CANCELLED - Class: Tressa Berman - Life Is A Story

08/02/2014 4:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: This class has been postponed - Date: TBA

 

 

Everyone has a life story, but how do we shape that story to make it compelling? Through inclass exercises, we will consider the art of the interview, life history methods, performance, and writing techniques to bring your life story alive. Please bring samples of interviews or works-in-progress to class. Tressa Berman, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and writer who has collected life histories and interviews as a fieldworker and oral historian for more than 25 years.

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

Class: Karen Benke - Rip & Leap

08/03/2014 1:00 pm

Sun. Aug. 3 • 10:30-1:00 pm • $60

 

 

 

A summer creative-writing workshop for adult kids who want to loosen the grip of the critic and have some fun. With the tried and true methods that Karen Benke has used for decades writing with children, the secrets of playing on the page will be revealed to you too. We’ll experiment accessing the imagination you had as a child (yes, you still have it) and leave with a piece of writing you’ll be eager to share.


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

Class: Natalie Serber - That's What She Said!

08/03/2014 4:00 pm

Sun., Aug. 3 • 11:00-4:00 pm • $105

 

 

We have multiple ways of building our characters— their appearance, their actions, their thoughts, and of course their words. The writer Robert Boswell once said that dialogue “is like neon: too much of it and you end up seeing none of it—it is all flash and no content.” How do we write dialogue that appears realistic but is uncluttered, that conceals and reveals, seduces, protects, and rejects? Come explore what a powerful tool and weapon dialogue can be. Natalie Serber’s short story collection, Shout Her Lovely Name, was named one of 100 Notable Books of 2012 by the New York Times. She has taught writing in several universities.


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

Class: Jasmin Darznik - Memoir Workshop

08/04/2014 8:00 pm

4 Mon.: Aug. 4-25 • 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: Amy Novesky - On-the-Spot Children's Writing Workshop

08/09/2014 2:00 pm

Sat., Aug 9 • 10:00-2:00 pm • $60

 

 

48-hour advance registration • Limit of six

You’ve written a brilliant children’s story and can’t wait to hear what others think, or you’re stuck and need a critique. Bring your manuscript or idea to this on-the-spot workshop, and we’ll critique it. Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor, author, and experienced workshop leader.

 

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

Class: Molly Fisk - Not Just A Car...

08/09/2014 4:00 pm

Sat., Aug. 9 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $105

 

 

 

Hone up your observation skills to make your writing unforgettable. Whether your writing is literary, journalistic, humorous, or quirky, you still need to catch readers’ attention. Writers accomplish this by using specific detail, and the way to amp up detail is to hone your skills of observation. Through playful exercises, ferocious editing, and lively discussion, Molly Fisk shows how to notice more of what’s in front of you and gracefully add it to your sentences. Molly Fisk is the author of Blow-Drying a Chicken, a collection of her weekly commentary for community radio stations She’s written three poetry collections.

 

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


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