Newsletter Master Class
Jul
17
9:30 AM09:30

Newsletter Master Class

Fix the kinks in your newsletter in this special, three-hour, hands-on workshop!

$125

What do you need to have a regular newsletter?

A template, some image-creation savviness, and the time to get it all done.

A regular newsletter is the best way to keep in touch with your audience and grow your following. But getting started and keeping a schedule is a Herculean task.

Enter Moxie Road to the rescue!

In this three-hour class you’ll

  • Learn how to use Canva for easy, free images

  • Make a template for your newsletter

  • Organize your audience

  • Set a plan for regular, consistent correspondence

Best of all, we’ll do the work in the class!

Join us Wednesday, July 17

9:30pm–12:30pm

The Focus Lounge at The Hivery

38 Miller Ave #20, Mill Valley, CA

This class is only open to six participants. Grab your spot today and get the newsletter monkey off your back!

Register here!

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Bring Your Moxie to the Mic with Hedgebrook and Café Society
Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

Bring Your Moxie to the Mic with Hedgebrook and Café Society

This summer Moxie Road brings the spirit of Hedgebrook to you! Co-presented by Café Society.

For the third year in a row, Moxie Road Productions teams up with Hedgebrook, the women's writing collective, for an afternoon of writing, reading, and sharing. Bring your five-minute-piece (800-ish words) to share at our open mic!

At 5 pm, we'll meet for a silent write-in. 

At 7 pm, we'll pick four names out of a hat to join emcee Tarja Parssinen and selected Hedgebrook authors

Read! Write! Drink wine! Buy books!

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A Summer AWA Mini-Retreat
Jul
10
9:30 AM09:30

A Summer AWA Mini-Retreat

Looking for your writer's groove?

Tap into your creative subconscious with this three-hour mini writing retreat 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.

July 10, 2019

9:30am–12:30pm

The Focus Lab at The Hivery

38 Miller Ave #20, Mill Valley

This class is open to six participants.

Reserve your spot here!

Read more about our Amherst Writers & Artists classes here.

And here’s what people have to say about us!

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Bridging: A One-Day Writing Retreat with Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Rosner
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Bridging: A One-Day Writing Retreat with Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Rosner

This annual writing retreat brings the radical hospitality of Hedgebrook to the bucolic setting of St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga. Specifically created for woman-identified, non-binary and genderqueer writers, this spectacular event gives each participant her/their own writing space in addition to three meals and breakout sessions ranging from craft talks on fiction (Elizabeth Stark), non-fiction (Christine Hyung-Oak Lee), and poetry (Maw Shein Win) to a yoga class (taught by MRP’s Janine Kovac). The afternoon offers a publishing panel with Brooke Warner, Peg Alford Pursell, Brenda Knight, and that dynamic duo that makes up Moxie Road Productions, Janine and Tarja! The evening concludes with a keynote from Elizabeth Rosner and book sales courtesy of Orinda Books.

Click here for full details and retreat schedule.

Register here.

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ScreenSense Does Sweetwater: Unplugged in Mill Valley (Like Nirvana, Only Less Flannel & More Angst About Fortnite)
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

ScreenSense Does Sweetwater: Unplugged in Mill Valley (Like Nirvana, Only Less Flannel & More Angst About Fortnite)

Phones Down. Looking Up. In Real Life.

From ScreenSense, the Mill Valley resource that's helping people find a healthy relationship with screens, comes an event that asks: What does it mean to stay human in today's digital world? Come hear some of the best musicians, storytellers, and performers in Mill Valley as they share their stories of being either unplugged, overplugged or trying to parent in the age of screens. 

$22 (plus fees) General Admission seating.

TICKETS

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Bring Your Moxie Like a Mother
May
11
5:00 PM17:00

Bring Your Moxie Like a Mother

FREE!

From Moxie Road Productions and Café Society we bring you a night of readings in celebration of Mother's Day! Join Jane Vandenburgh, Tarja Parssinen, Janine N Kovac, Regina Louise, Rae'Chel Stanley, Tomas Moniz, KR Thorp, Sarah Kobrinsky and emcee Shannon Hughes. Their stories run the gamut from sweet and sticky to the joy of being motherless.

Write-in starts at 5:00pm, readings start at 7:00pm.

See you there!

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Creative Boot Camp
May
1
to May 29

Creative Boot Camp

  • The Focus Lounge, The Hivery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Creative Boot Camp combines inspiration and support with what all of our students have been craving more of: the time to write and the accountability to get it done.

Each class starts using the Amherst Writers & Artists method to clear the mental clutter and get the juices flowing, followed by time to work on individual projects, and concluding with the group accountability that is the trademark of our Finishing School class.

Every writer credits three things to their success: the spark to begin, the time to work, and the support of community. In offering all three, Creative Boot Camp gives writers the regimen to accomplish their writing goals!

Reserve your spot here or sign up for all five classes.

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Creative Boot Camp
Apr
24
10:30 AM10:30

Creative Boot Camp

Creative Boot Camp combines inspiration and support with what all of our students have been craving more of: the time to write and the accountability to get it done.

Each class starts using the Amherst Writers & Artists method to clear the mental clutter and get the juices flowing, followed by time to work on individual projects, and concluding with the group accountability that is the trademark of our Finishing School class.

