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with Janine deBoisblanc
Wednesday Night Workshop
January 12, 19, 26 & February 2
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
4 weeks, $225
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Workshop is a highlight of our courses. In just four weeks you will generate new work or further develop a work-in-progress and receive substantial feedback from your fellow writers and from me. Guided by prompts that tap into your life experiences, you will also write on the spot and receive immediate feedback from your peers. Class will close with a "take-home" workshop where you'll read each other's pages in advance and come ready to talk about each piece. We'll talk craft and have some fun. All levels. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry welcome!
Advanced Writers' Workshop
Sundays, 3:00 - 5:00 pm PST, ongoing
Writing a novel, memoir or essay collection? Sunday workshop is for writers with a focus. Share/receive feedback from your workshop-savvy peers. Tackle elements of craft in a supportive environment. This is an ongoing workshop for writers with workshop experience. A writing sample is requested prior to enrollment. Email Janine for more.
with Andrea A. Firth
Let's Get Personal
The Art and Craft of the Personal Essay
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm PST
February 16 - March 16
5 weeks, $280
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Class is currently full, but I'm taking a waitlist in case spots open up.
"I want to be an honest man and a good writer," said American essayist and activist James Baldwin. What lies at the core of the personal essay is the idea that there is a certain unity to the human experience, and the discovery of one's own truth is central to the form. We will read contemporary essays by Baldwin, Joan Didion, Jo Ann Beard, and others. We will experience a range of essay types and together explore and uncover the art, craft, and joy of the genre. Freewrites and prompts will inspire your writing and you will have the opportunity to workshop an essay or other writing of your choice. Enrollment will max at 8 writers.