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LIVEWIRE WRITING WORKSHOPS

I love to bring writers together to write. Writing in a group--with pens scratching paper or fingers clicking on a keyboard--is inspiring. To hear the work that emerges from these sessions is a privilege. A creative current is shared by all; the room itself feels electric, even, these days, the "Zoom room."

 

Note: I'm taking a break from leading workshops for fall of 2022 to focus on the writing of a new collection of short fiction. I hope to offer a new round beginning in January 2023.

 

 

PAST WORKSHOPS

 

Creative Writing Workshop

Multi-week; in-class writing; group feedback

 

In this workshop, participants write from in-class prompts and share their work, receiving valuable feedback from fellow writers. Together we create a supportive environment that allows for experimentation and the opportunity to find your voice. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, the prompts I select focus on elements of craft suitable for any genre. At the end of the six-week session, you'll have material you can then revise at your pace. 

 

Fiction Writing Workshop

Multi-week; in-class writing; group feedback; outside reading

 

This six-week workshop will focus on fiction, primarily short fiction writing, through craft-talks and writing exercises. Each session focuses on an element of craft, such as how to develop engaging characters and how to create lifelike dialogue. In a supportive environment, participants will write from in-class prompts and share their work, receiving valuable feedback from fellow writers.

 

Memoir into Fiction

Multi-week; in-class writing; group feedback

 

Write what you know, and what do you know better than your life story! This workshop will give you the opportunity to re-imagine your experiences as fictional narrative. We'll talk about craft and use "distance" to frame memories. The exercises are designed as a springboard into the imaginative.