Classes

Class: Beth Kephart - Handling the Truth

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Sat., Sept. 7 • 10:00-12:00pm • $40

 

 

Your memoir begins with you, but other matters are at stake—tone and truth, tense and structure. For this writing workshop, bring a photograph of yourself at a critical turning point, a pen and paper, and a favorite spice. Through a series of guided exercises, we’ll work together to hone voice, identify meaning, and craft a memorable memoir scene.

Beth Kephart’s first memoir was a National Book Award finalist, and she has written four more. Her new book is Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir,which was featured in O Magazine as a top writing book and has received multiple starred reviews. Kephart teaches memoir at the University of Pennsylvania and writes about the form in publications ranging from Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post to Creative Nonfiction and The Millions. She blogs daily and her ideas about memoir, as well as some recent memoir reviews, can be found here: http://beth-kephart.blogspot.com/p/handling-truth.html

Class: Rea Franjetic - Cuba

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Wed., Oct. 2 • 6:00-8:00pm • $25

 

 

 Find splendid colonial cities, timeless beauty, and a fascinating culture waiting to be discovered. Experience this fast-changing island through dazzling pictures. 

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
us

Class: Rea Franjetic - Vietnam

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Wed., Sept. 25 • 6:00-8:00pm • $25

 

 

Franjetic shares Vietnam's tumultuous history, colonial charm, vibrant colors, and inspiring Mekong Delta.  

Class: Rea Franjetic - The Balkans

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed., Sept. 18 • 6:00-8:00 pm • $25
 
 
 
 
Get historical background about the popular Adriatic coast and other historical gems of this region.
 
 

Class: Kerrin Meis - Significant Others

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Six Wednesdays: Aug. 21-Oct. 2 (no class Sept. 4) • 3:00-5:00 pm • $150
 
 
 
 
 
Study couples in the visual arts whose partnership inspired outstanding works of painting, sculpture, textiles, and furniture. Some relationships were stormy, some brief. Did they produce their best work while together or did separation lead to higher achievement? We also look at other artists in their circle. Artists include Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov; Sonia and Robert Delaunay; Leonora Carrington and Max Ernst; Gabrielle Muenter and Wassily Kandinsky; Marianne von Werefkin and Alexei Jawlensky; Picasso and Braque inventing Cubism; and Van Gogh and Gauguin. 
 
 

Class: Kerrin Meis - Celebrating the Legion of Honor

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

5 Fridays: July 19-Aug. 30 (no class July 26 or Aug. 9) • 10:30-12:30pm • $135

 

 

An in-depth exploration of the masterpieces in this gem of a museum. The survey includes a history of the museum, its Ancient, Egyptian and near Eastern works, its sculpture collection including Rodin, and the important works on paper collected by the Achenbach Foundation. Hear three lectures on European painting: Medieval and Renaissance works from Italy, Germany and Spain; 17th &18th century works from the Netherlands, Italy, France, and England.

 
 

Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Erotica: Writing Sexy Stuff

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sat. Sept. 7 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $105
 
 
 
 
If you have trouble steaming up the page, this is the workshop for you. Spend a day learning the techniques for adding spicy, sensual, and sometimes funny sizzle to your work. The class is full of quick free-writes and entertaining exercises that will have you moving from comfort to erogenous zones in no time.
 
 

Class: Karen Benke - Unleash Your Inner Third Grader

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Sat., Sept. 28 • 10:00-2:00pm • $50 (includes materials & snacks)

 

 

This class is for adults only--parents, teachers, and others who want to re-learn how to play on the page. Come reclaim your inner third-grader who isn't afraid to experiment using magic word tickets, word-play, open-ended prompts, and ideas from Karen Benke's newest book Leap Write In! Adventures in Creative Writing to Stretch & Surprise Your One-of-a-Kind Mind.  

Class: Leslie Keenan - Ongoing Class for Writers

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Three Thurs.: July 11 - 25 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $40 per session

Limited to 10—Restricted registration; call (415) 927-0960 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 supportive of other writers and Keenan’s guidance and techniques to keep moving forward. Limited to ten participants—Restricted registration; call for information.

 

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
us

Class: Leslie Keenan - Ongoing Class for Writers

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Three Thurs.: July 11 - 25 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $40 per session

Limited to 10—Restricted registration; call (415) 927-0960 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 supportive of other writers and Keenan’s guidance and techniques to keep moving forward. Limited to ten participants—Restricted registration; call for information.

 

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
us

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