In 1995, when I first moved to Los Angeles, I ran workshops out of my Hollywood apartment. Then I called the workshops "WRITE ON!" and they flourished for six years. There was a brief incarnation in 2008 that reminded me of the nurturing nature of this workshop format and how enlivening and rejuvenating it can be. Today there is a workshop on Tuesday evenings filled with smart and lovely women and this summer I will be partnering with Deena Rosen for a teen version that will run for two nonconsecutive weeks, one in June and one in July. I am happy to be sharing creative notions again.
Gannon Daniels has been teaching in the LA area for over 20 years. From creative writing workshops to running a tutoring center at East LA College, she has assisted students in their creation of poetry, fiction (both short and long), scripts for stage and screen, essays and personal statements, as well as research projects and articles for publication. She is an accomplished writer herself. Her poems have been seen or will be seen in DRUNK MONKEYS, AFTER THE PAUSE, GLOOM CUPBOARD, WHISTLING SHADE, JERRY JAZZ MUSICIAN, GEMINI MAGAZINE, SANSKRIT, EDGZ, COMPASS ROSE, POEM, CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, THE SIERRA NEVADA REVIEW, CAPE ROCK, CIMARRON REVIEW, RATTLE, THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANTHOLOGY, ECLIPSE, and EARTH’S DAUGHTERS. The Occupying Water, published by Galt Art House, is Gannon's first book. Another very meaningful accomplishment for her is the acceptance of two of her plays (Choices and How I’m Valued) by the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts. CHOICES was actualized and had a healthy tour in the Los Angeles Unified School District.