Redwood Writers invites you to journey “From Pen to Published!” at all-day event, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Bertolini Student Center of Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa 8:00 am – 5:30 pm.
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 teaches poetry and public culture at USC.
Craft, Genre, Publishing, Marketing: Select among four tracks with sixteen sessions to explore topics with expert presenters who’ve made the 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 keynote presentation by Dana Gioia.
5:00 pm: Take part in the event finale with Your First Page session, the Jack London Award, and conference prose contest awards. www.redwoodwriters.org to register!