September Regenerative Writing Wednesdays
Sep
5
to Sep 26

September Regenerative Writing Wednesdays

Looking for your writer's groove?

Our AWA Regenerative Writing Wednesdays comes back to the Inspiration Lab at the Hivery this September!

Our Wednesday series will focus on CHARACTER.

Who’s in your stories? What are they thinking? Who are they? Let’s find out!

Perfect for fiction and memoir writers of all levels.

Workshop dates: September 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Hivery in Mill Valley

This class is open to six participants. Reserve your spot here!

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September Regenerative Writing FRIDAYS!!!!
Sep
7
to Sep 28

September Regenerative Writing FRIDAYS!!!!

Looking for your writer's groove?

Our Regenerative Writing Wednesdays were so successful, we’re adding another class on FRIDAYS! Still at the Hivery, still in the Inspiration Lab. Perfect for fiction and memoir writers of all levels.

Workshop dates: FRIDAYS in September 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Hivery in Mill Valley

This class is open to six participants. Reserve your spot here!

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Get 'Er Done: Literary Agent Search
Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Get 'Er Done: Literary Agent Search

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Need to get an agent but don't know where to start?

Know where to start but you're hesitant to begin the search?

Ready to start the search but haven't made the time?

Get 'er Done: Literary Agent Search

is a block of two hours for you to come, ask questions and use the power of working in community to look for the literary agent that would be the perfect fit for your writing project. 

FREE

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Lit Crawl! Prudes at the Armory Club
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Lit Crawl! Prudes at the Armory Club

Moxie Road returns to Lit Crawl for the second year in a row! We’ll be at the Armory Club where they promise “a night of revelry with the right amount of kink.”

But . . . uh . . . that’s their motto. We’re just along for the ride. Unlock your chastity belt, we're going all the way. Six writers take you on their glorious journeys of awkward sexual awakenings! Swingin’, baby!

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New Year, New Moxie - 2019
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

New Year, New Moxie - 2019

Can you see the destination but don't have the map? We've got your writing GPS!

Keynote speaker (and novelist and writing professor) Sarah Ladipo Manyika joins New York Times bestselling author Ellen Sussman and Moxie Road co-founders Tarja Parssinen and Janine Kovac.

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Scrivener Step-by-Step
Jul
17
10:00 AM10:00

Scrivener Step-by-Step

$50

Heard the buzz about Scrivener? This writing software helps you write, organize, revise, compile, print and publish and is easy to use. Honest!

Learn the basics in this two-hour, hands-on workshop with Scrivener groupie Janine Kovac. We’ll cover what you need to know for your writing project PLUS how to use Scrivener’s hidden features. Bring your laptop and learn as you go!

Class cost does not include Scrivener software. FREE TRIAL available here.

Reserve your spot!

Special discount for members of the Marin Writers’ Nest!

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Bring Your Moxie Like a Mother
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Bring Your Moxie Like a Mother

Celebrate Mother's Day with Moxie's Road's quarterly reading at Kaleidoscope Coffee. Our stellar lineup of readers--Hilary Zaid, Katie Morrell, Mindy Uhrlaub, Virginia Duan, Marianne Lonsdale, Sweta Chawla, Tarja Parssinen, and Janine Kovac--will make you laugh, cry, and appreciate motherhood. 

Brought to you by the directors of Listen To Your Mother San Francisco (ahem, Janine and Tarja). 

Come! Listen! Drink wine! Buy books!

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Stories on Stage Davis: Non-Fiction
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Stories on Stage Davis: Non-Fiction

This month at Stories on Stage Davis's Non-Fiction Night, features author Janine Kovac's memoir, "Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home" and writer Fátima Policarpo's essay "Speak, Body". $10 recommended donation, $5 minimum. Free with Student ID. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

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Regenerative Writing Wednesdays: March Session
Mar
7
to Apr 4

Regenerative Writing Wednesdays: March Session

This class is SOLD OUT!

Our March series will focus on SETTING. Where does your novel, short story, or memoir take place? How does location affect conflict? How do the places in your stories drive  the narrative forward? 

Tap into your creative subconscious with this five-week writing workshop in the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method with Moxie Road Productions, facilitated by Janine Kovac.

Perfect for fiction and memoir writers of all levels.

Workshop dates: March 7, 14, 21, and 28 and April 4 from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Hivery in Mill Valley.

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Bring Your Moxie To the Mic : Litquake Edition
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Bring Your Moxie To the Mic : Litquake Edition

Moxie Road returns to Kaleidoscope Coffee for a special lineup of readers from Litquake's executive committee. Normally, these All-Stars run behind the scenes ensuring that Northern California's largest and oldest lit festival runs smoothly. Tonight we put them in front of the mic. Featuring Lisa Galloway, Davyd Morris, Graham Todd, Gregg Schoenberg and others. 

This event is FREE! Did we mention food and wine will be available for purchase? All at the lovely Kaleidoscope Coffee in Pt. Richmond. 

 

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Write Your Book Proposal
Feb
7
10:30 AM10:30

Write Your Book Proposal

This class is sold out!

Whether you are finished with your manuscript or still working on your book, a book proposal can help you refine your vision and audience. And it's a must for nonfiction and memoir writers aiming for a traditional publishing package.

This two-hour class will cover the major sections of a book proposal and provide prompts and exercises.

Start with an inkling and leave with a solid first draft of your book proposal.

Only six spaces available!

 

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Regenerative Writing Wednesdays
Jan
31
10:30 AM10:30

Regenerative Writing Wednesdays

Looking for your writer's groove?

