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Creative Writing Boot Camp: A Two-Day Intensive

Sat, September 19 @ 10:00 am - Sat, September 26 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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$145

Learning the craft of writing takes a lot of time. With so many demands on your energy you’d like to take some shortcuts. You want to take the fast track to becoming a better writer. This online workshop is designed to help you do just that

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The Poems Only You Can Write: Identifying and Embracing What Sets Your Work Apart

Sat, September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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$75

This one-session remote workshop is designed to help you explore the topical, structural, and stylistic aspects that make your work your own

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All Writers Welcome!

Sat, September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
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Free

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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Fiction Master Class: A 9-Week Workshop

Sun, September 20 @ 10:30 am - Sun, November 22 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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$545 1 ticket left

This remote class—which will be capped at just 9 participants—will offer advanced fiction writers the opportunity to submit two new pieces of fiction and one revision and to receive rigorous, supportive, and constructive feedback on all three

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Creative Nonfiction Master Class

Sun, September 20 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, November 15 @ 4:30 pm PDT
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$545 1 ticket left

This master class provides a “literary laboratory” for experienced nonfiction writers to workshop their writing, advance their craft, delve deeply into their themes, take risks, and tackle the all-important revision process

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Body Narratives

Sun, September 20 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, October 18 @ 4:30 pm PDT
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$295

“Some of our most defining stories are about the things that have happened to our bodies,” says instructor Jennifer Lewis. “Whether adolescence, childbirth, aging or gender transitioning, each of us has experienced transformations that have shaped our character

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Write That Novel!

Mon, September 21 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, October 19 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$325 2 tickets left

Writing a novel can be a lonely business—especially in this time of social distancing! If you want to start a novel or you’ve got a novel in progress, this class provides guidance, inspiration, and support

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She Said WHAT?: Character Voices and Dialogue

Mon, September 21 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, October 5 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$165

Instructor Jessica Litwak says, “I started out my working life as an actor, so I write and teach writing from the inside, embodying story with passion and joy, through the specificity of voice

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Intro to Fiction: Laying the Foundation

Tue, September 22 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, October 20 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

In this remote 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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Your Story, Your Life: Memoir & Personal Essays

Tue, September 22 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, November 17 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$475

“By writing memoir and personal essays, we give form to our histories and make something of meaning and beauty that is uniquely ours,” says instructor Katharine Harer. "I love this genre because you can be yourself, complete with your idiosyncrasies, strong opinions, flashes of wisdom and crazy moments

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Fiction Workshop: Enrich Your Drafts

Wed, September 23 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, October 21 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295 Sold out

"If you’re craving some constructive, insightful feedback from a supportive group of fellow writers, it’s time to dip your toe into the workshop," says instructor Steve Mitchel

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Poetry Generation Intensive

Wed, September 23 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, October 28 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

In this class, students will explore multiple techniques for generating new poems, and for drawing possibilities for new work from our own and others’ existing poems

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Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs

Thu, September 24 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, November 19 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$475 1 ticket left

In this remote 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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Writing Through Transitions

Thu, September 24 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, October 22 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

This 5-week online workshop will guide you through the intricacies of change, whether you want to explore a story from your past, such as a coming of age moment, or focus on something from your present, perhaps a career change, retirement or relocation, divorce or breakup, or aging

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Flash: An Intro to Brief Literary Essay Forms

Sat, September 26 @ 10:00 am - Sat, October 3 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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$145

In this two-day workshop we’ll investigate three forms of flash creative nonfiction: the lyric essay, the braided essay, and the hermit-crab essay

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Raw Writing: Generating New Material

Sun, September 27 @ 10:30 am - Sun, October 25 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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$295

“Often we have to make nonsense before we make sense,” says instructor Heather June Gibbons. “When we allow ourselves to not know, to play and romp and even run amok, to release instead of control, to write fast and get messy, not only do we have fun and surprise ourselves, we find our true material

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Screenwriting Boot Camp

Sat, October 3 @ 10:30 am - Sat, October 17 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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$165

“The best way to learn anything is to DO it,” says instructor Kate Montgomery. “In this fun and informative 3-session boot camp, you’ll throw yourself in right away, learning and then immediately applying the basics of professional screenwriting

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Publication 101: How to Submit Your Writing to Literary Journals

Sat, October 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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$75

This half-day online class will introduce you to the nuts and bolts of literary journal publication, including how to decide where to send your work, prepare your manuscripts for submission, write a cover letter, and use online submission management tools like Submittable

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Keep Them Guessing: The Art of Mystery and Thriller Writing

Sat, October 10 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, October 17 @ 5:00 pm PDT
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$145

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 online workshop will get you going and give you tips for how to stay on track.

