Learn about the craft and business of writing at Writers Forum. These literary workshops feature a diverse group of presenters discussing a variety of topics.

Writers Forum meets the third Thursday, March through August.

We start promptly at 6:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm

Location: Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma


Writers Forum is free and open to the public.

I have always considered Writers Forum one of the best things about Petaluma. Jane Merryman

 

2018 Forum Presenters


August 16

Christine Falcon-Daigle

Christine Falcon-Daigle

Writing as a Tool for Transformation


“What three things can never be done?

Forget. Keep silent. Stand alone.”
Muriel Rukeyser, The Book of the Dead


 When we tell the truth about our lives, the doors fall off their hinges. Walls come tumbling down. When done with the skillful precision of an architect, the intuitive wisdom of a shaman, and the passion of one who loves a good story, the formerly dark chambers of our lives are illuminated. 
Christine will show how to shape your experiences into stories that will not only heal you, as the storyteller, but free those who are brave enough not to look away.


Christine Falcon-Daigle has worked in film and radio, serving as associate producer for The Last Stand, an award-winning documentary that aired nationally on public television, and screened at more than two-dozen major film festivals worldwide.  She edited live interviews with authors for KRCB’s Word by Word, hosted by Jordan Rosenfeld.  She was a regular contributor to Tiny Lights – a publication devoted to the art of personal essay.


For more than two decades, she has attended writing retreats and conferences, and participated in a number of on-going writing workshops and groups in Marin and Sonoma Counties.
She has read her work at literary events including San Francisco’s Litquake, The Sonoma County Book Festival in Santa Rosa, BustOut Stories at the Downtown Art Center in San Rafael, Book Passage, Aqus Café’s Speakeasy Literary Saloon, LiveWire Literary Salon and more.  She earned her MFA at the California Institute of Integral Studies in SF, where she also contributed to and moderated a panel discussion for the school’s inter-arts journal, Mission at Tenth.  In 2007, her novel This Is What I Know was named as a finalist in the William Faulkner Wisdom Creative Writing Competition sponsored by The Pirates’ Alley Society in New Orleans.  In 2011 and again in 2017, Petaluma Readers’ Theater selected her work for live performance.  


She currently lives on an organic farm in Petaluma with her farmer husband and teenaged daughter.   


 

August 16 will be the last Forum for 2018.

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