As part of The Center for Fiction’s NEA Big Read programming for Toni Morrison’s Beloved, I’m honored to lead this free close reading and personal narrative writing workshop for students in grades 11 and 12.
Held on Saturdays from April 30th through May 21st, students will examine the various ways memory takes shape in the novel and then mine their memories to create personal narratives. Students should apply by April 13th here.
The Astoria Bookshop drop-in creative writing workshop continues every other Sunday via Zoom. Next up, 11/7 at 4 pm!
11/7: Beings + Things: Objects in the Time of Covid Did the pandemic give an ordinary object new meaning? How can that object tell the story of your state of being? We’ll inspire some writing by sharing the “stuff” that got us through. Click here to register.
11/21: Give Me a Deadline: Feedback Workshop Have a piece or need a deadline to finish one? We will share screens and read each other’s drafts out loud and provide group feedback. 1800 words (or less). Participation is limited to 4 people, so click here to register and grab your spot today.
Writing, like new year’s resolutions, can be intimidating.
After a tumultuous year, I’m making 2021 all about setting small goals rather than tangle myself into a knot over long-term, lofty ones.
Don’t worry about how “good” you are! Instead, set the small goal of joining us this January for an online workshop or virtual write-in. Allow yourself the freedom to flex your imagination in the company of other creatives.
Sessions are on a suggested donation basis, pay what and if you can. All are welcome. Full information and registration links below.
Upcoming in 2021 Bi-monthly creative writing workshops resume every other Sunday. Each month has its own theme. For January, we’ll be exploring the role of setting.
January 10th at 4 pm – Senses in Setting: Using all five senses to unlock your setting. Click here to register.
January 24th at 4 pm – Mentor Text: Studying “The Story of an Hour” and playing with how to use setting in your story. Click here to register.
NEW! “You Do You” Virtual Write-Ins: Share a two-hour block of focused time with fellow writers to work on personal projects. *Note: A prompt will also be provided in the chat for added writing inspiration.
Sessions are held twice a week via Zoom. January schedule: