Writing Events

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To reserve your space, please call 770-516-9989.  We look forward to being a part of your creative endeavors!

 

Creativity Is the Key To Calm

THE ARTIST’S WAY

If you’ve been looking forward to having time to start a creative practice, The Artist’s Way is a wonderful way to discover what you enjoy, explore creative options, and empower yourself with creativity that will carry over into all areas of your life.

Using the book written 28 years ago by American author and screenwriter Julia Cameron, participants gain confidence through activities, exercises, and discussions with their fellow students.

ONLINE CLASS facilitated by Beth Hermes.

Normally $150 per person, plus book.

Self-distancing video-class special: $100 per person (plus book).

Pre-registration REQUIRED. Please order your copy of the book through FoxTale Book Shoppe.

12 Mondays – Monday, April 6 through Monday, June 29 (no meeting Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day). 6-8 pm

 

CREATIVE WRITING BOOT CAMP (LIVE VIDEO EDITION)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 11am – 2 pm

Think on your feet (from the comfort of your home, of course!) with challenging prompts designed to make you think beyond your normal writing habits. (Are writers normal? Meh…) Be prepared to write, share, and write some more – for an entire THREE HOURS!

Normally $75 per person.

Self-distancing video-class special: $60 per person.

Pre-registration REQUIRED through FoxTale Book Shoppe.

 

A NOVEL APPROACH

Have you been thinking about writing your novel (or memoir, or any Creative Writing Project)? This two-hour class will get you started, as we discuss Opening Scenes (what to do and what not to do), Character Development, Theme, and more. Everything to get you started writing. Then, if you need more help (with Chapter Two, for example) staying motivated, torturing your characters (a necessity), etc., sign up to “drop in” at upcoming classes, set two weeks apart, through July. (We’ll continue past that, if there’s enough interest). $20 each 2-hour session.

FIRST SESSION: Saturday, April 11, 10am-12 noon.

Subsequent sessions: Saturdays – April 25, May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20, July 11, and July 25 (10 am – 12 noon each session).

Self-distancing video-class.

Pre-registration REQUIRED through FoxTale Book Shoppe.

 

FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP: “AWAKENINGS”

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1-4 pm

You’ll not only WRITE a short story (up to 2,500 words), but your story will be PUBLISHED in our April edition FLASH FICTION ANTHOLOGY. (The books from our February class will be available for purchase at FoxTale Book Shoppe by April 10).

$120 includes 3 hours of prompts and writing, critique and editing. After the class, you will EDIT and SUBMIT your work for publication.

Self-distancing video-class.

Pre-registration REQUIRED through FoxTale Book Shoppe.

Stay tuned for information on MAY CLASSES & WORKSHOPS.

* It is impossible to be FEARFUL and CREATIVE at the same time! CHOOSE CREATIVITY!


PENDING NORMALCY!

July

Flash Fiction Workshop – topic: Mystery/Suspense

Bring your laptops or tablets for this one!

Two hours of prompts and writing; Third hour – editing and discussion.

At the end of class, you’ll submit your writing (short story, poem, etc.) from the class for inclusion in a mini-anthology. Price includes 3-hour workshop and copy of book.

*Minimum class size: 6 students.

Saturday, July 25, 2020, 1-4 pm - $120

August

Creative Writing Boot Camp

Bring your notebook and a fast-writing pen (with a back-up pen, just in case!) for three hours of writing prompts, discussion, and more writing prompts! “Everybody writes, everybody reads.” Prompts are designed to motivate you and stretch you out of your writing comfort zone.

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1-4 pm - $75

September

Flash Fiction Workshop – topic: “Pass the Parcel”

Bring your laptops or tablets for this one!

Two hours of prompts and writing; Third hour – editing and discussion.

At the end of class, you’ll submit your writing (short story, poem, etc.) from the class for inclusion in a mini-anthology. Price includes 3-hour workshop and copy of book.

*Minimum class size: 6 students.

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 1-4 pm - $120

October

Critique Workshop

Each participant brings one piece of writing, up to 2,500 words (just one copy; writer reads their own work) to present to the group; and receives guidelines on the art of “Gentle Critique.” Following each reading, every member of the group uses the guidelines to offer feedback and suggestions – based on the guidelines – to help each participant strengthen their work. Great opportunity for those who are in the middle of writing, or who are preparing to edit, a large piece of work, to learn how their writing is perceived by a reader.

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 1-4 pm - $75

November

Creative Writing Boot Camp – NaNoWriMo* Edition! (*National Novel-Writing Month)

Bring your notebook and a fast-writing pen (with a back-up pen, just in case!) for three hours of writing prompts, discussion, and more writing prompts! “Everybody writes, everybody reads.” Prompts are designed to motivate you and stretch you out of your writing comfort zone. Everyone welcome, regardless of whether you are doing NaNoWriMo!

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 1:30-4:30 pm - $75

December

Editing Workshop

Whether you’ve been working on a project all year, just finished NaNoWriMo, or have a few pieces you’ve been writing, this workshop will help you learn techniques to edit your work with minimal frustration (no tearing it up or hitting “delete”!). Discussion and sharing.

Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10am – 1pm. - $75

 

 

Facilitator: Beth Hermes, Author