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Vroman's Education Classes

Vroman's Ed Recreational Workshops and 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.

If for any reason you cannot attend a class you have signed up for, we require 24 hour notice of your cancelation in order to receive a refund. Refunds will NOT be issued on the same day of class or after the class has already occured.

Photo of Instructor Barbara Abercrombie Discovering Your Story: A Writing Workshop 
(This is an ongoing workshop, with dates constantly being added.
New participants welcome. You can sign up for one or mulitple!)

January 18, 2020 (NOW FULL)
February 22, 2020 (NOW FULL)
March 21, 2020 (NOW FULL)
April 18, 2020

9:00am – 12:30pm

Cost: $70.00 per class

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.

About the 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.


Getting UnstuckSwan Huntley headshot
With Swan Huntley

Saturday January 25th

Cost: $70 per person

This class will focus on how to move through the difficult moments in the writing process. Designed for writers at all levels, participants will discuss the many forms of getting stuck (Having difficulty starting, having difficulty finishing, unsure what comes next in the narrative in progress, etc.) and learn tips on how to push forward and continue writing.

From the Instructor:
Through discussions and readings about the process of writing, this course aims to give you tools to help you improve your relationship to your practice. We’ll discuss practical tips for you to use in your day-to-day life, and we’ll also ask ourselves some very basic questions about why we started writing in the first place, and how that corresponds with our feelings on writing now. Are we enjoying ourselves? Do we feel a sense of playfulness around writing? When we write, what are we getting out of it?

By the end of this course, my hope is that you’ll have a renewed sense of energy around your writing practice and will be better equipped to move through the tough moments with ease. 

About the Instructor: 
Swan Huntley is the author of The Goddesses (2017) and We Could Be Beautiful (2016). She earned her MFA at Columbia University and has received fellowships from MacDowell and Yaddo. Her writings have appeared on SalonThe Rumpus and McSweeney's Internet Tendency, among others. She lives in Los Angeles