No charge. Beginning writers of fiction, narrative nonfiction, poetry and plays invited. For membership, access MeetUp/CreativeWritersBerkeley.
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." How? Learn to become an excellent self-editor by studying the craft in masterpieces of creative writing. Our MeetUp is a study group-and-workshop practicing positive-psychology principles.
At 6:30 p.m., we'll share our reader-responses to craft masterpieces from the widely acclaimed book IMAGINATIVE WRITING, FOURTH EDITION, by Janet Burroway. Next, we'll (optional) share excerpts from our works-in-progress.
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. My current projects: "Seven Rivers, a novel" and, concurrently, “Seven Rivers, a screenplay.” I started by studying the first edition of Burroway's "Imaginative Writing” at UC Berkeley, and, for screenplay writing, John Truby’s “The Anatomy of Story” in my MFA program at Mills College. 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]>