By now you may be tired of hearing about the Big Sur Writing Workshop. But hear us out. First, the registration deadline is tomorrow. So go here or call us at 831-667-2574.

And second, hey, maybe some folks still haven’t heard about it, and if they end up registering, they won’t be disappointed!

After all, it’s winter time and things are slow anyway. Once we get past the workshop, we’ll get back to the juicy winter blog topics you’ve come to expect: Henry Miller, bad sex writing, and Theo drinking from the toilet.

Until then, let us check out the writers who’ll be sitting in on our esteemed faculty, shall we?

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of 16 published and forthcoming books. Her newest releases are “Jumpstart the World” (Knopf, Fall 2010) and “Second Hand Heart” (Transworld UK, Fall 2010). Forthcoming is “Don’t Let Me Go” (Transworld UK, Spring 2011) and “When You Were Older” (Transworld UK, Fall 2011). Newer novels are “Becoming Chloe” (Knopf, 2006), “Love in the Present Tense” (Doubleday, 2006), “The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance” (Knopf, 2007), “Chasing Windmills” (Doubleday, 2008), “The Day I Killed James (Knopf, 2008), “Diary of a Witness”” (Knopf, 2009), and “When I Found You” (Transworld UK, 2009).

Older works include the story collection “Earthquake Weather,”, and the novels “Funerals for Horses,”Pay It Forward,”Electric God,” and “Walter’s Purple Heart.” “Pay It Forward” was adapted into a major motion picture, chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into more than 23 languages for distribution in over 30 countries.

Eric J. Adams
is an author, film producer, screenwriter, and journalist. Eric co-wrote and produced the independent feature film “My Suicide,” starring David Carradine, Joe Mantegna, and Nora Dunn. “My Suicide” won the coveted Crystal Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and was selected to screen at SXSW in Austin, Gen Art Film Festival in New York, and the San Francisco International Film Festival.

With his new company, Sleeperwave Films, Eric is in development on a number of film projects, including a co-production with Halle Berry’s management company on his script “Supremacy,” the true story of a black family held hostage by white supremacist fugitives. Eric is also the author of several books, including the suspense/thrillers “Plot Twist” (St. Martin’s Press), “Birdland,” (Hodder & Stoughton) and the dramatic non-fiction “Loss of Innocence: A True Story of Juvenile Murder (Avon Books).

As a journalist, Eric has written for dozens of national and regional publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Wired, and Salon. He twice won silver medals at the Houston International Film Festival for his screenplays “True Crime” and “Desperate Night,” and he was recently named a Djerassi Screenwriting Fellowship finalist by the San Francisco Film Society.

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