Don’t miss it!

April 16, 2014

I can’t praise the value of a writers’ conference to the life and work of anyone with a strong self-image as a writer. This will be the third or fourth Redwood Writers Conference I’ve attended, and every time I come away fully charged, greatly informed, energized and ready to hit the keys. There’s much more to it than just the new information on craft and genre that comes from the sessions—new business contacts, new friends, new energy. All in one day, and all for a remarkably modest cost.

The journey “From Pen to Published!” is an all-day event, Redwood Writers eighth conference, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Bertolini Student Center of the Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (map), 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Click here for Redwood Writers Conference home page.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Register here.  Registration closes April 24th.

Morning Keynote Speaker–John Rothmann, “From Conception to Delivery (Not to Mention Labor!): Making The Dream Become A Reality!” John F. Rothmann is a political and foreign policy consultant and is an expert on the American Presidency. He is a professor serving on the faculty of the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco. Rothmann is the co-author of Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti, and the Rise of Radical Islam (Random House, 2008) and Harold E Stassen: The Life and Perennial Candidacy of the Progressive Republican (McFarland, 2013). Rothmann was a Talk Show Host on KGO News Talk 810 AM from 1996 to 2011 and is currently the Political Analyst on KKSF 910 AM

Lunch Keynote Speaker Dana Gioia, “The Joy and Misery of Being a Poet” Dana Gioia is a poet, critic, and teacher who’s published four collections of poetry and Can Poetry Matter. As Chairman of the National Endowments for the Arts, he created the largest and most effective literary programs in federal history: Shakespeare in American Communities, Poetry Out Loud, and The Big Read. Gioia currently teaches poetry and public culture at USC.

Schedule for April 26th:
–8:00 am: Check-in with casual breakfast and hear morning keynote speaker, John Rothmann.
–All-day: Craft, Genre, Publishing, Marketing: Select among four tracks with sixteen sessions. We’ll explore topics with expert presenters who’ve made this trek and know the landmarks.
–Noon: Enjoy a buffet lunch with an all-poetry program celebrating National Poetry Month, a Redwood Writers first-ever poetry anthology, conference poetry contest awards, and a keynote presentation by noted poet and critic, Dana Gioia.
–5:00 pm:  Take part in the event finale with Your First Page session, the Helene S. Barnhart Award, and conference prose contest awards. 

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