New Classes 
In Person and on Zoom
If you have question or want more information about a class, please email us and we will set up a time to discuss. Thx.

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   with Janine deBoisblanc

True Stories* at Orinda Books

June 26, July 10, July 17
Sundays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3/wks $175

Have a few stories from real life you'd love to get on the page? Curious about how to work with real material--especially the characters that inhabit our past and present lives? In just 3 weeks Janine will teach you craft techniques to shape your stories and memories. With prompts to inspire, short readings, and time to share, you'll leave class with polished work & directions for next steps. * formerly titled write your family history

       with Andrea A. Firth

Advanced Writers' Workshop

Sundays, 3:00 - 5:00 pm PST

Next Session: July/August 2022

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.


Co-Writing Tuesdays

Inspiration. Motivation. Accountability

9:00 am - 10:15 am PST

Tuesdays, June 28 - July 26

FREE. On Zoom

Do you need a nudge to get you writing? Motivation? Accountability? Join Andrea on Tuesdays this summer and spend an hour writing in community. After a brief check in, you'll get down to writing (audio muted, camera on or off). Generate new work or Revise a work-in- progress. Andrea will provide a prompt each week for those looking for a start, but this time and space is for you to write about whatever you choose. Andrea will "ring the bell" sixty minutes later, and off you go. No need to register in advance. Come when you can. Same Zoom link each week