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Improv for Writers

January 10th, 2009 · No Comments

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Book Passage — Corte Madera

Four Wednesdays • Jan. 14 – Feb. 4 ($155)

Remember when writing was fun? If you’re stuck, out of ideas, or if your Editor/Critic keeps shutting down your muse — get out of your head annd into this class. For four weeks, we’re going to improvise, play with our imaginations, and rediscover our creativity. We’ll explore characters, settings, plot twists, and dialogue, all using simple theater games. What bubbles up will be the basis for in-class and take-home writing exercises. Wear comfortable clothing, and come prepared to laugh.

Ellen Klages is a writer and entertainer. Her first novel, The Green Glass Sea, won the 2007 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and was a BookSense #1 pick. The sequel, White Sands, Red Menace is just out in hardcover, and her short story collection, Portable Childhoods, is a must read, available at any local independent bookstore. Plus, she is the irrepressible and lively auctioneer at Wiscon.

NOTE: this class is an energizer for writers of all genres and is not specifically geared toward YA or children’s lit.

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