“When we are in the act of writing we are alone and on our own, in a kind of absolute state of Do Not Disturb.”
– Eudora Welty

Workshops

For now, all our workshops are taking place online.

  • Simply Writing (online)

    June 13th to June 14th, 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 (online)

    June 20th to June 21st, 2020

    “Creative nonfiction” can take so many forms: the profile or feature article, the travel piece, the review, the personal essay or memoir, and more. Compelling nonfiction transcends the mere factual.

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  • Advanced Fiction (online)

    July 11th to July 12th, 2020

    Writer’s block. Narrators trapped inside their own heads. Stories with intriguing beginnings—but no clear ending. These are a few of the problems fiction writers may face.

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  • Simply Writing

    September 26th to September 27th, 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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Past Workshops

  • New!
    Read Like a Writer (online)

    May 30th to May 31st, 2020

    “If we want to write, it makes sense to read—and to read like a writer. If we wanted to grow roses, we would want to visit rose gardens and try to see them the way that a rose gardener would.” – Francine Prose

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  • Writing Memoir (online)

    May 16th to May 17th, 2020

    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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  • The Poetic Voice (online)

    April 25th to April 26th, 2020

      “I think the key is to listen, not necessarily to the poet’s reading aloud, but to the internal voice in the poem.” – Ming Di

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  • Flash Fiction (online)

    April 18th to April 19th, 2020

    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 Short Story (online)

    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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  • 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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