Class: Karen Benke- Rip & Leap, Inspired Creativity

11/30/2014 1:30 pm
Sunday Nov. 30 • 10:30-1:30 pm • $75
 
 
 
A 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 each participant leaves not only with a piece of writing that you will be eager to share, but also with writing related gifts to help inspire you at home.  
 
Karen Benke is the author of Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing (for kids of all ages), Leap Write In! Writing to Stretch and Surprise Your One-of-a-Kind Mind (intended for teens and adults) & the forthcoming Uncap That Pen! A Book on Writing Letters by Hand.

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

Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Location, Location, Location

12/06/2014 4:00 pm

Sat., Dec. 6 • 10:00-4:00pm • $120

 

 

All the world is a stage, and so is the narrative that frames your characters. Whether it’s poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction, a well-conveyed sense of place is key. Jump on a magic carpet to other places and times in this one-day workshop.

Linda Watanabe McFerrin is the founder of Left Coast Writers®. Her latest novel, Dead Love, was a Bram Stoker Award finalist.

 

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

Class: Amy Novesky - On-the-Spot Children's Writing Workshop

12/13/2014 2:00 pm
Sat., Dec. 13 • 10:00-2:00 pm • $60
 
48-hour advance registration • Limit of six
 
 
You’ve written a brilliant children’s story and can’t wait to hear what others think, or you’re stuck and need a critique. Bring your manuscript or idea to this on-the-spot workshop, and we’ll critique it. Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor, author, and experienced workshop leader.

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

Class: Andrea Alban - Writer's Tribe

12/14/2014 6:00 pm

Single Session: Sunday Dec. 14th • 4:00-6:00pm • $50

 

 

Writer's Tribe™ 

A Feedback Forum for Children’s Writers 

$180 for 4 sessions or $50 per class drop-in

Polish your manuscript in a safe space built on respect, clarity and honesty. The focus is on rendering quintessential characters, vivid settings, page-turning plots, and snappy dialog. Andrea Alban guides the group through a powerful revision process. Writers cultivate self-editing mastery. The group is highly interactive. The mission of this university-level workshop is to inspire and deepen craft. Each member receives a Manuscript Feedback Form featuring revision strategies and literary vocabulary.

 

PRAISE FOR ANDREA’S REVISION WORKSHOPS:

 

Your class is terrific -- not just your knowledge and rich understanding of how good writing works, but how you draw people along growing their own skills, and your deep presence and welcoming kindness. 

— Ann Gronvold

 

Your edits are remarkable.  The flow and crispness of the sentences are much improved (even with the little changes). You are magical.  — Bob Healey

 

Great class! I learn something valuable at every meeting. (From all the discussions, not just mine.) I really love the way you put out your thoughts, but also bounce off and expand on our thoughts. You have created more than a class. You have created a community. — Travis Darcy

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

Class: Mary Reynolds Thompson & Kate Thompson- Literature, Landscape & Imagination: How We Connect to Self and Place

12/17/2014 4:30 pm
Wed., Dec. 17 • 2:00-4:30 pm • $65
 
 
 
 
A strong landscape has an emotional effect; it creates a type of memory in which the landscape plays a vital role and becomes fused with the self. We will explore how landscapes––real, literary, and imagined––can create a topology of memory that infuses our writing and lives with deeper awareness and creativity. 
 
Mary Reynolds Thompson is a facilitator of poetry and journal therapy and author of Embrace Your Inner Wild: 52 Reflections for an Eco-Centric World and Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness.
Kate Thompson is an existential counselor, journal therapist and writer. Her publications include Therapeutic Journal Writing: An Introduction for Professionals.

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


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