Angie Brenner & Joy Stocke teach Collaborative Writing

Date: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 Time: 12pm-2pm Number of sessions: 1-ONE DAY CLASS! Members: $40 Nonmembers: $46 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

Angie Brenner & Joy Stocke, authors of Anatolian Days and Nights, A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and Saints.

Do you and another writer have an idea for a book collaboration? Are you curious about how the process works?

Bring your writing buddy and join us for this exciting new workshop.


For nearly a decade, Angie Brenner and Joy Stocke traveled to all of Turkey’s borders gathering stories and turning them into a seamless narrative.

In our fast-paced cultural journey, we embark on an extraordinary friendship and take to the Turkish road less traveled.From vibrant Istanbul to the heart of Mesopotamia, we demystify stereotypes and bring secular, Muslim Turkey into focus.Along the way, we share our thoughts and feelings about love, marriage, foreign men, sex, Muslim taboos, and Western and Eastern prejudice, in the context of the rich, often painful, history of secular Muslim Turkey, one of the world’s most fascinating and misunderstood countries.

Brenner and Stocke will share their process of co-authoring a book and provide insight into what works and what doesn’t. They will discuss how to keep the creative juices flowing by pulling the best from each other’s talents from the first to the final draft, as well as the editing and marketing process.

In addition, they will share their 4-point rules that have worked, and lead a short writing exercise where writers will have the opportunity to experience the writing and editing collaboration process. Bring a friend


Joy E. Stocke is founder and Editor in Chief of the online, literary magazine, Wild River Review, A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Broadcast Journalism, she participated in the Lindisfarne Symposium on the The Evolution of Consciousness with cultural hilospher, poet, and historian, William Irwin Thompson; and was made Fellow in 2009.
She has worked with numerous writers, shepherding their manuscripts and articles into print and onto the web, and is currently Director of Public Affairs for the J. William and Harriet Mayor Fulbright Center focasing on rural economic development and women’s and children’s education in North Africa. Stocke has published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and has written and lectured widely on her travels in Greece and Turkey. She lives and works in Stockton, New Jersey.

Angie Brenner is West Coast Editor for the online magazine, Wild River Review,  Her many interviews include Nobel Prizewinners Muhammad Yunus and Orhan Pamuk, artist James Hubbell, and writers Pico Iyer and Elif Shafk. Brenner has traveled extensively through Turkey, Eucador, Africa, and Vietnam bringing back hair-raising and humorous stories. In addition, she facilitates travel literature reading groups and presentations at bookstores and libraries in Southern California and Oregon. In 1997 she closed her own travel bookstore to write and travel; and teaches yoga near her home in Julian, California.