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Jumpstart Writing Workshops

Copperfield's Books

140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma

Monday evenings, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Jumpstart does not meet in April. We will return May 7.

Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am to 11:45 am

Jumpstart does not meet in April. We will return May 1.

I enjoyed everything: the prompts, the atmosphere and the variety of writing. — Sherry

Now available:  The Write Spot To Jumpstart Your Writing: Discoveries reveals techniques Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono use in their Jumpstart Writing Workshops. Whether you want to write fiction, memoir, non-fiction, or poetry, or if you are experiencing writers block, Discoveries will inspire your writing and open doors for self-discovery and transformational writing. Available at Petaluma Copperfield's Books and Amazon.com $12.

Writers Forum 2018

April 19

Jean Hegland

Helping Ourselves to Write Our Best


There are only a few personal qualities and life circumstances that writers need to achieve their writing dreams. Jean will discuss some of the ways we can fan the spark, make the grit, keep the faith, create the community, and court the luck that will enable us to do our best work.

Jean Hegland's first novel, Into the Forest, has been adapted as a film and a graphic novel and translated into over a dozen languages; it was a best-seller in France in 2017. Her most recent book, Still Time, about a Shakespeare professor and his estranged daughter, is finding fans among Shakespeare scholars as well as readers with Shakespeare allergies.


Writers Forum has been pivotal in getting me motivated, focused, and published. Thank you for such a wonderful venue. — D. Zelenakova


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