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Off-Campus Seminars

These seminars take place on different days of the week and in many locations around town, some of them members' homes. The topics are as varied as the inspirations of the members who have created them!

This semester, there are three different kinds of off-campus seminars. Many are the traditional kind that run for the entire semester, or beyond. Others are one-day events; signup requirements vary! Read the descriptions carefully! They are:

You can sign up for as many of these semesters as fit your desires and schedules. Many of them have waiting lists and are not adding new members. If you are interested in one of these closed seminars, consider being a leader or co-leader for a new section! In order to start a new group you will need to identify a meeting place, days and times for the sessions and work on recruiting potential participants. The Seminar Committee will help you!

Each seminar has a Style immediately following its name, defined as follows:

One-Day Seminars

Fifteen One-Day Symposia

These are single-day events held at the time and place indicated. Each of these sessions is limited to 50 participants and registration is required! You may register for as many of these sessions as you desire. (You can also go back and cancel if your plans change later.)

You can sign up with Online Seminar Registration.

Online Registration only
  • Public Policy and Economics, Mark Dempsey, presenter, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., River's Edge Residential Community, 601 Cadillac Drive (off Howe, north of Fair Oaks Blvd.)
    Inspired by the Economics for the 99 percent seminars, this symposium discusses the historical context for the current economy, examining everything from personal prejudices to public policy. We will also explore possibilities for other economies beyond the current one that are encouraging.
  • Celebration of Women I: Divas, Peggy Krong, Monday, Sept. 11, 1 to 2:45 p.m., Eskaton, Monroe Manor, 3225 Freeport Blvd.
    A Diva is a celebrated female opera singer, or prima donna, of exceptional talent and, often, a difficult, self-absorbed performer. The best known examples are Maria Callas and Kathleen Battle.  We will explore the lore and the legendary lilting voices of these divas and, as well as Beverly Sills, aka Bubbles, an opera luminary who, throughout her career, managed to put the donna before prima.
  • Origins of Judaism, Ed Sherman, presenter, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2 to 3:45 p.m., Campus Common Residential Community, 22 Cadillac Dr. (off Howe, north of Fair Oaks Blvd.)
    A survey of the historical origins of Judaism, from the Exodus to the Diaspora.
  • Antiquarians, Ed Sherman, presenter, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., River's Edge Residential Community, 601 Cadillac Dr. (off Howe, north of Fair Oaks Blvd.)
    Introduction to London's famed Antiquarian Society. Who were the antiquarians and what were their interests and accomplishments? What were the achievements of their colleagues in Paris and the USA?
  • Educate Women? What Next?!! Carolyn Martin, presenter, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2 to 3:45 p.m., Campus Common Residential Community, 22 Cadillac Dr. (off Howe, north of Fair Oaks Blvd.)
    Learn about the resistance to allowing women a college education, including weird theories about tiny female brains and limited energy circuits.  Early female academies and A&M schools helped break these barriers.  It was not easy!
  • Medieval Women, Ed Sherman, presenter, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., River's Edge Residential Community, 601 Cadillac Dr. (off Howe, north of Fair Oaks Blvd.)
    The roles and conditions of different classes of women in the early Middle Ages of Europe [500-1200 AD] as illustrated by the art and documents of the period.
