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Digging Deep: A Generative Writing Workshop

Tue, December 1 @ 6:30 pm - Tue, December 15 @ 9:00 pm PST
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$165 1 ticket left

This three-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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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 Sold out

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

Saturday, January 9, 2021 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, January 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PST
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$195

“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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Screenwriting Boot Camp

Saturday, January 9, 2021 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, January 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PST
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$195

“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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A Voice of One’s Own: Playing the Notes That Sound Like You

Saturday, January 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
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$85

Miles Davis once noted: “Man, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself.” “Miles had a point,” says instructor Allison Landa. “We don’t so much find our own voice as curate it over time

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Selecting and Ordering Poems for Submission and Publishing

Saturday, January 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - Saturday, January 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PST
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$165

“Whether you’re submitting poems to journals or putting them together for a book,” says instructor Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, “learning how to order and present your work can give you a deeper understanding of how that work is received – and of what sets your poems apart

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Writing for Power & Resiliency

Sunday, January 10, 2021 @ 10:30 am - Sunday, February 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PST
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$310

“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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Fiction Master Class: A 9-Week Workshop

Sunday, January 10, 2021 @ 10:30 am - Sunday, March 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PST
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$565

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

Sunday, January 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - Sunday, March 7, 2021 @ 4:30 pm PST
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$565

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

Sunday, January 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - Sunday, February 7, 2021 @ 4:30 pm PST
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$310

“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!

Monday, January 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - Monday, February 8, 2021 @ 9:00 pm PST
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$340

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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The Art and Craft of Food Writing

Monday, January 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Monday, February 8, 2021 @ 9:30 pm PST
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$310

“Food writing offers a unique lens into so much of the world,” says instructor Georgia Freedman. Food is a big part of how we show love, how we share and celebrate our cultures, how we connect with our community

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Intro to Fiction: Laying the Foundation

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 9:00 pm PST
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$310

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Tuesday, March 9, 2021 @ 9:30 pm PST
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$495

“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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Write Where You Are: Sense of Place in the Personal Essay

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - Wednesday, February 10, 2021 @ 9:00 pm PST
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$310

In this online course, Erin invites students to start where they are, grounding the personal essays they’ll write with concrete details of where we find ourselves at this moment in time

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Happily Ever Afters in Fiction: How to Write Romantic Sub-Plots

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - Wednesday, February 10, 2021 @ 9:00 pm PST
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$310

"In this online class, we will explore how romantic sub-plots can be used in stories outside of the romance genre to hook more readers and deepen their emotional investment in your fiction," says instructor Kilby Blades

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Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs

Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Thursday, March 11, 2021 @ 9:30 pm PST
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$495

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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Poetry Generation Intensive

Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 9:30 pm PST
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$310

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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The Writing Salon’s Free Virtual Meetup

Saturday, January 16, 2021 @ 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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Fertile Ground: Writing about Parenting in This Strange Time

Saturday, January 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
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$85

Instructor Katharine Harer says, “Creative writing is the perfect repository for the sometimes confusing and always human experience of being a parent"

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Let’s Get Real: Writing with Authenticity, Passion and Vulnerability

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm PST
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$250

Instructor Elaine Beale says, “The best writers create stories that resonate long after a reader has finished the final page. To do this, you have to be willing to go the places that may feel uncomfortable or complicated, to be both brave and curious. Above all, you need to leave behind the inner critic or perfectionist and allow yourself to take risks on the page

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Marketing to the Film & TV Industry

Saturday, January 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, February 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PST
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$165

“It takes knowledge, creativity and persistence to break into the entertainment industry,” says indie writer-director-producer Kate Montgomery. “And it can take decades to figure out the things I’m sharing in this 3-hour workshop

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To Make a Long Story Short: Efficient, Effective Editing

Saturday, January 30, 2021 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, February 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PST
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$195

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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Writing “Woke”: How to Speak to the 21st Century Reader

Saturday, January 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - Saturday, February 13, 2021 @ 4:30 pm PST
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$195

