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

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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 & Coffee.com 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: www.jordanrosenfeld.net.

Registration Details:  Make life easy. Register before you arrive: Small Buy Now Button

      • 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