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805 Writers’ Conference: Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6

Speakers and Program Announced for the Sixth Annual 805 Writers’ Conference in Ventura, CA Hone your skills, sharpen your tools, develop your craft THRIVE as a writer. The conference is returning to a focused topic for each day so you … Continue reading

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Sebastian Junger: By the Book

Excerpt from The New York Times MAY 12, 2016. Click here to read more >> Which writers — novelists, playwrights, critics, journalists, poets — working today do you admire most? The last really well-written book I’ve read was “Empire of … Continue reading

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SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning Writer’s Workshop June 11 & 12

A multi-session conference designed to support the emerging writer in a variety of areas including:  writing skills, developing a novel, articles and essays, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, the business of writing, and publication.  Guest speakers are featured in interactive workshops  HOW … Continue reading

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Fiction/Narrative Nonfiction Intensive Class: Improve Your Writing … Now!

Toni Lopopolo at West Coast Writers Conferences Sunday, June 19th, 2016 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm ± Los Angeles Valley College, Campus Center (parking is free) Do You Want to Take Your Writing to a Higher Level And Increase … Continue reading

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Boot Camp Extreme: Sunday, February 28, 10 am-2 pm, Los Angeles Valley College

Have you written a novel, or are you actively working on one? Would you like to have it reviewed by a leading professional editor / literary agent ? Are you open to critical analysis of your work by a veteran … Continue reading

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Intensive Memoir Workshop: Sunday, October 25th 10 am – 2 pm, Los Angeles Valley College,

Intensive Memoir Workshop A Four-Hour Special Event Do you want to improve your writing skills and your chances of authoring a successful memoir? $99 before Oct 18/$149 after Now you can! Literary agent Toni Lopopolo will help you craft your … Continue reading

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Writing Advice from Annie Dillard

“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, give it, … Continue reading

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