“Authors are under increasing pressure to land on the right side of history as it pertains to characterizations, story themes, and personal views,” says instructor Kilby Blades. “Readers, critics, and industry demand cultural and social awareness. When authors get it wrong, the stakes are high

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The 5-Minute Memoir

Saturday, February 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
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$85

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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Writing Your Personal Symbols

Saturday, February 13, 2021 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PST
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$310

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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The Transformative Trip: Travel Writing Meets Memoir

Saturday, February 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
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$85

At its best, travel transports and transforms us. It makes us pay attention, and leaving home—and our comfort zone—carves out space for new insight. Think of a memorable trip that you’ve taken. What longing or ambition or heartbreak set you in motion? Did you stumble on a new understanding of the world or your place in it?

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Blogging 101: Publish Your Passion

Sunday, February 14, 2021 @ 10:30 am - Sunday, March 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PST
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$310

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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You Can Be a Winning Writer: How to Get Published, Grow Confidence and Build Community

Sunday, February 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
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$85

For writers poised to publish poems, articles and stories as well as those with completed manuscripts or book proposals, this online class will provide a strategy for success

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Raw Writing: A Class for Generating New Material

Monday, February 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - Monday, March 15, 2021 @ 9:00 pm PST
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$310

“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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Intro to Creative Nonfiction: Let Your Story Unfold

Monday, February 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Monday, March 15, 2021 @ 9:30 pm PST
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$310

“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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Earning Dramatic Emotion

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - Tuesday, March 16, 2021 @ 9:00 pm PST
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$310

In this 5-week process class we will dissect the intricate concepts of how emotions are developed in fiction and creative nonfiction, and master how to recognize and apply narrative craft that develop dramatic emotions in ways that can move our readers

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Fiction Workshop: Enrich Your Drafts

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Wednesday, March 24, 2021 @ 9:30 pm PST
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$375

"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 Microchapbooks: The Art of Going Small

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Wednesday, March 17, 2021 @ 9:30 pm PST
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$310

"In the past 5 years, the microchapbook has emerged as a popular form in the digital age," says instructor Alan Chazaro. "It is smaller than the chapbook, yet longer than a journal submission, allowing for the poet to zoom into miniature thematic threads and develop a voice in a matter of 10-13 pages.

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Flash: An Intro to Brief Literary Essay Forms

Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 9:00 pm PST
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$310

In this 5-week online workshop we’ll investigate three forms of flash creative nonfiction: the prose poem, the braided essay, and the hermit-crab essay

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Like Magic: Transforming Folktale and Myth into Writing Material

Saturday, February 20, 2021 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PST
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$310

“From Disney’s defanged happily-ever-afters to fractured fairy tales showcasing the villain’s perspective such as Wicked and Maleficent, retellings of folk and fairy tales are all around us,” says instructor Erin Rodoni

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She Said WHAT?: Character Voices and Dialogue

Saturday, February 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 4:30 pm PST
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$310

Instructor Jessica Litwak says, “I started out my working life as an actor, so I write and teach writing from the inside, embodying story and character with passion, specificity and joy. I work to inspire and guide my students towards strong and clear written expression, particularly through character and dialogue

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Reading for Writers: Improving Craft Through Close Reading

Saturday, February 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm PST
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$250

“Reading the works we love, we’ve all had the experience of picking up the writer’s voice in our heads until that ‘other voice’ somehow becomes our own voice. We are changed by it,” says instructor Kathy Garlick. “In this class, we’ll read like writers. By looking at things from the ‘inside out,’ by tapping into that ‘other voice,’ we’ll discover how writers pull off amazing feats

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The Writing Salon’s Free Virtual Meetup

Saturday, February 20, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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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Intro to Fiction: The Practice of Craft

Sunday, February 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - Sunday, March 21, 2021 @ 4:30 pm PST
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$310

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 online course, we’ll dive into the elements of fiction craft

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The Writing Salon’s Free Virtual Meetup

Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Online (Synchronous), Online
Live Remote Meetings, ZOOM
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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