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Berkeley Classes – Winter Session 2012

Reminder: Don’t Forget These Nifty Options (click on links for more info):

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP
GIFT CERTIFICATES

Click on the class title (below) to read the full course description and, if you want, add a class to the shopping cart via the  ADD TO CART button.

NOTE: If a class is no longer available, you will see this message in the list of classes below: ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED. If a class is available, you will see this message: **THIS CLASS IS STILL OPEN.**

If the class you want to take is closed, you can try again next session (Spring 2012) which begins on April 13th. Spring Session classes will be posted to the website by around March 1st. If you are on our general mailing list (see upper lefthand corner of this page), we will notify you as soon as we’ve posted the Spring classes.

Saturdays:

Books to the Sky: Writing Novels for Middle-Grade and Young Adult Readers ONLINE CLASS
Jan. 21-June 16 (Six online group chats: Jan 21, Feb 18, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16) 10-11:30 a.m.  $435 members/$465 others
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Memoir Writing: The Nature of Telling “The Truth” – Ruth Schwartz
Jan. 21st: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Plotting Your Novel: How to Put it All Together – Elaine Beale
Jan. 28: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Writing with a Full-Time Job: Making Room for Creativity – Jess Wells
Feb. 4: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Blogging for Writers: Build an Audience for Your Work – Britt Bravo
Feb. 11th: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Food Writing for Food Lovers – Dianne Jacob
Feb. 18: 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Collaborative Creativity: An Innovative Way to Re-envision Your Writing – Eireene Nealand
Feb. 25-March 24 (5 weeks) 10:30 am-1 pm
$185 members/$215 others

ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Sundays:

“Combo” Class: Intro to Fiction (5 weeks, Junse Kim) & Starting Your Novel (5 weeks, Karen Bjorneby)
Jan. 22-March 25 (10 weeks for the price of a 9-week class) 2-4:30 pm $335 members/$365 others
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Intro to Fiction: You Can’t Build a House without a Foundation – Junse Kim
Jan. 22-Feb. 19 (5 weeks) 2-4:30 pm, $185 members/$215 others
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Starting Your Novel: Get a Foothold on Your Project – Karen Bjorneby
Feb. 26-March 25 (5 weeks), 2-4:30 pm, $185 members/$215 others
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Fiction Workshop: Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy & More – Nick Mamatas
Feb. 19th-March 18 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm, $185 members/$215 others
**THIS CLASS IS STILL OPEN**

Mondays:

“Combo” Class: Poet’s Tool Kit (5 weeks, David Rosenthal) & Discovering Your Poetry (5 weeks, Alison Luterman)
Jan. 23-March 26 (10 weeks for the same price as a 9-week class) 7-9:30 pm $335 members/$365 others
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Discovering Your Poetry: Uncover the Gems – Alison Luterman
Jan. 23-Feb. 20 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm $185 members/$215 others
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Expanding Your Poet’s Tool Kit – David Rosenthal
Feb. 27-March 26 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm $185 members/$215 others
**THIS CLASS IS STILL OPEN**

Tuesdays:

Screenwriting Workshop: The Fun Beginning, The Dreaded Middle, The Dynamic End – Terrel Seltzer
Jan. 24-March 20 (9 weeks) 7-9:30 pm $335 members/$365 others
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Wednesdays:

“Combo” Class: Raw Writing/Intro to Creative Writing – both 5-week classes taught by Aurora Brackett  Jan. 25-March 28 (10 weeks total) 7-9:30 pm $335 members/$365 others
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Raw Writing: A Class for Generating New Material – Aurora Brackett
Jan. 25-Feb. 22 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm $185 members/$215 others
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Intro to Creative Writing: Having Fun with the Fundamentals – Aurora Brackett
Feb. 29-March 28 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm  $185 members/$215 others
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

Thursdays:

Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs – Alison Luterman
Jan. 26-March 22 (9 weeks) 7-9:30 pm $335 members/$365 others
ATTENTION: THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

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SPECIAL PAYMENTS OPTION

Expanding Your Poet’s Tool Kit

Five Weeks, 7-9:30 pm
$215 members/$245 others  Berkeley

Special “Combo” Package: Take this class along with Alison Luterman’s  5-week “Discovering Your Poetry” class (10 weeks, for the same price as one 9-week class). Just be sure to register for the “Combo” option, if you want the discount. If you sign up for the classes separately, the discount doesn’t apply.

