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Fall is here! Our autumn and winter workshops are there to help you get inspired for a new year of craft. The fall season will take you from the fundamentals of fiction to writing about the world and history around you! We are delighted to offer five weekend immersion workshops between October and December, and four one-day intensive workshops. Whether you're the most avid of novelists or you're a writer who simply scrawls daydreams, join us for a weekend to learn, devote yourself to the creative process, and take your work to the next level. 

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WEEKEND IMMERSION WORKSHOPS

STRENGTH IN CHARACTER: STORYTELLING FUNDAMENTALS FOR FICTION WRITERS

October 12-14

In this workshop, Rebecca Entel will not only go over some basics of storytelling, but will offer practice in bringing fictional characters to life through point of view, detail, and dialogue. 

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THE SEARCHERS: FINDING THE STORY IN THE WORLD; SHAPING THE WORLD THROUGH WORDS

October 26-28

In “The Searchers,” author and publisher Robert James Russell will not only work through what it means to be a storyteller, but how to find the story worth telling—keeping ourselves and our readers engaged.

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HISTORY, IMAGINATION, AND TRUTH: BRINGING REAL LIFE INTO THE WORLD OF YOUR STORIES

November 2-4

In this course, we’ll write ourselves into our characters as they encounter specific situations within the world we have re-created for them. 


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THE INVENTIVE FEMALE VOICE

November 16-18

How can women find a frame that fits our unruly experiences of self and body? How do we milk the interruptions, the stolen moments common to our experience as writers? How can we begin to make and break our own rules? This class will be multi-genre, and generative, though time will be allotted to workshop pre-existing pieces.

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ONE-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS

TRAVEL WRITING: MAKING OUR TRIPS THROUGH LIFE GLOW

November 30-December 2

In this course, we’ll talk about how to use writing as a life tool that can turn every trip we go on, whether it’s exciting and wonderful or not so wonderful, into a transformative experience, for us and our readers, allowing us to make the most of our travels through life.


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THE PATH TO PUBLISHING

September 23

This course will outline all of the available paths to publication for both fiction and nonfiction writers, offer the pros and cons of each, and give you actionable next steps for whichever path you choose.

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MAKING POEMS: AN INFORMAL, INTRODUCTORY, AND GENERATIVE WORKSHOP

November 18

In this half-day workshop, we’ll talk about the practice of poetry, read some sample poems, and do a bit of writing in the form of an exercise or two designed to generate first drafts. The workshop is open to all, regardless of experience with poetry.

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GHOSTWRITER FOR HIRE!

October 14

Ghostwriters fill in the gap as they are professional writers that have dedicated time and skill to help a client write a book from idea to published form. In this workshop, John Peragine will lead you into the world of ghostwriting.

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THE PATH TO FREELANCING

December 2

Nicole Dieker is in her seventh year of full-time freelancing, and she’ll teach you everything she knows about how freelancers make money: how to pitch (even when you don’t have clips); how to build a freelancer schedule that combines writing, pitching, networking, and administrative work; and how to grow your earnings over time.

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