Start: 3:30 pm
End: 5:30 pm
Three Tuesdays: Feb. 5-19 • 3:30-5:30 pm • $120Find the “flow” in your story and discover the secrets of transforming life experiences into memoir. You’ll learn to uncover your best material and craft it into engaging, compelling pieces. Includes instruction, in-class writing, and an opportunity to bring writing for feedback. All levels welcome. Laura Deutsch’s personal essays, memoir and feautres have appeared in the L.A. Times, S.F. Chronicle and More magazine, among others. Her next book Writing From the Senses will be published by Shambhala in 2013. Laura has taught writing at U.C. Berkeley, and leads writing retreats from Tassajara to Tuscany.
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm
Six Tuesdays, Feb.5- Mar.19 (no class Feb 19) • 6:30-8:30 pm • $220 Have you started a book but haven’t been able to finish it? Leslie Keenan has 30 years of experience helping writers get their books done. She has worked on over 80 published books. She knows the most reasons writers get stuck and can help them get back in flow again. Students will leave with a strategy for completing their book. Also covered is advice on the best way to get a book published, with suggestions for agents, editors, publishers, and printers.
Start: 7:00 pm
Terri Nolan presents Burden of Truth ($14.99). Investigative journalist Birdie Elizabeth Keane would give anything–even her Pulitzer–to see Matt Whelan, the love of her life, one more time. The sudden death of the Los Angeles cop has left her devastated, angry, and baffled. Coming from a traditional Irish-Catholic family of cops, Birdie can’t ignore the bizarre coincidences surrounding his “accidental” death–or her suspicion that he planned it. A twisting trail of clues leads her to a sixteen-year-old murder, a cold case she’s always wanted to solve. With dangerous forces closing in, Birdie races to decipher Matt’s last message for her. Each stunning revelation brings her closer to the dark truth about a man she thought she knew–Was he a dirty cop?–and unimaginable, painful secrets about the people she loves most.Terri Nolan is California born and raised. She grew up in the San Gabriel Valley at the eastern edge of Los Angeles. She attended the University of Texas at Arlington and earned a B.A. in Communication/Radio & Television. Her first newspaper job was at the News Texan. She left with no regrets when radio beckoned. She lives in Southern California and has been lucky to have had a well-rounded business background in radio, high-end retail, oil, art, and freelance reporting. She’s married and has two children.