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.

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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 - 7:00 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

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Don George - Travel Writing Intensive (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:30pm

Seven Wednesdays: Jan. 23 - Mar. 13 (no class Mar. 6), 2019 • 6:30 - 9:00 pm • $425

Don George’s seven-week intensive travel writing class is patterned on a graduate school creative writing workshop. The emphasis is on the craft of travel writing. Weekly assignments progress from a few paragraphs to full-length articles, with the goal of writing publishable pieces. Students learn to research stories, write query letters, work with editors, and market their articles. This highly successful class has led to numerous published stories, including many tales in the annual Best Travel Writing and Lonely Planet anthologies.

**Space Limited**

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Writing and Publishing (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday January 26, 2019 • 10:00 - 2:00 pm • $120
 
 This workshop will teach you how to get your book published and into the hands of readers. The world of publishing is changing rapidly, and each change brings new challenges.
 
Linda Watanabe McFerrin is almost uniquely qualified to help writers get through these issues, because she has successfully written and published books through several channels—from major publishers to self-publishing. She is a poet, travel writer, a winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. She is the founder and leader of Left Coast Writers.
 
 
 
 

Class: Anne Lamott - On Writing (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sat., May 11 • 1:00 - 4:00 pm • $160

Join Anne Lamott, the bestselling author of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, for an afternoon that includes an onstage interview, a lecture, and a Q&A session. Anne Lamott offers advice on the writing process, while also touching upon the experiences of the writer and the writing life. Writers working at all levels are encouraged to learn from one of the great writers of our time. Anne Lamott taught the first Book Passage writing class almost two decades ago. It’s a joy to welcome her back.

 

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - September 1st, 1995

"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times

Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author:


Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780735213586
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2017

“Anne Lamott is my Oprah.” —Chicago Tribune

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Hallelujah Anyway, Almost Everything and Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy and how we can embrace it.


Almost Everything: Notes on Hope Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525537441
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - October 16th, 2018

From the bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Help, Thanks, Wow, comes a new book about the place hope holds in our lives.


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