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Writing Workshop at Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 7:00 - 8:30

 

Morse Institute Library

Natick, MA

 

Join me on February 29 for a generative writing workshop! 

 

In the words of novelist Rebecca Makkai, “You are not owed a reader. You earn every reader over and over.” Whether you write short stories, novels, or narrative nonfiction, this workshop will help you unlock three elements of storytelling that keep readers coming back for more. Through a series of exercises, we will practice using the sorts of questions readers pose to strengthen our plot and consider the organization of story elements for maximum reader engagement. This workshop is suitable for all writers, from those just beginning to write stories to those with complete manuscripts. 

 

 

Poetry Workshop at the Morse Institute Library

Kick off National Poetry Month with a workshop designed to help you develop a daily poetry practice.

 

Morse Institute Library

Natick, MA

April 4, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

 

Developing a Daily Poetry Practice

 

Are you looking for a way to become more observant and present in your life? Writing poetry can help you capture the moments as they pass and create an artful record of your days. In this workshop, we will discuss strategies to silence inner critics so we can get words on the page, and you'll learn five exercises for generating poems. These exercises are infinitely repeatable and will help you through the days when inspiration feels hard to find. Armed with some concrete strategies, you'll be ready to launch your own daily poetry practice.

Monadnock Pastoral Poetry Retreat

 

April 19-21, 2024

 

Join us for a weekend writing retreat in beautiful Southern New Hampshire.

 

Participants meet in small workshop groups to develop their craft. There are readings throughout the weekend and time to relax and enjoy the lovely setting. 

 

Click here to sign up.

 

 

 

 

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Past Events

Writing Workshop at Morse Library in Natick, MA

Thursday, November 9, 7:00

Morse Library

Natick, MA

 

Join me on November 9 for a generative writing workshop!

 

Writing Page-Turning Dialogue

 

Dialogue is an essential tool for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. It reveals character, keeps the plot moving, and brings the world of the story to life. But great dialogue is hard to write. How do you find a balance between conveying conversations that sounds natural but also create intrigue and engage the reader? In this workshop, we'll look at some models to unlock the secrets to snappy dialogue that entertains and excites and then we'll work through some exercises to put those secrets to use in scenes of our own. 

Artsy Soiree

October 21, 2023

4:00 to 8:00

12 Boylston Ave

Princeton, MA

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Monadnock Pastoral Poetry Retreat

 

April 21-23, 2023

 

Join us for a weekend writing retreat in beautiful Southern New Hampshire.

 

Participants meet in small workshop groups to develop their craft. There are readings throughout the weekend and time to relax and enjoy the lovely setting. 

 

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Monadnock Pastoral Poetry Retreat

 

May 6-8, 2022

 

Join us for a weekend writing retreat in beautiful Southern New Hampshire.

 

Participants meet in small workshop groups to develop their craft. There are readings throughout the weekend and time to relax and enjoy the lovely setting. 

 

Click here to sign up.

 

(Note, the sign up page still lists the dates from 2020. The 2022 dates are May 6-8. Scroll to the bottom of the sign-up page for pricing, etc.)

 

 

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Self-Publishing Workshop at the Worcester Public Library

February 19, 2022

11:00 - 12:00 EST - Online

Worcester Public Library

Click here to register 

 

Are you thinking of self-publishing your novel, memoir, or story collection, but don't know where to start? This workshop will provide an overview of the process from manuscript preparation to marketing. Topics will include ebook distribution, print-on-demand options, hiring editors and/or artists vs. doing it all yourself, and creating a marketing platform.

 

 

 

 

Self-Publishing Workshop for the Ipswich Public Library

February 17, 2022

6:30 - 8:00 PM EST - Online

 

Click here to register 

 

Are you thinking of self-publishing your novel, memoir, or story collection, but don't know where to start? This workshop will provide an overview of the process from manuscript preparation to marketing. Topics will include ebook distribution, print-on-demand options, hiring editors and/or artists vs. doing it all yourself, and creating a marketing platform.

 

 

 

 

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Writing Workshop at the Worcester Public Library

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2:30—3:30 PM

Computer Lab 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA, 01608

Virtual Event Worcester, MA, 01608

 

Join me on October 16 for a generative writing workshop! You can attend in person or remotely. See registration link.

 

In the words of novelist Rebecca Makkai, “You are not owed a reader. You earn every reader over and over.” Whether you write short stories, novels, or narrative nonfiction, this workshop will help you unlock three elements of storytelling that keep readers coming back for more. Through a series of exercises, we will practice using the sorts of questions readers pose to strengthen our plot and consider the organization of story elements for maximum reader engagement. This workshop is suitable for all writers, from those just beginning to write stories to those with complete manuscripts. Register here.

 

 

Yoga & Writing Workshop

I'm excited to announce that I'll be co-teaching a yoga and writing workshop this fall. Click here to visit the studio website and register.

 

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Monadnock Pastoral Poetry retreat

 

April 26 through April 28, 2019

 

Join us for a weekend writing retreat in beautiful Southern New Hampshire.

 

Participants meet in small workshop groups to develop their craft. There are readings throughout the weekend and time to relax and enjoy the lovely setting. 

 

Click here to sign up.

 

 

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Monadnock Pastoral Poetry retreat

 

April 27 through April 29, 2018

 

Join us for a weekend writing retreat in beautiful Southern New Hampshire.

 

Participants meet in small workshop groups to develop their craft. There are readings throughout the weekend and time to relax and enjoy the lovely setting. 

 

The registration deadline is March 23, 2018. Click here to sign up.

 

 

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