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2017-09/08 to 09/10 Fall for Writing Conference

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Classes, Creativity and Journaling, Editing and Proofreading, Events, Fiction, Getting Started, Kids/Teens, Memoir, Nonfiction, Poetry, Publishing Business, Readings & Special Events, Short Story and Flash | Comments Off on 2017-09/08 to 09/10 Fall for Writing Conference

Hold this date!  More info will be released at the start of August, but we have a whole new conference planned for you.  More panels, new instructors, lots of choices. It’s will be a great weekend to immerse yourself in your writing, make real progress towards your goals, learn new skills, and get the answers to your questions. Registration opens next week. Pre-registration will be $100/$125 for the whole weekend.  Higher prices at the door on the weekend of...

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2017-08/16 Short Stories: Structure and Suspense with Cornelia Feye

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction, Short Story and Flash | Comments Off on 2017-08/16 Short Stories: Structure and Suspense with Cornelia Feye

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” George Orwell, 1984 With the help of famous first sentences and other writing prompts participants will develop a complete short story during this six week class. We will read a story by Ernest Hemingway to analyze its structure. In a comfortable, supportive environment we will practice plotting, point of view, and creating a story arch including conflict, climax and resolution Through...

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2017-08/19 How to Create a Podcast with Adam Greenfield

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Blogging, Computer Software, and Technology, Classes, Events, Getting Started | Comments Off on 2017-08/19 How to Create a Podcast with Adam Greenfield

Making the best podcast you can make takes time and preparation. The goal of this two-session class is to give you the tools and understanding you need about the pre-production stage of making a podcast to make the rest of the process go smooth. This ranges everywhere from creating the right podcast format for your podcast baby to branding your podcast to planning ahead and scheduling guests and interviews. This class will be a mix of lecture, in-class participation,...

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2017-10/15 Temperamental Poetry: A Making & Mending Workshop with Amie Whittmore

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Classes, Events, Poetry | Comments Off on 2017-10/15 Temperamental Poetry: A Making & Mending Workshop with Amie Whittmore

The poet Gregory Orr suggests poetry is composed of four temperaments: story, structure, music, and imagination. We will read and discuss contemporary poems to better understand how these temperaments work individually and in concert with each other. Then, using these temperaments as templates, participants will “make” poems emphasizing these qualities. Participants will also bring in finished drafts to “mend” by applying these concepts through individual...

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2017-09/24 Turn Your Travel Mementos Into An Artistic Journal Collage with Maggie Espinosa

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Classes, Creativity and Journaling, Events | Comments Off on 2017-09/24 Turn Your Travel Mementos Into An Artistic Journal Collage with Maggie Espinosa

When traveling, many of us pick up trinkets as a remembrance of places we’ve been — a theater admission ticket, colorful foreign currency, a coaster from a favorite bar, a wonderful hotel receipt, beautiful business cards, a fan, menus, the cover from a delicious box of chocolates, a paper bag logo from a divine loaf of bread, swizzle sticks, a small flag, matchbooks, patches, stickers, airline tickets — the list is unlimited.  When these seemingly...

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