Get Published: A Non-Fiction Workshop with Ethan Watters, Thursdays, 4/26 – 5/31

(Photo by Chris Hardy)

Instructor: Ethan Wattters
Contact: ethanw1@mindspring.com  415-348-1849
Number of sessions: 6
Meeting time: Thursday nights, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Dates: April 26 – May 31

Course fee: $340.00 Spots reserved with $100 deposit. Class size limited to 10 Students

Contact the instructor to register. All deposits are nonrefundable.

Description:  This class will put beginning and intermediate writers on a path to getting published. We will focus on developing magazine pieces and book projects. An emphasis will be placed on getting students to begin pitching ideas to magazine editors and agents. Students will learn how to:

-Find ideas for non-fiction writing
-Write effective query letters for magazine
-How to craft book proposals and magazine features
-Understand the magazine and book market place

Students will be expected present their writing at least twice during the six weeks. These pieces will be workshopped during class. These may be first drafts or ongoing writing projects.

Bio: Ethan Watters has been a freelance writer for 20 years. He has taught non-fiction writing at Berkeley, Stanford and California College of the Arts. He’s written for The New York Times Magazine, Men’s Journal, Outside, Esquire, Discover, Spin, Mother Jones, GQ, Details, HG, and San Francisco Magazine, among other national and regional publications. He has also created pieces for This American Life. He has written four books: Making Monsters, Therapy’s Delusions, Urban Tribes, and Crazy Like Us.  In 1994 he co-founded the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.