Hey, it's Spring 2017! Come write with us!
It's chilly, so we'll be cozying up to our notebooks and letting the wild fires of our minds warm us up. It works wonders! There are SO MANY workshops on the schedule this season; we just couldn't contain ourselves. Check them out below.
And don't forget to check out the Friday Night Writes schedule, too!
SERIES WORKSHOPS, Session 2
Mona Lisa's Smile, Furry Bat Wings, and other Inspirations
6 Tuesdays, April 18th-May 23rd, 4:30-6pm
What inspires you? ... a stone cottage on an isolated road, the intricate web of veins in a bat's wing, the lyrics to a song you can't stop playing? Each week we'll bring an image or a song to class that inspires us. Whether you're on chapter 10 of your latest effort or just noodling around for the first word, this class is for all you writers that want to tackle an extended piece. Plenty of writing time and a community forum format in which to hash out ideas when you feel stuck--this class will rev up your writing engine.
The RYW Box of Chocolates: A Delicious Writing Sampler
Thursdays, April 20th-May 25th, 4:30-6pm
Go for broke in our spring sampler class! We’ll throw in everything but the kitchen sink: poems, prose, parodies, cartoons, creepy-crawlies, mashups, fantasy, diary entries, dad jokes... nothing is off limits as we careen wildly into alternate dimensions only you could dream up! Come make this workshop your own. Get raw material down in your notebook and writerly props from your workshop-mates.
WEEKEND WORKSHOPS, Session 1
SPECIAL GUEST WORKSHOP WITH AUTHOR DAVID HICKS
Remember that Terrible Day You Had? You Could Turn It Into a Great Story.
Sunday, June 11th, 2-4pm
Join visiting author David Hicks to come up with a brilliant new story idea! By tapping into a formula you know well—the one that begins “Once upon a time” followed by “And then one day”—you can turn a bad day into a good story. In this workshop, you will begin to compose several such stories, and lay out the structure for one of them from beginning to end. You will leave the workshop with a draft of a new story or novel, along with the framework of two more, and a much better understanding of how stories (and character development) work.