06/03 Word by Word: A Class on Writing and Life with Judy Reeves

Date: First class is Monday, June 3, 2013 Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm Number of sessions: 6 -- Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8 Members: $180 Nonmembers: $216 Location: Inspirations Gallery, NTC at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 204, San Diego, CA 92106

In this six-week class, we’ll use Anne Lamott’s classic and still best-selling book, Bird by Bird, Some Instructions on Writing and Life as our guide, our muse, and our text. Each session will include a review of specific chapters in the book, discussions, and writing exercises. For those who have read and loved this book, this class is an opportunity to re-read it and work through Lamott’s exercises and suggestions in a group setting, and for those who’ve yet to discover this gem of a writing book, what better way to explore it than with your fellow writers. All level of writers and all writers of all genres are invited to participate. A copy of Bird by Bird is required. 

Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur whose books include A Writer’s Book of Days; Writing Alone, Writing Together; A Creative Writer’s Kit and The Writer’s Retreat Kit. Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Reader, The Frozen Moment,  A Year in Ink, Vols I and 5 and other antholgies. Two plays, written with a women’s writing ensemble, were produced in the Fritz Blitz. In addition to leading private writing workshops and retreats, Judy teaches at UCSD Extension and speaks at writing conferences internationally. A tenth anniversary Revised Edition of A Writer’s Book of Days was named Best Nonfiction in the 2010 San Diego Book Awards. Her latest release is the Daily Appointment Calendar for Writers. Her website is judyreeveswriter.com She blogs at livelymuse.com.