4th Floor Meeting Room, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

This is a class co-sponsored by MI and San Francisco Writers Conference/​San Francisco Writers Foundation.

We've all been struck by that acorn—that nut of an idea—but what to do with it? In this course, we'll explore how one little idea can be nurtured and developed into many media possibilities: short story or poem, feature film or documentary, essay, memoir, novel, theater play. You'll share an idea and together we'll explore all the possibilities…and then you will write!

-an entirely new way of looking at an idea
-the tools to take that idea into multiple genres
-the ability to develop that idea into a publishable work, including screenplay,
fiction/​nonfiction, poetry, documentary, music, etc.
-confidence writing in genres you never imagined you could attempt
-the thrill of sharing your work

REGISTER AT: https:/​/​​e/​the-acorn-class-growing-your-writing-ideas-registration-42731745802

EXIT LAUGHING: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death

Available in bookstores and online

I love you. The meeting ran late. I want a divorce. One little word, one casual lie, one devastating announcement -- and our lives are turned upside down forever. In He Said What?: Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed, twenty-five gifted women writers share profoundly personal moments in which men in their lives said something—good or bad—that changed them irrevocably. This eclectic group of essays is fascinating, heartbreaking, hilarious. Most of all, each one demonstrates the incredible power that words have in influencing our lives.

What happens when you realize that your picture-perfect boyfriend is a liar and a bully? Or when you dedicate your life to someone who suddenly orders you to pack your bags and leave? What does it feel like when your brother tells you he's gay? Imagine attending an international conference on women's rights, only to discover that nearly every right has been trampled ... and things at home aren't going so well, either!

Funny, provocative, touching, thrilling, He Said What? illustrates the powerful impact the right, or wrong, words can have on our lives. Contributing authors include: Barbara Abercrombie, Beverly Donofrio, Margot Duxler, Amy Ferris, Abby Frucht, BJ Gallagher, Jane Ganahl, Bonnie Garvin, Sherry Glaser-Love, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Rose Guilbault, Pam Houston, Carrie Kabak, Caroline Leavitt, Maxinne Leighton, Joyce Maynard, Christine O’Hagan, Mary Pols, Karen Quinn, Dianne Rinehart, Colleen Robinson, Jenny Rough, Clea Simon, Starhawk, Victoria Zackheim.

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