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Marianne Villanueva

Instructor: Marianne Villanueva
LANDSCAPES OF THE MIND (writing class)
January 27–28, 2018 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


A journey is more than just a movement through physical space. It is also a journey through an emotional landscape. In this workshop, we’ll look at different kinds of journeys, whether they be journeys of retrieval and nostalgia or journeys of discovery. We’ll explore different ways of mapping out emotions, mood, and landscape, and learn how voice infuses narrative. There will be a rich variety of examples from iconic itineraries such as Matsuo Basho’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North, to Will Self’s walking travel book, Psychogeography. We’ll explore sense and mood, and ways to introduce scene and musing. And do a lot of in-class writing.


MARIANNE VILLANUEVA is a writer, teacher, and traveler. She has three published collections of short stories and a novella that was a finalist for England’s 2014 Saboteur Award. She has also written the libretto for a three-act opera, Marife, with composer Drew Hemenger.

Current MAC Members: $207
Non-members: $230 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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Instructor materials fee: $10 for a workbook students can use for the writing exercises.


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