Through the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, I teach community writing classes, both online and on-site.
Revision Intensive: Short Fiction (Saturday, 9/18, 2-4:30PM): Nothing we write can stand on its own without some phase of revision. In this one-day short fiction intensive, students learn different methods for revision, plus come away with resources and actionable steps for how to address revision in their own work. $40, register here.
Freewriting Intensive (Sat & Sun, 9/18-9/19, 10-12:30PM): Through intensive freewriting and class discussion, we will delve deeper and complicate our initial ideas. Open to all genres and levels. This class is for first-time writers, writers in the muddled middle of a longer project, and writers feeling directionless after time away from the page. $70, register here.
Space, Place, & Identity: Creative Nonfiction Workshop (Mondays, 9/13-10/18, 10-12:30PM): In this workshop, we’ll write about where we’re from, where we’ve been, and where we hope to go in the future. We’ll generate essays about one’s hometown or region, travel or exploration, and the changed geography of our lives during the pandemic. Part workshop, part craft discussion, part generative space. You will write four short essays by the end of the class. $145, register here.
Close Reading Workshop: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction (Mondays, 10/25-11/22, 10-12:30PM): For writers of fiction and/or creative nonfiction, this class will be part craft discussion, part workshop, part generative space. Each week, we will close-read an essay or short story and articulate the craft elements being used (for example: POV, subject juxtaposition, braided structure, dialogue as story), and then use those elements in our own work. You will write four short works, either essays or short stories, your preference. $145, register here.