Winter Writing Workshops

Winter writing workshops:

Unblocking the Muse 1/26/19

Whether you're a new writer, an off-and-on-again writer, or an old hat, sometimes it can be hard to get the creative juices flowing. So what exactly do you do when the only word you can think to write is "the"? Led by Gwen Van Velsor and Ariele Sieling, this workshop will run through a variety of strategies for getting in the groove of writing in both fiction and creative nonfiction. We will discuss short-term strategies to use when you're staring at a blank piece of paper, and long-term strategies for when writer's block just won't go away. We will also delve into creative problem solving, for when the story itself just isn't working.Come join us and your fellow writers for a fun, interactive workshop on unblocking the muse.

Finding Your Authentic Voice 2/23/19

They always say "write what you know," but what exactly does that mean? When crafting a story, whether fiction or nonfiction, honesty and authenticity in the writing practice is crucial to adding realism and credibility to your story. This workshop will address some of the challenges of staying authentic, and discuss strategies for incorporating integrity and authenticity Join Cija (pronounced "Kia") Jefferson and Ariele Sieling as they dive into different strategies for telling the truth, writing what you know, and adding realism and complexity to your story.

Finding Healing Through Writing 3/23/19

We all have a story inside of us, and finding a way to write about it can lead to self acceptance and healing. In this workshop, we explore our feelings and experiences in a safe place through writing, laughter and community. Reshape and explore real life experiences through fiction and creative nonfiction with author Dr. Diane Pomerantz, clinical psychologist. When we share our stories with each other, it creates a ripple effect of empathy, compassion and understanding. It’s about saying, yes, we belong here, too.