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Intro to Fiction: Laying the Foundation

Mon, October 12 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, November 9 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

In this remote 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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Poetry for Life

Sat, October 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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$75

“Poetry is a life companion,” says instructor Katharine Harer. “People come and go, pets die, places change, but poetry doesn’t go away because it’s already inside you. It keeps you company through life’s ups and downs

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All Writers Welcome!

Sat, October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
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Free

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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Jumpstart Your Memoir Writing!

Sat, October 24 @ 10:30 am - Sat, November 21 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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$295

Have you ever experienced the nagging feeling you ought to be writing down your life stories, but have simply lacked the time and the tools to do it? If so, this is the class to jumpstart your memoir-writing engine

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Writing the Big Themes

Sat, October 24 @ 10:30 am - Sat, November 21 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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$295

Love. Loss. Transformation. These themes are so integral to the human experience that writers have returned to them again and again for centuries. In this online workshop we’ll explore a different theme each week

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On Point: Crafting a Short-Form Point of View Piece

Sat, October 24 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, November 7 @ 4:30 pm PDT
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$165

“Many people are driven to write by the simple human need to express ourselves,” says instructor David Jacobson. “There may be no better way to meet that need than through the short, pointed burst of intellectual and emotional energy that goes into a newspaper column, op-ed or blog post

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Creative Writing 101

Sat, October 24 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, November 21 @ 4:30 pm PDT
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$295

“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 online class, you will be guided surely and safely into the writing experience

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Writing for Power & Resiliency

Sun, October 25 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, November 22 @ 4:30 pm PDT
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$295

“The power of language, of the voice, is not to be underestimated,” says instructor Thea Matthews. In this 5-week class, participants will generate new work, or continue preexisting literary projects, that reflect personal and collective power and resiliency

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Blogging 101: Publish Your Passion

Mon, October 26 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, November 30 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

Whether you wish to concoct savory cuisine, debate politics, or relate the ins and outs of your daily life, this five-week online class will take you from the concept of a blog to its realization

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Marketing Your Nonfiction Book: Build the Platform, Send the Query, Sign the Deal

Tue, October 27 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, December 1 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

From platform to querying to finding the right representative, literary agent and author Marisa Zeppieri and her client Allison Landa know the process. This class will take you through that process step by step

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Intro to Creative Nonfiction: Let Your Story Unfold

Wed, October 28 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, December 2 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

“Have you always wanted to write but are stumped by the way to tell your own story?” asks instructor Jennifer Lewis. “In this remote class, by exploring different types of creative nonfiction, you will find the unique way to bring your story to life.”

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Fearless Poetry Workshop

Thu, October 29 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, December 3 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

Now celebrating over 15 years at The Writing Salon, this workshop draws people who want to jumpstart their poetry practice and to keep the engine oiled. You’ll do plenty of writing and reading, and we’ll have lively discussions about both the craft and the process(es) of poetry

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Fiction Workshop: Honing the Art of Storytelling

Sun, November 1 @ 10:30 am - Sun, December 6 @ 1:00 pm PST
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$295

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

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Intro to Fiction: Opening Imagination’s Doors

Wed, November 11 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, December 16 @ 9:30 pm PST
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$295

In this remote class, you'll develop your skills through reading published writers, discussing the fiction writer’s craft, doing fun writing exercises, as well as sharing and getting feedback on your own work

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All Writers Welcome!

Sat, November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST
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Free

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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Rooting Your Voice in Community: A Poetry Class

Mon, November 16 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, December 14 @ 9:30 pm PST
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$295

In this online class, we will tap into the wider world we are rooted in--and the communities we are shaped by--as sources of inspiration for our poems. Each session will provide generative writing exercises, prompts, group dialogues, and select reading materials

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Short and Sweet: Prose Poems, Flash Fiction and Mini-Memoirs

Thu, December 3 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, December 17 @ 9:30 pm PST
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$165

In this online class we'll look at examples of short pieces from practitioners such as Lydia Davis and Russell Edson, and we’ll explore how to incorporate techniques like free association and juxtaposition into our work. Then we'll write, share, and write some more

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