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 Spring 2019

Join our Brunch Bunch 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.

 Tuesdays at 10:00am 

LOCATION: Napa Valley College, 1088 College Ave. St. Helena 94574
DATES: January 15 – February 12, 2019
TIME: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Pre-register at: http://www.napavalley.edu/CommEd/Pages/default.aspx

LOCATION: Napa Valley College, 1088 College Ave. St. Helena 94574
DATES:   February 19 – March 19, 2019
TIME: 10:00am – 12:30pm

LOCATION: Napa Valley College, 1088 College Ave. St. Helena 94574
DATES: April 2 – May 7, 2019  no class April 16
TIME: 10:00am – 12:30pm

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


Autobiographical Writing

Napa Valley College
Up Valley Spring 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.

LOCATION: Rianda House, 1475 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
DATES: January 15 – May 7  no class March 26 and April 16
TIME: 1:15 – 3:15pm
Please register at Rianda House

LOCATION: Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus in the Library
DATES: January 15 – May 7  no class March 26 and April 16
TIME: 4pm – 6pm “Happy Hour”
Please register in class