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Jumpstart Writing Workshops

Copperfield's Books - Petaluma

140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma

Monday evenings, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Workshops are cancelled until we are no longer sheltering in place.

Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am to 11:45 am

Workshops are cancelled until we are no longer sheltering in place.

Copperfield's Books - San Rafael

Wednesday afternoons, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Workshops are cancelled until we are no longer sheltering in place.

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Writers Forum 2020

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