Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Since the time of our last newsletter, I completed the first draft of my novel, Big River, set the manuscript aside and shifted my energy to reading other works.

First was Wallace Stegner’s, All the Little Things, then Laila Lalani’s Hope, and other Dangerous Pursuits. I’m now finishing the memoir, There There by Tommy Orange about growing up in Oakland. My mind is open for what comes next, but I’m in the mood for something uplifting!

My trip to the East Coast for the post-certificate training, “Writing with Veterans and their Families,” sponsored by the Amherst Writers and Artists organization, was inspiring and contained much relevant information about PTSD for my workshops.

The three-day event was held at the Carey Institute for Global Good in Rensselaerville, New York where Albert Einstein used to hang out with his buddy, Solomon Guggenheim back in the 1940s. Writing and spending long hours of quality time with my fellow AWAers was fun and fulfilling.

Next week, January 15th, I’ll be speaking about The Write Workshops in Auburn, California at the Gold Country Writers regular meeting, which will be turned into one of my typically, untypical workshops.

I had to move the Write Workshops day-long event, WRITING AT THE MUSEUM from December to February.

Please take note of the flier below and join us on Wednesday 2/12 for a day filled with writing and art at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) located at 2155 Center Street, a short walk from the downtown Berkeley Bart Station.

Plan to gather at 10:00am at Babette’s Cafe inside the museum. (No ticket required.) $125.00 to Shelley includes the museum entrance fee, coffee shop tab, lunch at Babette’s, docent lecture and film, The White Sheik, a romantic comedy by Federico Fellini, Italy 1952.

I’m passing out new fliers for this updated event. So, thanks for contacting me at [email protected], or [email protected] well in advance, so I can add you to the list.

A $35.00 non-refundable deposit payable by check, cash, or Venmo to @Shelley-Wagner-1 is required to save your space.

The remaining $95.00 is due on the day of the event.

Let’s hang out and write about art!

New writers as well as those who have attended Write Workshops in the past are welcome.

Stay tuned for our next day-long event, “The Write Hike” coming Spring 2020, and thanks for spreading the WORD about The Write Workshops, but most importantly…

Thanks for Writing!