• The Short Story

    Writing a short story is a wonderfully intricate process; we make countless creative decisions in the course of telling a single tale. During these two days, we’ll explore the most vital creative decisions and find what works for you as a storyteller.

  • Writing for NGOs

    The NGO and non-profit sector is as competitive as any other. Practically every organization seeks greater visibility, an influx of funding, and more volunteers—or all of the above. “Writing for NGOs” analyzes those needs, and gives step-by-step approaches to tackling them in writing.

    This workshop is offered by The Institute for Business Writing.


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    Simply Writing

    Do you only write when you have an assignment? What obstacles do you experience to writing? How can you structure your life in order to keep writing? How, exactly, do you finish a piece of writing?At Simply Writing, we’ll define ways of making writing a more natural process; more time-efficient; and more fun. Read more…

  • Free mini-workshop: How to Write Fiction

    Where: Amsterdam Expat Fair, Beurs van Berlage
    When: 2:15 pm

    Short stories and flash fiction, fictionalized memoir, novellas and novels—What kind of creativity do these forms call for?

    This mini-workshop will give you an overview of what it takes to write—and publish—fiction. (more…)

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    Free Mini-workshop: Writing Nonfiction

    Where: Amsterdam Expat Fair, Beurs van Berlage
    When: 12 pm

    As a category of writing, nonfiction is impressively broad. Personal essays, feature articles, a blog that debates which is the best soy sauce—all of this qualifies as nonfiction writing. (more…)

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    Flash Fiction

    The New Yorker magazine recently started a summer-long flash-fiction series. It’s a milestone: the form has come of age. What’s so great about very short stories? Well, you can read a work of flash fiction over a single cup of coffee. And writing a work of micro-fiction can be done in a day. Read more…

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    National Novel Writing Month: “NaNoWriMo”

    November is National Novel Writing Month!

    Each year, NaNoWriMo, as it’s called, draws tens of thousands of writers worldwide.

    The challenge? To draft a novel in 30 days.

    Join us on Saturday, November 2nd, when Lisa Friedman will kick off the month-long writing marathon. (more…)

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    Writing Memoir

    A personal essay is 3,000 percent easier to write than a short story, claims writer Carol Bly.

    The essay is indeed a scalable form. In fact, this is our starting point for Writing Memoir: the personal essay. During this weekend, you’ll get the coaching to create a complete personal essay—from idea to first draft.

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