Tap into your creative subconscious with this five-week writing workshop in the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method with Moxie Road Productions, facilitated by Janine Kovac.

Workshop dates: January 3, 10, 17, and 24 and 31 from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Hivery in Mill Valley.

Cost: $125 for five sessions or $35 for a single class.

For single classes, reserve here.

 

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New Year, New Moxie
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

New Year, New Moxie

Can you see the destination but don't have the map? We've got your writing GPS!

With Keynote speaker Brooke Warner (Green-Light Your BookShe Write Press co-founder), time-management consultant Sheri Hoffmann, social media strategist Tarja Parssinen, and award-winning authors Naomi Williams and Janine Kovac. And plenty of time to write.

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This Year Everyone Gets a Book
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

This Year Everyone Gets a Book

Make your holiday shopping easy this year: everyone gets a book! 

Join authors Peg Alford Pursell (Why There Are Words, Show Her A Flower, A Bird, A Shadow), Joan Frank (All the News I Need) and Moxie Road co-founder Janine Kovac for a night of readings at Napa Bookmine. Stay and get something for everyone on your list!

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Bringing Moxie To the Mic
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Bringing Moxie To the Mic

Sad that Lit Crawl is over? We've got your fix! Moxie Road has curated an hour of powerful readings from the heartfelt to the humorous from an outrageous lineup of writers and performers, including Kate Milliken, Nicki Orser, Cyndi Cady, Sheri Hoffmann, and Beth Touchette.

This event is FREE! Did we mention food and wine will be available for purchase? All at the lovely Kaleidoscope Coffee in Pt. Richmond. 

 

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She Persisted: Readings By Women Who Refuse to Sit Down
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

She Persisted: Readings By Women Who Refuse to Sit Down

An evening of straight-up readings from fabulous women who have no trouble speaking their minds—sometimes at top volume. This rich array of authors will bring the humor, the anger and the pathos to the podium. Fasten your seat belts. Book sales and signings to follow. $10 adv / $15 door. Purchase here.

With Carina Chocano, Amy Dresner, Lynn Freed, Jane Ganahl, Janine Kovac, Meredith Maran, Elizabeth Podolinsky, and Carolina DeRobertis. Click here for more information.

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Bring Your Moxie To the Mic: A Page-To-Stage Storytelling Workshop
Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

Bring Your Moxie To the Mic: A Page-To-Stage Storytelling Workshop

The seemingly simple act of telling a story, and the process of learning how to tell a story to a group of people, creates, in the words of the celebrated Moth storytelling series "empathy, confidence, life perspective, and the rare feeling of being listened to without being interrupted."

This four-class series culminates in a performance November 3 at the Hivery. 

More info here.

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Litquake: How To Be A Media Slut (in a good way)
Oct
8
4:00 PM16:00

Litquake: How To Be A Media Slut (in a good way)

Sell your books, not your soul. What’s better? A book tour or a blog tour? Instagram or Twitter? Learn from authors Joan Frank, Joshua Mohr, Thais Nye Derich, Janine Kovac and Goodreads Marketing Strategist Cynthia Shannon as they discuss the fine line between authentic PR and annoying self-promotion. $12 for sale here.

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Write on Mamas Salon Series: Is it Easier to Birth a Child or a Book?
Sep
10
3:30 PM15:30

Write on Mamas Salon Series: Is it Easier to Birth a Child or a Book?

Co-presented by Write on Mamas and the Mill Valley Public Library, Peg Alford Pursell of Why There Are Words and WTAW Press, moderates this panel with debut authors Thais Derich (Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth After a Cesarean), Christina Julian (The Dating Bender) and Janine Kovac (Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home)

Book sales courtesy of All Things Book

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Opening the Circle: A Day of Radical Hospitality & Radical Exploration
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Opening the Circle: A Day of Radical Hospitality & Radical Exploration

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A healthy literary ecosystem relies on the interconnection of women. Write, recharge, and give back.

Four women-centered organizations—Hedgebrook, Moxie Road Productions, The Hivery, and All Things Book—have come together to empower you during this day of radical hospitality and radical exploration. When you’re nourished creatively and physically, you have the resources to make change.

Proceeds from this retreat will provide scholarships for Hedgebrook’s youth writing program, Y-WE Write.

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1:00 - 5:00 p.m. WRITE, CREATE, LUXURIATE, MEDITATE

Come to the award-winning women’s co-working space The Hivery in idyllic downtown Mill Valley. Indulge in four hours of whatever fuels you. Writing on the deck with a cup of tea? Nestling in a nook with pen in hand? Meditating with Betsy Ryan of Soulstice Mind Body Spa? We’ve got you covered.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. COCKTAIL HOUR AND DINNER

Connect with other like-minded women and browse our bookstore and (get your free book courtesy of MRP and All Things Book)

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. DIG DEEP

Now that you’re recharged, explore what it means to be a changemaker. Our evening concludes with a probing discussion on the theme “Writing from a Place of Privilege.”

With award-winning writers and activists Aya de Leon (Uptown Thief, The Boss), Nayomi Munaweera (Island of a Thousand Mirrors, What Lies Between Us), Julia Park Tracey (Tongues of Angels, poet Laureate of Alameda) and moderated by MRP co-founder Janine Kovac (Brain Changer: A Mother’s Guide to Cognitive Science).

Space is limited!

To purchase tickets go to http://radicalmoxie2017.brownpapertickets.com/

$225 includes day-long retreat, book, meditation session, wine mixer, dinner, and panel discussion

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