No charge. Experienced writers as well as beginners invited. To join, access MeetUp/CreativeWritersBerkeley.
Acclaimed novelist and environmentalist Wallace Stegner, the founder of the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University, used to advise: "The art of writing cannot be taught, but it can be learned" -- by studying the craft in supportive writing workshops.
CreativeWritersBerkeley is a group of self-teachers. At 7:00 p.m., we'll briefly share our take-aways from a master craft-example from IMAGINATIVE WRITING, FOURH EDITION, by Janet Burroway. (See my book-review on amazon.com.) Next, we'll write for 60 minutes individually using a prompt from the book or by focusing on our work-in-progress, and (optional) share excerpts for comments from our supportive workshop.
Organizer: A recent MFA in Creative Writing, I've published humorous stories in literary magazines such as San Francisco's ZYZZYVA, The Berkeley Fiction Review, Ishmael Reed's Konch. (See file of my published stories at this website, right panel, scroll till you see the file for Sample Stories.) Works-in-progress: projects: "Seven Rivers, a novel" and, concurrently, “Seven Rivers, a screenplay.” I started by studying the first edition of Burroway's "Imaginative Writing” on my own and for screenplay-writing, John Truby’s “The Anatomy of Story.” See my reviews of both books on amazon.com.
(Earlier, I received a Ph.D. degree in Psychology at Stanford, specializing in Organizational Behavior.) -- C. J. Singh <[masked]>