Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hugo House class Saturday, May 15, 1-5 pm

I'll be teaching a one day class at Hugo House on Saturday, May 15, 1-5 pm.

Reading Like A Writer (a reading class)

As readers, we want to know why we let dinner burn while we turned the pages of one book, but left another unfinished. As writers, we want to know how to effectively steal the shiny bits. For both readers and writers the key is in understanding how to read like a writer. In-class readings will be from contemporary and classic masterworks.

Instructor: Linera Lucas
Meets: Saturday, May 15, 2010
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Min: 5 Max: 15
General: $96
Members: $86.40

Sign up online for spring classes here, or call Hugo House at 206.322.7030.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

UW spring quarter class May 3 - May 24

My spring quarter class through the UW Women's Center runs from May 3 - May 24, 2010, four Mondays, 7-8:30 pm, $45.

You can register online here,
or call the Women's Center at 206.685.1090.

Writing Your Story, Finding Your Voice
Every woman has a story to tell, in her own voice. In this four-week session we will release our stories, silence our inner critics, and have a good time! Come prepared with pen and paper, your imagination, your fears and joys, your secret expectations. We will focus on short pieces of prose and poetry, using lively free-writing exercises. For those new to writing, and those who want to revisit the freedom of the beginner.


Monday, April 12, 2010

more from Flannery

"The type of mind that can understand good fiction is not necessarily the educated mind, but it is at all times the kind of mind that is willing to have its sense of mystery deepened by contact with mystery."

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Flannery O'Connor 1925-1964

"It is said that when Henry James received a manuscript that he didn't like, he would return it with the comment, 'You have chosen a good subject and are treating it in a straightforward manner.' This usually pleased the person getting the manuscript back, but it was the worst thing that James could think of to say, for he knew, better than anybody else, that the straightforward manner is seldom equal to the complications of a good subject."

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Bette Davis 1908-1989

from The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes, edited by Clifton Fadiman.

"Bette Davis's attorney told her a rumor was spreading throughout New York that she had died. Miss Davis was unworried: 'With the newspaper strike on I wouldn't consider it.'"