  • Pietro’s Legacy, Mariarosa Clausen, Presenter, Monday, Oct. 9, 1 to 2:45 p.m., Eskaton Monroe Manor, 3225 Freeport Blvd.
    This is the fascinating story of the survival and creativity of my father, Pietro Pozzi, an Italian military officer who was incarcerated in German concentration camps, 1943 -1945. These starving prisoners spent time recalling the wonderful food they enjoyed during happier times. The end result was the creation of an original cookbook, Ricettario di Cucina.
  • Origins of Christianity, Ed Sherman, Presenter, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2 to 3:45 p.m., Campus Common Residential Community, 22 Cadillac Dr., (off Howe, north of Fair Oaks Blvd.)
    A survey of the historical origins of Christianity from the ministry of Paul to the Edict of Thessolaniki that decreed Christianity to be the sole religion of the Roman Empire.
  • The Evolution of Our American Flag, Milo Turaylich, presenter, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., River's Edge Residential Community, 601 Cadillac Dr. (off Howe, north of Fair Oaks Blvd.)
    An illustrated review of the changes that have been made in the American flag from Betsy Ross to its 50th star.
  • Culture of the Balkans, Barbara Bevan, Presenter, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2 to 3:45 p.m., Campus Common Residential Community, 22 Cadillac Dr. (off Howe, north of Fair Oaks Blvd.)
    A two part presentation: 1) Cultural background of the Balkan countries and peoples; 2) Music and dance of those cultures.
  • Golden Path of Science, Ed Sherman, presenter, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., River's Edge Residential Community, 601 Cadillac Dr. (off Howe, north of Fair Oaks Blvd.)
    The story of how the ancient method of scientific thinking was transmitted from its Eastern Mediterranean birthplace to Western Europe, where it prompted the 17th and 18th Century Scientific Revolution.
  • SFMOMA and the Architects Who Built It, Peter Kosar, presenter, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2 to 3:45 p.m., Campus Common Residential Community, 22 Cadillac Dr. (off Howe, north of Fair Oaks Blvd.)
    Have you seen the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art? We'll explore the new SFMOMA and talk about Snohetta, the exciting architects who built it. We'll also take a look at a couple of their other signature works.
  • Seafaring in Antiquity, Ed Sherman, Presenter, Monday, Nov. 13, 1 to 2:45 p.m., Eskaton, Monroe Manor, 3225 Freeport Blvd.
    Seafarers were motivated by curiosity, a sense of adventure and a need for resources and commerce. Inevitably, it led to cross-cultural exchange of goods, ideas, languages and DNA.
  • United Arab Emirates and Dubai, Anne Rewell, presenter, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., River's Edge Residential Community, 601 Cadillac Dr. (off Howe, north of Fair Oaks Blvd.)
    United Arab Emirates and Dubai, a contradiction in the Arab world. An alliance of Bedouin tribes, with forward thinking leaders, who forged a progressive society and built a world class city in 40 years.  Based on her personal experience, Anne will explore the people, customs and traditions of this desert land.
  • Gaining the Right to Vote in America, Cathy Minicucci, presenter, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2 to 3:45 p.m., Campus Common Residential Community, 22 Cadillac Dr. (off Howe, north of Fair Oaks Blvd.)
    Voting is an essential right in a democracy.  Voters select politicians at local, state and national levels who make critical decisions that affect everyone.  At various times in our history, the right to vote has been restricted on many grounds: race (African American), gender (women), ethnicity (Asians, Japanese, Mexican), property (white men) and religion (Catholic.)  This seminar will present the obstacles to voting over time and how they were overcome through court action, activism and political decisions. 

