Workshops are available locally, and online. Contact me about offering workshops in your area.
Writing Groups meet for 2 hours, weekly or bi-weekly.
Ongoing groups offer an opportunity for writers to meet regularly for inspiration, support, writing prompts and informal instruction, including facilitated feedback of individual work.
Discover how writing fiction can make the world a better place. Speculative fiction is a literary genre characterized by inventive, imaginary expressions of speculated outcomes. Many writers of speculative fiction design their work to provoke new ways of thinking about the human condition by placing ordinary characters in extraordinary conditions. It turns out, speculative fiction can be a tool for social activism. Find out how.
Discover rebel poetry – this workshop is designed to inspire. Fun, instructive and liberating. In a supportive stimulating atmosphere, participants will learn the rules and how to break them. Includes brief mini-lectures, guided discussion of selected poems by established writers, writing prompts/ten minute free-writes, and facilitated discussion of participant’s work. Previous writing experience is not necessary, focus is on exploration and discovery of each person’s unique writing voice.
All workshops: are designed to facilitate free and creative expression in a comfortable, safe environment where making ‘mistakes’ 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.
Writing memoir is a way to sort out who you used to be and how you got to be who you are. It's not just ‘what happened’, it’s the meaning you make of it. Whether you are writing to publish, or writing for friends and family, shape your writing into memoir that is compelling and lively, insightful and engaged. This workshop focuses on specific creative and practical aspects of writing memoir, utilizing instruction, writing prompts and facilitated, constructive feedback of student work. Participants can bring a memoir idea or a work in progress.
Look for the next annual Creative Writing Seminar for Helping Professionals in July 2017 at the University of Iowa School of Social Work. Explore the fundamentals of creative writing, and how creative writing can transform individuals and communities by addressing personal and social issues. Click here for more information about the seminar. The seminar awards 24 hours of CEU credit.
Summer Writing Workshop Series on Main Street, Gloucester:
Illuminates and explores various creative writing techniques and topics. In a supportive, stimulating atmosphere, participants will learn the rules and how to break them. Includes instruction, writing prompts and facilitated discussion of participant work. Previous writing experience is not necessary, focus is on exploration, experimentation and discovery of each person’s unique writing voice.
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For beginning, intermediate
and advanced writers interested in fiction and creative nonfiction: discover and realize your writing potential.
Fiction as Memoir: writing fiction can be a nonthreatening way to revisit, and process our personal experiences – a way to make meaning by creating metaphor. Externalize your inner apocalypse with creative writing.
This workshop explores social media as a literary genre – through brief mini-lectures, guided discussion of social media venues, writing prompts/ten minute free-writes, and facilitated discussion of participant’s work, participants will discover that social media can be an art, a resource and a forum uniquely suited to writers. Previous social media experience helpful, but not necessary.
Social Media Fundamentals and Strategies -Like the Milky Way, social media is made up of numberous idividual stars that together create their own body of light. Build an accessible, interactive arena for your work, using social media platforms such as blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Google Hangout, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Social media can increase visibility for writers, and can be used as a tool for social activism.