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 September.

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

*** New 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

2017 Forum Presenters


October 19

Cameron + Company

An Evening With Cameron Kids

Join Children’s Book Publisher, Nina Gruener; Children’s Book Art Director, Melissa Greenberg; and Children’s Book Editor, Amy Novesky, for an informal talk about Cameron Kids and the books they make, featuring one of their very own illustrators, Wednesday Kirwan.

Cameron Kids will share current and forthcoming titles on their list, as well as answer questions about children’s book publishing and the process of making a book. 

Cameron Kids—the children’s book imprint of Cameron + Company, an independent publisher based in Petaluma, California—publishes a growing list of compelling, thoughtfully and beautifully written, illustrated, edited, designed and produced titles children’s books for all ages. 

Cameron + Company is a boutique publishing house, creating and distributing quality books and calendars with a focus on photography, art, food + wine, children's and publications of regional interest.

2018 Forum Presenters


March 15

Please check back January 2018 for the list of 2018 Writer Forum presenters.


April 19


May 17


June 21


July 19


August 16


September 20

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