SCTE Spring Fling 2013

SCTE invites you to join us for
Writing ... An Adventure!

Jungle Jenny by Jane Hancock

Jane Hancock, UCLA Writing Project Co-Director, will introduce us to Jungle Jenny, the subject of her biographical narrative and lead a Writing Workshop, for which she is famous!

Sunday, May 5, 2013
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice

Workshop: Developing a Community of Writers

"I am happiest when I am writing with other writers and we share our writing with each other. I am happiest when I'm reading a good book and I suddenly have to read that paragraph, that sentence, that page over again because it's so perfect. I have to capture those words and share them with my writing friends. In this workshop I will share some of those words. We will linger over the language, talk about the ideas, write. We will become that community of writers. My name is Jane Hancock and I am a writer."

Prior to the workshop, Jane and Jungle Jenny will tell us the story behind the story — how, as a young woman, Genevieve Cuprys (Jenny) traveled to Asia to embark on a career collecting wild animals.

The Details:Beyond Baroque is a leading independent literary/arts center and public space dedicated to literary and cultural production, contact, interaction, and community building
$30 for the day
$20 for student/pre-service teachers
Includes lunch, Jane’s book, and the workshop

RSVP by April 26
Guests are Welcome
Nancy (562)436-5759

Mail checks payable to SCTE – $30 per person – to:
Nancy Himel, 1125-½ Appleton St., Long Beach, CA 90802

A Note about our Speakers ...

Jane Hancock, co-director of the UCLA Writing Project, is enjoying a rich career of teaching and providing professional develop- ment for teachers in the field. Her philosophy: to teach writing you must write yourself – and as you go through the process, you then know what students need to become writers. As busy as she is, she blocks out time for what she loves most, writing.

Jungle Jenny: At age 23, Genevieve Cuprys boarded a Dutch cargo ship, the Borneo, headed for Singapore, not realizing what barriers she was breaking. She was young; she was a woman; she was embarking on a career as a collector of wild animals. She escaped being crushed between elephants; she captured a twenty-five-foot python that had slithered out of its cage; she corraled tiger cubs on the loose; she was mauled by a leopard. The female Frank Buck of her generation, she became Jungle Jenny.