Susan will talk about her journals and her writing process, then we’ll begin to write about who we are, where we come from and where we’re going. In a safe setting, poems or prose snippets will emerge that surprise and delight us. Sharing work is optional. Bring scratch paper, pens and a few books of poems.
Susan teaches creativity and writing workshops throughout the U.S. This is the eleventh year of her series of Northern California rural library workshops sponsored by Poets and Writers
Organization and the California Center for the Book. Susan has worked in over 60 California libraries and her workshops have been featured inPoets and Writer’s Magazine.
Susan’s book, poemcrazy: freeing your life with words (Three Rivers, Random House), is in a twenty-fifth printing. Anne Lamott wrote, “This is a wonderful book—smart, wide-eyed, joyful, helpful, inspiring. You’re going to love it, and love writing poetry more for having read it.” An audio version of poemcrazy is now available at Audible.com. Susan’s more recent book Foolsgold: Making Something from Nothing (and Freeing Your Creative Process), published by Harmony ( Random House) was both a Quality Paperback Book Club and a One Spirit Book Club selection. Rachel Naomi Remen wrote that “it’s a book that may save your life.” Susan’s chapbook of poems, Bathing with Ants, was published by Bear Star Press. www.susanwooldridge.com
The public is welcome to attend. First visit is free. Donations are requested at the refreshment table. For further details or directions to the location, call 547-5303, or visit www.reddingwritersforum.com
Writers Forum, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, is dedicated to promoting writing as an art and as a profession and to supporting and inspiring writers from all over far northern California.
When: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Where: Writers Forum meetings are held in the Memorial Hall of All Saints Episcopal Church, 2150 Benton Drive, Redding. The church is located at the corner of Benton Drive and Quartz Hill Road.
-from press release