“Writing as Play” with Jorjeana Marie on February 19th, 2023
Have Fun and Boost your Productivity with Playful Approaches to Writing
If you are like many other writers and occasionally get stuck or feel uninspired with a formerly passionate project, you might consider approaching the task of writing in a fun new way. In this interactive workshop, television writer and award-winning voice actress, Jorjeana Marie, will share tips and tricks to help you get started writing, boost your writing output, and have fun in the process.
If you have an hour to spend (mostly writing) and think playing games sounds like fun, then this workshop is for you. You are sure to have fun, and the games and tips shared may help you discover or rediscover exciting aspects of your stories and characters. This workshop will leave you feeling energized, renewed, and equipped with a writing toolbox to help you write more and find a little more joy in the process.
Jorjeana Marie is an award-winning television writer and actress most recently doing both on the Disney show Mickey Mouse FunHouse. She is also a nationally touring comedian and the author of Improv for Writers (Penguin Random House/Ten Speed Press). You may have heard her voice on Nickelodeon, Disney or narrating over 400 audiobooks for authors including Meg Wolitzer, Nina La Cour, Jacqueline Woodson, Elizabeth Gilbert and Gayle Forman. She has earned a prestigious Audie, more than a dozen Earphones awards and been named one of the best YA voices. Publishers Weekly calls her “Pitch Perfect”. Paste Magazine named her one of their favorite narrators and Audiofile Magazine calls her characters “Hilarious!” She is the voice of The New Nancy Drew Diaries and AudioFile says “Jorjeana Marie captures the essence of what makes Nancy Drew such a timeless fictional icon”. As an actress, Jorjeana starred in the pilot Listen to Grandpa, Andy Ling with Randall Parks and Elliott Gould.
Other writing credits include being a staff writer on the EMMY Nominated Tab Time with Tabitha Brown, the forthcoming Dew Drop Diaries for DreamWorks, Mickey Mouse and the Roadster Racers for Disney, Robot Trains for Netflix and Gumibear for Cartoon Network. As a playwright she created one-acts for the 24 Hour Plays and wrote and performed three one-woman shows in NY and LA: “Ally, MaryJane & Me”, “NY, I Love” and “JoJo and Friends” – a sold-out solo sketch show with animation, puppets and stand-up.
$5 for members, $10 for guests, free tickets available*
12:00 Club leaders check-in
12:30 Welcome and networking with members & guests
1:00 p.m. Club Announcements
1:30 p.m. Member Spotlight: Carolyn Lee Arnold
1:45 p.m. Featured Speaker: Jorjeana Marie
2:30 p.m. Book Sales & Networking
Tickets include admission to our online craft and marketing support groups, now meeting Thursdays. more info here.
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*Virginia Prentiss Equity Fund donors and emerging writers in need of a boost, please use the promo code ‘VP’ at checkout for a free ticket. Learn more.
Tess Caldwell is an ambitious, dedicated and enthusiastic undergraduate Media and Screen Studies student at Northeastern University. She also serves as the Web Editor for the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club.