Tom Spanbauer teaches Dangerous Writing 2

Date: October 14, 15, 16 Time: 10am to 5pm Number of sessions: 3--Friday, Saturday, Sunday Members: $175 (to pay in two installments) Nonmembers: $350 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

We’re pleased to bring Tom Spanbauer back to The Ink Spot for another Dangerous Writing workshop.

In this follow-up to Introduction to Dangerous Writing, we will spend the weekend going through each participant’s work-in-progress (novel or short story), expanding the discussion started in Dangerous Writing I, including story, narrative arc, and still, always, that deep wrestling with sentences.

This three-day intenstive workshop will be limited to ten participants. Introduction to Dangerous Writing is a pre-requisite for participation; however, if you have taken Part 2 already you are welcome to take it again!

Tom Spanbauer is the author of four novels including In the City of Shy Hunters, and the beloved classic, The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon. Tom’s most recent novel, Now is the Hour, was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist and Publishers Weekly chose it as one of the best 100 books of 2006. About Now is the Hour, Natalie Goldberg said, “There is no one like Tom Spanbauer writing in America. I dare you to read this and still hold onto the old way you see the world.” A new edition of Tom’s first novel, Faraway Places, has recently been released by Hawthorne Books.

As a teacher Tom’s innovative approach combines close attention to language with a large-hearted openness to what he calls ‘the sore place’–that place within each of us that is the source for stories that no one else can tell. His introductory workshop is an underground legend among emerging writers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The community of writers that has formed around him is dedicated to the proposition that “Fiction is the lie that tells the truth truer.” Trying to define Dangerous Writing, he says, is tricky because “…the first rule about dangerous writing is you don’t talk about dangerous writing. Writing dangerously is the inarticulate speech of the heart.”

Tom lives, writes, and teaches in Portland Oregon.