Sac Food

A Cook's Tour of Sacramento (A/S)
Mondays, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Various locations
Online Registration only (see Note below!)

Maryellen Burns-Dabaghian, Beth Mann

Note: Unlike most seminars, you cannot register for the whole seminar with one signup, but must register online singly for the 12 individual events, as many as you want.

This seminar series explores our region's gastronomic heritage and the diverse cultural strands that have contributed to it through the stories of people who grow, distribute, prepare, serve and even write about our region's food ways. Held in local restaurants, grocery stores, bars, homes, and a cemetery, this seminar will meet 12 times from September through December on Mondays from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Each special offering will feature a guest speaker on a historic or contemporary food issue, enabling us to learn more about Sacramento's diverse communities, culinary history and the issue of food insecurity at CSUS and regionally as well as other food issues in the Sacramento region—plus have a really good time. We hope to be joined by a few CSUS students as our guests at each dinner. Note each session lists the maximum attendance and the estimated cost for the food.

  • Sept. 11: Overview of Sacramento's food history and renaissance with an Introduction to the Seminar by Maryellen Burns and featuring former chef Jerry Franco. Home of Maryellen Burns. Maximum 75, $25)
  • Sept. 18: Early Eating and Drinking History of Sacramento. A brief tour of the Historic City Cemetery on Broadway with stories about some of Sacramento's early food and drink denizens. Eric Bradner, guest speaker. Dinner at Fortune House with a Broadway food tour along the way; 1211 Broadway, but we meet at the Historic City Cemetery at 1000 Broadway. Maximum 70, $20-30 range.
  • Sept. 25: The Face of Immigration in Sacramento from the Mediterranean region. Pita Kitchen, 2989 Arden Way, with owner Hosam Khalifeh as our featured speaker and host. Maximum 60, $15-30 range.
  • Oct. 2: From Ranch to Table as discussed and hosted by owners Terri and Ron Gilliland. Lucca, 1615 J St. Maximum 80, $35 set fee.
  • Oct. 9: Diversity in the Delta. A walk around Locke to hear the story of the Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and other farmers and laborers in the region as discussed by Tom Herzog of the Sacramento River Delta Historical Society. Taco night at Al the Wops, 13943 Main St. Maximum 60, $15-25 range.
  • Oct. 16: Issues involving food inequity, food policy, and food waste, featuring GRAS and Dawn Dunlap. Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 2820 R St. Maximum 100, $30-35 range.
  • Oct. 23: Eateries as Community Gathering Places. Café Dantorels, 2700 24th St. (Curtis Park). Maximum 40, $15-25 range.
  • Oct. 30: Role of Chinese in Sacramento Restaurants and agriculture. Fat's Asia Bistro, 2585 Iron Point Rd. Folsom. Maximum 50, $20-35 range.
  • Nov. 6: Newest entry into Sacramento's food scene: Korean, featuring owner or manager of Blue House Korean BBQ, 1030 Howe Ave. Maximum 40, $20-35 range.
  • Nov. 13: Breweries and Bars, Sacramento's German Legacy. Sam's Hof Brau, 2500 Watt Ave., James Scott, Maryellen Burns guest speakers. Maximum 60, $15-25 range.
  • Nov. 20: No meeting (holiday week).
  • Nov. 27: The Italians in Sacramento's food and wine industry. Spaghetti Factory, 1920 J St. Maximum 60, $20-30, set price announced later.
  • Dec. 4: Back to Castle Dab—A Taste of Family, featuring Melanie Smith and Gary Weinberg, actors and musicians sharing stories collected from regional home cooks about the holidays. Home of Maryellen Burns. Maximum 80, $20 or bring a dish to share.

All-Semester Seminars

These all-semester Off-Campus Seminars meet regularly through the semester or year-round, as noted in each seminar description. You must register for these. They have different procedures: online, at Rendezvous, or by contacting one of the seminar leaders. Read the listings carefully! Some of them have waiting lists.

Book Group: Monday (P)
1st Monday, 1 to 2:30 p.m., East Ranch Clubhouse, 150 East Ranch Rd. at American River Dr. and Munroe
Contact leader; no online registration

Carol Hayes, Ann Blazina

Books of all genres are read and discussed at the relaxed monthly meeting of this group. Members take turns selecting a book for the group to read. That member opens the meeting's discussion with a short bio of the author, his/her review of the book and perhaps a synopsis of outside reviews and/or background information. Then each member gives his/her brief opinion/review. Lively discussions are frequent. The group meets each month year-round. Contact the leader for specific date(s) or more information.

Book Group: Tuesday (D)
3rd Tuesday, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Eskaton Monroe Lodge, 3325 Freeport Blvd.
Contact leader; no online registration

Marian Kile, Suzanne Armer

The different book hosts choose a wide variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction. The host makes the book selection but the book must be available in the Sacramento Public Library system. Members engage in intelligent yet comfortable discussions about writing, the author and sometimes the topic. Group size is limited to 16. Registration is required and a waiting list is maintained if needed.

Book Group: Wednesday, Fantasy/Science Fiction (D)
1st Wednesday, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Arcade Library Meeting Room, 2443 Marconi Ave.; Location may vary
Online Registration only

Gayle Greene

Members alternate selecting a book in the fantasy/science fiction genre for the group to read. The person suggesting the book opens the discussion with a brief biography of the author, a short synopsis of the book, and his/her review, followed by an open discussion with all members. This is a year-round group, meeting monthly on the first Wednesday of each month. Registration is required, and there is a maximum of 12 members. A waiting list will be maintained. Location will be at the Arcade Library, subject to availability.

