NaNoWriMo Support Group with Janis Cooke Newman (11/2 – 11/30))

Janis Cooke Newman (photo by Chris Hardy)

Instructor: Janis Cooke Newman
Contact: j-newman@comcast.net
Number of sessions: 4
Meeting time: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm,

Dates: November 4 – November 30, No class November 23, Thanksgiving week
Course fee: $260

To register, contact the instructor. All deposits are non-refundable

Description: Whether you’re participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month. See http://www.nanowrimo.org/ for more details.), or just want to get a lot of writing done before the holidays, this 4-week workshop is designed to motivate, inspire, encourage, and in the process teach you.  Using a combination of daily writing prompts, trigger exercises, deadlines, in-class feedback, old fashioned nagging, competition, and prizes, we’ll work together to write as much as humanly possible in a month, and have fun doing it. You’ll even get some of your writing done during the class!

Instructor Bio: Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the novel Mary, which was a Bay Area Bestseller, a Booksense Year-End Pick, named Best Historical Novel of 2006 by USA Today, and a Finalist for an LA Times Book Prize. She is also the author of the memoir The Russian Word for Snow, which has been translated into several languages. Her essays have appeared in several anthologies, as well as on Salon.com, and in numerous magazines. She is a frequent contributor to the LA Times and SF Chronicle travel sections.

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