The Emerald Tablet is very pleased to host Alexandra Kostoulas‘ Method Writing classes. Here’s some background:

We want to connect with the world. We want to share the life that is inside us. We want to write poetry and prose that speaks the truth and moves the reader. But where do we start?

There’s a voice within all of us, wanting to find its place in the world. The concepts and techniques in Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING program will lead you step by step, show you how to create compelling moments and scenes, how to move your reader with writing that jumps off the page and grabs them by the heart.

In this workshop, we will focus on stripping away the artifice of writing, the baggage that keeps us from the most essential building block of any writing: the Deep Voice. We’ll turn journal entries into poems and stories, and by the end of the class, you’ll produce a “chapbook” of your work, turning process into product. This class focuses on weekly journal writing using the techniques and concepts of Method Writing. Suitable for both poets and prose writers, beginners and advanced, this class will help you find your deep voice and use it to create clear and compelling written work.

Alexandra Kostoulas

Alexandra has studied with Jack for many years and was one of the first people to receive his blessings to teach his popular techniques. She will be offering the classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Below is more information:

The cost of the class will be $395 and will meet for 8 sessions, with a final public reading at The Emerald Tablet on the afternoon of Sunday, November 17. Classes will be limited to 12 people each.

Class 1:
Tuesday nights, 6:30pm – 9pm
Sept 17 – Nov 12, 2013
*We skip the week of Oct 15 for Litquake

Class 2:
Wednesday nights, 6:30pm – 9pm
Sept 18 – Nov 13, 2013
*We skip the week of Oct 16 for Litquake

To sign up, email Alexandra (alexandra@methodwritingsf.com) and let her know which day you are interested in. She will guide you through the rest of the process, which includes a $100 deposit to hold your seat (you can pay this by check or through Paypal, and she will give you that information via email).
You can find out more right here.

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