Redding’s burgeoning literary scene gets a double-dose of activity on Saturday. In the morning, Writers Forum hosts a panel on literature for children and young adults. In the evening, our pals from Hot Air Quarterly give readings as part of ArtHop.
Starting this month, Writers Forum relocates its monthly meetings from the Redding Library to the Memorial Hall at All Saints Episcopal Church (corner of Benton Drive and Quartz Hill Road, near Lake Redding Park). Competition for the library’s community room has gotten stiff, and Writers Forum kept being forced to reschedule meetings. Now, Writers Forum meetings will always be the second Saturday of the month, same as ArtHop. The meetings, which start at 10:30 a.m., are FREE.
This month’s panel discussion features authors Charlie Price, Linda Boyden, Carol Giacomucci and Jamie Weil. There will be a door-prize drawing to celebrate the move to the new location.
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Old City Hall will be the location for Saturday night’s ArtHop event featuring writers from Hot Air Quarterly. An authors’ reception is scheduled for 6 p.m., with readings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. by Celeste White, Halbert White, Jr., Sharon Brisolara, Peter Wright, Jim Dowling, Larry Greco Harris and our own Phil Fountain.
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A journalist since 1975, Steve Brewer is the author of 16 books, most recently the thriller “Cutthroat.” He moved to Redding from New Mexico in 2003.