Writing Classes

Class: Phil Cousineau - The Writer's Journey: From Inspiration to Publication

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday, Sept. 6 • 6:00-9:00pm • $40

 

 

Join us for a mythic evening of creativity as we follow every writer’s odyssey from the spark of inspiration to the choosing of mentors, from the dark forest struggle with firebreathing critics to the work with the “productionauts,” the designers, editors and marketing people. Finally we revel in the thrill of returning home with the published manuscript. Phil Cousineau is the author of over 30 books, including Stoking the Creative Fires.

The Book Passage Path to Publishing Program 

The evening's events will also include the prelimary announcement of the Book Passage Path to Publishing Program. The Book Passage Path to Publishing Program will be offering a two-pronged program: a Mentorship Program, to help you cultivate and complete your work, and Direct to Press, an innovative alternative to the traditional publishing model.

The Path to Publishing Program will be a one-stop shopping experience for the serious writer. In addition to the mentoring services, the program will help direct you to proven professionals, including editors, designers, publicists, and more. The Direct to Press track will include the guidance and resources you need to take the necessary steps to the publication and distribution of your book.

For more information, contact:

Sam Barry
Book Passage Author Services Liaison
415-927-0960, ext. 256sbarry@bookpassage.com 

 

Class: Amy Novesky - On-the-Spot Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Sat., Nov. 9 • 10:00-2:00pm • $60

 

 

48-hour advance registration • Limit of six

You’ve written a brilliant story and can’t wait to hear what others think. You’re stuck and need a critique. What to do? Bring your manuscript, or even just an idea, to this on-thespot workshop, and we’ll critique it. Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor, author, and experienced workshop leader. 

 

Class: Amy Novesky - On-the-Spot Workshop

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 9:30am to 1:30pm

Sat., Sept. 14 • 9:30-1:30pm • $60

 

 

48-hour advance registration • Limit of six

You’ve written a brilliant story and can’t wait to hear what others think. You’re stuck and need a critique. What to do? Bring your manuscript, or even just an idea, to this on-thespot workshop, and we’ll critique it. Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor, author, and experienced workshop leader. 

 

Class: Leslie Keenan - Ongoing Class for Writers

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

8 Thursdays • Oct. 31-Dec. 19 • 6:30-8:30pm • $320

Restricted registration - please call for information 

 

Make space for your writing. Making commitments and setting goals is one way to find the consistency you need. The habit of writing is what helps us access our creativity. Use the support of other writers and Keenan's guidance and techniques to keep moving forward.   

 

Class: Leslie Keenan - Master Class for Writers

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

8 Tuesdays • Oct. 29-Dec. 17 • 6:30-8:30pm • $320

 

Are you ready to commit to completing your book? Use the support of fellow writers and well-timed feedback to move through resistance and finish your work. Keenan provides incisive feedback as well as structural and publishing advice as needed. Restricted registration – call for information.

 

Class: Leslie Keenan - Is There A Book In You?

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

4 Fridays • Sept. 20 - Oct. 11 • 10:00-12:00pm • $155

 

 

 

Learn what it takes to get a book from the first glimmer of an idea into publication.

 

Class: Amy Novesky - On-the-Spot Workshop

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Sat., Oct. 19 • 10:00-2:00pm • $60

This class has been postponed - call (415) 927-0960 for details 

48-hour advance registration • Limit of six

You’ve written a brilliant story and can’t wait to hear what others think. You’re stuck and need a critique. What to do? Bring your manuscript, or even just an idea, to this on-thespot workshop, and we’ll critique it. Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor, author, and experienced workshop leader. 

 

 

Class: David Corbett - Character Spines & Story Lines

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sat. Nov. 23, 10:00-4:00pm & Sun., Nov. 24, 10:00-1:00pm, $165

 

 

Aristotle believed that plot was the most important and difficult challenge the writer faced. But by plot he meant the architecture of change in the hero’s fortunes. Character and structure are inextricably linked, and it is through structure that most of a story’s meaning is imparted. In this two-day class and workshop, David Corbett will demonstrate how the architecture of story, when properly understood, deepens our understanding of character, and how integrating character with story helps the writer avoid both formulaic plotting and episodic meandering. Special attention will be paid to individual student projects, with the goal of fashioning a strong narrative arc for each student’s work-in-progress.

 

 

 

Class: Leslie Keenan - Ongoing Class for Writers

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Eight Thursdays: Sept. 5-Oct. 24 • 6:30-8:30pm • $320

Restricted registration - please call for information 

Make space for your writing. Making commitments and setting goals is one way to find the consistency you need. The habit of writing is what helps us access our creativity. Use the support of other writers and Keenan's guidance and techniques to keep moving forward.  

 

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Class: Leslie Keenan - Master Class for Writers

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 6:30pm
Eight Tuesdays: Sept. 3-Oct. 22 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $320
 
Are you ready to commit to completing your book? Use the support of fellow writers and well-timed feedback to move through resistance and finish your work. Keenan provides incisive feedback as well as structural and publishing advice as needed. Restricted registration – call for information.
 
 

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