Posts Tagged "Bay Area Writing Workshops"

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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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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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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Writers Return from Japan

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Adventures, Blog, Press | 9 comments

Writers Return from Japan

We’re back! After wandering all over Japan, the writers have returned with some amazing stories. I’ve heard bits and pieces and can’t wait to read, edit, help publish and celebrate many of those fantastic tales. You’ll find some of them here on our Wanderland Writers website. For others you’ll need to go to additional publications, but we’ll try to shout out where and when right here on the blog. What’s always amazing to me are the ways in which our experiences of a place differ and the ways in which they connect. For example, some of us were alone in our passion for pickles, but I don’t think there was a soul among us who...

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Writing Workshop: Southern Sampler Artists Colony, Words and Rhythm

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Adventures, Blog, Calendar | 0 comments

Writing Workshop: Southern Sampler Artists Colony, Words and Rhythm

Charleston, South Carolina April 15-22, 2015 Southern Sampler Artists’ Colony:   Words and Rhythm – High Notes in the Lowcountry with Linda Watanabe McFerrin   Write . . . Embrace Music . . . Create Art . . . Relish Culinary Delights . . . Set your Pace to a Gullah Geechee Beat while Celebrating the Charleston New Renaissance. Be Inspired Writing workshops taught by award-winning author, LINDA WATANABE MCFERRIN, as well as individual consults on your literary and creative projects and an opportunity to contribute to the next SOUTHERN SAMPLER anthology. HARLAN GREENE, author and historian extraordinaire, introduces the Charleston Renaissance....

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