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Gecko Gals Ink, LLC- ALL-ZONA BOOK FEST

Gecko Gals Ink, LLC

Authors who are “Differently Expertised”

PO Box 35271, Tucson, AZ  85740-5271

We offer writing workshops for those who wish to compose, whether for private use or publication.

Sign up for our newsletter at our blog:  http://geckogalsink.blogspot.com

Mark your calendars now for the ALL-ZONA BOOK FEST  Sunday, October 12, 2014

St. Francis Cabrini Church

3201 East Presidio Road

Tucson, AZ 85716

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Catherine Ann Jones Author- THE WAY OF THE STORY Writing Workshops For 2011 & 2012

Catherine Ann Jones THE WAY OF THE STORY Upcoming writing workshops 2011- 2012

For online courses: http://www.wayofstory.com

Nov 11, 2011 Ojai, CA Finding Your Voice in Memoir http://ojaiwritersconference.wordpress.com/friday-nov-11/

Nov 12 Ojai, CA Heal Yourself with Writing
http://ojaiwritersconference.wordpress.com/teachers-2/catherine-ann-jones/

Nov 18-20 San Francisco, CA, The Way of Story, http://www.ciis.edu/News_and_Events/Event_Calendar/Jones_Way_of_Story_FA11_(wk).html
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Feb 4, 2012 (Sat) Los Angeles, CA, Gate Story Conference/ Keynote Speaker, Wadsworth Theatre

March 10 (Sat) Encino, CA, Joseph Campbell Roundtable

April 7 Ojai, CA, The Way of Story catherinejones@wayofstory.com

April 29-May 4 Big Sur, CA, http://www.esalen.org, The Power of Story: The Healing Art of Focused Journaling
Aug 21-26 Big Sur, CA, http://www.esalen.org The Way of Story: the craft & soul of writing

?Nov Cruise to Viet Nam & Ang Gor Wat

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Catherine A. Jones Author & Writing Consultant- THE WAY OF STORY: THE CRAFT AND SOUL OF WRITING!

THE WAY OF STORY: THE CRAFT AND SOUL OF WRITING!

by Catherine A. Jones

The Way of Story offers an integrative approach to writing narrative, combining solid craft with experiential inner discovery. Craft alone is not enough. No other writing workshop offers the solid craft to guarantee a good story along with the intangible inner dimensions of writing. The transformation of good writing depends on making it one’s own from within.

For writers of all levels & all narrative forms including plays, screenplays, stories, novels, & memoir

Seven Steps to Story Structure

Create memorable characters & dialogue

Balancing craft with intuitive skills

Access and free your potential story
As C.G. Jung knew,

“Ultimately, everything depends on the quality of the individual…”

I teach not from theory but as a working writer. That is why I know the hardest part is sitting down.

“Catherine Ann Jones is in possession of a powerful talent… nothing is more rare in my opinion.”- Norman Mailer

Award-winning New York playwright and Hollywood screenwriter, Catherine Ann Jones, with over twenty-five years experience as a professor at major universities, offers unique writing workshops for all narrative forms of writing including plays, screenplays, memoir, novels, stories. (She is also available as an individual story & script consultant.)

AVAILABLE

Catherine’s book, THE WAY OF STORY: THE CRAFT AND SOUL OF WRITING!

The Way of Story: The Craft and Soul of Writing – November 18-20, 2011 at California Institute of Integral Studies

The Way of Story in Tuscany, June 2011

Heal Yourself with Writing – online course launches at http://www.dailyom.com

The Way of Story – online course at http://www.dailyom.com

Electronic press kit

The Way of Story: Book Reviews

Audio:

• Interview with Catherine Ann Jones on VoiceAmerica

• Podcast Interview: The Writing Show

• Radio Interview @ Movie Geeks United!
Video:

• The Learning Annex with Catherine Ann Jones, Aug 2011, NYC: The Way of Story

• The Power of Story (Mastering the Art of Focused Journaling)

• 4 min excerpt from a new film that Catherine will be appearing in. It was created by Oscar-nominated documentary artist Penny Little about the importance of Art.

• Introduction to The Way of Story

• Craft & Soul of Writing

• Transcending Writers Block

. Catherine Ann Jones interviewed from the UK by Julia McCutchon

“Each story is unique if it comes from you. You are the most important ingredient. I encourage my clients not only to write what they know, but what they feel strongly about, either real or imagined. George Lucas never traveled in outer space but he lived the story that became Star Wars.”

“We’ve become lopsided living only in our heads. Writing, in order to serve the soul, must integrate outer craft with the inner world of intuition and feeling.” – Catherine Ann Jones, New York Times interview

Learn the Seven Steps to Story Structure

Writing comes from within and the work begins there. But craft is essential. Craft and discipline result in freedom. Three things matter: structure, structure, and structure! Story structure is the architectural plan which provides a solid foundation for the story you wish to tell. Learning this aspect of craft is essential in manifesting a commercially successful story .

