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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.

 


Memoir Writing : Childhood  with Ann Hamer

Saturday June 9th

9:30am - 12pm

Cost: $75 per person
Plus a $25 Materials Fee to be brought the day of class

This memoir writing workshop focuses on writing about your childhood.  Topics covered include first memories, where you grew up, school, sports and after-school activities, parents and siblings, friends, and so much more.  You will do plenty of writing in class, and get a lot of helpful hints on getting started, dealing with procrastination, and jogging your memory. Learn to unlock your creativity and enjoy writing your memoir.

Your $25 materials fee covers participation in the workshop plus your own copy of Writing It Your Way: A Step-By Step Guide to Telling The Story of Your Childhood., with over 100 writing prompts focused on growing up, family, school, and all those "firsts" you experience as a child.  It gives a nice gentle introduction to the memoir writing process. Participants will also receive their choice of a journal or a coloring book, plus in-class handouts.

Instructor:  Ann Hamer is the author of Writing It Your Way: A Step-by-Step Guide to Telling the Story of Your Life and Writing It Your Way: A Step-By Step Guide to Telling The Story of Your Childhood.  Ann leads support groups for writers and teaches classes in memoir writing and self-publishing.  Ann earned degrees at Oregon State University, Loyola Law School and the University of Oxford.


Memoir Writing : Love with Ann Hamer

Saturday June 16th

9:30am – 12pm

Cost: $75 per person
Plus a $25 Materials Fee to be brought the day of class


This memoir writing workshop focuses on writing about love, including first love, dating, marriage, break-ups, lost love, friendship, and love other than romantic love.  You will do plenty of writing in class, and get a lot of helpful hints on getting started, dealing with procrastination, and jogging your memory. Learn to unlock your creativity and enjoy writing your memoir.

Your $25 materials fee covers participation in the workshop plus your own copy of Writing it Your Way: A Step-by-Step Guide to Telling the Story of Your Life with over four hundred writing prompts, dozens of Helpful Hints, and numerous tools to keep you writing with enthusiasm after the workshop is over. Participants will also receive a treasure box that keys into one of the in-class writing exercises, and in-class handouts.

Instructor:  Ann Hamer is the author of Writing It Your Way: A Step-by-Step Guide to Telling the Story of Your Life and Writing It Your Way: A Step-By Step Guide to Telling The Story of Your Childhood.  Ann leads support groups for writers and teaches classes in memoir writing and self-publishing.  Ann earned degrees at Oregon State University, Loyola Law School and the University of Oxford.


Discovering Your Story: A Writing Workshop 

Saturday, July 28th, August 25, October 27th
9am – noon

Cost: $70.00 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.