By Marilyn Friedman
On Thursday, September 30th, Writing Pad is throwing an awesome party to raise money for the High Desert Retreat scholarship fund called Duchess Willemina Pennington's Soiree Litteraire. For a small donation of $20, you can attend a party with good looking writers, a great DJ, delicious appetizers, and cocktails. You will also be entered into the raffle for a five week class series at Writing Pad! Click here for the details.
Stop by and help us help a writer in need realize his or her potential! Writing Pad will cover the tuition. We need you to help make up the rest.
You don't have to attend the party to be entered in the raffle for a five week class. Just donate $20 or more. Click here if you are a generous soul.Lastly, check out Writing Pad's new classes! In honor of Fall, we have discounted our prices for September and October. Take advantage of these delectable classes at new, affordable rates! Call 323-333-2954 before they are full!
- Writing Pad High Desert Retreat (Weekend of Oct. 22-24)--2 spots left
- And You Thought Your Family Was F'd Up: Developing Compelling Characters From Real Life (Thurs., Oct., 7)--New class
- Writing For Your Mummy: Find Your Inner Stephen King (Sun., Oct., 17)--New class
- Acting Out: One Writer, One Act (Thurs p.m., starts Oct. 21)--New class
- So You Want To Be A Writer (Wed. nights, Fri and Sat. mornings)--3 spots left
- Finishing School (Wed. nights, Fri and Sat. mornings)--3 spots left
- Your Name In Print (Sun. a.m., starts Oct. 17)--New class
By now, you are probably wondering, where is my writing prompt? Here it is, darling. Thanks for reading all of the announcements!
Writing Prompt: Make a list of five parties that you've attended in your life (or make up an imaginary party). Pick one and write about it for 10 minutes. Make sure to include some sensory detail about that party (smell, taste, sound, touch, sight). Then post your results in the comments of this blog! Use this poem as inspiration for your writing if you like.
Partying, it's what lifes all about
By Beonca HobsonPartying,
It's what life's all about.
If you agree,
Scream and shout.
You know what I'm saying,
It's what lifes all about.
You got a job it's paying,
It's 3 a.m. and you're sneaking out.
Money's going towards booze,
It's what lifes all about.
It's noon and your rolling over and hitting snooze,
It's 3 a.m. again and your sneaking out.
You never see daylight,
The curtains in your room are black.
Your stoned and taking flight,
But for all you care you could live in a shack.
It's what life's all about,
Spending money on booze.
It's 3 a.m. again and you're sneaking out,
It's noon all over again and your rolling over and hitting snooze.
Partying, it's what lifes all about.
Comment on this blog! Write about a party. The best mini-story of August/September will win a free class! All comments will receive likes and remembers from Marilyn.