Writing as Meditation – Enhance Your Writing Skills and Develop Your Writer’s Voice

  • 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Starts Wednesday Sept 14
  • Luisa Tanno
  • 7 weeks, $75

Writing can be a form of meditation. Writing your thoughts, feelings, and ideas is a powerful way to get to know yourself and find – or develop – your writer’s voice. Meditation offers clarity, insight and a sense of peace. It can ground you in the present moment, a valuable tool for reducing stress and connecting you…

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In the Garden of Memory: Art of the Essay

  • Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Beginning Sept. 14
  • Sophfronia Scott
  • Seven weeks, $295

You’ve managed to write a stack of pages about an event or interesting experience from your life. What do you do now to refine it into a viable essay? And what will make people want to read it? Successful nonfiction writers are able to draw in an audience by making certain connections in their narratives…

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Writing Your Memoir: Level One

  • Wednesdays, Noon-2 p.m. Begins Sept. 15
  • Sophfronia Scott
  • Seven weeks, $295

The decision to write memoir can be both exhilarating and paralyzing. You know your story has value but all you can see are the obstacles ahead. “What will my family think?” “What if I’m afraid to write about my worst moments?” “How do I even begin?” You start here, with this workshop. Author and instructor…

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Nanowrimo Boot Camp

  • Saturdays, 9:30-11:30, Begins Oct date tbc
  • Seven weeks, $295

Whether you’re gearing up for National Novel Writers Month in November or simply hoping to map out your novel, this seven-week workshop is for you. Nationally known editor Kimberly A. Caldwell helps you nail down your premise, work out the plot and subplots, discover your themes and compile a list of scenes that will carry…

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Full Day Writing Retreat with Sarah Lawrence College faculty: Pat Dunn & Alexandra Soiseth – AKA NaNoWriMo Catch Up Day!

  • November 19
  • Pat Dunn and Alexandra Soiseth
  • One day: Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $195

There are two things most writers need and crave: time and space. In this class, we give ourselves the gift of time. In the nurturing space of the workshop, we find and begin to write the stories we live every day. Using our histories, our memories, and our senses as launching pads, we will begin…

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Creative Writing for Teens

  • Sundays, 3-5 p.m., begins Sept. 18
  • Linda Legters
  • Seven weeks, $295

Note: This workshop is for teenaged participants.

Discover creative writing techniques that take your ideas from imagination to the page. Learn how professional writers make their stories so compelling. Write your own short stories, novel chapters, novel outlines, fantasy fiction, poetry, memoirs or whatever it is that drives you. Use autobiographical material or create an original world that propels dynamic characters through conflicts, quests or adventures. Share your passion for writing with fellow enthusiasts!

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