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Marianne Villanueva

Marianne Villanueva

Instructor: Marianne Villanueva
February 6–7, 2016 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

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We will begin with a true event: a personal story from participants' own memories.
We spend the weekend teasing out the usable details, and find six different ways to write it.
By the end of the course, the participant will have six different "treatments" (to borrow from film) and can then decide which approach works best for the given material.
That said, the weekend will be ALL about writing. Intensive writing.
Bring your favorite authors, if that helps. Bring them to class. We will parse your favorite passages and I will help you figure out what kind of writer you are, based on the kind of work you find most resonant and memorable.
Be prepared to read your work aloud, every day.
Most of all, the weekend will be about the thrill of discovery: what kind of writer you think you are, and what kind of writer you REALLY are.
Requirements: an open mind, and tons of energy.


MARIANNE VILLANUEVA is the author of three short story collections and a novella, Jenalyn, which was a finalist for the 2014 Saboteur Awards. Her stories have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The Threepenny Review, ZYZZYVA, J Journal, The Crab Orchard Review, PANK, Café Irreal, and the New Orleans Review. She has been a finalist for the O. Henry Literature Prize and a nominee for the Pushcart. She teaches creative writing online for UCLA Extension’s Writers Program.

Marianne is a Mendocino Art Center Artist in Residence in 2016.

Current MAC Members: $180
Non-members: $200 plus a $25 non-member registration fee

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