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      September 14, 2019

      Saturday  10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

      2150 Benton Dr.
      Redding, California

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      Narrative Nonfiction and Poetry

      On Saturday, September 14, poet, author and speaker Susan Wooldridge returns to Writers Forum to offer tips on what it takes to complete a book. She will read a brief chapter from her current book project and discuss her narrative nonfiction process and potential roadblocks. She will field questions while leading a discussion about process, publishing, and personal writing journeys. Wooldridge will also impart all she knows about the current poetry world and market.

      Wooldridge has a B.A. in anthropology from Barnard College and an interdisciplinary master’s in art and writing from CSU Chico. She’s held workshops on creative language and process with thousands of adults and children, including teachers and youth-at-risk. Her workshops in rural California libraries were sponsored by Poets & Writers Org. and CA. Center for the Book and have been featured in Poets and Writers magazine.

      Her book poemcrazy: freeing your life with words (Clarkson Potter/Random House 1996) is in a 29th printing. Anne Lamott writes, “This is a wonderful book—smart, wide-eyed, joyful, helpful, inspiring . . . you’re going to love writing poetry more for having read it.” poemcrazy was number 7 on a recent Signature (Penguin/Random House) List of the 28 best books on writing.

      Susan’s chapbook of poems, Bathing with Ants, was published in 2004 by Bear Star Press. Her book, Foolsgold: Making Something from Nothing (and Freeing Your Creative Process) was published by Harmony/Random House in 2007. Both poemcrazy and Foolsgold were Quality Paperback Book selections. Susan is now writing a book about land and language. For more information, check out her website,

      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.

      For further information about Writers Forum, email

      Categories: Literary & Books

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