Classes

Class: Anne Lamott - On Writing

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

Sat., May 13 • 1:00 - 4:00 pm • $160

**Class Sold Out, Please Call 415 927-0960 for waitlist**

Join Anne Lamott, the bestselling author of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, for an afternoon that includes an onstage interview, a lecture, and a Q&A session. Anne Lamott offers advice on the writing process, while also touching upon the experiences of the writer and the writing life. Writers working at all levels are encouraged to learn from one of the great writers of our time. Anne Lamott taught the first Book Passage writing class almost two decades ago. It’s a joy to welcome her back.

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor Books - September 1995

"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times
Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author:


Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781594486296
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2014

Look out for Anne's latest book, Hallelujah Anyway, on sale now.
New York Times
Bestseller
From the bestselling author of Stitches and Help, Thanks, Wow comes her long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Karen Benke - Creative Writing Camp for Kids (Corte Madera)

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:30am

4 Sessions: June 26th - June 29th, 2017 • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm • $220

For 4th, 5th and 6th Graders

A four-session creative writing camp for those interested in playing on and off the page with similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, convincing dialog, poem-making, story-sketches and MORE. We'll draw from prompts using Rip the Page! and Leap Write In! and will craft and hide notes using Write Back Soon! The workshop is limited to 20 students, and all materials included.

 

**After a morning of active creating, students will be escorted over to AndrewsCamps for an afternoon of games, crafts, sports, and more!**

Click here to sign up for AndrewsCamps. Daily rate and 4-day special rate available! 

Note: This camp is optional. Lunch is not provided.

 

 

Karen Benke is the author of Rip the Page!, Leap Write In!, and Write Back Soon! A long-time Poet in Schools, she's the creator of The Museletter and currently runs The Writer's Next where she pens her imaginative writing adventure books and assists other writers in starting/finishing book projects. Visit her at www.karenbenke.com.  

Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590308127
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Trumpeter - July 27th, 2010

Here are the ideas, experiments, and inspiration to unfold your imagination and get your writing to flow off the page This is the everything-you-need guide to spark new poems and unstick old stories, including lists of big, small, gross-out, and favorite words; adventurous and zany prompts to leap from; dares and double dares to help you mash up truths and lies into outrageous paragraphs; and let


Leap Write In!: Adventures in Creative Writing to Stretch & Surprise Your One-Of-A-Kind Mind Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611800159
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Published: Roost Books - April 2nd, 2013

Invite your jittery mind into quiet slips of timed or untimed writing experiments that are designed to encourage your timid heart to forge forgotten feelings and entice your shy-self to make friends with emerging emotions.


Write Back Soon!: Adventures in Letter Writing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611802689
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roost Books - September 22nd, 2015

Connect to your friends through "handwritten" notes, cards, letters, and postcards an interactive workbook that encourages creative interactions between friends through the written word, complete with cross-outs, smudges, and parenthetical asides.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: David Corbett - Trust Your Story

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday July 8th, 2017 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $150
 
 
TRUST YOUR STORY

Advice so simple it can't possibly be right: Just tell the story. In fact, the vast majority of writing problems can be solved by a clearer command of the story you're trying to tell.

Note: Manuscript and synopsis submissions need to be sent to davidcorbettauthor@gmail.com by July 1st.

David Corbett — contributing editor to Writer’s Digest, and author of The Art of Character (“a writer’s bible”) — will lead students in a one-day workshop, reviewing 10-page manuscript submissions (with one-page novel synopsis) from each student and reviewing them in detail to reveal how story guides the revision process.

 

 

Class: Rita LeRoy - Sustainable Gardening for Kids

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am

 Sat., July 15, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm • $45

Topics for this class include include building healthy soil with the help of earthworms, composting, when to plant vegetables, why to plant flowers, and the importance of pollinators. Children will create a miniature worm box and plant seasonal vegetables and flowers in containers to take home. The instructor will have live specimens of a variety of critters for the children to enjoy seeing and learning about.

Rita LeRoy, best known as “Farmer Rita” has been the Farm Keeper at Loma Vista Farm for 27 years, where she teaches the students about gardening, composting, livestock, and nature. She was a 4-H leader for 25 years. Her college education includes a bachelor’s degree in horticulture and a master’s degree in education. In her free time she is frequently found in the wilderness, documenting and learning about the amazing interconnection of all living organisms.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925