WRITING WORKSHOP - The Little Writer Who Could: Chugging Our Way to Completion Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021 Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm Location: via Zoom Fee: $125
This workshop is designed for writers who wish to work on a long-term, goal driven single work in a concentrated way. Unlike traditional writing workshops that are based on prompts, it requires a committed attempt to move prose writing closer to completion. The work might be a memoir, a short story or two, a novel, or other piece of work that focuses on drafting, revising, and being open to in-depth critical comments and relevant feedback. Come prepared to “think [you] can” and to chug along toward a completed work in an environment of support and growth as a writer!
The Art of Fiction Writing - A Five-Week Workshop Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Location: TBD Fee: $100
As anyone who has tried to write will tell you, creating a compelling and memorable story is hard work. Sure, they come out all shiny and exciting in The New Yorker or other published venues, but how did they get to be so good? In this writing workshop, we’ll examine what goes into a story that draws people in and stands out from the rest. Through the basic tenets of creative writing and by practicing each week, you will rapidly improve. You’ll learn to build strong characters. You’ll master writing exciting dialogue and a vivid scene with those new characters. You’ll use different points of view. And we’ll teach you how to show rather than tell your story. At the end, you’ll then put all these elements together in your own story you’ll share with the group. This is a small, dynamic and supportive in-person (not Zoom!) five-week class on the elements of creative writing for beginning and early intermediate writers.