Workshops

2019 SCHEDULE

Open Prose Workshop
6 sessions (weekly)
7 students max
Beginning Wednesday, September 25th, 6:00-8:00PM
Location: Southside Park
Note: 2nd floor location
$300

This workshop is designed for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction who want to receive constructive feedback and improve their skills as practicing writers. Students will submit work for workshop feedback two times. Fiction includes short story or novel chapter submissions. Creative nonfiction includes the personal essay, memoir, lyric essay, travel narrative, or narrative journalism (research-based work that attempts to tell a larger story). The class features weekly craft lectures, as well as detailed discussion of student work. Workshop is an interdependent process: writers must provide written feedback for their peers if they wish to receive the same.

Payment in full ($300) is required to guarantee a space in the class. Tuition includes an individual follow-up meeting with instructor. To request a registration form, email valfiora (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Reading Fiction as a Writer, with Exercise Bootcamp
6 sessions (weekly)
8 students max
Beginning Tuesday, November 5th, 6:00-8:00PM
Location: Southside Park
Note: 2nd floor location
$300

This is a class in exploring the craft of writing fiction. One short story or novel chapter will be assigned each week and discussed in depth, going line-by-line through some sections to explore the narrative choices that contribute to the work’s success. We peek behind the veil to consider how these choices might influence our own works-in-progress. Each story or novel chapter will inspire an exercise, due by the next session. This is not a workshop, but an opportunity to learn more and revise or create new work each week.

Payment in full ($300) is required to guarantee a space in the class. Tuition includes an individual follow-up meeting with instructor. To request a registration form, email valfiora (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Coming in 2020
100 Page Novel (meets monthly)
100 Page Memoir (meets monthly)
Flash Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
Reading Memoir as a Writer & Exercise Bootcamp