Book Group: Thursday, Partners In Crime (D/P)
4th Thursday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave.
Contact leader; no online registration

Lynda Cassady, Pat Stokes

Discover new mystery writers. Each month a member selects an author and participants may read any of that author's books. At the monthly meeting, everyone shares their personal opinion in a friendly roundtable discussion. Some past authors include: Louise Penny, Jussi Adler Olsen, Mark Krueger, Elizabeth George, Aenalour Indridason. Registration is required.

Party Bridge: Land Park/Greenhaven/Pocket Area (A)
1st And 3rd Tuesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m., Members' Homes, usually in Land Park/Greenhaven/Pocket are
Contact leader; no online registration

Phyllis Mills, Ellen Nathan

We have two tables of party bridge, taking turns to host in members' homes. Although we have eight regular members at the present time, we often need substitutes. We are a friendly group, with players meeting at 11:30 to share lunches and chat. Please call Phyllis Mills for more information.

Le Cercle Français (Conversational French) (P)
Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Campus Commons Clubhouse, 650 Commons Dr.
Contact leader, no online registration

Rosalind Becker

This seminar is for French speakers at an intermediate or higher level, requiring a working acquaintance with the language through high school or college classes, or from living in a French-speaking country. Members share common interests through presentations, readings, and conversations. Registration is required, seminar size is limited to 15, and a waiting list is maintained.

El Círculo Español (Conversational Spanish) (D)
Thursdays, 10 a.m. to Noon, Campus Commons Clubhouse, 650 Commons Dr.
Online Registration required, but please contact leader first

JoAnn Peter

This seminar is for Spanish speakers at a high intermediate or advanced level. The emphasis is on conversation. The ability to use the imperfect and preterite tenses is necessary. We also read literature selections, watch a video or review grammar as desired by the group. Registration is required, maximum size is 14 and a waiting list is maintained.

La Conversation En Français Intermediate Level (D)
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Locations TBA
Contact leader, no online registration

Irene Sadler

This seminar is for French speakers at an intermediate or advanced level, requiring a working acquaintance with the language through high school or college classes or from living in a French-speaking country. Members participate through presentations and conversations to share common interests. Class conducted in French. Registration is required, seminar size is limited to 15, and a waiting list will be maintained.

Digital Photography Group (L)
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to Noon, Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave.
Online Registration only

Jane Steele

You know how to use your digital camera and would like to learn how to take better photographs. This seminar should help. The group meets every Tuesday, alternating between classes and field trips. The seminar discusses camera techniques and editing to capture and enhance the photos you take. Each week a challenge is announced that will reinforce what you learned in class. Members post a challenge photo and a photo from the field trip, on the group website, for discussion at the following week's seminar. Registration is required; maximum is 50 members. A waiting list will be maintained.

Dining Together (A)
2nd Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Locations TBA; Sept. 1 planning meeting, Alpine 218
Online Registration only

Cheryl Nelson, Karen Nemetz

An opportunity to socialize with your fellow Renaissance members in an informal setting. Members volunteer to arrange dinners at local restaurants. We try to choose reasonably priced, interesting restaurants, hopefully, from different cultures. Locations and details are posted in The Recorder each month there is a dinner. It is necessary to RSVP for each dinner in order to attend, and preference is given to registered Dining Together members. Online registration is required for membership. An orientation meeting will be held on Friday, Sept. 1, at noon in Alpine 218.

Friends Of The New Yorker Magazine (D)
Mondays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., KOH Library, 2300 Sierra Blvd.
Contact leader; no online registration

Ron Meyer, Harriette Work

This seminar is for those who enjoy reading the New Yorker magazine. Participants read and review each week's issue in advance of the meeting. Members freely discuss articles in the recent issue, share opinions, and gain insights. We meet every Monday all year long. Registration is required, maximum size is 22, and a waiting list is maintained.

