Sign Up Now for Winter Writing Workshops Led by Diablo Writers Andrea Firth & Janine de Boisblanc

Event date: 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:00am to Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:30am

Event address: 

276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563-2504
Andrea Firth
Janine de Boisblanc













Andrea is offering two, six-week classes at her writing studio in Moraga:
Jumpstart Your Writing Life: A Generative Workshop

Tuesdays, 9:30am to 11:30am - January 30 through March 13 (no class 2/20)

Cost: $240

Do you have a story to tell but don’t know how to get started? Are you looking for motivation, structure, or time to write? This will be a generative class—a way to getting writing with brief readings and prompts to inspire both in and out of class. You will also have the opportunity to share your writing along the way through a fun and supportive workshop. Designed for beginners and those with some writing experience and open to a range of genres— nonfiction, fiction, memoir, and personal essay.

Building Your Story: A Memoir Workshop

Wednesdays, 10:30am to 12:30pm - January 31 through March 14 (no class 2/21)

Cost: $240

Sorry, this class is full.

Using real life as our inspiration, we will focus on developing a story from start to finish, from idea through revision. We will read published writers and examine the key elements of storytelling through their work. And, you will have many opportunities to write and share your work in a fun and supportive workshop environment. This workshop is ideal for the writer with a story to tell and open to writers working in nonfiction, personal essay, or memoir.

Janine is offering two six-week classes at Orinda Books:
Writers' Kickoff 2018: New Works Workshop

Sundays, 5:30pm to 7:00pm -  January 28 through March 4

Cost: $180

Kick off your new year with a commitment to write. In six weeks we will become highly productive writers. With innovative prompts and reading selections, we will de-mystify the writing process, with an organic approach to finding your voice. As we write from life experience, we will share our work and receive feedback following the workshop format. We will have fun, finding humor in the writing process and not taking ourselves too seriously. All genres welcome—nonfiction, fiction, memoir, personal essay. Designed for both beginning writers and those with experience seeking structure and time to write.


Turn up the Heat! Winter Workshop – All Genres

Mondays, 6:00pm to 7:30pm - January 29 through March 5

Cost $180

This winter we’ll look at conflict and tension in our work and we’ll hunt for “the heat” of a story, where trouble is palpable and where the writing is most alive. We will create vibrant fiction and nonfiction inspired by our lives and we will share our work in workshop format. As we deepen our understanding of conflict, we will also look closely at voice, language, detail, characterization and plot. We will have fun and won’t take ourselves too seriously. Class is designed for writers who have been introduced to Diablo Writers’ Workshop classes, as well as those with experience seeking structure and time to write.


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