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Jumpstart Writing Workshops

Copperfield's Books

140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma

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

Jumpstart does not meet in December. • Monday evening Jumpstart resumes January 7, 2019

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

Jumpstart does not meet in December (2018) nor January (2019) • Tuesday morning Jumpstart resumes February 5, 2019

I enjoyed everything: the prompts, the atmosphere and the variety of writing. — Sherry

Now available:  The Write Spot: Reflections is a treasure chest of short stories, vignettes, and poems that inspire readers to become writers. If you want to write and don’t know how to get started, this book is for you. If you are a writer and feeling stuck, this book is for you. If you read for enjoyment, this book is for you. Reflections includes a resources section for writers. $12.
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Writers Forum 2019

March 21: Guy Biederman has taught creative writing at College of Marin, San Francisco State, Santa Rosa Junior College, The Sitting Room, and privately at many venues since 1991. 


Writers Forum has been pivotal in getting me motivated, focused, and published. Thank you for such a wonderful venue. — D. Zelenakova


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Your dream of safety. Prompt #403

What is your dream of safety? Inspired by “Leap Before You Look” by W. H. Auden The sense of danger must not disappear: The way is certainly both short and steep, However gradual it looks from here; Look if you like, but you will have to leap. Tough-minded men get mushy in their sleep And break the by-laws any fool can keep; It is not the convention but the fear That has a tendency to disappear. The worried efforts of the busy heap, The dirt, the imprecision, and the beer Produce a few smart wisecracks every year; Laugh if you can, but you will have to leap. The clothes that are considered right to wear Will not be either sensible or cheap, So long as we consent to live like sheep And never mention those who disappear. Much can be said for social savior-faire, But to rejoice when no one…

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