Classes

Class: Jackie Ashton - Fast-Track Your Writing Career (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 11:00am

Saturday January 12, 2019 • 11am-4pm • $110

Learn from a seasoned writer (The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon) how to fast-track your writing career. We will kick off 2019 by developing an action plan for financial success. You will learn: how to differentiate yourself from other writers, how to write a pitch that editors can't resist, and how to get regular writing gigs (that don't require pitching). Join us for a day of writing, community, and career growth.

Jackie Ashton is a seasoned freelance writer based in San Francisco. Her writing on health, lifestyle, and education—as well as parenting in the digital age—has appeared in publications like The New York TimesThe Washington Post, Salon and Redbook, among other outlets.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Barbara Rose Brooker - Boomer Bestseller One Day Workshop (Corte Madera)

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 10:00am

Sunday, January 13, 2019 • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm • $100

You’re 40, suddenly 60, 80, and you have an idea for a book, but you don’t know how to shape it into a publishable book, and how to submit it to Hollywood. Barbara Rose Brooker’s Boomer Bestseller Workshop, and her Writing Aerobics, will guide you from concept to writing a table of contents, synopsis, storyboard, how to write a scene, develop your characters, storyline, and all elements of craft. Come with a dream and leave with an outline and a draft!

Barbara Rose Brooker has published eleven books, with Morrow, Simon & Schuster, Crossing, and other venues.  Her latest novel will be published in 2019 with a major mainstream publisher. Her novel The Viagra Diaries is still in development for a TV series.  She teaches writing workshops at SFSU/OLLI.  She believes that anyone at every age can write and publish a book.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Andrea Alban - Writers Tribe (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 4:30pm

Four Sundays: Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 10, & 24, 2019 • 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm • $260

Polish your manuscript in a safe space built on respect and honesty.The focus is on rendering quintessential characters, vivid settings, page-turning plots, and snappy dialog. Andrea guides the group through a powerful revision process and self-editing mastery. Each writer receives a copy of Andrea’s popular mini-book: How to polish your words in 17 easy steps.

Andrea Alban is the author of nine books, including her debut teen novel ANYA’S WAR (an ALA honor book and shortlisted for China’s Panda Award), and bestseller THE HAPPINESS TREE. 

Andrea's Writer's Tribe is a safe and creative space to bring your work in progress. Andrea's skilled facilitation, keen literary eye, and delightful sense of humor make these Sunday afternoon gatherings the highlight of my week. Andrea is a writer's dream come true. Not only do you learn from the invaluable critiques of your own work, but her in-class critiques of your fellow writers' work are richly informative and insightful. I have queried, and had several interested responses for my novel and know that what I have learned in Andrea's Tribal circle has been in large part what I needed to get a foot in the door. 
—Nina Vincent

Thanks to Andrea and the Writer's Tribe, my story is polished and ready to go! Andrea's expertise and superb editing skills alone are worth the price of admission. Andrea guides the Tribe with profound wisdom and gentle humor. Class participants are supportive of one another, and we 'bonded" as a group. None of us wanted the class to end!
—Gailya Magdalena

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Pre-Intermediate Italian (Sausalito Store)

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 9:00am

Nine Mondays: Jan.14 - Apr. 1  (no class: Jan. 21, Feb.18, March 11) • 9 - 11 am • $300

Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian to children, undergraduates and adults for over 20 years. She has taught in US at University of Pennsylvania, in England at several language institutions, and at the Italian General Consulate. She teaches at several schools here in Marin.

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Class: Susan Fritz-Prey - Listening to Classical Music (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:30am

Six Mondays; January 14 - February 18 • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm • $200

This class is for those new to Classical music or those with some knowledge who want to have deeper, more rewarding listening skills.  We will look at how to gain and apply these skills while actively listening to music from the Baroque through the 21st century.    

Susan Fritz-Prey received her Masters and Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in piano.  She has taught at USC, Cal State Dominguez Hills, San Francisco State, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and she currently maintains an active piano studio in Marin County.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Intermediate Italian 1 (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:45pm

Eight Mondays; January 14- March 11 (no class Feb 18), 2019 • 12:40 - 2:25 pm • $290

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Intermediate Italian 2 (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 8:45am

Eight Tuesdays; January 15- March 12 (no class Feb 19), 2019 • 8:45 - 10:30 am - $290

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Advanced French Lvl 2 (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:30am

Eight Tuesdays; Jan. 15 - Mar. 5, 2019 • 10:35 am - 12:35 pm • $275

Review of advanced grammar, discussions on current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel “Le mystere Henri Pick” by David Foenkinos.

Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan is a graduate of the Sorbonne. She has taught French at College of Marin for over 30 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Advanced French Lvl 1 (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 1:00pm

8 Tuesdays; Jan. 15 - Mar. 5 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $275

Review of grammar, use of videos from “7 jours sur las panete”, discussions on current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel “Le petit Nicolas a des ennuis” by Sempe-Goscinny.

Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan is a graduate of the Sorbonne. She has taught French at College of Marin for over 30 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:00am

Eight Thursdays; January 17- March 14 (no class Feb 21) • 9:00 am - 11:00 am • $290

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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