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If you thought we were for kids, you were only partly right.  Actually, kids have been reading "Pawprints" to their parents, and adults have been reading the book for a while themselves.  Sometimes to their dogs.  We know.  They asked Ina to autograph copies in their pets' names.  And now, we're building a special place for adults, including seniors, who care to drop in and spend a little time "a-MUSE-ing" themselves.

So, as promised, Introducing ---

A corner for adults to share their own reminiscences of times spent being made happy by fuzzy, flying or creeping creatures.

Or whatever!  As long as it's clean.  See the new stories penned by our adult contributors.  Many are first-time writers, who thought they never could write, because "It's so hard."  They were quite surprised and pleased to see it wasn't as bad as they'd feared.  Others are professional writers and editors looking for a structured class to help jump start them on their life histories.  Just hit the buttons below to see our growing collection.  And keep coming back...more to be posted.

Introducing the Footprints Writing Clubs

Introducing Ina's Blog for Writers

Brand New! More Memoirs

Grownups' Stories

Videos from the Footprints Writing Clubs!

Kay Roberts reads about Cookies and other dangerous foodstuffs

David Brooks reads a tale of the time in his native Poland just before the Holocaust

Sophie Chudacoff reads of strange happenings on The Orient Express

Howard Westley reads a hairy tale of flying in WWII

Musician Ira Westley tells a tale of a time he was in a show with Lenny Bruce

Hip Hop artist WilB and Cliff Tasner surprises the troops


Our Vet's Stories, Cause He's a GrownUp!

More Tales From GrownUps

Earl's MoTails

Birth of the GrownUp Pawprint

New 10 Week Ina's Memoir Writing Class Series contact us for dates. Los Angeles, on the West Side. There is a great discount for early birds, and spaces are limited. Click here for info.

Check these classes with a difference -- you'll be using story starters that make it easy to recall and write about your own history, you'll meet fun folks, and swap tales, and you'll find yourself aMUSEd by Ina's Weird Prompts. These are not the usual Memoir Writing Classes!

Start your own Footprints Writing Clubs for Grownups!  We have tips and tools to start  you on your way.  And a brand new book for senior writers, and even younger than senior writers,  Fun prompts that Make Writing -- and Reading -- Your Life Stories a Pleasure!  Also, we offer training and classes for organizations. To find out more about the book, click below:

Pawpress is proud to co-sponsor ongoing free writing and Spoken Word workshops for Seniors Monday mornings in West Los Angeles. Scroll down for details.

NEWEST! Our class' third book of memoirs, Stories From The Heart Vol. 3. A great companion for "How to Write Your Memoirs," with Prompts from Ina, and stories our students wrotes based on more prompts...We challenge you not to get inspired to write!

NEW AND EXCITING!  Our class's second book of memoirs, Stories From The Heart, Vol. 2, has just been named a top seller by Amazon.com!  Check out stories from the book, or buy the book by clicking the picture below:

And Stories From The Heart, Vol. 1 is a wonderful read, too!

Writing prompts for adults!  Visit our new writing prompts screen to add to your  ideas for your own stories, whether you're forming a club or writing solo, and see how some of our writers have jump-started their own stories from some of these prompts.

Buy a copy of Pawprints to inspire your own writing genie to come out of the bottle!

Read some GrownUps' Reviews

And we have another new book to aMUSE you, plus more coming.  Click here

"You really helped me realize I could write.  Thank you so much for helping me bring that out."  Arabella Bel-Mitchell, Felicia Mahood Class

"We had no idea our Dad could write like this!  It's a whole new side of him we're really happy to find."
Adult children of Earl Boretz


Read a Pawprint  Buy Pawprints

"Wise, warm, witty whimsy no animal lover would wish to miss!" Gerald Fried, film composer

"I thought I would read one story.  Instead, I read the whole thing.  I couldn't put it down! The stories are really charming!" 
Shirley Oreck, Felicia Mahood Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New!  Visit our Online store for "Pawprints" gifts and goodies, including the official "Pawprints Journal" to inspire you to write!  More writing tools coming!  Click the "shop" sign below!

             

Help us Help!  A portion of the proceeds of all sales is donated to  our Literacy Plus Program to help raise students' scores -- young people's and adults' -- in literacy, plus raise awareness of the importance of kindness to animals, the planet and each other!  

Continuing Free Writing Workshops for Seniors

  • A few spaces are available in our free classes at Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center. Call 310-479-4119 for further information on transportation, directions.  Sponsored by Pawpress and Felicia Mahood, facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Our continued gratitude to Felicia Mahood Director Ellen Gaines and Program Director Sherrie Berlin for their ongoing and generous support.

    WHERE:: 11338 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
    WHEN:
    Mondays, 10:00 - 11:45 am
     

  • For more information about who might want to attend Ina's writing classes and what we do, click here.:                                
     

  • For more information about setting up training or writing workshops in your area, or online, contact:  310-471-5048, or e-mail Anna.
     

  • Grief Lifters

    Have you or someone you know recently lost a spouse? We have a workshop that could be very helpful for you. For more information, please click below:

          

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