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Master Class: Paul Madonna

  • Kepler's Books and Magazines 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

Where do authors get their ideas?
If you’ve ever wondered about the nature of generating ideas, then join Paul Madonna for an hour and a half Master Class where he’ll use his new book Close Enough for the Angels to demonstrate the process of turning experience into art.
Over the course of the evening Paul will:
• Read passages from several of his books and explain how he came up with each idea
• Discuss the fundamentals behind the writing maxim ‘show don’t tell’
• Conduct a class exercise to have the audience transform an experience from their lives into a creative idea

Paul Madonna’s weekly SF Chronicle series, All Over Coffee earned him acclaim for his entrancing and candid views of a lived-in and authentic San Francisco. His most recent book, Close Enough for the Angels, interweaves fiction and imagery into a graphic work unlike any other.

We are thrilled to welcome award-winning writer and artist Paul Madonna to Kepler’s to conduct a master class focused on the question he is asked most often by aspiring writers: “Where do you come up with your ideas?”