Writers' Book Club


“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” - Stephen King

In this class, we will focus on a close(r) reading of two works of prose. We will analyze elements of craft at work in the piece – such as language, dialogue, and character– and consider ways in which we can incorporate new techniques into our own work. 

Don't worry, this class isn't only about reading (it's a book club for writers, after all...). Each week, we will write our own new work inspired by these books and share them with the group. This is a great opportunity for you to practice a new element of craft or play off the words of others in other new and exciting ways!


Winter Dates - Coming Soon!

April 30  - June 4, 7:00pm - 9:00pm MST 

(Mondays, 6 weeks)

Debut with Dysfunction

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng  Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

This iteration will focus on two debut novels centered around less-than-functional families. Plus an alligator. 


Where ever you are! We will connect via Zoom. You can sit in your special writing chair. Have a cup of tea. Take your pants off. Whatever works for you. 


Allison is a writer and facilitator who lives in the Lake Tahoe area. She is a novelist who finds it easier to tell the truth when she's making stuff up. She has an MFA and the emotional scars to prove it.

After teaching writing at the University of Southern California and Mills College, Allison swore she'd never do it again. That is, until she discovered Pat Schneider and the Amherst Writers & Artists Method.

Allison believes a writer is anyone who writes. She loves encouraging writers because she's desperate to build her writing wolf pack one by one...




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