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Yuba Writers’ Workshops

Yuba Writers’ Workshops

I am thrilled to have found an ideal space for teaching small, high-quality writing classes in downtown Grass Valley! Here’s a photo of our fall pilot class in the space. Beginning January 2018 I will be launching Yuba Writers’ Workshops and Editorial Services, teaching regular classes for writers of all levels at the Alpha Building,

“Words Creating Space” in the AWP Writer’s Chronicle
“Words Creating Space” in the AWP Writer’s Chronicle

I’ve long considered the AWP Writer’s Chronicle a must-have subscription, and repeatedly share its craft articles with my students, so I’m thrilled that the Chronicle has published my essay “Words Creating Space: Three-Dimensionality in Prose” in its December 2017 issue. The essay was inspired by John Berger and my mentor Frederick Reiken, and touches on

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Full House for Yuba Lit: The Art of the Short Story
Full House for Yuba Lit: The Art of the Short Story

What a night of masterful writing at our September 14th Yuba Lit, held for the first time in Nevada City’s historical National Hotel. Photos here, on www.yubalit.org. And if you live near Nevada City, CA, be sure to save Thursday, November 9th for Yuba Lit: The Art of Flash Fiction, with Jenny Bitner, Laurie Ann

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Sept. 14th Yuba Lit: The Art of the Short Story
Sept. 14th Yuba Lit: The Art of the Short Story

September’s Yuba Lit is coming together! And I’m thrilled that Yuba Lit will be taking over the richly historied dining room of Nevada City’s National Hotel on Thursday, September 14th for a night of masterful short stories featuring Josh Weil, Louis B. Jones, and Marilyn Abildskov. Read more at the yubalit.org.

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Language is man's metaphysical organ." --Bruno Schulz

Authenticity comes from a single faithfulness: that to the ambiguity of experience. Its energy is to be found in how one event leads to another. Its mystery is not in the words but on the page." --John Berger

Words are all we have, and they better be the right ones."  --Evan S. Connell

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