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Expressions in Blue with Drusilla Campbell and Judy Reeves

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012 Time: 1pm-5pm Number of sessions: 1-ONE DAY CLASS! Members: $70 Nonmembers: $82 Location: Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park 1439 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101

Expressions in Blue

An Interactive Writing Workshop

Mingei International Museum/Balboa Park  (NOTE: this class takes place at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park, directions below)

Using the Mingei Museum’s “True Blue” exhibit as our inspiration and our Muse, we’ll work with “blue” in a variety of exercises and explorations to create character sketches, settings, sensory evocations, and blue-influenced story situations. From all this will come the beginnings of a story or scene or the whole cloth of flash fiction. Working with prompts and props, Drusilla Campbell and Judy Reeves will guide you through the creation of something blue. Writers of all levels are invited to participate, fiction and nonfiction alike.

**Participants will be invited to submit their completed prose pieces for possible inclusion in a reading on September 28th that will take place at the Mingei International Museum as part of an evening of music, food, entertainment and an appreciation of all things blue.

Drusilla Campbell is the author of more than fifteen novels, short stories, and essays including two recent best sellers, The Good Sister and Blood Orange. Her most recent novel Little Girl Gone, inspired by the story of Jaycee Dugard, is widely available in bookstores and online. Drusilla is the creator of NOVELCRAM, an intensive two-day course for aspiring novelists. For the last twenty years she has taught all aspects of novel writing at The Writing Center, The Ink Spot, and writing conferences, helping writers to connect the dots between a great idea and a great book.

Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur who has published four books on the craft including the award-winning A Writer’s Book of Days. Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Reader, Personal Journaling magazine, The Frozen Moment, A Year in Ink Vols I and V, and several anthologies; two of her plays were produced by the Fritz Theater. In addition to leading private writing workshops and retreats, Judy teaches at UCSD Extension, and speaks at writing conferences internationally. She is cofounder of two nonprofit literary organizations: The Writing Center and San Diego Writers, Ink. Her website is judyreeveswriter.com. She blogs at livelymuse.com.