Date(s) - May 19th - May 20th
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
2004 Maple Avenue
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Friday May 19th’s class will begin at 7:30pm
Saturday May 20th’s class will begin at 1:00pm
2004 Maple Avenue
Austin, TX 78722
Here at home and when I travel around the globe for my writing workshops, I get all buzzy when a new class begins. I know from over 12 years of experience that the dolls who show up to write from their sweet hearts are kindred spirits, ready to open up and soar! Not to mention laugh, cry, crack up and come to amazing (and sometimes surprising) realizations. The women in class usually become very close friends, especially after 8 weeks of revelatory expression! I LOVE my “dolls,” — each one courageous, precious, darling, beloved angels to me! Come to class and discover more of who you REALLY are! See the schedule here and sign up.
Pamela’s writing workshops (ladies only!) are an absolute blast! These sessions with Pamela will take you on an amazing journey of self-discovery in a super-supportive environment where free expression is what it’s all about.
Workshops focus on genres like the memoir, the short story, and essays, and you do not have to be an experienced writer to join since Pamela offers beginner and advanced level workshops. Not only do these classes give you the chance to learn and practice your writing skills, they also give you a fantastic opportunity to hang out with some of the coolest women ever you will ever meet!
Please bring to class:
- Pen and paper or your laptop
- A piece of writing by you or someone you admire to read in class (couple of paragraphs only, please)
- Snacks, wine or whatever delicious item you’d like to share … we’re having a writing party!
Please reserve a spot with the booking form below AND pay via PayPal by clicking the “Pay Now” button below.
PLEASE NOTE: If you get any errors using the links below, you can also pay directly via PayPal here. Simply send the correct dollar amount to Pamela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Check out these latest raves from some Austin dolls!
It’s time to write that down
Slide a white-gloved finger across the soul of one of Miz Pamela’s writing groups and it comes up covered in honey.
If you’ve started to suspect who you are or you already know and have stopped apologizing, It’s time to write that down.
Bring your open mind. Bring the girl you were at age 9. Bring the liner notes you memorized from your favorite music in junior high. Bring the sheets — or a section of carpeting from the floor of the van where you lost your virginity.
Come ready to describe your details.
Don’t say you can’t write, if you’re reading this, you know you could’ve written it yourself.
— Kris from Austin
Back rub for my mind
I moved probably 10 times between the ages of 16 to 36 and never got rid of the journals I’d kept from elementary school through college age. I did that because they were important to who I am.
Why did I stop writing? Life got in the way.
Then one day I was nearly shoved into Pamela Des Barres writing group and I knew I would hate it while also sucking at it and leave feeling ashamed.
Almost a decade later, I’ve attended as many of these sessions as were offered in my city and written a solid bridge back to the girl I was.
It’s a back rub for my mind. It’s hard and delicious and funny. It’s like a summer camp without a list of items your mom has to label with your last name.
You can make your name up! I call myself Cliche Guevara and another attendee wants to be known as CoCo Dependent.
Come and see.
— Cliche Guevara, Austin
Bookings are closed for this event.