Afternoon Workshop Information
Tickets are available at the door (cash or check only) or
by calling:888-856-7875, Ext: 1209 between 7am and 2pm PST
Thursday, Feb. 20
Samuel Freedman: "Trust Me, I'm A Writer" TICKETS $10Thursday, Feb. 20 1:30-3:00 Crill Hall
Freedman's books have dealt with extremely sensitive issues like race, religion, identity, money, families, his own family history, and more. How does one write about these topics with compassion? How do writers get people to trust them with such personal information? Freedman will describe how "immersion journalism" works. He'll also discuss column writing, where writers are expected to have a specific point of view. Freedman is also our guest for this evening’s interview at 7:00 PM in Salomon Theatre. Join us!
Wednesday, Feb. 26
So You Want To Write...A Creative Writing Workshop with Sharon Bray TICKETS $10Wednesday, Feb. 26 1:30-3:00 Crill Hall
“A writer is someone who writes,” the poet William Stafford said. So what’s holding you back? Have you felt the urge to write but just aren’t sure how to begin? Has your muse been banging on the closet door, begging to be let out? Whether you want to write fiction, memoir, or poetry, this workshop offers a safe and supportive environment for that reluctant writer in you to come into the open--and have some fun as you do it. Through a variety of short exercises and discussion, you’ll learn how to silence that internal critic, nudge your ideas onto the page, and try out different elements of the writer’s craft. Best of all, you’ll be inspired to start writing! Best known for her innovative work in expressive writing with cancer patients and others, Sharon Bray is the author of three books, co-editor of an anthology, and her work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. She also leads an annual creative writing series for the Stanford University Medical School and teaches creative writing for UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program.
Jeannette Walls: Writing Across Genres TICKETS $10Wednesday, Feb. 26 3:30-5:00 Crill Hall
Walls, the guest of this night’s evening interview, has had great success as a columnist for The New Yorker, a memoir writer with The Glass Castle, a novelist with The Silver Star, and a historical novel with Half-Broke Horses. How similar are these genres? How does one keep from letting fiction leak into non-fiction? What are the things all writers should remember when working in these different genres? Walls will share insider tips to strengthen these skills, and more!
Thursday, Feb. 27
From Inspiration to Print: Get Published! TICKETS $10Thursday, Feb. 27 3:30-5:00 Crill Hall
Local authors Kenny Weissberg (Off My Rocker) and Drusilla Campbell (The Good Sister, Little Girl Gone, When She Came Home) will discuss the publication process in the following stages: initial inspiration, research and interviewing, book proposal and the search for a contract, working with an editor/publisher, and finally, seeing the book through to the bookstore shelves.