Posts by Wanderland Writers

Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference 2016

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Calendar, Press | 0 comments

Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference 2016

We’re always so excited when we can report a special offer to our Wanderland Writers. Left Coast Writers will receive 10% off on the Intensive Writing Weekend for Y/A and Middle Grade Readers (7/16-7/17/16), the Mystery Writers Conference (7/28-7/31/16) and the Travel Writers Conference (8/11-8/14/16)! Sign up and receive the discount, or tell your literary pals they can join Left Coast Writer to receive this and so many other benefits. You’ll find all of the conferences listed on the Book Passage website, but here’s more info on one of our favorites: The Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference has an extraordinary,...

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Wandering in Cornwall reading at A Great Good Place for Books

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Blog, Calendar, Cornwall, Press | 1 comment

Wandering in Cornwall reading at A Great Good Place for Books

Reading with Wanderland Writers at A Great Good Place for Books, Authors of Wandering in Cornwall: Mystery, Mirth, and Transformation in the Land of the Ancient Celts Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 || 7pm A Great Good Place for Books|| 6120 LaSalle Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 || http://www.ggpbooks.com/ It’s another Wanderland Writers celebration. Wine, snacks, readings, and a brand new book in the Wandering series. This time Wanderland Writers venture deep into Cornwall, exploring its castles, its contrast. They find, of course, its legacy of Camelot, the lingering shadows of Arthurian legend, tragic love, magic, and Merlin. They also find its sorrows, buried deep...

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Workshop: Making a Scene with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Blog, Calendar, Press | 0 comments

Workshop: Making a Scene with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Making a Scene Workshop with Linda Watanabe McFerrin Saturday, December 12th, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925 $120 Register here In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn to balance setting, character, and dialogue to create stellar scenes. Some of the exercises have given birth to award-winning work by past participants. Bring your laptop and/or paper and pen and discover how a good writer takes center stage on the page and holds it. Poet, travel writer, and novelist Linda Watanabe McFerrin (www.lwmcferrin.com) is a contributor to numerous newspapers,magazines and anthologies. She is the author of...

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Wandering in Cornwall reading at the Novato Public Library

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Blog, Calendar, Cornwall, Press | 0 comments

Wandering in Cornwall reading at the Novato Public Library

Saturday, Decmber 5th, 2015 || 11am Novato Public Library || Novato 1720 Novato Blvd, Novato CA 94947 It’s another Wanderland Writers celebration. Please help us welcome a brand new book into the series at the Novato Public Library. This time Wanderland Writers venture deep into Cornwall, exploring it’s castles, its contrast. They find, of course, its legacy of Camelot, the lingering shadows of Arthurian legend, tragic love, magic, and Merlin. They also find its sorrows, buried deep in its history like the now closed mines, where the windswept moors and jagged coasts made everyday events of shipwrecks, isolation, cave-ins. Yet, as workshop leaders Joanna...

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Southern Sampler Artists Colony 2016!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Blog, Calendar, Press | 0 comments

Southern Sampler Artists Colony 2016!

Southern Sampler Artists Colony presents: The Heart in Art, 2016 Charleston, South Carolina April 20 – 27, 2016 Words . . . Images . . . Music Inspiring ties and friendly tides of the South Carolina Lowcountry Want to experience the real Charleston, celebrate belonging with new and old friends, discover the Gullah culture, bask in creative renewal, and feel the sand between your toes? Join us! Heartfelt Workshop Experiences: Writers Workshops Workshops are taught by award-winning author, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, as well as individual consults on your literary and creative projects.

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Workshop: The Plot Thickens with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Blog, Calendar, Press | 0 comments

Workshop: The Plot Thickens with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

The Plot Thickens Workshop with Linda Watanabe McFerrin Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925 $120 Register here

Aristotle called plot “the most important element of storytelling.” But to plot properly, you must have a plan, and the plan must give rise to emotion. Does the plot always seem to elude you? Spend a day planning and plotting and find out what you’re missing. Bring your flat-lining fiction and nonfiction and fix it.
Poet, travel writer, and novelist Linda Watanabe McFerrin (www.lwmcferrin.com) is a contributor to numerous newspapers, magazines and

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Ten Ways to Know When You Are in Japan

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Blog, Press | 4 comments

Ten Ways to Know When You Are in Japan

Ten Ways to Know When You Are in Japan
By Tania Amochaev

  • If the beds are hard and cold, and the toilet seats are soft and warm, you are in Japan.
  • If breakfast looks like pickled cocktail party snacks that would go well with sake, you are in Japan.
  • If everyone bows 15° when they approach you, or 30° if you seem important, you are in Japan ....

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