Join us this month for
“Revise for Publication,” a workshop with Jordan Rosenfeld on Saturday, November 8th, 2014
OVER 100 YEARS OF SERVING BAY AREA WRITERS
October 21, 2014
October 17, 2014
The midterm elections are upon us, and with more stories about politicians making it harder for people to register and vote, we thought it would be a good time to invite local author John Byrne Barry to talk about his novel — Bones in the Wash: Politics is Tough. Family is Tougher — set during the 2008 presidential campaign in New Mexico.
Click here for information about location and time.
July 22, 2014
Details: Come to share orally part of a story, article, essay, memoir, or other prose. You will have a few minutes to read a section (depending on how many participate). Time will be allotted to accommodate as many people as possible. If you want to read, sign in when you arrive.
This is an opportunity to use a microphone and let other writers hear a part of your work. Listeners often hear problems in a work that the writer may miss. You can ask for feedback or not (your choice). If you want to read without feedback, that’s fine. If you choose to receive some feedback, you get to hear what listeners think works in your piece (positive feedback first), and what doesn’t (suggestions for improvement). The feedback is given in a supportive environment with other writers who are working to improve their writing.
Maybe you have a finished piece and you want to share a snippet of your success with us. That’s fine too.
When: Saturday, August 2
Where: Oakland Public Library – Main, 125 14th Street, Bradley C. Walters Community Room (same location as our 3rd Sunday meetings), entrance directly to meeting room from Madison Street
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Break time for mingling and refreshments
Hope to see you there!