“I would recommend the cultivation of extreme indifference to both praise and blame because praise will lead you to vanity, and blame will lead you to self-pity, and both are bad for writers.”
– John Berryman

Workshops

  • Writing Memoir

    November 23rd to November 24th, 2019

    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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  • Simply Writing

    January 25th to January 26th, 2020

    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?

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  • Writing Nonfiction

    February 29th to March 1st, 2020

    Nonfiction is now more abundant than ever—we read it in magazines, newspapers, books, and on the Internet. Nonfiction  writing is also wonderfully varied: memoir and travel writing, book reviews and scientific writing—all this “counts” as nonfiction.

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  • The Short Story

    March 21st to March 22nd, 2020

    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.

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Past Workshops

  • Flash Fiction

    October 12th, 2019

    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.

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  • The Art of Revision

    May 25th to May 26th, 2019

    “Writing is rewriting,” the adage tells us. But how do we rewrite? How do we decide what to leave in and what to take out? How do we determine the scope of a piece, divine its essence, know where to start and where to end?

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  • Writing about Food

    April 13th to April 14th, 2019

    Writing about food can be deep, rich, rewarding. The goal of this workshop: to help you find your voice as a food writer. You’ll think, eat, and write about food.

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  • Poetry as Storytelling

    March 30th, 2019

    “Poetry as Storytelling” is a one-day poetry jam. You’ll spend the day hearing published poetry, learning more narrative craft, and writing. At the end of the day, you’ll hear your work read aloud (anonymously)—and get individualized feedback on your writing.

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