Writing Classes

Class: Jasmin Darznik - Writing Memoir

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

5 Wed., Sept. 11-Oct. 9 • 6:00-8:00pm • $195

 

 

This five-week workshop will help you transform your personal life stories into the stuff of rich memoirs. Jasmin Darznik is the award-winning author of The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life. She offers inspiration and practical tips, including ways to get started, interviewing family members, and handling the emotional and ethical challenges of writing memoir. You will also learn how and where to market your work. Darznik received her Ph.D. from Princeton and has taught widely.

Class: Jon Carroll - Personal Essay

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Sat., Sept. 28 • 10:00-3:00pm • $85

 

 

S.F. Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll shares his wit, wisdom, and essay-writing talents. This is a chance to learn personal essay writing from one of the best. One student wrote, "Carroll is witty, patient, knowledgeable, inspiring. He anticipates people's concerns in their questions and problems they can't express. Gives tons of examples..." 

Class: Adrian Tiller - Writing About Family

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Sat., Sept. 14 • 2:00-5:00pm • $50

 

 

Our family provided our first relationships, as well as our first conflicts. There is no richer source of raw material, whether we write fiction, memoir, or poetry. We will use family stories to improve our skills with the various elements of fiction (character, plot, dialogue, description and conflict). Adrian Tiller is a writer, teacher, and licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. He has created numerous workshops and taught graduate students at Dominican University.  

Class: Molly Giles - Short Story Repair

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sat., Sept. 14 • 10:00-4:00pm • $120

 

 

This is your chance to fix short stories that are "almost there" -- the little heartbreakers that are still not exactly right. Often it just takes a slight adjustment, but sometimes it takes a sharp kick, and this class offers both. Molly Giles is a novelist and short story writer. She teaches at the University of Arkansas and is an editor for Penguin Putnam. Giles has worked with Amy Tan and many other successful writers. 

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: 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: 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
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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

Class: Leslie Keenan - Master Class for Writers

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Five Tuesdays: July 2 - 30 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $40 per session

Limited to 10—Restricted registration; call (415) 927-0960 for information


Are you ready to commit to completing your book? Use the support and camaraderie of fellow writers, as well as helpful, well-timed feedback, to move through resistance and finish your work. Leslie provides incisive feedback as well as structural and publishing advice as needed.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
us

Class: Leslie Keenan - Master Class for Writers

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Five Tuesdays: July 2 - 30 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $40 per session

Limited to 10—Restricted registration; call (415) 927-0960 for information


Are you ready to commit to completing your book? Use the support and camaraderie of fellow writers, as well as helpful, well-timed feedback, to move through resistance and finish your work. Leslie provides incisive feedback as well as structural and publishing advice as needed.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
us

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