**WE ARE ON BREAK FOR THE SUMMER -- IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING, PLEASE EMAIL ME OR REQUEST TO JOIN AND I'LL GET BACK TO YOU ASAP WITH INFO ABOUT THE NEXT SESSION, WHICH WILL BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER. THANKS!**
We are a small group geared toward the experienced writer. If you have an MFA and/or have been published and/or have taken numerous workshops at the Advanced or Master level and are devoted and committed to a regular writing practice, producing work at a steady pace, this workshop could be you.
We focus on the craft of fiction, where language, sentences and character drive stories -- more so than plot. Our members are working on novels, memoirs, essays and short stories.
There are two groups: a workshop and and a studio.
• In the workshop, which meets on Thursdays, writers hand out manuscripts to a group of readers, who provide feedback about what's working and where they might have questions. The writer remains in a "cone of silence" during this phase and then at the end is released to ask questions. We discuss two manuscripts per session, giving each piece ample time for feedback.
• In the studio, which meets on Tuesdays, all members come to the meeting with 2 to 4 pages of their best work. They read to the group, who listens intently and takes notes. After which, the group provides feedback about what is working, what is dynamic, what is emotionally resonating, and what is not.
Both sessions have room for no more than 8 people who commit to participating for a set number of weeks (typically 10 to 12). We meet once per week.
If you're interested, please write back and tell us a little bit about yourself, your writing and your writing goals.
We look forward to hearing from you.
New members must be approved by the Organizer
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