Archive for the ‘Workshop’ Category

Dating Your Character

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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Producer, teacher, and personal manager Marilyn Atlas will conduct a three-hour breakfast workshop on “Dating Your Character” at the next meeting of the Mt. Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club (CWC) on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill.

Ms. Atlas will offer insights and guidance in a hands-on workshop on creating character. She will discuss what makes a character three-dimensional, creating conflict, a powerful subtext, and how to get into a character’s head.

She produced the award-winning Real Women Have Curves for HBO The Choking Game for Lifetime, numerous films and plays. Her co-authored book Dating Your Character (Stairway Press) was released August 30, 2016.

Sign-in at 8:30 am, full breakfast from 9 to 9:30 am. Workshop from 9:30-12:30. The cost is $40 for CWC members, $50 for guests.

Reservations are required, and must be received no later than noon on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Contact Robin at cwcrobin.gigoux@yahoo.com, or phone 925-933-9670. To sign up via PayPal, click “Buy now” on the Mt. Diablo branch website, http://cwcmtdiablowriters.wordpress.com/next-program/. Add $2 transaction fee.

The Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing Workshop/SF Bay Area

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

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C.S.Lakin will present a workshop on “The fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing” at the next luncheon meeting of the Mt. Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club (CWC) on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, California.

Ms. Lakin will discuss the following common flaws: overwriting, weak construction, POV violations, telling instead of showing, too much backstory, and description deficiencies and excesses.
C.S.Lakin is the author of twenty-two fiction and non-fiction books and is an award-winning blogger at LiveWriteThrive. She works full-time as a writing coach and book copyeditor, and is passionate about helping writers see success.
Check-in is from 8:30 to 9:00 am. The workshop is from 9:00am to 12:00pm, followed by a luncheon. The cost is $40 for CWC members, $50 for guests.

Reservations are required, and must be received no later than noon on Wednesday, March 9th. Contact Robin Gigoux at ragig@aol.com, or phone 925-933-9670. Expect confirmation only if you e-mail your reservation.

The California Writers Club Mt. Diablo Branch web address is: http://cwcmtdiablowriters.wordpress.com/

 

High School Students Win Art/Animation/Writing/Music Scholarships!

Monday, January 11th, 2016

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Do you have interests in music, video and film visual arts, dance, creative writing, or animation?  If so, California State Summer School for the Arts may be for you.  From July 9 through August 5, 2016, professionals will offer their expertise in these areas to high school students.  Held at CalArts in Valencia, California, the tuition is $1700 for California residents and $5200 for out-of-state residents.  Full and partial scholarships are available for first-time California residents!

In addition, students can receive 3 units of college extension credit from the California State University system.

Applications must be completed by February 29, 2016.
For application details, visit https://www.csssa.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disney Writer Leads Workshop on Voice

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Amanda McTigue will present a workshop on “Authentic, Compelling, Memorable: What Voice Can Do for Your Writing” at the next luncheon meeting of the Mt. Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club (CWC) on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill.

Ms. McTigue will conduct a hands-on workshop to explore techniques to find one’s writer’s voice. Her presentation will include short writing exercises and conversation.

She is a Yale graduate, who has been a writer/consultant for Disney Entertainment and Paramount, and most recently, a lecturer at Sonoma State University. Her debut novel, Going to Solace was KRCB’s Best Read of 2012. Her short story collection, This is Not Water, and novel Monkey Bottom are her current projects.

Check-in begins at 8:30am. A full breakfast will be served at 9:00 am. The workshop is from 9:45am to 12:45pm. Cost is $35 for CWC members, $45 for guests.

Reservations are required, and must be received no later than noon on Wednesday, October 8. For reservations, contact Robin Gigoux at ragig@aol.com, or phone 925-933-9670. Expect confirmation only if you e-mail your reservation.

The California Writers Club Mt. Diablo Branch web address is: http://cwcmtdiablowriters.wordpress.com/