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HARBIN WRITING SEMINAR
WITH CLIVE MATSON

July 19 at 6:00pm until July 21 at 4:00pm

 

 

Fee: $325 (Harbin residents $225) includes dormitory lodging on Fri. and Sat. nights and five catered meals on Sat. and Sun.
Early Registration Discount: $50 by July 1

We are close to our creative source when the child within speaks its mind and ignores any critical or editorial voices. In the workshop, we will let that "Crazy Child" write. For beginners, for developing writers, and for professionals who want to expand their horizons. Friday night will be for getting acquainted and starting to write. On Saturday and Sunday there will be time for more writing, reading, compassionate criticism, and summary.


To register, contact Elaine Watt at 707-987-2339x72 or accounting@harbin.org

For more information, visit www.matsonpoet.com

 or phone 510-654-6495 or email clive@matsonpoet.com

Mr. Matson writes short stories, essays, plays and has published seven books of poetry. His previous workshops in Lake County have been very popular. He has led workshops nationwide for twenty-four years, holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University, and teaches at University of California Extension in Berkeley. He helped edit the anthology of 9/11 poems, An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind (Regent Press, Oakland, 2002).


We are close to our creative source when the child within speaks its mind and ignores any critical or editorial voices. In the workshop, we will let that "Crazy Child" write. For beginners, for developing writers, and for professionals who want to expand their horizons.

Clive Matson

472 44th Street

Oakland, CA 94609

510-654-6495

510-508-5149 cell

clive@matsonpoet.com

http://www.matsonpoet.com

http://www.redroom.com/author/clive-matson

Mr. Matson writes, "Your night-time dreams, with their vivid scenes and soul-clenching transformations, are expressions of your talent, and every person has loads of it. Professional writers learn how to tap this energy and their strategies are elementary: first, honor your creative unconscious. You take this step when you join the class. Next is to put some of those creative works on paper, and well do simple exercises that, year after year, have proven to do just that. It's exhilarating when the whole class ventures into unknown territory under the guidance of an instructor who understands the journey is personal, highly charged, and requires careful nurturing. Add the basic writing techniques we'll present, with clear examples, throughout the day and you are on your way – into the world of stories, personal essays, poems, plays, or scripts. You'll finish with at least one draft of new, exciting material and a healthy understanding of how your talent can enhance your life."

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