Marlene Cullen hosts the Writers Forum Zoom Series where writers share their writing journeys and offer tips about the craft and business of writing. Sometimes we’ll enjoy relaxation exercises and then write together. There will be time for questions and answers and chatting about writing.

Online Access

Zoom URL will be posted a few days before event.  


Writers Forum is brought to you by Aqus Community Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring people together. 

Please join us for these free events.

Note: The Forums are on different days and at different times.

There is no registration, no sign-ups required.

Click on the Zoom link below on the date and time of the event.

2021 Forum Schedule


Saturday, April 24, 10:00 am - 11:30 am (PST)

Zoom URL will be posted a few days before the event.

Judy Baker


Judy Baker

Mindful Book Marketing

3 Steps for Bringing Mindfulness into your Book Marketing

  • Your Big Picture
  • Being Yourself 
  • Daily Practices

Gratitude is a gift for you and your readers. Embracing gratitude, mindfulness, and self-love are the starting place for connecting with your community. How you can include mindfulness into your book marketing.

Learn where to begin, gain clarity about your message, who you are, and why your message matters. You can be yourself and attract readers. Become curious and take action. Discover daily practices to contribute to your wellbeing, mental and emotional fitness, and improve your book marketing effectiveness.

Judy M. Baker, the Badass Book Marketing Mentor, is in business to inspire authors with passion and power to take action. She embraces experimentation, creativity, curiosity, and engagement to help her clients fully express their purpose. Encouraging authors to see marketing is a part of everyday conversations.

Judy remembers how a fear of public speaking disabled her. She loves to share how she overcame shyness to shine as a speaker. She skillfully listens and brings empathy to mentoring sessions—providing a safe place for authors to explore ideas and ways to overcome challenges.

A new collaboration is The Book Marketing Society, a membership group for writers with Meredith Eaton, CEO of Eaton Publishing.

May 2021

Thursday, June 3, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (PST)

Stacey Dennick

Zoom URL will be posted closer to the workshop date.

Focus on Craft: POV

Stacey Dennick will explore POV (point of view) in a lively discussion. If you know Stacey, you know this will be an energetic presentation.

Topics will include:

Defining POV

  • Understanding psychic distance (it’s not just for trance mediums!)
  • How to pick the optimal POV(s) for your story.
  • How and why to include multiple POVs.
  • Tips for creating a distinct voice for each of your characters.
  • Hints for first person writing.
  • Keep pen and paper, or your computer handy for this info-packed, experiential workshop.

Stacey Dennick teaches ongoing, no-fee creative writing classes through Santa Rosa Junior College’s Older Adult Program, including Friday morning’s Writing with Prompts.

Stacey holds an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco. Her published works include news pieces for KRCB North Bay Public Media, technical and humorous stories in print and online.

A thoughtful and encouraging editor, she helps writers shape their memoirs, develop their fiction and focus their non-fiction.

As a media creator (aka tech geek), Stacey creates reasonably priced WordPress websites and Photoshop graphics; she edits video and podcasts.

Stacey produces book layouts for print and eBooks. 

She’s currently working on children’s fiction and non-fiction stories.

Find out more about her classes (open to all adults living in California), her media services, or read some of her clips on her website, Stacey Dennick, writer, editor & instructor.


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