But craft alone is not enough:

“The purpose of the artist is humble, He is essentially only a channel.”

“The best times are when I seem to disappear altogether and the story writes itself. It passes through me but is not really mine. A kind of visitation, if you will.”- Catherine Ann Jones, Pleiades Magazine

Catherine Ann Jones is the real thing. I left The Way of Story workshop with inspiration, determination, new tools and skills, new material and insights to nourish me for years to come. What more could you want!
– Peter Gibb, novelist,Ashland. OR

For more information go to source: http://www.wayofstory.com/ &

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The Telling Room- THE PLACE WHERE STORIES GROW in Portland Maine

The Telling Room Portland Maine THE PLACE WHERE STORIES GROW

Mission
The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students’ stories. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success.

What We Do
Our fun, innovative programs enlist the support of local writers, artists, teachers, and community groups. At our downtown writing center we offer free afterschool workshops and tutoring, and host field trips for school groups from all over Maine. We also lead workshops at local schools and community organizations; bring acclaimed writers to Maine to give public readings and work with small groups of students; publish bestselling anthologies of student work; and carry out community-wide storytelling projects and events.

Who We Serve
We serve those who are reluctant to write as well as those who already identify as writers, including: children and young adults who are a part of Maine’s growing community of immigrants and refugees, those with emotional and behavioral challenges, students struggling in mainstream classrooms, homeschoolers enthusiastic to join a creative community, and passionate young writers who need additional support beyond what their schools are able to provide.

Our Method
At The Telling Room, the students we work with are our fellow writers and artists. We know that everyone has a story to tell, and through our programs for young storytellers our cadre of adult writers and artists come together with young writers and artists to tell these stories and share them with each other, and ideally also with a greater community audience as well. This is our vision, and our baseline; we love to invent new ways of finding and finessing and then unleashing our words into the world. Often we marry words to other art forms—to photography, or song, or video. We are open to your ideas, too, and linger over those methods we turn to often like well loved books that keep us surprised and inspired, no matter how many times we turn the pages.

What We Give Back
Children and young adults who work with The Telling Room increase their self-confidence and strengthen their creative skills, which are vital in the 21st century. A growing body of research demonstrates that students who participate in programs like The Telling Room’s, which integrate the arts and writing and emphasize small group work and one-on-one attention:
* Are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
* Can raise their grades by one letter in the course of a school year
* Strengthen their problem-solving and critical thinking skills
* Are two times less likely to engage in risky behaviors

http://www.tellingroom.org/

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Michelle Parker-Rock Author- AUTHOR OF BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

Michelle Parker-Rock

AUTHOR OF BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

http://www.MichelleParker-Rock.com

AUTHORS KIDS LOVE SERIES

Multicultural Biographies of Award-winning Children’s Book Writers

http://www.enslow.com
Barnesandnoble.com
Amazon.com

PRESENTATIONS AND WRITING WORKSHOPS

For Schools, Libraries, and Conferences

E-mail: Michelle@Michelle-Parker-Rock.com

P>O> Box 28595 Scottsdale, Az. 85255

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Allen Kates- His work on JUST PLAIN DOROTHY: THE LIFE OF DOROTHY HUNT FINLEY- COWGIRL, TEACHER, TYCOON, PHILANTHROPIST featured in an article in THE EXPLORER

      Allen Kates was featured in the article, “Ghostwriter brings people to life,” by Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer (Published March 10, 2009).  Allen has ghostwritten dozens of books for individuals around the country.  This article details his work on JUST PLAIN DOROTHY: THE LIFE OF DOROTHY HUNT FINLEY- COWGIRL, TEACHER, TYCOON, PHILANTHROPIST, a memoir for local businesswoman Dorothy H. Finley, owner of Finley Distributing in Tucson.  

      He also talks about ghosting, GIFTS MY FATHER GIVE ME: FINDING JOY AFTER TRAGEDY, a memoir for Sharon Knutson-Felix, the executive director of the 100 Club of Arizona, a group that honors fallen police and firefighters. 

      He was also featured in an article in the NW section of the ARIZONA DAILY STAR on March 10, 2010: “Local author-editor is holding series of free writing workshops.”

      It covers his workshops, “Writing Memoirs: the story that grabs you,” “Self-Editing: editing when every word is priceless,” and “Ghostgwriting: writing somebody else’s story without going nuts.”  You can read more about them and get dates, times and locations at www.WritingPublishing.com.

      Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 39.  No 2.  Apr/May 2010

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