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 Fall 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.

COURSE #: 72269
LOCATION: Napa Valley College, 1088 College Ave. St. Helena 94574
DATES: September 11, 2017 – October 16, 2017
TIME: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Pre-register at: http://www.napavalley.edu/CommEd/Pages/default.aspx

COURSE #: 72270
LOCATION: Napa Valley College, 1088 College Ave. St. Helena 94574
DATES: October 23, 2017 – December 11, 2017
TIME: 12:00pm-3:00pm
*No class 11/20. Special event on 12/11.
Pre-register at: http://www.napavalley.edu/CommEd/Pages/default.aspx


Autobiographical Writing

Napa Valley College
Up Valley Fall 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 #: 72308
LOCATION: Rianda House, 1475 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
DATES: September 11, 2017 – December 11, 2017
TIME: 3:00pm-5:00pm
No class on 11/20. Special event on 12/11.
Please register at Rianda House