Course Catalog

Public Notebook to Book

There are infinite ways and means of writing a book, and social media platforms such as tumblr, Twitter, and Snapchat offer some particular and innovative ways of moving from the “public notebook” to book. Hollywood Notebook, a prose poem-ish memoir, and Bruja, a dreamoir, both began as public notebooks and eventually found their way to becoming print books. We will discuss different social media platforms and how using them in specific ways can contribute to multiple narrative threads we might use in the creation of a book. Discussion topics will include journaling, persona, audience, and the art of omission. By workshop end, participants will have experimented with creating a “public notebook.”

Instructor: Wendy C. Ortiz

Class Type: 1 Session

, , , ,

Start Date: 04/06/2017

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$80.10 Member Price:
Become a member >

$89.00 General Price:

Class has begun, registration is closed.

Wendy C. Ortiz

Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir, Hollywood Notebook, and the dreamoir Bruja. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hazlitt, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, among other places. She lives in Los Angeles.

See current classes >