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Fiction Writers Workshop: Setting that Works

The best setting is more than a pretty, or gritty description. It’s lean and strong, because it’s working two or more jobs—pushing your story along, helping us get to know your protagonist better. Join us for Setting That Works on April 3rd at WeWork (2120 University Avenue, Berkeley). In this hands-on workshop, John Byrne Barry, author of Wasted: Murder in the Recycle Berkeley Yard, and Bones in the Wash: Politics is Tough. Family is Tougher, will review the different ways setting can strengthen your story, and lead a writing exercise putting what we learn into action. Topics Covered at April 3rd Workshop ***************************************** Studying the different ways setting can strengthen your story. Do writing exercises putting what we learned into action. Capturing the essence of a place in a few short sentences—a strategic snapshot, not a wikipedia entry. Drip-feeding description into your story so it doesn’t slow the momentum. Workshop Pricing ****************************************************** The member price for this workshop is only $15. If you wish to become a member, you may purchase an advance ticket at the member price, and then pay for a full membership on the day of the workshop. Information about membership benefits and costs can be found at cwc-berkeley.org/about/join-us. However, membership is not required to attend! Non-member price is $30. However, both of these prices are advance ticket prices. Tickets the day of the workshop will cost $5 more. Tickets are sold through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/setting-that-works-a-workshop-for-writers-tickets-58382731321

Poetrope: meet & write poetry

Au Coquelet

Poetrope is a support group of the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club. Feel free to show up if you are interested in becoming a member of our lively, historic state-wide writing club. (www.cwc-berkeley.org) We each read a poem that inspires us, and discuss a little. Then we write! Agenda: 6:30-7:00 - read a poem by a published poet (optional) 7:00-8:00 - write 8:00-8:30 - share your poem (optional)

Poetrope: meet & write poetry

Au Coquelet

Poetrope is a support group of the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club. Feel free to show up if you are interested in becoming a member of our lively, historic state-wide writing club. (www.cwc-berkeley.org) We each read a poem that inspires us, and discuss a little. Then we write! Agenda: 6:30-7:00 - read a poem by a published poet (optional) 7:00-8:00 - write 8:00-8:30 - share your poem (optional)

Poetrope: meet & write poetry

Au Coquelet

Poetrope is a support group of the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club. Feel free to show up if you are interested in becoming a member of our lively, historic state-wide writing club. (www.cwc-berkeley.org) We each read a poem that inspires us, and discuss a little. Then we write! Agenda: 6:30-7:00 - read a poem by a published poet (optional) 7:00-8:00 - write 8:00-8:30 - share your poem (optional)

Past events (54)

“From Print to Performance” with Victoria Zackheim

Preservation Park

$10.00

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