Jack Grapes – Method Writing Seminar

images-13Method Writing is an organic approach to writing, much as method acting is an organic approach to acting, stressing inner process and deep voice. “Method Writing” consists of various concepts that take the writer through techniques designed to make the writing more compelling and more effective, publishable and productive.

Back by popular demand, Jack Grapes will present this overview of the writer’s creative process, focusing on his book “Method Writing,” a technique he’s developed and used in his writing workshops over the last 35 years. Jack will discuss the nature of the creative process, and how that applies to “Method Writing.” So bring something to write on: paper and pen, parchment and quill, stone and chisel — whatever works. Time permitting, he will lead the group in a writing prompt.

Jack Grapes, an award-winning poet, playwright, actor, teacher, and the editor and publisher of “ONTHEBUS,” one of the top literary journals in the country. He has received three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and nine artist-in-residence grants from the California Arts Council to teach writing in various schools throughout Los Angeles. Grapes is the author of 13 books of poetry, including “The Naked Eye: New and Selected Poems, 1989-2012.” His book “Method Writing” is based on concepts he’s developed over the last 35 years teaching writing workshops.

His recent books, available on Amazon are: “The Naked Eye”; “Poems So Far“; “The Tender Agonies of Charles Bukowski,” based on his long time friendship and literary correspondence; and “How to Read Like a Writer,” a unique approach to discovering the deep elements of a writer’s style.

Jack Grapes was featured on the cover of the Directory of American Poets and Writers, along with Robert Creeley and Tobias Wolff. Over the last 30 years, he has taught over two thousand poets and writers. He was a board member for PEN Center USA West. www.jackgrapes.com

DATE: Saturday, March 15

TIME: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

ADMISSION: General public $35. IWOSC members $15. If you pay for the meeting and decide to join that day, you will be credited for the member rate.

NEW RESERVATIONS policy: E-MAIL RESERVATIONS REQUIRED — Reservations by email only. Email [email protected] to make your reservation for this event. Please write “IWOSC Reservation – March 15 seminar” in the subject line. You will receive a confirming email from IWOSC, and your name will be on a list at check-in. For proof of your reservation, bring a printout of your email or show a Smartphone version of your “sent” email or confirmation. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Please arrive by 10:20 a.m. to be assured a seat. People without reservations will be admitted as space permits starting at 10:20 a.m. Reservations close at 5 pm Friday 3/14. If you reserve and can’t attend, please notify the office, [email protected], as space is limited.

LOCATION: Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland (at Culver Boulevard), Culver City, California. FREE parking; enter on Culver. (Wear layered clothing; the room is usually comfortable, but the temperature can vary.)

IWOSC, the Independent Writers of Southern California, is a nonprofit association, providing support, tools, and resources to help self-employed professional writers in Southern California since 1982.

Please visit us at www.IWOSC.org.

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