Writing Workshops

KEYS TO ENJOYING THE WRITER'S ART: Literary Romps and Productive Pauses

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Price: 175.00 USD
0 Weeks

02 - 06 - 2018, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2018-02-06 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Is it Humorous?? Or Merely Funny?—Are you a raconteur or a rake? A silly-billy or a jokester? Do you deliver the punch line for a joke with aplomb or with an apology? Let’s look at the fiddle-faddle and hootchie-ma-coo of oral and written humor, and then end with a teenie-weenie-yellow-polka-dot bikini on a cow that jumps over the moon! (February) Writing Your Memories: How to do it with Verve—We want to leave behind our hard-won wisdom and precious memories, don’t we? Sometimes we may wish to commemorate a loved one or a dear friend. Learn the writer’s tricks that will elevate your ability to say what you want to say and focus on what’s important in your story. (March) Circling Back to Poetry: How to Use Poetic Craft in Prose—The world of literature exists to help all of us make meaning of life. Through books, we go places and understand the people who inhabit them by using the art of imagination—the greatest window through which to view the world. We will look at inspiring examples of great prose written using poetry’s greatest “tricks” to create enduring stories, characters, and places. (April) (A limited enrollment class)

WRITING YOUR LIFE AND TIMES

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Price: 425.00 USD
10 Weeks

02 - 06 - 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2018-02-06 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You may gravitate toward autobiography, memoir, essay or journaling. You may span decades of family lore or focus on your own life and the people who influenced you or the experiences that gave you skills and wisdom. Your purpose may be to reveal challenges you’ve faced, share knowledge and values, or make people laugh. This class provides resources to strengthen your story and encouragement to develop your own storytelling “voice.” Reading recommendations are offered, along with tactics for cultivating memory, working around barriers, and managing the process. Feedback comes from class discussion and in writing via e-mail from the instructor. (A limited enrollment class)

BREAKTHROUGH TO CREATIVITY: A Writing Workshop

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Price: 425.00 USD
10 Weeks

02 - 07 - 2018, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2018-02-07 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Experienced and novice writers alike know the wall—the myriad details of life, the fear of not having the precise words, and the fear that the precise words will alter one’s life in unexpected ways. Despite the blocks to creativity, many of us push on in search of ways to relay the unique meanings and experiences we have to convey. This course focuses on specific approaches to break through the wall and hone our creative abilities. Participants will read selected poems, stories, and essays and write both in class and out of class. The instructor will write comments on one piece of each participant’s writing every week. If available, please bring an example of your writing to the first session. (A limited enrollment class)