Games For Entertainment (A/S)
Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Members’ Homes
Contact leader; no online registration

Roberta (Bobby) Frieze,  Judy Keaton

Card games, word games, dominoes, team games are played. We are open to learning new games. A basic knowledge of cards and trump is helpful. This group has a good time. We spend a few minutes socializing at each meeting before settling down to play. Enjoy the opportunity to learn and socialize with people who have similar interests. Our members host and provide refreshments on a rotation basis depending upon their own calendars. You may use the leader's home if your space does not allow. Currently, our group is at capacity, but a wait list is maintained.

Games For Fun (A/S)
Thursdays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Rec Center at Ladi Senior Apartments, 2300 Auburn Blvd.
Online Registration only

Dottie Higbee, Judy Lewis

You're never too old to have a happy childhood, at least for an afternoon each week. We play cards, dominoes, board games, and word games, etc., the games we played before there were TV and electronic games. All levels of competency and experience are welcome; the object is to have fun, not necessarily to win. This drop-in group plays for two hours every Thursday afternoon and year-around. The room is available from noon to 12:30 p.m. for socializing before play starts.

Genealogy (D) 
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Family History Center, 2745 Eastern Ave.
Contact leader; no online registration

Karen Roseland, Marian Kile, Cheryl Nelson

This is a special interest group that studies genealogy. We meet twice each month year-round to provide support to genealogists at all levels. Our goal is to share ideas, discuss research progress, share knowledge of other organizations and information sources, and provide mutual aid as we research family histories. The members determine topics and format of the meetings, which may include field trips. Registration is required; maximum membership is 60 and a waiting list is maintained.

Great Books At Hart (D)
4th Monday, 10 a.m. to Noon, Ethel Hart Senior Center, Midtown at 27th and J, 915 27th St.
Drop-in seminar; no registration required

Brigid O’Malley, Karen Roseland

Once a month our group meets to discuss an excerpted selection we have read from Great Books Reading and Discussion philosophy anthology. We use the shared inquiry method developed by Great Books Foundation. We will read from the Fifth Series, Volumes I-III: Bible, Sophocles, Freud, Kafka, Goethe, Kant, Flaubert, Hume, Nietzsche, Dante, Burke, H. Adams, Shakespeare, Aristotle, Plato. Newcomers are welcome. Curiosity and willingness to read and discuss are all you need. Participants are expected to read selections from the books they purchase (about $33), which are used in multiple semesters. Leaders will supply specific dates, selections, and book order information.

iPhone Photography Studio (A/S)
Six Thursdays beginning Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to Noon, Fair Oaks Public Library
Contact leader; no online registration

Melissa Green, Joan Greenfield

In six hands-on sessions, experienced photographers use multiple iPhone apps to create print-ready multi-layered artwork. Apps now include DSLR features like ISO or Shutter Priority, EV+-, HDR; TIFF and RAW format! Leaders demonstrate camera apps, editing techniques and workflows as inspiration for creating your unique images on iPhones or iPads. Participants share their photo work. Requirements:
Apple iPhone 5, 6 or 7; iOS 9 or 10; empty space on your device for duplicate images and save versions with applied effects; Apple ID. Expect to purchase $25 in apps. The seminar website. Limited to 16 participants.

Mah Jongg (A/S)
Mondays, 1 p.m., Members' Homes
Contact leader; no online registration

Carol Camponovo

Our Mah Jongg group plays every Monday at 1 p.m. in members' homes. This is American Mah Jongg using the National Mah Jongg rules. We invite those who are interested in learning to play to contact the leader, and she will teach you the basics of the game. We also invite the experienced players and those who have played before. For more information, contact the leader.

Memoirs (P)
1st and 3rd Mondays, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Raley's Event Center, 4840 San Juan Ave. at Sunset, Fair Oaks
Contact leader; no online registration

Fran Clarke

Have you been thinking about writing your memoirs? Now is the time to get started or continue your story with our supportive group. We write our stories at home and read them at every meeting. We motivate and inspire each other by hearing the stories of others. Come share your memories with us. Contact Fran for specific dates or more information.

