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Mary Volmer: A Fiction Writing Workshop

January 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“Vision, Re-vision, Toast and Tea: Writing and Revising in the New Year,” A Fiction Workshop with local author, Mary Volmer. Presented by Sierra Writers. This event is free for Sierra Writers members and a suggested $5-10 donation for the public.

Enjoy an inspiring, instructional evening and Q&A with local author Mary Volmer on Wednesday, January 10th at 6:30 pm at the Open Book.

Volmer will help writers with ideas about how to “get started” and will focus on how to revise. She will use examples from her own experience and exercises that will help writers structure their stories with tips that will help them persevere. She will read excerpts from her own work and also give attention to material brought into this workshop.

Northern California native Mary Volmer is the author of Crown of Dust and Reliance, Illinois. She was the recipient of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to the University of Wales and a Chester Aaron and Agnes Butler Scholarship in creative writing at Saint Mary’s College, California. Her non-fiction has appeared in Full Court Press, Women’s Basketball Magazine and NPR’s “This I Believe” series. Her short fiction has appeared most recently in the Farallon Review.

*Bring material to share. A time limit will be based on the number of participating writers.


January 10, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Open Book’s event center hosts a diverse array of concerts, readings, and lectures, in an intimate setting with book- and wood-backed acoustics. Want to book an event? We have a 12′ by 8′ stage, a high-end PA with XLR and quarter-inch hook-ups, and capacity for 80 fans.