Class: Silvia Iannelli - Intermediate/Advanced Italian Reading & Conversation

07/23/2014 5:30 pm

Six Wednesdays: July 23-Aug. 27 • 3:30-5:30pm • $185

 

 

Text will be provided by instructor. Silvia Iannelli was born and raised in Rome. She creates a fun and welcoming environment for her students, motivating them through activities and exercises. Her personal quote is: “La traduzione della parola e’ nel cuore ~ The translation of a word is in the heart.”


Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Pre-Conference Class: David Corbett - Beyond Good & Evil

07/24/2014 3:30 pm
Thursday, July 24 • 1:00 - 3:30pm • $90 (Mystery Writers Conference Participants) or $125 (General Public) 
 
 
 
 
 
Beyond Good and Evil:
Using Moral Argument to Develop Plot & Character
Far too often writers revert to the easiest, simplest, and least compelling form of moral argument to structure their stories: Good versus Evil. In this pre-conference seminar and workshop, award-winning novelist David Corbett will guide students through a deeper understanding of the possibilities of this moral contest by exploring ways to add texture, nuance and complexity to the depiction of opposing values, with additional instruction on other forms of moral argument, such as Tragedy, Drama, Pathos, Satire/Irony and Black Comedy.
 
David Corbett is a skilled private investigator, having worked 15 years for the famed private investigation firm of Palladino & Sutherland. He is also a highly-talented writer of crime fiction. His novels including Do They Know I’m Running?, Blood of Paradise, Done for a Dime, and The Devil’s Redhead
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Stuart Horwitz - The First Draft is the Easy Part

07/28/2014 8:30 pm
Mon. July 28 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $18 (includes copy of the book)
 
 
 
 
This workshop introduces writers to the Book Architecture Method, a process for organization and revision of fiction and narrative nonfiction that has helped bestselling writers transform their messy manuscripts into polished books. Class will include in-depth exercises; new and experienced writers welcome. A previous long-time Marin resident, Stuart Horwitz’s Blueprint Your Bestseller was named one of 2013’s best books about writing by The Writer magazine.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Tressa Berman - Life Is A Story

08/02/2014 4:00 pm

Sat., Aug. 2 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $105

 

 

 

Everyone has a life story, but how do we shape that story to make it compelling? Through inclass exercises, we will consider the art of the interview, life history methods, performance, and writing techniques to bring your life story alive. Please bring samples of interviews or works-in-progress to class. Tressa Berman, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and writer who has collected life histories and interviews as a fieldworker and oral historian for more than 25 years.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Class: Andrea Alban - Happiness Tree Playshop

08/02/2014 11:30 am

Saturday, Aug. 2 • 10:00-11:30 am • $35

 

 

 

Join local children’s author and yoga teacher, Andrea Alban Gosline, for a summer of nature discovery and creative expression. Children will play the “I Notice” game (a quiet, noncompetitiveversion of “I Spy”), write poeTREE, make leaf and bark rubbings, and learn amazing tree facts. Andrea inspires children to express their own original ideas and encourages thoughtful observationof the natural world. “Seedlings” (4-5 year olds) and “Saplings” (6-9 year olds) are welcome to join in the forest fun.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Karen Benke - Rip & Leap

08/03/2014 1:00 pm

Sun. Aug. 3 • 10:30-1:00 pm • $60

 

 

 

A summer creative-writing workshop for adult kids who want to loosen the grip of the critic and have some fun. With the tried and true methods that Karen Benke has used for decades writing with children, the secrets of playing on the page will be revealed to you too. We’ll experiment accessing the imagination you had as a child (yes, you still have it) and leave with a piece of writing you’ll be eager to share.


Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States


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