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The Breakfast Club Weekly Workshop

Janis Cooke Newman

  • Starts Apr 1
  • 295 US dollars
  • Page Street Co-Working Space

Available spots

Class Description

Grab a coffee and a scone, and join author and LitCamp founder, Janis Cooke Newman for this 4-week interactive workshop. Each Saturday morning, five writers (half the class) will share their work with the group (by reading aloud and by Googledoc) and receive feedback. Each writer will be given a 20 minute block of time to use as they like. You might read something short and leave more time for feedback. Or you might read a longer piece and ask for general reactions. Or you can read nothing and use your time to talk through a tricky plot problem you're having. Whatever is most useful for you. Along with her critique, Janis will discuss various craft techniques as they come up in the writing shared by the group, so even if it's your off week, you'll still be learning. Over the course of the 4 weeks, everyone will have the opportunity to share writing and receive feedback twice. Note: There will be an audio recording made of each class in case you have to miss one, or would like to review the comments. Instructor bio: Janis Cooke Newman is the author of ‘Mary; Mrs. A. Lincoln,' which was an LA Times Book Prize Finalist, as well as USA Today's Historical Novel of the Year. She is also the author of 'A Master Plan for Rescue,' which was named a SF Chronicle Best Book of the Year. Her memoir, 'The Russian Word for Snow,' has been translated into several languages. Janis is is the founder of the Lit Camp writers conference, the Page Street co-working space, and Creative Caffeine Daily, an online community for writers.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancelation Policy

Because class size is limited, refunds are not given unless we can fill your spot.

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