Classes

Class: Kerrin Meis - La Serenissima: Art of Venice

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

4 Wednesdays • Nov. 13, 20, Dec. 4, & Friday, Dec. 6 • 3:00-5:00pm • $120

**Please note the date change

 

 

This new class on the art and architecture of the Serene Republic of Venice features Byzantine mosaics, Venetian Gothic architecture,Renaissance paintings by Carpaccio, Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese, Andrea Palladio’s churches, and a whole string of country villas. The heavenly 18th century frescoes of Tiepolo and his gifted son, Giandomenico and the delightful genre scenes of Guardi and Longhi will also be discussed in the context of piety, politics, and commerce of the Queen of the Adriatic.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years and now lectures for the College of Marin and Dominican University. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years. 

Class: Kerrin Meis - Masters of Light: Sargent, Sorolla & Zorn

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

3 Fridays • Nov. 1-15 • 10:00-12:00pm • $100

 

 

John Singer Sargent, expatriate American, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida of Spain, and Anders Zorn of Sweden are recognized as brilliant portraitists. It is, however, their scenes of everyday life and the luminosity that results from their handling of paint that deserve our attention. All three were widely traveled and their paintings reveal much about the locales they explored. This class was inspired by the exhibit opening at the Legion of Honor on Nov. 9 about Anders Zorn. Students may arrange a group field trip to the museum. Field trip not included in fee.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years and now lectures for the College of Marin and Dominican University. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years. 

CANCELLED Class: Nina Solomita - Writers in Motion

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

This class has been cancelled - please call (415) 927-0960, ext. 230 for more information

 

Writers sit a lot—quietly. Little movement, little sound. In this workshop of discovery and surprise, you will access images and ideas catalyzed by movement and/or voice. Drawing on my decades in theatre, the arts, and various movement modalities, Nina Solomita leads students to writing with enlivened bodies and oxygenated brains. Dare to explore the treasures of your imagination in new ways.

 

 

Class: Amy Rennert - Secrets of Being Published

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Wednesday, Nov. 13 • 6:00-8:30pm • $65

Please note the date change 

 

 

 

Literary Agent Amy Rennert demystifies the publishing process. She shows how to write query letters and proposals, develop relationships with editors, and make sure books reach the widest audience possible. She also discusses agency agreements and contracts, as well as self-publishing and e-book options. Her clients includeJimmy Buffett, Michael Krasny, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, and Jacqueline Winspear. 

 

Class: Leslie Keenan - You Can Complete That Book!

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

6 Fridays • Oct. 18 - Nov. 22 • 10:00-12:00pm • $220

 

 

Students leave with a strategy for completing their book and advice on publication, with suggestions for agents, editors, publishers, and printers. 

 

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.

 

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