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The Long Haul: Your Book Project Support Team

Sat, March 30 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, June 8 @ 5:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$215 6 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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Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs

Tue, April 9 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, June 4 @ 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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The Fiction Gym: A Workshop Focused on Craft

Thu, April 11 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, June 6 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$475 5 tickets left

“Good writing is about empathy—how writers understand their characters and how the reader comes to share that understanding,” says instructor Cary Groner. “This course is designed to develop that empathy through exercises and assignments, then strengthen the writer’s craft through drafting and revision of a story

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Take the Next Steps: A Prose Workshop

Sun, April 14 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$420 7 tickets left

You’ve taken some introductory classes, feel like you know the basics of creative writing craft, and have generated some promising short stories, or chapters of a novel or memoir,” says instructor Elaine Beale. “If you’re looking for a workshop that will help you take your writing to the next level, then this is the place for you

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Through the Looking Glass: Applying the Cinematographer’s Lens to Written Narratives

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

What movies have served as touchstones, guideposts, or talismans in your personal and creative life? How has the cinema influenced you as a writer? In this five-week course, we’ll explore the fertile connection between cinema and written narrative

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

Sun, May 12 @ 7:00 pm - Sun, June 16 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 8 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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Revision Boot Camp: From Trash to Treasure

Mon, May 13 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, June 17 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 6 tickets left

“Everyone, at every level,” says instructor Andy Touhy, “needs a second pair of eyes, a guiding hand, and an array of re-visioning techniques when it comes to next steps with raw or overcooked material." So in this five-week course, we’re going to have a re-vision party

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Intro to Creative Writing: Fun with the Fundamentals

Wed, May 15 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, June 12 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 Sold out

“Everyone is talented, original and has something important to say,” states Brenda Ueland at the beginning of her celebrated book, If You Want to Write. “I happen to agree with Ueland,” says Elaine Beale. “And when I teach at The Writing Salon, I see her assertion proved again and again

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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 10 tickets left

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 9 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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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 10 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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Fiction Workshop: Build & Refine Your Storytelling Skills

Thu, July 11 @ 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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$475 14 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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Writing Is Good for You: Write Your Way to Happiness, Healing & Health

Sat, July 13 @ 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

In this workshop, instructor Elaine Beale will provide a day of guidance, writing exercises, and strategies that you can use to support your own wellness

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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 14 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 13 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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Something Borrowed, Something New: A Generative Writing Class

Sat, July 20 @ 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

When we sit down to write, the pressure of inventing something from scratch can feel paralyzing. “The truth is, writers from Shakespeare to Hans Christian Anderson to J.K. Rowling have always been savvy borrowers,” says Nate Klug

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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 13 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 13 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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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 12 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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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 13 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 13 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 13 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 14 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 13 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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