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Fiction Master Class: A 9-Week Workshop

Sun, July 5 @ 10:30 am - Sun, September 13 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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$545 Sold out

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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Your Story, Your Life: Memoir & Personal Essays

Mon, July 6 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, August 31 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$475 Sold out

“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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Intro to Fiction: Opening Imagination’s Doors

Mon, July 6 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, August 3 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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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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Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs

Tue, July 7 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, September 1 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$475 Sold out

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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Sexuality on the Page

Tue, July 7 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, August 4 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

"All humans are sexual beings and writing about sexuality is simply writing about life,” says instructor Jennifer Lewis. This 5-week online class will be a safe space to explore intimacy, desire, obsession, and trauma through writing

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She Said WHAT?: Character Voices and Dialogue

Wed, July 8 @ 6:30 pm - Wed, July 15 @ 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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A Sense of Place: Writing Your Own Backyard

Wed, July 8 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, August 5 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

In this online course, Erin invites students to turn a fresh gaze on their current surroundings, mining the depths of their daily routines, however impacted by the current crisis, and celebrating the marvelous in the familiar

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Getting Your Toes Wet: An Introduction to Memoir Writing

Thu, July 9 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, August 6 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

Do you feel you have a story inside you, but you’re a little leery of getting thrown in the deep end? In this online 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: Enrich Your Drafts

Thu, July 9 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, September 3 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$475

"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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So You Think You’d Like to Write: Let’s Get Started!

Sat, July 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
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$145

“Do you have the urge to write, but no clues about how to start? Or maybe you’ve been working on a piece of writing, but suddenly you’re stuck? Well, this one-day remote workshop is all about getting started

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Plot and Structure: The Big Picture

Sat, July 11 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, July 18 @ 5:00 pm PDT
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$145 3 tickets left

Plot and structure are the "big picture" ingredients of fiction. A good plot can turn a novel into a page-turner. The right structure will make a story more resonant and compelling and amplify its themes

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Intro to Creative Writing: Fun with the Fundamentals

Sun, July 12 @ 10:30 am - Sun, August 9 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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$295

In this class, instructor Elaine Beale leads a series of sessions designed to teach participants about the key elements of creative writing craft. It touches on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and memoir so you get a chance to explore all these genres in one class

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Writing Your Personal Symbols

Sun, July 12 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, August 9 @ 4:30 pm PDT
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$295

In this 5-week remote class, students will use class time to develop a series of creative nonfiction pieces connected to classic Jungian archetypes such as the Hero, Lover, Outlaw, Trickster, Orphan and more

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Publication 101: How to Submit Your Writing to Literary Journals

Sat, July 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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$70

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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The 5-Minute Memoir

Sat, July 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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$70

Instructor Rob Williams says, “I love being wowed by a short piece of writing, something that may take only three to five minutes to read, but in its brevity is still rich with candor, humor, or heartbreak, and leaves me thinking about it long after I’ve read the last sentence

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The Craft and Material of Poetry

Sun, July 19 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, August 30 @ 4:30 pm PDT
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$345

“Whether you’re an experienced poet or just starting out,” says instructor Heather June Gibbons, “this generative, multi-week class will offer craft lessons and writing exercises to help you find fresh sources of inspiration and further develop your skills and voice

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Creative Writing Boot Camp

Sat, July 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
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$145

“In a quick but powerful daylong workshop, we’ll focus on the most essential elements of creative writing such as voice, character, dialogue and description," says instructor Kathy Garlick

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Poetry for Life

Sat, July 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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$70

“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, July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
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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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Digging Deep: A Generative Writing Workshop

Sun, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
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$160

Our one-session remote workshop is designed to bypass constriction and limitation by offering portals into imagery, language, and creative expression. Using a variety of prompts, both individual and collaborative, we will dig deep and unearth the material of memory

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Writing the Big Themes

Sat, August 1 @ 10:30 am - Sat, August 29 @ 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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Jumpstart Your Memoir Writing!

Sat, August 1 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, August 29 @ 4:30 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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Creative Writing 101

Sat, August 1 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, August 29 @ 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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To Invent What We Desire: Strategies and Meditations for Getting Unstuck

Sat, August 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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$70

“It’s easy to become separated from our creative spark,” says instructor Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet. “Sometimes we don’t know how to return from that stuck place. This remote course explores experiences of being lost—and ways of getting found

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Your Singular Life: An Introduction to Memoir Writing

Sun, August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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$70

“Writing memoir is like being a miner, shining a light into the nooks and crannies of our lives,” says instructor Katharine Harer. “We think we know what we'll find, but we're often surprised by the depth and complexity we uncover

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To Make a Long Story Short: Efficient, Effective Editing

Mon, August 10 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, August 24 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$165

In this online class, David will offer tips and tricks to edit and revise your prose, primarily for nonfiction pieces. By the end of three weeks, you will leave class with the tools to tighten your writing and perhaps a polished piece of 500-3,000 words

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Intro to Creative Nonfiction: Let Your Story Unfold

Tue, August 11 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, September 8 @ 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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Step-by-Step to Story: A Generative Short Story Workshop

Wed, August 12 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, September 9 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

“Anne Lamott may have coined the phrase ‘Bird by Bird,’ but I like to think of writing stories as similar to building a house,” says instructor Rob Williams. “You don’t build it in a day, you build it Brick by Brick

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Poetry Revision Intensive

Wed, August 12 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, September 9 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

In this class, you’ll explore multiple techniques for re-visioning, revising, and workshopping poems, discovering what each poem wants to become. You'll emerge with 8 to 12 substantial revisions and a collection of useful revision tools

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

Thu, August 13 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, September 10 @ 9:30 pm PDT
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$295

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

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Screenwriting Boot Camp

Sun, August 16 @ 10:30 am - Sun, August 30 @ 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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On Point: Crafting a Short-Form Point of View Piece

Sun, August 16 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, August 30 @ 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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All Writers Welcome!

Sat, August 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 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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