Classes

All workshops are listed below. They’re either single-session events or monthly meetings over a three-month period. They are NOT listed in chronological order – check the calendar below or in the right sidebar and scroll down for more details.

Certain workshops have no date listed; they’re scheduled on a mutually-agreed upon date/time based on the availability of participants.

The following descriptions are brief — just a teaser — so follow the links for more detailed info and to register.

Due to increased fees on Eventbrite, we no longer use the site for ticketing. To register, click the bright blue “Find out more and register by clicking here” sentence below each class.

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PromptsDustinLee

Four Prompts and a Reading: A Night of Prompt-Based Writing

Typically the third Thursday of the month
Next date: Thursday, Feb. 15 from 6-8 pm 

Remember the film “Four Weddings and a Funeral”? The clever title inspired this night of prompt-based writing. You’ll get four prompts throughout the workshop and at the end, you choose your favorite piece to read aloud to the group. No critiques, no commentary, just a chance to share with an audience.

Find out more and register by clicking here.

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WritingWeekendFingerLakes

Writing Weekend in the Finger Lakes

Friday, May 18 at 5 pm – Monday, May 21 at 9 am
$225 per person double occupancy / $450 per single occupancy

Three days of writing and learning on the shores of Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York in a farmhouse with lakefront access across the street. Fee includes lodging Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, dinner each night, and five hour-long workshops: Friday night, Saturday/Sunday mornings and afternoons. Bring your own breakfast, lunch, and preferred beverages; coffee and tea will be provided.

Find out more and register by clicking here.


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Micro-Memoir Workshop:
Write Your Life in 200 Words or Less

Memoir doesn’t have to begin at the beginning starting with when you were born. Sometimes a single moment, vividly depicted, illuminates a life.  If you’ve wanted to write memoir but are overwhelmed at the immensity of the task — or you’re already writing about your life but need a fresh approach — consider the micro-memoirThis 2-hour workshop  will prove that less can be so much more.

Find out more and register by clicking here.

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PromptARamaPrompt-A-Rama:
2 Hours, 8 Prompts, Only Prompts

Third Wednesday of the month from 1-3 pm
starting January 17, 2018

You just want to write, but you need inspiration… and time to sit down and do the work. This two-hour workshop is all prompts, only prompts. No reading, no sharing, one break, all prompts. Two hours of intensive focused writing.

Find out more and register by clicking here.


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WriteStart Writing Class:
Intro to Writing 3-Hour Workshop

Designed for the newbie who’s never taken a writing class, this workshop covers the basics of writing and good storytelling. Appropriate for those interested in:

  • creative non-fiction
  • memoir
  • fiction
  • short stories
  • essays
  • blogging
  • social media
  • writing for the online environment

What to expect:

  • in-class writing based on writing prompts
  • small, supportive atmosphere
  • next-step guidance for moving forward with your writing.

You’ll come away with concrete tools you can use in your work and increased confidence in your abilities.

Other details:

  • Fiction and non-fiction only. No poetry, please.
  • There’s a four-person cap for a more focused learning experience. 

No class currently scheduled, but if you’re interested, fill out the form below to indicate availability — that’ll help to determine time/date of next workshop.

 

 


GetBackIntoWriting

Get Back Into Writing:
2-Hour Workshop

You’ve written before, but you’re stuck. In this 2-hour session, discuss your work in progress, get recommendations on reading materials and moving forward, browse books on technique, and talk with other writers about process, problems and possible solutions.

If you wish, prior to the workshop you can submit a piece of writing up to 1,200 words for light editing and in-class critique.

Other details:

  • Fiction and non-fiction only. No poetry, please.
  • There’s a four-person cap for a more focused learning experience. 

No class currently scheduled, but if you’re interested, fill out the form below to indicate availability — that’ll help to determine time/date of next workshop.

 

 

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WritersCraftBookClub

The Writer’s Craft Book Club

Once a month drop-in meeting
Sign up for each month separately 

A book club for writers, this monthly gathering focuses on the craft of writing. Read, discuss, meet other writers. Registration is on a month-by-month basis, so come to one or attend all. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.

The Writing Life – Annie Dillard
Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 6-8 pm

Other Details:

  • Suitable for fiction and non-fiction writers and poets – anyone who wants to explore the craft of writing.
  • There’s an 8-person cap for a more intimate experience.

 

550Daily

550 Daily:
Accountability for Writers

Spring Session: April, May, June 2018
First monthly meeting: Monday, April 2 from 6-8 pm
Online meetings TBA

Now designed for both in-person and online participants

A three-month commitment to establishing a daily writing practice (to help you write a novel, poetry collection, or anything else you want to produce) with a monthly meeting in which you account for your wins…or sins. The output is minimal yet doable: just 550 words a day. Every day. If you’re a poet, your commitment is one poem a day.

By creating this self-sustaining habit, you’ll put yourself on the path toward writing success.

Find out more and register by clicking here.

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SubmitOrQuit

Submit or Quit:
A Submissions Support Group

Winter Session: January, February, March 2018
First monthly meeting: Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1-3 pm

A three-month commitment to sending out your work for publication with a goal of 60 submissions total. Each month the group will meet for two hours to check in on individual progress, read work aloud, report on literary journals/magazines/websites investigated, compare notes on submissions, and share advice. A cash ‘security deposit’ gives you incentive to follow through with your submissions. If you do it, your money is returned in full; if not, you lose your deposit.

Find out more and register by clicking here.

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One thought on “Classes

  1. Linda, it’s great that you have such a variety of offerings! I may try the 550 daily that would help make writing a daily routine. I just started 14 wk online course for biz development, and the online biz I just launched requires a lot of time and attention. I’m writing things for it that aren’t related to real writing!
    I can’t commit to anything new this month, and already plan to attend my (formerly)regular monthly writing class Tuesday 12th. As you may know, I don’t like writing prompts!
    Thanks for the info, I’ll see you in 2018!

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