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Jay Ridler: Creative Writing Boot Camp

1 Saturday, July 8, 10am-4pm  Berkeley
$130 members/$145 non-members
Testimonials for Jay

Scared to start writing? Need a burst of enthusiasm to work through writer’s block? Not sure if you want to do nonfiction, fiction, or something avant-garde? Then look no further, because Jay Ridler has got your back.

In this one-day workshop, you’ll get a quick and clear lecture on writing a complete story, ideas on how to approach biographical material, and exercises that will help you explore themes and characters. Using techniques, exercises, and tactics from classic writing methods and experimental innovators, you’ll generate ideas, vignettes, and stories that sing with your voice. You’ll also get feedback that focuses on what makes your writing engaging and interesting.

“It’ll be a fast, fun, and frantic day of laughs, writing, insights, and more writing.” Jay says. “In a short time we’ll explore our own hearts and souls through the use of the written word. I will give you 110% as a teacher and make sure you leave with the tools, ideas, and material to make stories only you can tell.”

Ideal for beginners or novice writers who need a dose of inspiration and insight, Jay Ridler’s Creative Writing Boot Camp is intended as a catalyst for your next great story.

Jason S. Ridler is a writer, improv actor, and historian. He is the author of A TRIUMPH FOR SAKURA, BLOOD AND SAWDUST, the Spar Battersea thrillers and the upcoming BRIMSTONE FILES series for Nightshade Press. He’s published over sixty stories in such magazines and anthologies as The Big Click, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Out of the Gutter, and more. He also writes the column FXXK WRITING! for Flash Fiction Online. A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Jay holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He lives in Berkeley, CA.


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