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Workshop: DIAPERS, SLEEP DEPRIVATION & DATING DAUGHTERS with AMY ETTINGER
01/26/2013 1:00 pm
01/26/2013 4:00 pm
Diapers, Sleep Deprivation, and Dating Daughters: Writing About Parenting for National Publications with Amy Ettinger
Have you cracked the parenting code for how to turn your
kids into little angels who share toys and play on their own for hours?
Have you battled the Tiger Mom who lives next door and won? Do you have
some special insight about raising well-adjusted kids, but need an
audience to share it with?
This three-hour workshop, open to writers
of all levels, will explore these questions in detail. We’ll talk about
how to write essays and articles for national publications and add your
voice to the growing genre of parenting lit. The class will discuss
essays by Anne Lamott and Lorrie Moore. We'll also have on-the-spot
sketches and exercises. Come with a topic in mind, some issue you would
like to write about in detail, and think about what you might be able to
teach other parents through your writing. As a bonus, this class will
end with stories of triumph and horror from The Writing Life. Bring your
questions about how to pitch and get published, how to work with
editors and get your byline read by millions.
Amy Ettinger writes
for the New York Times, the Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Sierra,
and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a regular contributor to the
website Care.com, where she writes about parenting topics ranging from
mommy wars to helping kids stay social media safe. You can read some of
her work at www.amyettinger.com.
Those who sign up will receive,
via email, an assortment of essays as well as a brief writing assignment
in advance of the class. These materials will be emailed to you two
weeks before the class. Please read these selections and write the
assignment before we meet.
Details: Register in advance at Capitola Book Café, by calling 831-462-4415, or online here. Cost: $40