Thursday, February 04, 2010

Bay Area Literary Tidbits

There are lots of exciting writing possibilities in Oakland these days:

The library system is putting on a series of writing workshops in three branches. People can learn how to write short fiction, poetry, or memoir or teens can take a course on blogging.

More interested in journalism? The Community Media Access Center in the West Oakland branch is hosting a six-month course to train community journalists. The good news? It pays a $1,000 stipend.

Over in Berkeley, things are a bit different. New York Times blogger Michelle Quinn visited the main branch of the Berkeley Public Library and was atonished by what she read. Hint: it concerns bugs.

Writer Michael Lewis is a Hollywood darling, yet he remains true to his hometown of Berkeley.

San Francisco writer Ethan Watters offers 10 things to know before going on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show.

Journalist Paul McHugh has penned a mystery called Deadlines that Mercury News reporter Pete Carey says is an accurate portrait of metropolitan journalism in a difficult era. Carey likes the book, too,

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