Constance Hale
From the Swamp to Squidoo

May 26, 2013
Book Passage in Corte Madera

Connie Hale takes you on a romp through the history of the English verb, offering tips on how to perk up your prose.Constance-Hale

Constance Hale, the author of three books on the craft of writing talks about how she went from speaking Hawaiian creole as a child to majoring in English at Princeton and scrubbing copy at Wired magazine in its heyday.

Her latest book—Vex, Hex, Smash, Smoochoffers keys to unlocking your innate creativity. In a highly interactive presentation, she mixes anecdote with practical tips and turns the principles in the book into hilarious challenges and wacky contests. (You may even win a prize!) Throughout, she encourages writers to make creative mischief.

A former editor at Wired, Health, and The San Francisco Examiner, her freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, and the Smithsonian, among other publications. She directed the program in narrative journalism at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, and teaches at UC Berkeley Extension.

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