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Vroman's Education Classes

For more information or to register for any one of our writing workshops and/or arts & crafts classes, please call Customer Service at (626) 449-5320. All classes will take place in the Vroman's Meeting Room, Suite 120 located next door to Vroman's Main Store
in the Atrium at 709 E. Colorado Blvd. Suite 120.


Writing For Bliss with Diana Raab

This workshop has been cancelled. Reschedule date to follow.

Cost: $90 per person


This is a 1 day class for 3 hours. Enrollment is limited. 

This workshop will inspire and motivate writers of all levels. Acquire powerful self-awareness tools, find out how to tap into your emotional truth and untie the knots of your past, and learn how to open your heart and discover what brings you joy. The workshop is based on Diana Raab’s new book, Writing for Bliss, which was named by Poets & Writers as one of the best books for writers. The workshop includes lectures, discussion, and writing prompts, as well as exploration into journaling, memoir, and poetry.

Instructor: Diana Raab , MFA, PhD, is a memoirist, poet, blogger, inspirational speaker, and award-winning author of nine books. Her work has been published and anthologized in over 500 publications. She holds a PhD in psychology with a research focus on the healing and transformative powers of writing.

Diana blogs for Psychology Today, PsychAlive, Elephant Journal and The Huffington Post. She’s editor of two anthologies: Writers and Their Notebooks and Writers on the Edge; two memoirs: Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal and Healing with Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey, and four poetry collections, including Lust. She teaches nation-wide workshops on writing for healing and transformation.  Her latest book is Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Program for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life (September 2017). Her website: dianaraab.com.

Discovering Your Story: A Writing Workshop

Saturday, January 27, February 24 and March 24
9am - 12pm

Cost: $75.00 per session

Whether you have a manuscript in progress or simply a vague idea of a story you’d like to write, you’re invited to join this ongoing, once a month three hour workshop to discover the possibilities of your story.  Writing exercises from Barbara’s book, 'Kicking in the Wall’ will help silence your inner critic and get you writing immediately, and you'll also have the opportunity to read your work aloud for feedback.  Fiction as well as memoir and personal essay will be explored. Enrollment is limited.

Instructor:  Barbara Abercrombie has published novels, children’s picture books, including the award winning Charlie Anderson, and books of non-fiction. Her personal essays have appeared in national publications as well as in many anthologies.  Her most recent books are Cherished: 21 Writers on Animals They’ve Loved & Lost and A Year of Writing Dangerously, which was chosen by Poets & Writers Magazine as one of the best books for writers. (http://www.pw.org/best-books-for-writers) and her fifteenth book, Kicking In The Wall published by New World Library.  She received the Outstanding Instructor award and the Distinguished Instructor Award at UCLA Extension where she teaches creative writing. She also conducts private writing retreats and writes two weekly blogs: at www.BarbaraAbercrombie.com and www.TheIntimidatedCook.com  

She lives in Los Angeles and Lake Arrowhead, California.