Whether you’re experimenting with new material, hoping for guidance and inspiration in your work, blocked, unsure, or eager to explore a new genre, this workshop is for you.
Each week, we experiment with different genres and writing forms. You will receive a homework assignment designed to elicit a piece of writing. (You do not have to do it, and you may bring in a work already in progress.) As you workshop the piece, you will receive direction, tools, tips and techniques from the instructor, as well as feedback from other writers around the table. The goal is to help you become a more nimble writer, to help you find and develop your voice and your stories, to generate new work, and to provide you with more and sharper tools to bring to the table when you write. You’ll feel energized!
Over the years, this workshop has served as a springboard for memoirs, magazine stories, novels, poems, essays and Pushcart-nominated short stories. It’s the ultimate writers’ workshop!
Writers from all genres are welcome. Limited to six participants.
The instructor, Carol Dannhauser, has a closet full of awards for her television, magazine, newspaper, memoir and short-fiction writing. She is the author of four books of non-fiction and the editor of many more. She was named a Master Teaching Artist (writing) by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and has taught writers across genre for more than 20 years. She is the co-founder of the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio.