"I loved this class and am eager for more."
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Writing Retreats and Workshops

Villa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz 
May 11—13, 2018
Cost: $675

The price includes a double room and private bath, all meals Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, and workshop sessions. We’ll be staying at Villa Maria del Mar, a beautiful retreat center on the beach.

Click here for more information.


Ongoing Weekly Classes

Weekly Classes in Mill Valley
Three Thursdays, April 5—19, 2018
1:30 pm—3:30 pm
Cost: $195

In this class, you’ll have an opportunity to bring pieces for feedback. Class size is limited to six writers to allow for personal attention to your writing.

To register for Mill Valley classes, send us an email.


One-Time Classes

Writing from the Senses
April 21, 2018, 2:00 pm—3:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Long Beach
Cost: FREE

We’ll practice ways to be aware of all our senses and how to write about them in our authentic voices.

Workshop on Developing Content
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00 pm—4:00 pm
Long Beach
Cost: $100

Optional Session Creating a Blank Book
4:00 pm—4:30 pm

Session for Students at Cal State University
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Long Beach

Professional Training for
Long Beach Unified School teachers

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Long Beach Museum of Art

Introduction Personal Essay and Memoir
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11:00 am—4:00 pm
Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Cost: $125

Using your life as the source for personal essays, stories and memoir, you'll learn techniques to access and shape your material and approach it from new angles. Focusing on the creative process, as well as basic essay and memoir structure, the workshop includes instruction, in-class writing and feedback.

To register Contact Book Passage online click here or call at 415.927.0960.

Book Passage will be selling my book, Writing from the Senses, at a 10 percent discount to those who register for classes there.

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