**Please note: This class is ONLINE. You will receive your Zoom link one week before class begins and again one day before.**
Writers on Writing is a literary salon, where published authors read from their books, talk about their creative process, and answer questions. A new author is featured each week. After the Q&A, authors offer a writing exercise based on their book, with time to share writing at the end of the session. If you've ever read a book and wanted to speak with the author, this class is for you.
Here’s the 2021 line-up:
Oct. 11: Emilie Lygren, Author of What We Were Born For
Loretta Walker, Author of Word Ghetto and Desert Light.
Both of these poets are nationally respected for the vision, power and beauty of their poems. They are both devoted to working with children, Lygren as an environmental educator and Walker as a music teacher.
Oct. 18: Anya Luz Lobos, Author of Wild Knowing.
Her novel is an interplanetary page turner with large ideas, written in the voice of the Wise Woman. It pairs a man from Earth with a beautiful Darian woman and invites us to explore the world of intuitive love.
Oct. 25: Kate Farrell: Author of Story Power: Secrets to Creating, Crafting, and Telling Memorable Stories.
In today’s noisy, automated world, storytelling is vital. Whether you’re interested in enlivening conversation, sharing family wisdom, or performing on stage, Story Power will show you how to create a good story.
Nov. 1: Diane Frank, Editor/Author of Fog and Light: San Francisco through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here – with 12 poets.
In this book of poems, we show you the city that most tourists miss. It’s our love letter to San Francisco, featuring poets who have made it onto the national and international literary map, as well as poets you may never have heard of but whose work will take your breath away.
Nov. 8: Ursula Pike, Author of An Indian among los Indígenas
When she was twenty-five, Ursula Pike boarded a plane to Bolivia and began her service in the Peace Corps. A member of the Karuk Tribe, she sought to make meaningful connections with Indigenous people halfway around the world. But she arrived in La Paz, “knowing I followed in the footsteps of Western colonizers and missionaries who had also claimed they were there to help.”
Nov. 15: Flash Fiction All Stars - Meg Pokrass, Francine Witte, Robert Scotellaro, or TBA.
Flash fiction presents a glimpse into a door that opens, shines and closes in a brief moment of time. It’s a short short story. Micro fiction is a universe that shines in one elegantly crafted paragraph. These internationally respected authors will show you the secrets of this cutting-edge genre and read some of their flash and micro stories.