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Friday, March 4, 2011

February Raffle/December Contest Winners

By Marilyn Friedman

We have lots of great things happening in March. Call 323-333-2954 or email to sign up before they are full!

Writing Retreats:
Writing Pad Ojai Retreat
March 25 - 27, 2011 at the gorgeous Casa Barranca ecosanctuary
Instructors: Thaisa Frank, Alex Cohen, Marilyn Friedman
Cost: $715, $300 deposit holds your spot

Writing Events:
--Building Your First Blockbuster (Fri., March 11)
--From Page to Stage: Writing for the Theatre with Aaron Henne (Fri., March 18)

One Day Classes:

--Blog Your Way To The Top (Sun., Mar. 13)
--You, In 1200 Words: Writing The Personal Essay (Thurs., Mar. 17)
--Stranger Than Fiction: Writing The Unbelievably True (Sat., March 19)
--It's Playtime: Writing For Kids (Sun., Mar. 20)
--Bullies, Crushes, and Pimples: Writing For Young Adults (Sun., Mar. 20)
--Writing Pad Show and Tell (Sun., Mar. 27)
--You, In 1200 Words: Revising and Publishing The Personal Essay (Thurs., Mar. 31)

Multi Week Classes:
--On The Page, On The Stage: Finish That One-Person Show (Mon. p.m.'s)
--WP Screenwriting Series: Hookups, Robbery, and Alien Invasions (Tues. p.m.'s)
--So You Want To Be A Writer (Wed. a.m., Wed. p.m., Sat. a.m.'s)
--Finishing School (Wed. a.m., Wed. p.m., Sat. a.m.'s)
--Writing Between The Diapers: Writing For Moms (Wed. a.m., Wed. p.m.'s)
--Acting Out: One Writer, One Act (Thurs. p.m.'s)

And now, for the announcements that you have been waiting for. The December comment contest winner is Natalie Kottke!

Natalie's favorite place to write is "in a noisy coffee shop full of interesting strangers."

You can read her fantastic stories here:

Great job, Natalie! You win a free class!

Also, our Ojai Retreat Scholarship raffle winner is Rob Ripley!

When I asked Rob what inspires him to write he said, "Inspiration for my work comes in so many different forms, from people, music, nature, politics, emotions, good times and bad. In general, I write to better understand the world, to forge more meaningful relationships with others and to evolve."

Wonderful! Congratulations, Rob--you win a 5 week class series at Writing Pad.

The comment contest winner for January/February will be announced soon. Please keep commenting folks, you are doing some great writing, and I am really enjoying your stories!

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