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Write That Novel!

Mon, July 8 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, August 5 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 Sold out

Writing a novel can be a lonely business. It can also be pretty overwhelming when you’re doing it without input or support. If you want to start a novel or you’ve got a novel in progress, this class is designed to help

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Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs

Tue, July 9 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, September 3 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$475 Sold out

In this class you will plunge into the personal themes that make your real life stories uniquely yours. In the first half of this class, instructor Alison Luterman will give you writing exercises carefully designed to elicit the undertones and overtones that elevate events and anecdotes into the realm of art

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Getting Your Toes Wet: An Introduction to Memoir Writing

Wed, July 10 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, August 7 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 Sold out

Do you feel you have a story inside you, but you’re a little leery of getting thrown in the deep end? In this class, you’ll gently wade into the vast sea of memories and experiences you’ve been carrying around for your whole life

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Creative Writing 101

Sun, July 14 @ 10:30 am - Sun, July 28 @ 1:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$165 2 tickets left

“Have you wanted to test the waters of creative writing but don’t know where to begin, or how?" asks instructor Kathy Garlick. “Have you waded into those waters before, but it’s been a while?” In this class, you will be guided surely and safely into the writing experience

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Spinning Straw into Gold: Nonfiction Workshop

Sun, July 14 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, September 15 @ 5:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$420 8 tickets left

This workshop is for nonfiction writers who wish to shape, sculpt, structure, deepen and develop work already in progress

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The Long Haul: Your Book Project Support Team

Sun, July 21 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, August 18 @ 5:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$215 8 tickets left

“Embarking on a book-length project is like swimming across the Pacific,” says instructor Alison Luterman. “You definitely want a support team in a boat riding alongside you, with sandwiches and shark repellent

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Playing to Write, Writing to Play: Using Improvisational Theater Games to Write Short Plays and Scenes

Sat, July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$145 11 tickets left

"Everyone is a goofball kid at heart, and we don't know what untapped resources of imagination and wit we have within us until we tap them in the name of play," says instructor and playwright Alison Luterman

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Fiction Workshop: Build & Refine Your Storytelling Skills

Thu, August 1 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, September 5 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$350 4 tickets left

When we read good stories they tend to endure in our hearts as touchstones that enrich our understanding of the world. We’ve all had the experience of reading something we like and wondering how the author developed such a breathtaking idea, with such compelling characters, and brought it to fruition

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Plot & Structure: The Big Picture

Sat, August 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$145 4 tickets left

This one-day workshop is designed for writers who want to better understand how to develop a coherent plot that engages the reader and a structure that brings a story to life. The class will cover key concepts such as story arc, causality, flashbacks, plot twists and revelations

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All Writers Welcome!

Sun, August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
Free 33 spots left

The Writing Salon Monthly Meetup is designed to provide an intentional and facilitated space to help you keep a finger on your own creative pulse. At the same time, you'll have the opportunity to engage with a community of other like-minded writers

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The Practice of Craft: Intro to Fiction

Sat, August 10 @ 10:30 am - Sat, September 14 @ 1:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 8 tickets left

You have a story to tell—maybe you’ve ventured to write it down. But something falls short and you don't yet feel confident enough about technique to make it sing. In this five-week course, we’ll dive into the elements of fiction craft

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Memoir as Love Letter

Sat, August 10 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, September 14 @ 4:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 8 tickets left

“Who would you communicate with if you could reach across time and space?” asks instructor Kerry Muir. “A child yet to be born, a beloved friend, a parent now gone? Our prose takes on a strikingly intimate quality when we write with a specific recipient in mind

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Make It New: Poetry Revision Workshop

Sun, August 11 @ 10:30 am - Sun, September 15 @ 1:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 9 tickets left

“Revising gives us an opportunity to see our work in a new light,” says instructor Brian Tierney. “Sometimes you take a poem off its tracks and discover a whole different route; sometimes you need to fix the wheel, or the engine, or the headlight

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Raw Writing: Generating New Material

Mon, August 12 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, September 16 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 13 tickets left

"First drafts are about profusion, not perfection," says instructor Daniel Ari. "That's what Raw Writing is all about. We set our expectations aside so we can get down to creating without worrying whether it's 'good'

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Intro to Screenwriting: Lights, Camera, Action!

Wed, August 14 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, September 11 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 9 tickets left

“Are you sitting on a fantastic story idea for the screen?” asks instructor Kerry Muir. “In Intro to Screenwriting, get ready to set that idea into motion." In this five-week class, you will learn the fundamentals of narrative screenwriting in a low stress, supportive environment

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Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs

Thu, September 5 @ 2:00 pm - Thu, November 7 @ 4:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$475 12 tickets left

In this class you will plunge into the personal themes that make your real life stories uniquely yours. In the first half of this class, instructor Alison Luterman will give you writing exercises carefully designed to elicit the undertones and overtones that elevate events and anecdotes into the realm of art

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Start ‘Write’ Now!

