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

Vintage House Creative Writing Workshop

Vintage House Senior Center
City of Sonoma Writing Classes Fall 2020

Whether you are an emerging or a seasoned writer, join Ana Manwaring in this round-robin style 6-week literary ZOOM workshop.  Participants will present their written work, in all creative genre, for feedback on craft, mechanics, and grammar. The focus is on excellence as students prepare manuscripts for a reading audience.

CLASS LOCATION:     ZOOM Registered participants will receive a weekly link by email before the meeting.

DATES: October 19—November 23, 2020.

TIME: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Register at: Vintage House   707-996-0311   https://vintagehouse.org/home/

LOCATION: Vintage House Senior Center, 264 First Street East, Sonoma  95476

DATES:   Winter 2021 not yet scheduled
TIME:   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Register at: Vintage House   707-996-0311   https://vintagehouse.org/home/

LOCATION: Vintage House Senior Center, 264 First Street East, Sonoma  95476

DATES:  Spring 2021 not yet scheduled
TIME:  2:00pm – 4:00pm
Register at: Vintage House   707-996-0311   https://vintagehouse.org/home/


Rianda Memoirist & Poets Society

Rianda House Senior Activity Center
Rianda Memoirist & Poets Society

Join our Rianda Memoirist & Poet Society 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. We focus on autobiographical writing, but all genres are welcome. This on-going group welcomes new participants in its inspiring and supportive workshop-style atmosphere.  Everyone agrees that this is a fun class for writers serious about their work.  Contact Ana Manwaring at www.anamanwaring.com for more information.

 Thursdays at 2:00 pm

LOCATION:    ZOOM.  Registrants will receive weekly link ahead of class time.
DATES: Thursday, October 15- Thursday, November 19, 2020
TIME: 2:00am – 4:00 pm
Pre-register at: Rianda House 707-968-5877   class size limited

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DATES: Spring 2021 not yet scheduled
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Pre-register at: Rianda House 707-968-5877


Happy Hour—Autobiographical Writing

Napa Valley College
Canvas Non-credit 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. Many of our participants have won awards and published. We’re a congenial group that welcomes any genre and newcomers at any level of writing.

LOCATION: Napa Valley College Canvas on-line platform
DATES: September 8—November 24, 2020
TIME: 4:00-6:00 pm
Please register through Napa Valley College WebAdvisor

Course name and number: LARN-651-76497 (76497) Autobiog Writing

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DATES: winter  2021 not yet scheduled
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Please pre-register www.napavalley.edu/webadvisor/