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A Plug for a Class, A Reading

For all you shy novel writers who like to write while sitting in your underwear--this is the class for you:  A ten week online class for those of you with at least 50 pages under your belt.  You will post every week and receive feedback not only from me, but from your fellow classmates.  the students at UCLA Extension are smart, educated (I had a student for a few years who designs spaceships.  I'm not kidding) and eager to share their work and ideas.

Here is the formal blurb:

For those with at least 50 pages of a novel-in-progress, this workshop focuses on guiding students to generate at least 50 new pages as well as learn essential self-editing techniques. The instructor and students review each participant's project in detail. Refinements of character, structure, emotional content, and the development of the writer's voice also are explored. The student's goal is to produce a substantial portion of a novel approaching professional caliber.

Online Course
June 24 - August 26

And here's where to enroll:



And if you are in the Westwood area on June 11th at 7 pm, please stop by the Skirball Center for a reading.  Here are the formal details:

Publication Party

Date: 6/11/09

Hear UCLA Extension instructors read aloud from their recently published fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.  This spirited event includes books signings, refreshments, and the opportunity to meet fellow writers.  Admission to the event and to the Skirball's galleries prior to the readings is free. Free parking too!  Instructor's books will be available for purchase courtesy of Book Soup. Doors open at 7 and readings begin at 7:30.  Reception immediately following.

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard; Los Angeles, CA 90049

(310) 440-4500

This Just In! The 2009 Publication Party line-up:

Laurel Ann Bogen

Rick Bursky

Stephen Cooper

Tyler Dilts

Jerrilyn Farmer

Linzi Glass

Jessica Barksdale Inclán

Daniel M. Jaffe

Rachel Kann

Suzanne Lummis

Lou Mathews

Christopher Meeks

Jennie Nash

Victoria Patterson

Les Plesko

Deirdre Shaw

Nancy Spiller

John Morgan Wilson

Harry Youtt


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Shucks....up here we do BOOK

Shucks....up here we do BOOK SIGNINGS in our underwear. :)


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Sounds COLD! Best, J Jessica

Sounds COLD!



Jessica Barksdale Inclan