Calendar

Sep
21
Sat
Start ‘Write’ Now Class @ The Writing Salon @ The Writing Salon
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Start 'Write' Now Class @ The Writing Salon @ The Writing Salon

Start Write Now Class in Berkeley Description

Sometimes if we’ve never written before or if we haven’t written in a while, we wonder if we’re really writers. Instructor Kevin Dublin says, “Writers write, simple as that. In this one-day workshop, my goal is for you to tap into the writing mind, to fill it up with your stories, your words.”

We’re going to write a lot based on multiple prompts, interactive activities and powerful exercises. For inspiration and guidance, we’ll look at work by Mary Oliver, Khaled Hosseini, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alfred Hitchcock, and may even take a peek at Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. This class is open to all genres, even if you’re not sure what you want to write yet.

We’ll also cover several techniques to continue your writing practice after class ends. Kevin says, “This workshop is for those who are just beginning their writing journey, advanced writers who want a fresh kickstart to their writing life, and everyone in between!”

Sep
22
Sun
Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley @ Writing Salon @ The Writing Salon
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley @ Writing Salon @ The Writing Salon

Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley Class Description

“Everyone has a story, and every story is made up of other stories that can be told. So how will you tell your story? And to whom?” asks instructor Kevin Dublin of the Berkeley creative writing class at the Writing Salon.

This is a (5) week workshop that covers fiction, poetry, personal essay, and screenwriting. We will generate ideas and writing through a series of fun exercises. In class, we will build memorable scenes, create vivid images, hook with narration, craft characters, and develop engaging dialogue. A range of creative work from masters will guide us. Therefore, the work of Lydia Davis, Julio Cortazar, Morgan Parker, Matsuo Bashō, and Franz Kafka will make appearances.

Kevin says, “One key component of writing is finding people to talk with about writing who are as passionate as you are or would like to be. We’ll provide a space for that.”

Though always optional,  there will be take-home exercises and opportunities to share your work with one another during class. By the end of five weeks, you’ll have the tools and confidence to write that poem, essay or story that’s all your own.

Learn more about the Writing Salon here.

Sep
29
Sun
Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley @ Writing Salon @ The Writing Salon
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley @ Writing Salon @ The Writing Salon

Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley Class Description

“Everyone has a story, and every story is made up of other stories that can be told. So how will you tell your story? And to whom?” asks instructor Kevin Dublin of the Berkeley creative writing class at the Writing Salon.

This is a (5) week workshop that covers fiction, poetry, personal essay, and screenwriting. We will generate ideas and writing through a series of fun exercises. In class, we will build memorable scenes, create vivid images, hook with narration, craft characters, and develop engaging dialogue. A range of creative work from masters will guide us. Therefore, the work of Lydia Davis, Julio Cortazar, Morgan Parker, Matsuo Bashō, and Franz Kafka will make appearances.

Kevin says, “One key component of writing is finding people to talk with about writing who are as passionate as you are or would like to be. We’ll provide a space for that.”

Though always optional,  there will be take-home exercises and opportunities to share your work with one another during class. By the end of five weeks, you’ll have the tools and confidence to write that poem, essay or story that’s all your own.

Learn more about the Writing Salon here.

Oct
6
Sun
Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley @ Writing Salon @ The Writing Salon
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley @ Writing Salon @ The Writing Salon

Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley Class Description

“Everyone has a story, and every story is made up of other stories that can be told. So how will you tell your story? And to whom?” asks instructor Kevin Dublin of the Berkeley creative writing class at the Writing Salon.

This is a (5) week workshop that covers fiction, poetry, personal essay, and screenwriting. We will generate ideas and writing through a series of fun exercises. In class, we will build memorable scenes, create vivid images, hook with narration, craft characters, and develop engaging dialogue. A range of creative work from masters will guide us. Therefore, the work of Lydia Davis, Julio Cortazar, Morgan Parker, Matsuo Bashō, and Franz Kafka will make appearances.

Kevin says, “One key component of writing is finding people to talk with about writing who are as passionate as you are or would like to be. We’ll provide a space for that.”

Though always optional,  there will be take-home exercises and opportunities to share your work with one another during class. By the end of five weeks, you’ll have the tools and confidence to write that poem, essay or story that’s all your own.

Learn more about the Writing Salon here.

Oct
13
Sun
Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley @ Writing Salon @ The Writing Salon
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley @ Writing Salon @ The Writing Salon

Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley Class Description

“Everyone has a story, and every story is made up of other stories that can be told. So how will you tell your story? And to whom?” asks instructor Kevin Dublin of the Berkeley creative writing class at the Writing Salon.

This is a (5) week workshop that covers fiction, poetry, personal essay, and screenwriting. We will generate ideas and writing through a series of fun exercises. In class, we will build memorable scenes, create vivid images, hook with narration, craft characters, and develop engaging dialogue. A range of creative work from masters will guide us. Therefore, the work of Lydia Davis, Julio Cortazar, Morgan Parker, Matsuo Bashō, and Franz Kafka will make appearances.

Kevin says, “One key component of writing is finding people to talk with about writing who are as passionate as you are or would like to be. We’ll provide a space for that.”

Though always optional,  there will be take-home exercises and opportunities to share your work with one another during class. By the end of five weeks, you’ll have the tools and confidence to write that poem, essay or story that’s all your own.

Learn more about the Writing Salon here.

Oct
20
Sun
Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley @ Writing Salon @ The Writing Salon
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley @ Writing Salon @ The Writing Salon

Intro to Creative Writing in Berkeley Class Description

“Everyone has a story, and every story is made up of other stories that can be told. So how will you tell your story? And to whom?” asks instructor Kevin Dublin of the Berkeley creative writing class at the Writing Salon.

This is a (5) week workshop that covers fiction, poetry, personal essay, and screenwriting. We will generate ideas and writing through a series of fun exercises. In class, we will build memorable scenes, create vivid images, hook with narration, craft characters, and develop engaging dialogue. A range of creative work from masters will guide us. Therefore, the work of Lydia Davis, Julio Cortazar, Morgan Parker, Matsuo Bashō, and Franz Kafka will make appearances.

Kevin says, “One key component of writing is finding people to talk with about writing who are as passionate as you are or would like to be. We’ll provide a space for that.”

Though always optional,  there will be take-home exercises and opportunities to share your work with one another during class. By the end of five weeks, you’ll have the tools and confidence to write that poem, essay or story that’s all your own.

Learn more about the Writing Salon here.