Every writer credits three things to their success: the spark to begin, the time to work, and the support of community. In offering all three, Creative Boot Camp gives writers the regimen to accomplish their writing goals!

Reserve your spot here.

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Creative Boot Camp
Apr
17
10:30 AM10:30

Creative Boot Camp

Creative Boot Camp combines inspiration and support with what all of our students have been craving more of: the time to write and the accountability to get it done.

Each class starts using the Amherst Writers & Artists method to clear the mental clutter and get the juices flowing, followed by time to work on individual projects, and concluding with the group accountability that is the trademark of our Finishing School class.

Every writer credits three things to their success: the spark to begin, the time to work, and the support of community. In offering all three, Creative Boot Camp gives writers the regimen to accomplish their writing goals!

Reserve your spot here.

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Creative Boot Camp
Apr
10
10:30 AM10:30

Creative Boot Camp

Creative Boot Camp combines inspiration and support with what all of our students have been craving more of: the time to write and the accountability to get it done.

Each class starts using the Amherst Writers & Artists method to clear the mental clutter and get the juices flowing, followed by time to work on individual projects, and concluding with the group accountability that is the trademark of our Finishing School class.

Every writer credits three things to their success: the spark to begin, the time to work, and the support of community. In offering all three, Creative Boot Camp gives writers the regimen to accomplish their writing goals!

Reserve your spot here.

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Creative Boot Camp
Apr
3
10:30 AM10:30

Creative Boot Camp

Creative Boot Camp combines inspiration and support with what all of our students have been craving more of: the time to write and the accountability to get it done.

Each class starts using the Amherst Writers & Artists method to clear the mental clutter and get the juices flowing, followed by time to work on individual projects, and concluding with the group accountability that is the trademark of our Finishing School class.

Every writer credits three things to their success: the spark to begin, the time to work, and the support of community. In offering all three, Creative Boot Camp gives writers the regimen to accomplish their writing goals!

Reserve your spot here or sign up for all four classes.

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New Year, New Moxie - 2019
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

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.

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

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Choose Your Own Publishing Adventure!
Jan
15
10:30 AM10:30

Choose Your Own Publishing Adventure!

Almost ready to publish? Want to know what your options are?

This two-hour class will be personalized coaching in a small-group setting and will cover the terrain from traditional publishing to hybrid and indie options. We'll  discuss the timeline, hidden costs, and risks as they would affect YOUR book. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 10:30am—12:30pm in the Focus Lounge at the Hivery in Mill Valley

Class cost is $75 and enrollment is limited to four participants.

Enroll here.

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January Regenerative Writing Wednesdays
Jan
9
to Jan 23

January Regenerative Writing Wednesdays

Looking for your writer's groove?

Tap into your creative subconscious with this four-session 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: January 9, 16, and 23 from 10:30am to 12:30pm in the Focus Lounge at the Hivery in Mill Valley.

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

Want to take the class but can’t commit to all three sessions? We get it. Check out our single-class option.

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The Science of Sharing
Dec
6
12:30 PM12:30

The Science of Sharing

Join Janine and Tarja at the Hivery’s Creativity Circle

Learn basic facts about the brain that demonstrate the link between language and motivation and which problem-solving strategies evoke joy, altruism, gratitude, and kindness.

As seats are limited, advance online registration is required. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Reserve your spot here.

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November Regenerative Writing Wednesdays
Nov
7
to Nov 28

November Regenerative Writing Wednesdays

Looking for your writer's groove?

It’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and we’ve got a month of Regenerative Writing Wednesdays (and one Monday) to help your word count!

Tap into your creative subconscious with this four-session 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: November 7, 14, MONDAY 19*, and 28 from 10:30am to 12:30pm in the Inspiration Lab at the Hivery in Mill Valley.

* Note that Thanksgiving week we’ll meet on MONDAY, instead of Wednesday.

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

Want to take the class but can’t commit to four sessions? We get it. November is a tough month! Check out our single-class option.

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From Brain to Blank Page: Writing at The Pifany
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

From Brain to Blank Page: Writing at The Pifany

Looking for your writer’s groove? Join Janine Kovac at the Pifany for a FREE writing workshop using the Amherst Writers and Artists generative writing method. In this two-hour session, we’ll write to prompts that tap into the creative unconscious and help unleash the stories within each of us. You’ll leave inspired, energized, and with the raw material to boost your stories for the next draft. 

Perfect for poets, fiction writers, and memoirists of all levels. 

RSVP at janine@moxieroad.com

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About the Pifany:
The Pifany is a space dedicated to propelling mothers forward in both career and life. We are a company by mothers for mothers, and we believe deeply in the benefits of collective wisdom.

Our goal is to provide a beautiful, safe and inviting workspace where each of our members can thrive. In this space, we work, create, mentor, celebrate triumphs, overcome setbacks, develop business ideas and always, always, pay it forward.

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Finishing School
Nov
2
to Nov 30

Finishing School

Got a project hanging over your head? Come to Finishing School and get it done before the holidays suck away all your free time!

Fridays in November (11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/20* and 11/30) from 10:30 to 12:30pm in the Inspiration Lounge at the Hivery.

* Note that Thanksgiving week, we’ll meet on TUESDAY.

Reserve your spot here!

Class cost of $175 includes a copy of Cary Tennis' FINISHING SCHOOL

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Lit Crawl! Prudes at the Armory Club
Oct
20
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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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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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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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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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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