Photography As Art (L)
Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Location TBA
Contact leader; no online registration

Roger Klemm, Mary Elliott-Klemm

"The first 10,000 photographs are your worst."—Henri Cartier-Bresson. This ninth seminar will work in depth on two art concepts: color theory and transactional theory.  This work's intention will be to perceive color in a new, sometimes uncomfortable paradigm, and establish a personal color signature for each person.  Additionally, transactional analysis, typically associated with psychoanalysis, will be introduced as an art concept, one capable of unlocking some surprising perceptions.  Participants must be advanced photographers and computer literate. Required reading: Interaction of Color, by Josef Albers. Registration is required, seminar size is limited to 16 persons, a waiting list is maintained.

Singing For Fun (A/S)
Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Rancho Cordova Methodist Church, 2101 Zinfandel Dr. (at Hirschfeld)
Online Registration only

Vick Vickland, Sara Zeigler

Do you like to sing? Do you NOT read music? Do you NOT want to memorize? JOIN us. We provide words (not music), learn about a dozen songs and, after a couple of months of lighthearted practice, perform for various assisted-living facilities and sometimes at Renaissance events. Some go for lunch following the sessions. Come and have some fun with us. "Sing, sing a song, sing out loud, sing out strong."—Kermit the Frog.

Travel Through Food (A/S)
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, Lunchtime to 2:30 p.m., Pocket-Greenhaven Library, 7335 Greenhaven Dr.
Contact leader; no online registration

Sandra Winter

If you enjoy new and exotic foods of the world, this seminar is for you. Members help to plan our get-togethers featuring the food of a country or region. Lunch can be at a restaurant or potluck. We encourage speakers, visual presentations, or field trips to local venues. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the Pocket-Greenhaven Library. Meeting places will vary. Registration is required, maximum size is 30, and a waiting list is maintained. Contact Sandra to enroll or for more information.

Walkabouts (A/S)
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Sacramento and surrounding areas
Online registration at Walkabouts webpages (see below)

Donna Eash, Lance Muller

Each week there is a different Walkabout, location, and leader. Following stretches and announcements at 9:25 a.m., the "Tortoises”"walk two miles, and the "Hares" walk four miles, round-trip. Afterwards, there is a group lunch at a nearby restaurant, for those who wish to join in. For safety reasons, all participants must wear their Renaissance badges with the emergency contact information, and also pledge to walk on the left side of trails and bikeways. Sorry, no dogs are permitted.  There is no maximum size or waiting list. Register online at either the Renaissance Seminars Walkabout webpage or our own webpage.  (Please only do one—each gives the same results.)

Walking Meditation On A Labyrinth, Introduction (A/S)
Two dates only (same program each date!):
I: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20
II: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19
Unitarian Universalist Society, Room 7, 2425 Sierra Blvd.
Online Registration only

Christie Braziel

Looking for a simple but powerful technique to let go of everyday stress? Or simply to learn a new way to meditate using an ancient time-tested design known as a labyrinth? Join this new activity, including a one-hour lecture followed by walking a labyrinth. You will learn: what is a labyrinth? difference between a maze and a labyrinth; amazing variety of benefits from walking a labyrinth; guidelines for walking the labyrinth; the three stages of the labyrinth walk; how to find local labyrinths to walk wherever you travel; ideas for building your own labyrinth. Note: The same program will be presented on each of the two dates; sign up for ONE of them!

Writers' Group I (D)
Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Avalon Hearing Center, 1260 Fulton Ave., Suite B
Contact leader; no online registration

Dan Keller,  Marian Kile

Members write in a wide range of styles and subjects, whatever they are interested in. Expertise is not required. Members bring 8-10 copies of what they have written that week to distribute to the group, no more than three pages or 750 words. Writers read their material to the group and if requested the group will provide verbal feedback and notations on the distributed copies. All our members have welcomed the feedback and everyone gains in the discussions. Registration is required. Maximum group size is 12; a waiting list is maintained. One-time drop-ins to experience how the group works are welcome.

Writers' Workshop I (P)
Tuesdays, 12 to 2 p.m., Members’ Homes
Contact leader; no online registration

Roy Bishop, Lani Hahn

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and write in a wide range of styles with their own choice of subjects. They bring at least six copies of what they wish to share, limiting themselves to around three pages each week. Feedback is provided, if requested. Registration is required; there is a maximum number of 10 members; a waiting list is maintained.