Write for 60 minutes and share insights, excerpts (optional)

We are about Creative Writing: fiction, poetry, essays, screenwriting.

No charge.   Open invitation to join at meetup.com/CreativeWritersBerkeley.

At 7:00 p.m., we'll begin with the organizer presenting brief craft examples in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and plays from the current edition of Janet Burroway's "Imaginative Writing: Elements of the Craft." 

At 7:30, we'll begin writing for 60 minutes and at 8:30, we'll share (optional) excerpts from work-in-progress.

Organizer: A recent MFA in Creative Writing, I've published comic-ironic stories in literary magazines such as San Francisco's ZYZZYVA, Berkeley Fiction Review, Ishmael Reed's Konch. Current projects:  a novel "Speak Up, Roma"  and my blog <EditingCraft.com>. I started teaching myself creative writing by studying Janet Burroway's "Imaginative Writing," first edition, and writing a successful application story for a local MFA program. This study prepared me to make better-informed comments in the MFA workshops and later in consultations with professional editors. See  my book-review of the  fourth edition, on my blog and on amazon.com.

(Earlier, I received a Ph.D. degree in Psychology at Stanford, specializing in Organizational Behavior.) --  C. J. Singh <[masked]>

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  • C. J. S.

    Three regular members attended and Eva Huang attended for the first time. We talked briefly about Alice Walker's creative nonfiction "Beauty..." from Burroway's book. At 7:30 we wrote our works-in-progress for 60 minutes. Eva and Wattie shared their excerpts. Bonnie took the option of posting her work-in-progress at the CreativeWritersBerkeley website.

    March 25, 2014

  • C. J. S.

    At the 24 March meeting, we'll briefly talk about the craft elements in Alice Walker's creative nonfiction "Beauty...," included in Janet Burroway's IMAGINATIVE WRITING: Fourth edition. At 7:30, we'll write for 60 minutes and at 8:30 we'll (optional) read excerpts from our work-in-progress

    March 19, 2014

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