2017-12/09 End of Year Memoir Bootcamp with Marni Freedman

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Classes, Events, Memoir | Comments Off on 2017-12/09 End of Year Memoir Bootcamp with Marni Freedman

Want to: 1) Get some quality time to write your memoir? 2) Receive some constructive feedback? 3) Share your work in a supportive setting? 4) Keep the writing momentum you have going? 5) Recommit to your goal of finishing your memoir? If yes, join us for a two week memoir booster sessions on December 9th and 16th from 12:15-2:15. Write. Share. Repeat. Marni Freedman is a produced, published and award winning writer.  After graduating as an award winning...

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2018-01/11 FireScribe: Her Warrior Soul with Stacy Dyson

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Getting Started, Memoir, Poetry | Comments Off on 2018-01/11 FireScribe: Her Warrior Soul with Stacy Dyson

FireScribe is not for the faint of heart. These are sessions for women who know (or need to know) how to tell truth–their truth–from the depths, who understand that the journey requires progress to still be a journey, and who understand that the purest water comes from the deepest wells. Stacy, your instructor on this project has been performing and writing poetry for over 25 years. Helping women put their words into the wind is part of her mission statement....

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2017-10/23 Before the Voice is Lost with Stacy Dyson

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story and Flash | Comments Off on 2017-10/23 Before the Voice is Lost with Stacy Dyson

Before the Voice is Lost creates a record (audio and visual) of the life and times of San Diego’s 60+ crowd. This project will culminate in an anthology, performances, and a series of recordings. Storytelling is recognized as a therapeutic strategy that can help prevent Alzheimer’s, and as a way to enhance life in later years as a memory aid/exercise. There is also evidence of a spiritual benefit. In addition, too many of the stories of an entire generation are in...

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2017-11/05 Humor Writing with David Coddon

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Short Story and Flash | Comments Off on 2017-11/05 Humor Writing with David Coddon

Humor writing is among the trickiest techniques in all of fiction, regardless of form (novel, short story, sudden fiction, et. al.) It requires not only skill but judgment, restraint and, like comedy itself, timing. Students will survey in brief the humorous works of a variety of popular authors (from Twain and Thurber to Charles Bukowski and Alexander McCall-Smith), then write inside and outside of class various humor pieces, both prompted by the instructor and of...

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2017-11/19 Tennis Without a Net: What Creates Unity and Coherence in Free Verse Poetry? with Pamela Garvey

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Classes, Events, Poetry | Comments Off on 2017-11/19 Tennis Without a Net: What Creates Unity and Coherence in Free Verse Poetry? with Pamela Garvey

Linear? Associative? Beginnings? Endings? How many ways can a poem be organized? What creates coherence and unity? What lines hook a reader? How do poets know they’ve found the end of the poem? Whether new to poetry or writing it for years, the poet struggles with these questions. This workshop will offer some answers through examples by poets such as James Wright, Wallace Stevens, Louise Gluck and drafts of poems Garvey has written. This interactive session will...

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