This is the Summer You Write Your Book!

by Jessica on June 12, 2017

Stop putting off writing that book you’ve already wanted to write. Stop writer’s block in its tracks. This summer register for one (or both) of our writing workshops to help keep you motivated and surrounded by peers who are also writing! Check out these amazing workshops we have going on!


 

Fiction As Experiment: A Writing Course

Thursdays,
June 8, 15, 22, 29, and
July 6, 13,
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $275 per person

This is a 6 week course and you will be enrolling in all 6 classes.
Enrollment is limited. 

In this course, we’ll examine the basics of fiction technique through readings of short fiction, such as Joy Williams, Lucia Berlin, and Donald Barthelme, and through our own writing exercises. We’ll keep an eye towards experimentation, the spirit of which will allow us to understand craft better and to develop our distinctive voices and styles as writers. Assuming the mere act of writing fiction is an experiment for many of us, we’ll also discuss how we may enter into and sustainably exist in that practice. Each student will have the opportunity to workshop a short manuscript by course’s end.

Instructor: Marion Bright has an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in such places as DigBoston, Slushpile Magazine, and Pine Magazine. She’s taught creative writing, literature, and composition at various colleges and universities.

marionbright.com 


Memoir Writing Class with Debra Ginsberg

Thursdays,
July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, and 24

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $275 per person

This is a 6 week course and you will be enrolling in all 6 classes. Enrollment is limited. 

Every life is a story waiting to be told. The only question is how best to tell that story. In this course, students will learn how to start, structure, and complete a memoir. We will discuss turning specific personal narratives into stories that have a beginning, middle, and end and learn how to avoid common writing mistakes. We will explore the elements of successful memoirs, including theme, narrative, and dialogue, and how to develop those elements. Students will also receive writing prompts and exercises, handouts, and critiques. By the end of the course, students will have all the tools they need to channel the creative process into writing their memoirs.

Instructor: Debra Ginsberg is the author of the award-winning and bestselling memoirs, Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress, Raising Blaze: A Mother and Son’s Long, Strange Journey Into Autism, and About My Sisters. She is also the author of the novels Blind Submission, New York Times Notable and SCIBA Mystery Award winner The Grift, The Neighbors Are Watching, and SCIBA Mystery Award winner, What the Heart Remembers. Debra’s work has been translated into fourteen languages. A book reviewer, workshop leader, and contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Debra has been a professional freelance editor for over twenty years.

Website:
www.debraginsberg.com


For more information or to register for any one of our writing workshops, please call Customer Service at(626) 449-5320. All classes will take place in the Vroman’s Meeting Room, Suite 120 located next door to Vroman’s Main Store in the Atrium at 709 E. Colorado Blvd. Suite 120.

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