Thursday, February 11, 2010

Upcoming writing classes by Jordan Rosenfeld and Becca Lawton

March 1-28. Fiction's Magic Ingredient (Part One)

Taught by Jordan E. Rosenfeld
March 1 through 28, 2010
Full price: $149. $109 early registration discount if you register before February 15, 2010.

The muse doesn't go on vacation, so why should you? Stimulate your writing with a fun, self-paced online class that will revolutionize your writing with Jordan Rosenfeld, author of the writing guide Make a Scene and, with Rebecca Lawton, Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life.

In this class you'll learn the "magic" ingredient to create powerful, page-turning fiction and instantly take your writing to a whole new level.

Each week you'll receive a lesson and two assignments that can be applied to a work-in- progress or as stand alone exercises. You'll receive weekly feedback from Jordan and have the opportunity to interact with classmates.

  • Activate and enliven your writing
  • Create a stylized, "sexy" experience of "real time"
  • Build a powerful, layered "tapestry" on every page
  • Design an easy to follow "map" for your plot
  • Demonstrate unforgettable characters
MORE Mini-Workshops will return in April, including:

Image Building
Method Writing
Part Two will be back in May

Visit Jordan's website for more information.

May 2010 Environmental Poetry Series

$90 + $10 donation to Sitting Room if paid in full by March 1; thereafter $100 + $20 donation until closed. Sign up

Writing about nature, our experiences in the outdoors, and the environmental big picture is something that many of us aspire to and is something we do with devotion, passion, and attention to detail. In this series we'll share close readings of some acclaimed environmental poets (Gary Snyder, Mary Oliver, Leslie Marmon Silko, and others), and we'll compose poetry of our own on natural themes. Please come prepared to read and discuss, write from prompts, and explore leads and inspirations we brainstorm ourselves. Our goal will be to support each other in creating publishable work; we'll all leave the final class with at least three leads for getting poems created in session into print.

Rebecca Lawton, author and natural scientist, won the Ellen Meloy Award for Desert Writers and other awards and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes in prose and poetry. Her memoir, Reading Water: Lessons from the River, was a San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area Bestseller in 2008. She has taught with California Poets in the Schools, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, Redwood Writers Club, Petaluma Writers Forum, and Write Free (with Jordan E. Rosenfeld).

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