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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 She blogs at