Online Writing Workshops Available

Great first sessions for two new online creative writing workshops this past Sunday and Tuesday!

Workshops for adults will be held every Sunday. I’m limiting class size so that the session can be more interactive. Email me today at kjfitzsimmons@gmail.com for more information, to sign up, or be added to my newsletter to receive information about future sessions.

Click here to watch a video response from Tuesday’s kids’ workshop.

I also do private writing coaching/tutoring for individual students or small groups (2-3). Reach out if you’d like more info on anything

Testimonial

These lovely words from a former student couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Like many, I’ve lost many upcoming gigs and am not certain what my future holds.

If you hear of any opportunities for freelance or full-time work, please keep me in mind!

Precious Postponed

Yes, our No, YOU Tell It! “Precious” show at Sunnyside Plays was canceled in support of the call for social distancing.

Yes, it’s a bummer after all the work we put in, but I am confident we will tell these stories when the time is right.

BUT, I was so moved by the rallying messages of support our storytellers sent to each other. What a privilege to help people share in their stories and make new artistic connections. If you’d like to help out our series in this tenuous time, here are two ways:

1. LISTEN to one or many of No, YOU Tell It!’s 52 podcast episodes featuring live story swaps (available on iTunes, Apple Podcast, AudioBoom, Spotify) and TELL A FRIEND!

2. Make a tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor The Field. Click here for more info and to donate today!

New No, YOU Tell It! Shows

Save the date(s) for two new No, YOU Tell It! shows coming your way.

No, YOU Tell It! “Precious” will be at Sunnyside Plays on Thursday, March 12th at 7 pm.

We can’t wait to team up with Lambda Literary again for a special show on May 7th at Dixon Place.

No, YOU Tell It! “Coming & Going” will also be our anniversary show celebrating eight years of switched-up storytelling. More info on the storytellers soon!

Constructing Powerful Openings

A first page is the first impression. The first chance to make people sit up and take notice of your work.

“Marley was dead, to begin with.” A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens.

Join us today at The Astoria Bookshop at 5 pm to kick-off a new year by exploring how to write powerful openings. Through a mixture of discussion and writing exercises, we’ll take a look at various story starter techniques and use them to revise an existing piece of work.

$10 suggested contribution. BYO Pen & Paper!