How does one become a master storyteller? A good first step is to learn from other masters, with an expert teacher as your guide. Laurie Ann Doyle teaches creative writing at two of the Bay Area’s most distinguished institutions: the San Francisco Writers Grotto and the University of California, Berkeley. She is the winner of the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Award, and her stories have been nominated for Best New American Voices and the Pushcart Prize. She has been published in The Los Angeles Review, Timber, Jabberwock Review, Arroyo Literary Review, and elsewhere.

Join us at our next meeting to learn from Laurie as she breaks down mastery of the craft into easily digestible methods. Her talk will delve into the techniques of writers whose words have stood the test of time, including Ernest Hemingway and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Witness how they so exquisitely evoke imagery, feeling, and insight to touch the reader’s mind, heart, and soul all at once. Learn how they craft the distinctive elements of their work, so you can do the same in your own writing.

When: Monday, October 9 at 6pm
Where: Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
Cost to attend (dinner included): $15 for Members, $20 for Guests


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