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.

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

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Note: The Forums are on different days and at different times. Times listed are Pacific Standard Time.

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2021 Forum Schedule

July - August 2021

Writers Forum celebrates the launch of the anthology, The Write Spot: Musings and Ravings From a Pandemic Year.

Musings Authors will read excerpts, then we'll write, using prompts from Musings.

Thursday, July 29, 6 pm

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Patricia Morris and Cheryl Moore read excerpts. Then we'll write, using prompts from the anthology.

Patricia Morris dates her love of stories to sitting at the knee of her great aunt, a children’s librarian. After careers as diverse as trial lawyer and organization and leadership development consultant and coach, she is telling her own stories and exploring life beyond the workaday world.

Her writing has appeared in Rand McNally’s Vacation America, the Ultimate Road Atlas, and The Write Spot: Possibilities edited by Marlene Cullen.

Cheryl Moore has been interested in nature since reading Little Golden Books about trees and birds in childhood through receiving a degree in biology. She is lucky to have birds visit her feeders and a river nearby to walk where waterfowl abound. Seeing and writing about these miracles of nature bring her comfort during these trying times.



August 2021


Writers Forum celebrates the launch of the anthology, The Write Spot: Musings and Ravings From a Pandemic Year.

Zoom URL will be posted closer to the workshop date.


Sunday, August 8, 2:00 pm

Julie Wilder-Sherman reads an excerpt. Diane Dupuis will lead us in an activity. Then we'll write, using prompts from the anthology.

Julie Wilder-Sherman began reading books at an early age, encouraged by her mother who would allow her to take books to bed when she was as young as two years old. Raised in a family of readers, writers, performers, musicians, and political activists, Julie followed her dream of singing professionally and met her husband, bassist Jeff Sherman, while singing on The Love Boat. Together they enjoy cooking, eating, reading, and traveling to all corners of the world. Julie remains politically active and helps to manage the Petaluma Postcard Pod supporting democratic candidates, issues, and policies.

Diane Dupuis will lead us in a short GROOVE activity. Diane is an energetic GROOVE movement instructor, leading groups every morning in a happy, carefree activity that is fun, fun, fun! Contact Diane for more information:

Saturday, August 21, 10:00 am

Lynn Levy and Christine Renaudin read excerpts. Then we'll write, using prompts from the anthology.

Lynn Levy has led a few different lives. Starting out as the clichéd, outcast, weird kid in school, she graduated to a collegiate rebirth that involved the novelty of having friends, plural, to being an audio engineer, where she felt excited to be working with cool musicians and cool technology and also terrified of being found out as an uncool fraud, to software engineer, which she found fun, logical, and totally absorbing, and lately, to technical writer, which she’s finding fresh and fantastic. The best part of her journey has been the husband and the friends she picked up along the way.


Christine Renaudin lives, writes, and paints in Petaluma, CA. She is also a dancer and performs occasionally in the Bay Area—last seen on Halloween, haunting the entrance of the de Young Memorial Museum with a pride of witches. She likes to mix art forms, see what comes out, and share.

Her contributions to the first volume of Marlene Cullen's The Write Spot series, Discoveries include "Harvest," "If Only," "Ink," "Marie Pie Time," and "Thursday Rains." The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing: Discoveries is available on Amazon.


September 2021

October 2021

Lighting the path for reflection
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