Classes

Through the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, I teach community writing classes, both online and on-site.

ON-SITE

Freewriting Intensive: Fiction: Do you have story ideas but don’t know where to start? Are you wondering what to do with those completed story drafts that need revision? Or, maybe you’re a first-time writer looking for a way into the work? In this two-day intensive, we break down specific craft elements (POV, time management, characterization, etc), and then use what we’ve learned in progressive writing prompts that seek to help us delve deeper and complicate our initial ideas. October 8-9, 10am-1pm, $85. Sign up.

Freewriting Intensive: Creative Nonfiction: Are you curious about translating real-life events onto the page? Do you have personal stories that seem like they could work together holistically? Are you a consummate journaler who wants to experiment with craft? In this two-day intensive, we break down specific craft elements (structure, characterization, time management, etc), and then use what we’ve learned in progressive writing prompts that seek to help us experiment with starting points, finding commonalities or interesting juxtapositions, and pushing our interpretations deeper. October 29-30, 10am-1pm, $85. Sign up.

ONLINE

Freewriting Intensive: All Genres: Calling all poets, fiction and nonfiction writers! Are you looking for new ways into the work? Are you curious about using craft to challenge your instincts and skill set? In this two-day intensive, we dismiss genre distinctions and experiment with a series of vigorous craft exercises that seek to push us outside the bounds of our old habits and preconceived notions of “writing rules.” Let’s delve deeper and complicate our initial ideas. November 19-20, 10am-1pm, $85. Sign up.

**Interested in one-on-one classes? More info here. Or shoot me a note here.