Writing Classes

Class: Leslie Keenan - Ongoing Class for Writers

Thursday, July 11, 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

 

 

POSTPONED - Class: Mary Edwards - Jump Start Your Art Career

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Sat., Aug. 3 • 10:30-12:30 pm • $50

Class is postponed - please call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 for further information 

What's going on in the art world?  What are galleries and museums looking for now?  What makes the Bay Area a unique place for artists?  This workshop will help emerging and established artists learn the basic business strategies required for success.  Topics include:  how to create an artist-friendly business plan, how to think like an entrepreneur, and how to use professional networks to advance your career.  

Mary Edwards is a Career & Life Coach for artists and creative entrepreneurs.  She works with painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, graphic artists, and other creative people.  Mary has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has taught workshops and classes for artists throughout the Bay Area.

Class: Andrea Alban - Critique Circle for Developing and Revising your Children's Book

Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 3:30pm to 8:00pm

5 Sundays: Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, & Jan. 12 • $250

Picture Book & Chapter Book Writers: 3:30-6:30pm

 

 

Children's Novelists: 5:00 - 8:00pm

 

 

Critique Circle for Developing and Revising your Children's Book is a monthly workshop led by Andrea Alban for children's writers to deepen the craft of fiction, from initial concept through finished manuscript. Included is plotting a page-turning story structure, developing quintessential characters, creating vivid story worlds, and practicing the art of revision. Writers learn how to give and receive feedback in the spirit of generosity. The mission of this university-level workshop is to guide writers to publish their work. Included is research into publishing houses and literary agencies, and the art of writing cover/query letters, synopses and sample chapters that stand out from the crowd.

Testimonials:

What I most appreciate about Andrea is her optimism and support--a self-described "cheerleader." She has been like a college professor giving me valuable lessons in picture book creation. Her honesty and writing exercises helped me find my voice. It's been an incredible journey with Andrea as my story midwife!

--Allison Fragakis

Andrea Alban is the author of nine books, including the YA novel, Anya's War, (shortlisted for China's 2012 Panda Awards and an ALA honor book), and the bestseller, The Happiness Tree. She is a dynamic speaker at schools, writing conferences, and literary festivals. Andrea edits manuscripts and coaches writers in manuscript development and revision as well as how to prepare submissions to editors and agents.

Class: Leslie Keenan - Ongoing Class for Writers

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Four Thursdays: June 6 - 27 6:30-8:30 • $120

 


Make space for your writing. Making commitments and setting goals is one way to find the consistency needed to get in the regular writing habit. The habit of writing is what helps us access our creativity. Use this supportive community of writers to get you going. Leslie provides guidance and techniques to keep moving forward.

Limited to ten participants

Class: Ethel Rohan – Writing Flash Fiction

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat., Mar. 23 • 1:00-4:00 pm • $65
 
 
 

Welcome to a three-hour intensive flash fiction-writing workshop. Flash fiction centers on the art of compression and the brilliance of brevity. To inspire and enliven us, we will read and briefly discuss a sampling of excellent, inventive short-short stories. The main focus of the workshop will be on your writing and we will work from prompts to generate ideas, encourage risk, and bring forth trouble (only trouble is interesting). Our goal is to enjoy our group’s collective charge and to produce a first draft of tiny but meaningful narratives. That’s a lot to accomplish in three hours. Please arrive on time and come prepared to make every moment of our time together worthwhile.
 
Ethel Rohan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She is the author of two story collections, Goodnight Nobody, and Cut Through the Bone, the latter longlisted for The Story Prize. She is also the author of the chapbook, Hard to Say. Her work has or will appear in the New York Times, World Literature Today, Tin House Online, Sou’wester, Post Road Magazine, and The Rumpus, among many other publications. She received her MFA from Mills College, CA, and is a reviewer for New York Journal of Books and member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto and PEN America. Visit her at www.ethelrohan.com.
 
 
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