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Lit Starts—The Writers Grotto’s New Series of Books About Writing

News Flash!

We at the Writers Grotto are so excited to announce the launch of a new series of books for writers—LIT STARTS. The first four books in the series (Writing Humor, Writing Dialogue, Writing Character, and Writing Action) will be in bookstores this coming Tuesday, September 10. Each book features an essay about the craft of writing followed by 40-50 prompts for writers to respond to right in the book. These are beautiful, fun books that make perfect gifts for the writers and students in your life. You can pre-order the whole set now!

PLUS, we’re celebrating the launch with a PROGRESSIVE bookish bash (think merriment and flash-writing based on the prompts in the series) beginning at The Bindery in San Francisco Tuesday night. Then, on September 16, we’ll “progress” to Book Passage in Corte Madera to write some more (working from prompts in LIT STARTS: Writing Dialogue); then on to Kepler’s in Menlo Park on September 17 (working from prompts in LIT STARTS: Writing Character); then on to Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley on September 19 (LIT STARTS: Writing Action); and ending at Green Apple On the Park back in San Francisco on September 25 (LIT STARTS: Writing Humor). Come to one or all, building up your writing muscle. Bring a pen to write and $ for a book—and get ready to read aloud (optional but encouraged)! Details below:

San Francisco
Tuesday, Sept 10 // The Bindery kick-off bash, 6-8:30 pmA pay-bar + free merriment + flash-writing based on prompts from all the Lit Starts
1727 Haight Street, SF

Monday, Sept 16 // Corte Madera Book Passage, 7 pmBuy a book, then flash-write based on prompts from Lit Starts: Writing Dialogue, led by Shanthi Sekaran. Bring-your-own-bevy/liquid courage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera

South Bay
Tuesday, Sept 17 // Kepler’s, 7 pmA masterclass class designed around prompts from Lit Starts: Writing Character, led by Constance Hale. Not free! Buy tickets in advance.
1010 El Camino Real #100, Menlo Park

Thursday, Sept 19 // Mrs. Dalloways, 7 pmBuy a book, then flash-write based on prompts from Lit Starts: Writing Action + bring-your-own-bevy/liquid courage

2904 College Ave, Berkeley

Wednesday, Sept 25 // Green Apple on the Park, 7:30pmBuy a book, then flash-write based on prompts from Lit Starts: Writing Humor + bring-your-own-bevy/liquid courage
1231 9th Ave, San Francisco



*Don’t miss Constance Hale’s Jump Start Your Writing with Lit Starts class, which begins Sept. 23 at the Writers Grotto.

*Follow Lit Starts on Instagram @LitStarts

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