Next Program and Events Calendar

Saturday, March 14, 2015

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Writing the Page-Turner:

Keep Your Readers Up Past Their Bedtime

Jordan Rosenfeld


Jordan Rosenfeld, writing teacher and author of four writing guides, cuts to the core of compelling story—whether fiction or memoir—through these key craft areas:

  • Building a strong story backbone (plot/narrative arc)
  • Infusing tension on every page
  • Creating evocative sensory imagery
  • Demonstrating strong characters/narrators
  • Mastering point of view

Jordan is author of the novels Forged in Grace and Night Oracle and the writing guides: Make a Scene and Write Free, and the forthcoming Writer’s Digest books: A Writer’s Guide to Persistence (April), and with Martha Alderson, Deep Scenes (October). She is managing editor of the popular online magazine Sweatpants & and her essays and articles have been published in: Brain, Child, the New York Times, Purple Clover, Role/Reboot, the Rumpus, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post and on KQED Radio’s The California Report among others. She blogs about writing and persistence at:

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      • Sign-in:  8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
      • Full breakfast: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
      • General meeting:  9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
      • Workshop:  9:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
      • Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA
      • Cost:  cash and check on site Members $35/Guests $45; PayPal (click “buy now”) $37/$47.  NOTE:  Due to Internet access problems, credit card transactions at the sign-in table are no longer possible.
      • To attend: contact Robin Gigoux at ragig (at) aol (dot) com, phone 925-933-9670, or click “buy now” for reservations.  Reservation deadline:  Wed., Mar. 11, 2015 at noon.

Events Calendar for the rest of our season

Mar. 14: Jordan Rosenfeld, Writing a Page Turner: Keep Your Readers Up Past Their Bedtimes, Craft Workshop

Apr. 11: Eric Elfman, How to Hook them from the First Page

May 9:  Young Writers Contest; Marissa Moss, publisher of Creston Books, Editing/Revision

June 13: Joshua Mohr, Plaracterization: Merging Character and Plot

Events Calendar for Next Season

Sept. 12:  Grant Faulkner for National Novel Writing Month, The Power of Writing with Abandon

Oct. 10:  Amanda McTigue on Craft