Looking for some summer reading? Check out our 10-year anthology for story swaps from over the years and behind-the-scenes insights from the people involved.
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.
Our Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event is in two weeks! We’re teaming up with Lambda Literary again for a night of queer storytelling with a twist.
The four curated storytellers are working together to develop their true tales inspired by the theme “Defiant” on the page.
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2021 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT.
The Astoria Bookshop creative writing workshop continues ONLINE with three coming up this May! Contact me for more info and to register.
Nothing informs your story like hearing someone else perform your story!
Leave a comment on the featurette on our NYTI page by 11:59 pm (Cinderella time!) for a chance to win a $100 Bookseller’s Choice Book Bundle from The Astoria Bookshop.
Listen to story swaps from our live shows on the No, YOU Tell It! podcast at noyoutellit.com (available on iTunes, AudioBoom, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts).
Bonus! In support of DP TV and sharing in each other’s stories, if we receive over 80 new likes and/or follows on our No, YOU Tell It! Facebook page and Instagram we will donate $100 to our friends at Dixon Place.
Lovely to have my creative writing class at The Astoria Bookshop (now online!) featured on We Heart Astoria.
We had three lovely sessions yesterday. Contact me at email@example.com to sign-up for future Sundays.
I’m also running a special this May on semi-private coaching.
Earlier this month, I set an intention to make my “online writing workshops and private coaching sessions as open and honest as my in-person offerings.”
Transitioning my monthly class at The Astoria Bookshop to a weekly online offering added a bright light to my Sundays. I’ve loved reconnecting with regulars and meeting new writers. We even added a second session to honor my goal by keeping class sizes small.
If you would like to join us at 3 or 5 pm today (2 spots left in each class!) or be added to my newsletter to receive info on future sessions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us this Sunday for my monthly drop-in creative writing workshop at The Astoria Bookshop! 5-6:30 pm. All are welcome.
Click here for more info and to RSVP via Facebook.
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!