Class: John J. Geoghegan - Writers’ Workshop

8 Sundays, April 16th - June 11th, 2023 (No class on 5/28)

Corte Madera Store • 10:30am-1:30pm PT • $295




If you are one of the many writers in the Bay Area who are looking for a safe and encouraging writing community designed to help improve your writing skills, Book Passage's WRITERS WORKSHOP is for you. Open to writers of all levels, Book Passage's WRITERS WORKSHOP provides writers with an opportunity to read an excerpt from their current writing project and get immediate feedback from fellow writers. The workshop is moderated by experienced author, journalist, and teacher John J. Geoghegan. He ensures that everyone gets a chance to participate, and that comments are both constructive and reasonable. So come spend Sunday mornings with a community of writers and get feedback and inspiration while sipping coffee and enjoying a delicious pastry from our cafe.


John J. Geoghegan began his career at Doubleday Publishers in New York City when it was the largest publisher in the U.S. In addition to serving as a Special Correspondent for the New York Times, John has written more than 100 articles for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, WIRED, Smithsonian Air & Space and numerous other publications. He is also the author of three non-fiction books including: "Operation Storm: Japan's Top Secret Submarines and its Plan to Change the Course of WWII" (Crown, 2013), which The Wall Street Journal called, "a fascinating, meticulously researched and deft account;" "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow: A True Story of Love, Hearing Loss, Heartbreak, and Redemption" (New Haven Publishing, 2018), which Booth Authority ranked No. 1 on its list of the 38 best books about hearing loss; and "When Giants Ruled the Sky: The Brief Reign and Tragic Demise of the American Rigid Airship" (The History Press, 2022). His next book, "White Elephant Technology: 50 Crazy Inventions That Should Never Have Been Built And What We Can Learn From Them" is due out from The History Press in fall 2023.


What students are saying about John J. Geoghegan:

"As a writer, I’ve benefited from John’s wisdom through four books. A master at understanding how to meet reader expectations, John zeroes in on a writer’s intention, applauds what's going right, and nails that unnecessary bit of exposition or missed opportunity to drive the story forward."
—K. M., author of eight commercially published novels


Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925