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Jumpstart Writing Workshops

Copperfield's Bookstore 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

November 7, 14, 21, 28

2017: January 9 and 23 (Jumpstart does not meet Jan. 2, 16 nor 30)

Petaluma Community Center 320 No. McDowell Blvd. Petaluma

9:30 am to 11:30 am

Tuesdays: November 1, 8, 15, 22

Jumpstart does not meet at PCC in December 2016 nor January 2017

2017: February 7, 14, 21, 28 • April 4, 11, 18, 25

I enjoyed everything: the prompts, the atmosphere and the variety of writing. — Sherry

Writers Forum 2017

March 16 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Petaluma Community Center

Learn about Northern California Writing Conferences.

Should you attend a writing conference? How can you decide which one to attend?

Join us and learn about the many conferences available in Northern California. Conference representatives will discuss topics, dates, and prices. We’ll meet as a group and hear what makes each conference unique. Visit conference representatives at their display tables.

What you need to know to decide if a writing conference is in your future and information to decide which one to attend.

Attend this Writers Forum to learn about:

  • Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
  • Napa Valley Writers’ Conference
  • Redwood Branch of The California Writers Club
  • and more.

Writers Forum has been pivotal in getting me motivated, focused, and published. Thank you for such a wonderful venue. — D. Zelenakova


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How we affect others. Prompt #307

It’s after the holidays, when some of us spent time with family. It’s inauguration day.  Lots of energy. Lots of emotions. Today’s prompt, “How we affect others,” is something I’ve been thinking about for awhile. We don’t live in a bubble, immune to the thoughts and emotions of others. Today, I suggest writing about how we affect others. If that doesn’t work for you, how about:  Do we affect others?   What does that mean? I look forward to your response.

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