Sat, September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$145 13 tickets left

“Writers write, simple as that," says instructor Kevin Dublin. "In this one-day workshop, my goal is for you to tap into the writing mind, to fill it up with your stories, your words

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Intro to Creative Writing

Sun, September 22 @ 7:00 pm - Sun, October 20 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 14 tickets left

"Everyone has a story, and every story is made up of other stories that can be told. How will you tell your story? And to whom?" asks instructor Kevin Dublin

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Intro to Fiction: Laying the Foundation

Mon, September 23 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, October 21 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 14 tickets left

In this class, you'll develop concrete skills and narrative techniques through fun writing exercises designed to help you master your craft. At the end of five weeks, you'll have a better grip on how to use these techniques (for developing character, setting, and plot) as tools for building your story

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Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs

Tue, September 24 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, November 19 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$475 14 tickets left

In this class you will plunge into the personal themes that make your real life stories uniquely yours. In the first half of this class, instructor Alison Luterman will give you writing exercises carefully designed to elicit the undertones and overtones that elevate events and anecdotes into the realm of art

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Seeing the World as a Novelist: Writing Fiction Through the Lens of Character, Setting and Scene

Wed, September 25 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, November 20 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$475 14 tickets left

“Our bodies are full of stories,” says instructor Nayomi Munaweera. “We are receptacles of history, biology, memory and dream. Some of us have the important and ancient job of transmuting this internal knowledge into works of fiction. And yet how does the novelist do this strange and unseen work

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Getting Your Toes Wet: An Introduction to Memoir Writing

Thu, September 26 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, October 24 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 14 tickets left

Do you feel you have a story inside you, but you’re a little leery of getting thrown in the deep end? In this class, you’ll gently wade into the vast sea of memories and experiences you’ve been carrying around for your whole life

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Conjure Better Characters

Sat, September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$145 14 tickets left

What makes Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Holly Golightly, and Walter White all so unforgettable? Bigger than life yet somehow also accessible, these characters have all made us feel genuine emotion

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Spinning Straw into Gold: Nonfiction Workshop

Sun, September 29 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, December 8 @ 5:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$420 14 tickets left

This workshop is for nonfiction writers who wish to shape, sculpt, structure, deepen and develop work already in progress

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Keep Them Guessing: The Art of Mystery and Thriller Writing

Sat, October 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$145 14 tickets left

If you want to try your hand at a mystery or thriller, or have already started but aren’t sure how to pull it all together, this workshop will get you going and give you tips for how to stay on track.

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The Long Haul: Your Book Project Support Team

Sun, October 6 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$215 14 tickets left

“Embarking on a book-length project is like swimming across the Pacific,” says instructor Alison Luterman. “You definitely want a support team in a boat riding alongside you, with sandwiches and shark repellent

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Novel Writing Boot Camp

Sat, October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$145 14 tickets left

Perhaps you’re about to embark on writing a novel—after all, National Novel Writing Month is coming up in November! Or maybe you have a novel in progress, but feel like you could use a little help

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Tiny Kingdoms: Writing and Publishing the VERY Short Story

Sat, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$145 13 tickets left

Big things can come in small packages—their own perfect beauty tied to their size. The short short story is literary proof that great fiction can come in a small package

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Intro to Screenwriting: Lights, Camera, Action!

Sat, October 26 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, November 23 @ 4:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 14 tickets left

“Are you sitting on a fantastic story idea for the screen?” asks instructor Kerry Muir. “In Intro to Screenwriting, get ready to set that idea into motion." In this five-week class, you will learn the fundamentals of narrative screenwriting in a low stress, supportive environment

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Writing from the Edge: Accessing Our Own Hard-to-Tell Tales

Sun, October 27 @ 7:00 pm - Sun, November 24 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 14 tickets left

“Vivid writing takes its power from the author’s inner conflict, particularly when it comes to describing difficult material,” says instructor Allison Landa. “This class will give you the tools you need to share your own hard-to-tell tales.

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Raw Writing: A Class for Generating New Material

Mon, October 28 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, December 2 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 14 tickets left

“So many of us think we should be able to sit down and write perfectly crafted sentences, paragraphs and stories without writing those raw first drafts,” says instructor Elaine Beale. “But the fact is that our ‘raw writing’ is not only necessary, it’s actually a lot of fun

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Fiction Workshop: Honing the Art of Storytelling

Thu, October 31 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, December 5 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 14 tickets left

“What makes a story compelling?” asks instructor Andy Touhy. “More importantly, what are the ways to make it compelling? In this workshop, we’ll begin to really think about how to tell a good tale (short story or novel)

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Sudden Stories: Five Weeks of Flash

Sat, November 2 @ 10:30 am - Sat, December 7 @ 1:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 14 tickets left

How short can a story be? Consider Ernest Hemingway’s six-word classic: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." A tale told quickly can offer untold riches, which swell inside a reader long after the telling

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The Revolving Door Poetry Workshop

Sun, November 3 @ 10:30 am - Sun, December 15 @ 1:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$350 14 tickets left

This class will focus on creating a community space for writers to reimagine their own material, to read contemporary and classic poems, to discuss elements of poetic craft, and most importantly to generate “new” work by way of revision

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