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July 2020

Jul
13

Poetry Online 2020-211

6:30 pm

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions. Writing Our Truth: Memory, History, and Lyric Form In her book Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World, Jane Hirschfield writes, “Good art is a truing of vision, in the way a saw is trued in the saw shop, to cut more cleanly. It is also a changing of vision.” Literary texts offer the opportunity for such “truing,” acute…

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Jul
16

Fiction Online 2020-210

6:30 pm

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions. Shaping Your Fiction This workshop, open to first time as well as more experienced writers, will pay particular attention to crafting shapely stories. By mapping the underlying structure of your story – that skeleton that holds everything in place – we will find ourselves examining characters, the arc of the story, setting, dialogue and everything in-between. The goal…

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Jul
20

Personal Essay Online 2020-215

6:30 pm

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions. “Neither of us knows what the public will think,” Virginia Woolf wrote, in her diary, in 1922. “There’s no doubt in my mind that I have found out how to begin (at forty) to say something in my own voice.” How? Voice is that uncanny quality that makes writing feel unique, alive, memorable, and true. Woolf had already…

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Jul
21

Creative Nonfiction Online 2020-212

6:30 pm

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions. “Creative nonfiction” isn’t just one kind of story. This once-a-week, six-week course will serve as an introduction to several kinds, or genres, of nonfiction, including the personal essay, the profile, travel writing and memoir. The intention is to practice a range of the tools writers work with in an open setting, where you can receive encouragement and supportive…

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Jul
22

Writing and Medicine Online 2020-216

6:30 pm

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions once they complete the registration process.  As Daniel Defoe prefaces his riveting A Journal of the Plague Year, “I have set this particular down so fully…to those who come after me, if they come to be brought to the same distress, and to the same manner of making their choice.” Three hundred years later, his account of the…

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August 2020

Aug
08

Getting Your Work Published Online 2020-207

10:00 am

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions. So you’ve got a great novel or memoir. Now what? How do you know when it’s ready to be sent out to an agent? And how exactly do you send it out to an agent? What goes into picking the right agent and writing the perfect query letter? And what about sealing the deal with that agent, getting…

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