$15 – $30

Setting that Works: A Workshop for Writers

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2120 University Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

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The best setting is more than a pretty, or gritty description. It’s lean and strong, because it’s working two or more jobs—pushing your story along, helping us get to know your protagonist better. Join us for Setting That Works on April 3rd at WeWork (2201 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612).

In this hands-on workshop, John Byrne Barry, author of Wasted: Murder in the Recycle Berkeley Yard, and Bones in the Wash: Politics is Tough. Family is Tougher, will review the different ways setting can strengthen your story, and lead a writing exercise putting what we learn into action.

Topics Covered at April 3rd Workshop

  • Studying the different ways setting can strengthen your story.
  • Do writing exercises putting what we learned into action.
  • Capturing the essence of a place in a few short sentences—a strategic snapshot, not a wikipedia entry.
  • Drip-feeding description into your story so it doesn’t slow the momentum.

Workshop Led by John Byrne Barry

John Byrne Barry writes novels, designs websites and book covers, and leads bicycle tours in San Francisco. He is author of two “page-turners with a conscience”—Wasted: Murder in the Recycle Berkeley Yard, and Bones in the Wash: Politics is Tough. Family is Tougher, which won the 2015 Best Book award from the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA). His third novel, coming in 2019, is an assisted-suicide family thriller, tentatively titled Why I Killed My Father. Learn more at johnbyrnebarry.com.

Workshop Discount for CA Writers Club Members

The CA Writers Club is the oldest writing organization West of the Mississippi. In addition to workshops, we also have monthly meetings to offer craft and marketing support for writers who wish to advance their careers.

The member price for this workshop is only $15. If you wish to become a member, you may purchase an advance ticket at the member price, and then pay for a full membership on the day of the workshop. Information about membership benefits and costs can be found at cwc-berkeley.org/about/join-us.

However, membership is not required to attend! Non-member price is $30.

However, both of these prices are advance ticket prices. Tickets the day of the workshop will cost $5 more.

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