Local Novelist Jody Gehrman Offers Two Day Writing Workshop to Jumpstart the Muse at Mendocino College

February 6, 2015

Mendocino College professor Jody Gehrman will offer a two day Community Extension workshop dedicated to helping aspiring novelists take their ideas to the next level. 

“So many writers, from beginners to professionals, get stuck at some stage when writing a novel,” says Gehrman. “I know that feeling very well. Sometimes we need help getting the project in motion again. I want to give people the writing tools I’ve gathered over two decades.”

Gehrman, author of ten published novels and many award-winning plays, will cover a variety of topics, from refining their ideas to understanding their publishing options. “There’s never been a more exciting time to be a writer. It’s also a chaotic, confusing time, with all the old rules falling away,” says Gehrman. “The indie-publishing revolution means the doors have been flung wide open. Now the masses are surging through those open doors, which means everyone has to work harder to get their work noticed.” 

The cost is $108 per person. Handouts will be provided. Participants should come ready to write, as lectures and discussions will be followed by guided writing exercises.

Workshop will be held Saturday, March 14th and Saturday, March 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both days.  For more information on the workshop please contact Jody Gehrman, (707) 468-3150 or jgehrman@mendocino.edu. To register, contact the Mendocino College Business Office, (707) 468-3236.