"I loved this class and am eager for more."
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Writing Retreats and Workshops

Villa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz 
Tues. April 10—Thurs. April 12, 2018
I call Villa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz periodically to see if there are any openings. For 2018, the only time available is during the week, but many of you are free then, so I thought I’m offering a retreat. Tues, April 10 - Thursday, Aoril 12. If you want to come a day early for a one on one, Monday, April 9. Please let me know if you can join us, and I’ll reserve the space. They’re booked for 2019 on weekends, but there may be a cancellation.

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Ongoing Weekly Classes

Weekly Classes in Mill Valley
Six Thursdays, Six Thursdays, Dec. 7—21 & Jan. 11—25, 2018
(no classes Dec. 28 & Jan. 4)
1:00 pm—3:00 pm
Cost: $385

In this class, you’ll have an opportunity to bring pieces for feedback. Class size is limited to six writers to allow for personal attention to your writing.

Moved the time to 1:00 pm to avoid traffic. Limit to 6 writers.

To register for Mill Valley classes, send us an email. and send $200 by November 30.


One-Day Workshops

Personal Essay and Memoir
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 11:00 am—4pm
Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Cost: $125

This is for writers who have taken a previous class with me and would like to workshop a piece for feedback. It's a rare opportunity to get input from a pro! Class size is limited, so early registration is advised.

To register Contact Book Passage online click here or call at 415.927.0960.

Book Passage will be selling my book, Writing from the Senses, at a 10 percent discount to those who register for classes there.


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