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North Coast Redwoods Writers' Conference


  • College of the Redwoods, Del Norte 883 W. Washington Blvd. Crescent City, CA 95531 USA (map)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 22, 2017

3:00 p.m. CHECK IN AT CURLY REDWOOD LODGE INN 701 US HWY. 101 S, Crescent City, CA (707)464-2137

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. ~ critique sessions, as requested by participants, 20 minutes each.

6:00 p.m. ~ Welcome to all in the college library.

6:05 p.m. ~ Introductory panel on "A Writer’s Space" with all presenters participating (five minutes each)7:00 p.m ~ 20-minute reading by Caroline Gill

7:20 p.m ~ 20-minute reading by Roy Parvin, followed by Q & A for both readers

SATURDAY, SEPT. 23, 2017

8:15 - 8:45 a.m. ~ Continental breakfast is available in the hallway at CR.

8:45 a.m. ~ Welcome and introduction of speaker, followed by a 30-minute inspirational keynote speech by Steven Wasserman, followed by Q & A.

9:30 a.m. ~ Break

9:45 - 11:15 a.m. ~ First session of concurrent workshops in classrooms to be announced at the event.

(Note workshops have a limit of 25 attendees and no minimum.)

1) Julie Christine Johnson: The Art and Craft of the Query Letter

2) Erick Mertz: The Difference Between Money and Rewards

3) Roy Parvin: Five-Point Plan to Telling a Story

4) Phil Taggart: Ars America

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ~ Second session of concurrent workshops:

5) Caroline Gill: Covers that Sell

6) Julie Christine Johnson: Characters that Breathe: Crafting Character Sketches

7) Erick Mertz: When all Lines Gray: The Work Life Balance

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. ~ Hot catered lunch.

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ~ Third session of concurrent workshops:

7) Caroline Gill: Marketing 101: Simple Rules to Find Readers

8) Roy Parvin: Writing from White Space to White Space

9) Phil Taggart: Reading Your Poems

3:40 - 4:30 p.m. ~ Please support attendees by joining us in the library for open mic.