Creative Writing Workshops, Classes and Groups

Fall 2021 Workshops

All workshops include instruction, writing prompts/ten minute free-writes and facilitated discussion of participants’ work. Previous writing experience is not necessary, focus is on exploration, personal investigation, and discovery of each person’s unique writing voice.

Creating Character: Characters show us who they are when we pay attention. This workshop offers interactive, dynamic strategies for discovering and manifesting characters with depth and promise. Sunday Sept 12 and 19, 2PM to 4PM Eastern Time $75.00 more info/enroll

Writing Memoir – Truth or Fact: Writing memoir is a way to figure out who you used to be and how you got to be who you are. Perception is everything – and this workshop will explore the complex process of writing what we remember. Monday Oct 4 and 18, 6PM to 8PM Eastern Time $75.00 more info/enroll

Writing Memoir, Truth or Fact – a short video.

Reading to Write: Participants will explore and experiment with a range of writing techniques by learning how to read like a writer. We will read and critique key passages from published writers and examine and interpret the tools that writers use to create textured, compelling characters and stories. Coming Soon

Ongoing Writing Groups, Online (all eastern times)

  • Monday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: closed
  • Thursday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm: now enrollinglearn more
  • Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: now enrollinglearn more
  • Friday, 9:30am – 12:30pm: closed
  • Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm: closed
  • New groups forming: now enrolling –learn more

About Writing Groups

Small, facilitated writing groups meet for two hours on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule.

These ongoing groups offer an opportunity for writers to meet regularly for inspiration, support, writing prompts, informal instruction and facilitated feedback of individual work.

Each writing group develops its own personality – and once it begins, it is closed to new members. This helps to maintain a steady, secure, and familiar atmosphere conducive to creative and personal freedom.

With each progressive meeting, participants will discover opportunities for personal investigation through the shared experience of creative expression, plentiful ideas and unique writing styles.

Groups are limited to six members, this ensures that each participant has ample opportunity to read their writing and receive feedback.

Registration Open Now: Facilitated Online Writing Group

New online groups forming now.

Groups online, local, and other locations can be arranged

About Classes and Workshops 

Classes and Workshops are designed to facilitate free and creative expression in a comfortable, safe environment where experimentation is encouraged. Writing instruction is provided through brief, informative mini-lectures about specific topics such as creating compelling characters, writing convincing dialogue, how to ‘choreograph’ a scene, and choosing point of view that optimizes your story.  Most instruction occurs during interactive workshopping time so that questions or challenges that come up with particular writing pieces can be addressed informatively and supportively.

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