Class: Virginia Simpson-Magruder - Art Journaling Your Travels

10/25/2014 5:00 pm
Sat., Oct. 25 • 11:00-5:00pm • $115 

 
 
 
 
Make your travel experiences memorable by keeping an art journal! Spend a day transforming a blank journal into a creative expression of your journeys. You'll learn how to: Prep your pages for writing using various art media and collage techniques; Alter and incorporate travel photos; Build journal pockets and storage areas to hold trip memorabilia. Virginia Simpson-Magruder of Kentucky Girl Designs is an altered book and jewelry artist at the Novato Arts Center.
 
 
 
 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet - Poetry Revision Intensive

10/26/2014 12:00 pm

Sun., Oct. 26 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $60

 

 

Afraid to try new forms or do more than fiddle with line breaks? Bring in one to three poems you’re ready to look at anew. You’ll emerge with a bag of tricks for shaking up, reimagining, and dismantling/reassembling your writing, plus new directions for the piece you brought. Poet, editor, and teacher Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse, forthcoming in July from Bull City Press, and Tulips, Water, Ash, winner of the 2009 Morse Poetry Prize.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Brenda Peterson- Your Life is a Book

11/02/2014 3:00 pm
Sun., Nov. 2 • 1:00-3:00 pm • $50
 

 
 
 
The class fee includes a copy of Your Life is a Book. Everyone has a life story to tell; and blogs, journals, and autobiographies are all starting places for excellent memoirs. Explore the unique elements of crafting a memoir—story arc, point of view, dialogue, where to start (not necessarily the beginning!)—with an accomplished memoirist and writing teacher. With warmth and wit, Brenda Peterson teaches the craft of memoir, while also sharing proven writing exercises and ideas for indie publishing.
 
 
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Jasmin Darznik - Memoir Workshop

11/03/2014 8:00 pm

4 Mon.: Nov. 3 -24 • 6:00-8:00pm • $120

 

 

Jasmin Darznik offers inspiration and practical advice, including tips on interviewing family members and managing the emotional and ethical challenges of writing a memoir. An award-winning writer and teacher, Jasmin received her Ph.D. in English from Princeton. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Good Daughter.


Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$24.99
ISBN-13: 9780446534970
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 1/2011

Class: Nina Schuyler - Creating Compelling Characters

11/06/2014 6:00 pm

Four Thursdays: November 6, 13, 20 & December 4 • 4:00-6:00pm • $200

 

 

 

Character is at the center of all fiction. Your fiction is only as compelling as the characters who populate it. In this series, we’ll discuss craft and theory. You'll read excerpts from published work and use these excerpts as a springboard to create your own work. I want to consider emotional engagement, internal conflict, voice, multidimensionality, and personal stakes, among other things. By the end of the series, you will have deepened your characters, turning them into characters who linger with your readers long after the story's last line. 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: David Corbett - Character Spines & Story Lines

11/09/2014 3:30 pm

Sun. Nov. 9, 9:30-3:30 pm • $150
Register by October 28 in order to submit your 10-page writing sample for feedback

 

 

Aristotle believed that plot was the most important and difficult challenge the writer faced. But by plot he meant the architecture of change in the hero’s fortunes. Character and structure are inextricably linked, and it is through structure that most of a story’s meaning is imparted.

In this one-day class and workshop, David Corbett will demonstrate how the architecture of story, when properly understood, deepens our understanding of character, and how integrating character with story helps the writer avoid both formulaic plotting and episodic meandering. Special attention will be paid to individual student projects (10-page limit) for their strengths in establishing character and launching the story.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925


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