Sunday Morning Fiction Intensive (with bagels!) with Janis Cooke Newman, Sunday, August 19

(Photo by Chris Hardy)

Instructor: Janis Cooke Newman
Number of sessions: 1
Meeting time: Sunday morning, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Dates: Sunday, August 19th

Course fee: $75, $50 deposit required to register

Contact the instructor to register. All deposits are nonrefundable

Description: You’re busy. You don’t have a bunch of evenings to devote to learning the craft of fiction. Okay, I’ll squeeze nearly everything I teach in my 4-week Fiction Intensive into 3 jam-packed hours on a Sunday morning – and I’ll throw in bagels & coffee, because it is Sunday morning after all!

In these 3 hours I’ll cover all my favorite tricks of the fiction trade – the kind of techniques that will take your writing to whole new level. I’ll even give you all the writing exercises I give my weekly class, so you can take them home and try them out on your own.

This class is suitable for writers beginning a project, as well as those working through a rewrite. Open to anyone interested in trying their hand at fiction writing. Short story writers and novelists welcome.

Instructor Bio: Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the Bay Area Bestseller, Mary, a historical novel about Mary Todd Lincoln. Mary was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, chosen as USA Today’s Best Historical Fiction of the Year in 2006, and a Booksense Year-End Highlight. Newman is also the author of The Russian Word for Snow, a memoir about adopting her son from a Moscow orphanage, which was published internationally. Her writing has appeared in numerous anthologies, as well as in several magazines, and newspapers including the NY Times, LA Times, and San Francisco Chronicle.[close window]