Red Thread Studio

UPDATE: Red Thread Studio has moved!  For more information, email Julie Christenson: jmil59 at yahoo dot com

Coming Soon! New Red Thread website at

Red Thread Studio will be a non-profit adult literacy & creative writing center devoted to strengthening enjoyment of and skill with the written word. RTS will offer grant-funded, free tutoring in the language arts, GED Preparation and homework assistance to underserved adults in the community by pairing writers who have a gift to share with those who have a gift to develop. It will be a venue for writing-related workshops on topics ranging from college success, and academic reading and writing, to poetry, journal and fiction writing. In addition it will sponsor readings by amateur and professional writers across all genres. RTS will further galvanize community participation by drawing on Sonoma County’s vast pool of writers, professionals from all disciplines and college students as tutor/mentor volunteers.

Some of Red Thread’s previous work at the Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics:

Red Thread Studio presents ~
Free Fall Workshops

Nature Hike/Nature Write ~ with Sonoma County LandPaths & Meg Hamill. ( (
October 30, 2010 1pm – 5pm
Beginning level hike to an outdoor site where Meg will teach you tools to bring the inspiration of the beautiful outdoors into your writing. A lovely way to get outside and celebrate the gorgeous fall season. For all level hikers and writers.
**Will be held on one of LandPaths’ sites ~ to be announced.

Read to Write! ~ with Christine Walker. (
November 13, 2010 1pm – 3pm
Christine will teach you to “close read” passages by acclaimed writers in order to learn their secrets. Hone your skill for creating sharp, focused & meaty sentences in your own projects, from the first sentence, to the last and everything in between. For aspiring writers, reluctant writers and accomplished writers who want to be inspired.

Cultivating Daily Writing Practice ~ with Julie Christenson
Ongoing Saturdays, 2010 12 – 2. Come once or come regularly.
Learn to think freely and vibrantly on the page. This is writing as process rather than to create a finished product. Whatever your goals and aspirations, a daily writing practice “ups” your ability to live with consciousness, clarity and creativity.

Writing as Daily Practice Workshop, ongoing Saturdays, begins in October!

**All workshops held at Red Thread Studio, 99 West Sixth Street, Santa Rosa, unless otherwise stated, and are appropriate for writers and non-writers alike. Bring your own writing materials.

To sign up, or for more information, email Julie: jmil59 at yahoo dot com

Adult Literacy and Creative Writing Center
Opening Celebration & Benefit Concert

Featuring Alexis Harte Band
Also Amadou & West African Dummers
Reading by Sonoma County author and poet, Terry Ehret
Wines and dessert by local vendors
Saturday July 10th
, 2010 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
99 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA • Located at the corner of Wilson & 6th Street
For more information contact Julie Christenson at Suggested donation $15 – $30.

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