Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Pen on Fire workshop in the mountains

I'll be doing a writing workshop at Mammoth in August. Here's a write-up that Leslie, who's putting the workshop. Please feel free to forward to any friends who live near Mammoth (in Bishop) or maybe you'll want to join us.

A Writers Workshop Saturday August 21, 2010

Overcome Obstacles ... Organize ... Ignite!

If you have been thinking "I love to write ...but who has time for creativity? I don't even remember where to start" or "Words used to shoot like lightening from my fingertips. Now the blinkety blank screen is the only evidence of electrons in my life!"

Then it's time to set your Pen On Fire, with Barbara Demarco-Barrett as your guide.

How Does Barbara Do It?

Author/Radio Host/Salon Host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett's book, Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the Writer Within (Harcourt, 2004), a Los Angeles Times best-seller, is in its 8th printing. Her story, "Crazy for you," is included in Orange County Noir, published by Akashic earlier this year. She produces and hosts the radio show, Writers on Writing, on KUCI-FM, which broadcasts from UC-Irvine. Barbara founded the Pen on Fire Speakers Series, a monthly salon that takes place in Corona del Mar. She is the new book reviewer for Orange Coast Magazine.

How Could This Workshop Change Your Life?

What Happened to Others
"She has turned the cold sad pen on my desk, which had been yearning for the
writer within me, into--A PEN ON FI-YAH!! Smo-kin!" --a former student, Teresa

"I picked up Pen On Fire three years ago, shortly after the birth of my twins,
and when I was certainly a 'busy woman.' I now have a few publications, a stack
of rejections, and more determination than ever." --Katherine Barrett
(unrelated to Barbara), a reader

Open Your Creative Wings!

Registration Limited to 12 Participants

Details, Details--
"Pen On Fire: A Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the Writer Within" is offered
by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 9:00 AM until Noon
at The Green Thread near Mammoth Lakes, California.

During this workshop, you will find focus, inspiration and time to fulfill your
own creative aspirations. Barbara will share the secrets of her writing, as
well as stories about how guests from her radio show and her salon build their
writing identities and guard their writing time.

The Green Thread is located a few minutes south of Mammoth Lakes, CA, at the
foot of Red Mountain, in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. A
naturally-lighted Great Room provides gentle indoor/outdoor access to discover
your own inspiring spot for thinking, planning, and writing.

A $60 registration fee ($50 for early birds by 5:00 PM August 1) includes
presentations, a copy of "Pen on Fire: a Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the
Writer Within", nibbles and beverages. A 50% nonrefundable deposit is required,
balance due August 21. Presenter reserves the right to cancel if fewer than 10
registrations are received by August 14. Deposits will be returned if class is
cancelled due to insufficient registration, illness, or other emergencies.

For the most meaningful experience, registration will be limited to 12
participants. For more information or to register, please contact Leslie
Willoughby,, (760) 935-4892.
The Green Thread
Mammoth Lakes.
CA 93546

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