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Do you have drafts of essays, memoir, or reported nonfiction pieces you’re ready to push to the next level? Are you stuck with structure, pacing, point of view, or character development and ready for feedback on how to move them forward?

This class is for experienced nonfiction writers who are ready to take drafts from generative to gleaming, who want intensive workshop time (each participant will be workshopped at least three times in this bi-monthly class), and who want to learn through the reading and discussion of the work of others. Instructor Gila Lyons says, "Critiquing the work of others—finding and articulating what does and doesn't work and why—is the quickest way to solve your own writing quandaries and stuck places. Through the supportive and rigorous workshopping of pieces, we'll crystallize the heart and essence of your creative nonfiction pieces.”

Meetings will be comprised of writing exercises, readings and discussions of published work, and craft problem-solving techniques, but the focus will be on workshopping each other’s pieces. Homework, craft discussions, and readings will be tailored to the needs of the group.



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  1. Sunday, April 8, 2:00pm-5:00pm
  2. Sunday, April 22, 2:00pm-5:00pm
  3. Sunday, May 6, 2:00pm-5:00pm
  4. Sunday, May 20, 2:00pm-5:00pm
  5. Sunday, June 3, 2:00pm-5:00pm
  6. Sunday, June 17, 2:00pm-5:00pm


Sunday, April 8, 2018 @ 9:00 pm PDT
Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:00 am PDT
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2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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