When focusing on the expression of a poem’s essential ideas or sense, we don’t always avail ourselves of all the tools available to us.  Sometimes poets resist employing elements of form, technique, and craft because they feel doing so might make a poem seem too “worked” or artificial.  Other times, they are simply unsure how to use certain elements effectively.  But expanding your poet’s “tool kit” can give you more options for heightening a poem’s impact and supporting its content, without necessarily letting artifice take over.

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Junse Kim & Karen Bjorneby: Combo: Intro to Fiction & Starting Your Novel

 

inst-junsekKaren Bjorneby 9.4.1410 Mondays, April 11 – June 20, 7-9:30pm   San Francisco
Skip May 28
$365 members/$395 others   Cancellation Policy

SPECIAL COMBO: First half: Intro to Fiction with Junse Kim; second half: Starting Your Novel with Karen Bjorneby. Ten weeks for the price of a 9-week class. This combo is ONE class when it comes to our cancellation/refund policy. Please read the policy. Thank you!

 

Junse Kim & Elaine Beale: Combo: Intro to Fiction/Starting Your Novel

inst-junsekelainebeale8250910 Sundays, Jan. 24-March 27,  2-4:30 pm  Berkeley
$365 members/$395 others    Cancellation/Refund Policy  

CLASS CLOSED/WAITING LIST CLOSED

COMBO SPECIAL: First 5 weeks: Intro to Fiction with Junse Kim; second 5 weeks: Starting Your Novel with Elaine Beale. Ten weeks for the price of a 9-week class. This combo is considered to be ONE class when it comes to our cancellation/refund policy. So please read the policy. Thanks!

“Combo” Class: Intro to Creative Writing & Raw Writing

Wednesdays, April 18-June 13, 7-9:30 pm (10 weeks  for the same price as a 9-week class)
$335 members/$365 others  Berkeley

Take both of these 5-week classes (back to back, Intro to CW first) for the same price as one 9-week class. Just be sure to select the “Combo Class” option (via the “Add to Cart” button below). If you don’t select the “Combo” option (ie. if you register separately for  Raw Writing and  Intro to Creative Writing) the discount does not apply.

Andy Touhy: Raw Writing – A Class for Generating New Material

Five Wednesdays, July 24-Aug. 21, 7-9:30 pm
$215 members/$245 others      Berkeley
Student Testimonials

CLASS CLOSED

Note: Take this class plus the 5-week “Intro to Creative Writing” class (10 weeks total) for the same price as a 9-week class: the  “COMBO SPECIAL.”

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Gift Certificates

Options:

1) $145 for a 1-day workshop
2) $295 for a 5-week class
3) $475 for a 9-week class

There is a place on the checkout form to include your gift recipient’s name and email address (for our administrative purposes). But we leave it to you to tell them about the gift certificate and/or to find a way to “present” it to them (i.e. with a card). Just let them know that when they’re ready to take a class of their own choosing, all they have to do is call (510) 982-6252, and we will sign them up over the phone.

Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone – Poetry Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 2: 10 am to 4 pm
$95 members/$110 others    Berkeley

For experienced and beginning poets alike, it is easy to fall into familiar ruts in style, content and form. Sometimes the search for a “voice” or “style” creates a stale veneer that masks a truer, more vibrant voice.  And it’s not always easy to figure out what to do about it.

“I think what we call a ‘comfort zone’ is really a set of patterns that we find easy to stick with due to habit or limited experience,” says David Rosenthal, “but sometimes even the smallest sideways movement can open up whole new directions we’d never considered before.”

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