April Newsletter: Eat A Flower

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Hi Loves

Happy Easter! Eat a flower!

My new classes start the first week of April and I want to help you finish your book! Although the two in person classes are full (with possibly one space available for the Sunday class) there is a lot of room in my online class starting April 4 for ten weeks. We will cover 12 Questions To Help Structure Your Novel (or short story/poetry cycle/memoir) and you'll be able to workshop fifty pages of your work and receive detailed notes from me and fellow classmates. The cost is normally $500 but I am offering a 20% discount making it $400 plus minor Paypal Fees. I have seen amazing improvement in my students who utilize this 12-Question Method with me! You can contact me at www.francescaliablock.com/contact for more information on how to pay.

My UCLA Extension Class, Writing The Young Adult Novel, starts 4/13 for ten weeks in the beautiful 1010 Westwood art building. We will also visit the 12 Questions in this class.

Remember to stop by Booth 1660 at AWP next weekend! If you are not signed up already, you can get a one day Saturday pass for $45 onsite on that day. (The info on that pass is on the bottom of the linked page).

Here are a few more reminders about AWP and more:

Superheroic Pre-AWP Reading At Bookshow LA
Wednesday March 29th
7-10 pm
5503  Figueroa St.
LA, CA 90042
I'll be reading along with my wonderful Antioch colleagues and MFA graduates, Lorinda Toledo, Peter Selgin, Noelle Falcis, Kristin Mcandless, Eva Shantharam, Francisco McCurry and Heather Hewson.


AWP
Thursday March 30th-Saturday April 2nd 9-5
Los Angeles Convention Center
Stop by the Dangerous Angel/Brainery/Brass Tacks Press/Vex Mosaic Booth #1660. We will be there selling Rough Magick, Fairies In The Kitchen by Carmen Staton and flb, Weetzie totes and rare flb books, with the assistance of some lovely, brilliant women: Rough Magick contributor Ashley Inguanta (Thursday), intern extraordinaire Lara Bennett (Friday, Saturday) and Rough Magick contributor and cover girl Logan Brendt (Saturday).


Saturday Schedule:
12-1:15  
Living Fictions: Writing in LA
Los Angeles is a land of self-invention. It sizzles with the magic of hope and is the place where dreams and reality can converge across a landscape inscribed by complex cultural, economic, and geographic diversity. How do these elements color the craft and content of LA’s prose writers? Authors and teachers in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program discuss LA as a sensibility, a metaphor, and, most of all, as a physical and psychic influence on the worlds they create.
Noel Alumit, Francesca Lia Block, Maria Amparo Escandon, Jim Gavin, Marissa Matarazzo (moderator)
 
Room 405, LACC, Meeting Room Level
1:30-2
UCLA Extension Book Signing Writers’ Program booth (#1423)
2-3 Flb Signing with Midsummer Night's Dream Press (Fairytales in Electric-city) Booth #640
3-4 Signing with Rough Magick Contributors Tracy DeBrincat, Laura Lee Bahr, Manuel Chavarria, Logan Brendt, Ashley Inguanta, Mary Pauline Lowry and Flb at Dangerous Angel Booth 1660.
 
And, if you miss AWP:

YAll West
Sunday April 3rd
Panel and time TBA

LATFOB At USC
Fiction: Truth & Consequences
Sunday, 4/10/2016 12:30:00 PM in Annenberg AuditoriumModerator/Interviewer
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Panelists
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Mary Kubica
Francesca Lia Block
Jan Ellison

Private manuscript consultations available as always.

Love,
flb

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