Upcoming Master Classes.

All master classes are held at Lakeshore Writers Workshop, located in The Bellevue Club on the shore of Lake Merritt in Oakland, California.  For additional information regarding workshops, cost and availability, arranging a one-on-one coaching/manuscript consultation, please contact Teresa.


So, You Want To Write A Novel? 
Are you working on a novel but lost traction?  Do you have a first draft and not sure what's next?  
Having trouble knowing where to begin? 

Join Mary Volmer, acclaimed author of Crown of Dust and Reliance, Illinois for a one day intensive
novel writing workshop.   In this one day intensive workshop, you will learn how to clarify your artistic intent and to refine (and in some cases define) the unique dramatic structure of your story. You will leave with clearer notion of what you wish to write, and how to attack the writing and/or revision process. 

Come prepared to write. Bring a notebook and something to write write with. If you have a draft, bring it along. 



Intro to Short Story Writing

Public Reading, A How-to for Writers

Previous Master Classes.


November 2016

Molly Giles  |  AuthorMolly Giles has published four award-winning collections of stories.

September 2014

Karen Joy Fowler  |  Author of six novels and three short story collections.

December 2013

John Freeman  |  Editor of Freeman’s, former editor of Granta. Award-winning author and book critic. 

  Mary Volmer

Mary Volmer