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Writers Get their Start at Book Passage
Book Passage has been hosting classes on writing and related topics for over 25 years. Throughout that time many well-known writers have gotten their start, honed their skills, and made the connections they need to embark upon a successful writing career.

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Our classes have been part of the Book Passage experience for many years. We’ve had many large programs, but we’ve also offered intimate gatherings that allow students to work closely with the teachers. A great many of the teachers are writers themselves, so the classes become a practical, hands-on experience for the students. The classes are currently online, but we will be adding in-store classes as soon as we’re able to do so. For a current list, please click here.



We’ve worked with our media partners at Extended Session to develop a new series of online classes that tap into the experience of famous writers. The title (“Five Things”) hints at the focus: these are usually short classes that get right to the heart things immediately. For a current list of Five Things I've Learned classes, click here.




For the past several years, Book Passage has developed a program of linking writers with mentors to help them with their writing. The pandemic forced us to modify this program, but we are back, moving forward with a system that will put new writers in touch with veteran writers who can help them with every phase of their writing careers. Click here for more information.
 


Left Coast Writers has long been a part of the Book Passage team. This writer’s group provides literary connections, professional support, readings, writing tips, literary chats, unabashed networking, and great fun. LCW writers are often a part of Book Passage author presentations. In short, it has everything a writer needs! LCW meets at Book Passage and is led by Linda Watanabe McFerrin. For more information, click here.
 


Over the last 30 years Book Passage has hosted some of the most prestigious writing conferences in the country. The Travel Writers & Photographers Conference and the Mystery Writers Conference have both featured some of the best writers, editors, and publishers in their field. The format of the two Conferences has been largely the same: four days of classes and panels, plus intense interaction and camaraderie between students and faculty. We were forced to skip these two conferences in 2020, but we are making plans to bring them back, bigger and better than ever. For more information, contact kathryn@bookpassage.com.