Writing Classes

Most people won’t realize that writing is a craft. You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else.

Katherine Ann Porter

The Creative Writing Workshop

Napa Valley College
Up Valley Writing Classes

Join our Lunch Brunch where writers come together to read and discuss your work for revision. The focus is on excellence as students prepare their manuscripts for a reading audience. All genres are welcome. This on-going group welcomes new participants in its inspiring and supportive workshop-style atmosphere. Many participants are now publishing and placing in contests. Everyone agrees that this is a fun class for writers serious about their work. Bring your lunch and your writing to this fun class for writers serious about their work. Contact Ana Manwaring at www.anamanwaring.com or 415-827-1468.

The Lunch Bunch is moving to Tuesdays at 10:00am on August 28, 2018. Bring your BRUNCH.

COURSE #: 73701
LOCATION: Napa Valley College, 1088 College Ave. St. Helena 94574
DATES: June 11, 2018 through July 23, 2018
TIME: 12:00pm-3:00pm

*Special event on 7/30/18 at Rianda House.
Pre-register at: http://www.napavalley.edu/CommEd/Pages/default.aspx

COURSE #: Not yet available
LOCATION: Napa Valley College, 1088 College Ave. St. Helena 94574
DATES: August 28, 2018- September 29, 2018
TIME: 10:00am-12:30pm. Tuesdays

COURSE #: Not yet available
LOCATION: Napa Valley College, 1088 College Ave. St. Helena 94574
DATES: October 2, 2018- October 30, 2018
TIME: 10:00am-12:30pm

Pre-register at: http://www.napavalley.edu/CommEd/Pages/default.aspx


Autobiographical Writing

Napa Valley College
Up Valley Summer Writing Classes

If you’ve lived a life, you have a story to tell. This course, for beginning or seasoned writers, gives you the tools as well as the introspection you need to begin shaping stories from the rich, raw material of your life on both prose and poetry. You will learn how to touch memories and moments, making them come alive through your writing. Share your work in class for positive feedback to help you create a compelling piece using evocative imagery, snappy dialogue, precise details and meaningful musings. We’re a congenial group that welcomes newcomers at any level of writing.

COURSE #: 73909
LOCATION: Rianda House, 1475 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
DATES: June 11, 2018 – July30, 2018
TIME: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Special event on 7/30: Workshop with Napa County Poet Laureate, Jeremy Benson                                 The Rhythms of Your Life, Poetry and Prose from a Personal Perspective
Please register at Rianda House

COURSE #: not yet available
LOCATION: Rianda House, 1475 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
DATES: August 28, 2018- October 30, 2018
TIME: 1:15pm – 3:15pm
Special event: Winter Showcase. Watch for details.
Please register at Rianda House