“Am I Done?” A Safe Workshop Space For Works-in-Progress

“Am I Done?”

A Safe Workshop Space For Works-in-Progress

Do you have some writing that’s almost, but not quite, done?

Or maybe, you’ve written a first draft that excites you?

You’ve gone as far as you can go and you’re not sure what to do next?

You’ve been living with a draft for so long that now you’re a little blind to it?

Or you’re done but you’re scared to show it to anyone?

Whether you’ve written a first draft and don’t know what to do next or have a final draft that you want to submit to journals, contests, or programs, this class offers the guidance and support that’ll help you develop your best writing.

This workshop will help you see your writing:

  • To its next or final draft.
  • Through fresh eyes to help it grow.
  • Nurtured and read by a safe and gentle cohort. 
  • Ready to send out and share with the world. 

What you’ll get from this workshop:

Each class, we’ll meet for 2.5 hours. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a new perspective on your writing plus tools to help you in the revision and editing process. Together, we’ll spend time looking at texts and exercises to help us generate ideas for your current projects and to inspire fresh directions for your writing. We’ll also read each other’s work with a gentle critique process that protects the writing AND shepherds it to its next stage.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Generate new writing through exercises and assignments.
  • Critique writing you bring from home.
  • Provide support and feedback on new and in-progress writing.

What are people saying?

Thank you so much for these treasured five weeks and for the many topics and ideas and “oomph” I’ve so badly needed for my writing. I’m amazed (and thankful for) how much your class ignited ideas and enthusiasm for topics and palpable energy to write more and more often. It was a terrific class and a real inspiration. Thank you for everything!
Nancy Rasmussen
writing teacher and editor
Your class was so inspiring. I was able to develop some images that I got while practicing with you and transplanted them into my script. Also, I was truly impressed that you are a great, caring, passionate instructor with your own way. Thank you for your amazing class, Tricia!
Jina Park
filmmaker and artist
It was interesting to be exposed to different kinds of writing and writers in a safe environment. You created a welcoming, open-minded environment which I really appreciated. I loved the variety of reading homework, writing prompts, and people. The discussions were so so so different from my musical everyday life. I was tickled! Please do more classes!
Celia Hatton
violist
Before the first class I was a little nervous; I didn't know what I was getting into, what the vibe would be, or who else would be taking part. But the environment was super welcoming and those nerves went away really quickly. This class got me thinking so much about writing and helped me with blocks I've unintentionally built up for myself surrounding the practice of writing, particularly in terms of allowing myself to have a more playful, exploratory mentality with writing. It also just got me writing, period, which I've realized more than anything else is the key to finding more fluency and comfort! (No surprise there!)
Above all, I loved the sense of community. Even though we only had a few classes with our small group, it was still nice to get to know people through their writing and their thoughts about the things we were reading and exploring.
Finally, as someone who loves accountability and schedules, I appreciated having a regular time that I could count on ONLY thinking about writing, a time I could look forward to throughout the week. Thanks again for your dedication to the class, it's really gotten me writing again and it feels great.
Giancarlo Latta
violinist and writer

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Don’t worry! And welcome to the wonderful world of creative writing! This workshop is also generative, which means that I’ll provide easy exercises and prompts to jump start your creativity and a safe and supportive environment to cultivate your writing. You’ll leave this workshop with writing that you can continue to nurture and grow at home.

You have an idea for a writing project? THAT’S AWESOME. You’re ahead of the game! You’ll get lots of prompts and exercises to get your writing flowing. Plus, you’ll gain insights and ideas from reading other student work and the support of the creative community that you’ll build in this workshop.

Oh boy, I hear you. Harsh critique can be so destructive and can stop us in our creative tracks. But not to worry: through my own MFA experience and in the writing classes I teach, I’ve learned very effective strategies for providing constructive feedback that will protect and support you while also giving you practical advice on how to strengthen your work and make you an even better writer.

When We'll Meet

Session #1: Saturday, January 2 at 2-430pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Session #2: Saturday, January 9 at 2-430pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Session #3: Saturday, January 16 at 2-430pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Session #4: Saturday, January 23 at 2-430pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Session #5: Saturday, January 30 at 2-430pm (Eastern Standard Time)

How To Sign Up

The course is being offered at $250.

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