Upcoming Workshops

First Monday, First Person, ONLINE FOR NOW

Join us on the first Monday of every month ONLINE until the COVID19 pandemic restrictions are lifted.
  • Our memories are too important to let a global pandemic get in the way of preserving and sharing them. Until the libraries open again, we will meet online. Prep your own light refreshments and stories and settle in at your computer, iPad or smartphone. Join me via my Zoom platform, 6pm to 8pm. Here’s the link: https://zoom.us/j/399127706
  • When we meet in person, we enjoy light refreshments and share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people, first Monday of most months. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers.
First Monday, Every Month

Creative Nonfiction: Part 1

Offered through UW-Madison Continuing Studies
$$195
  • Creative nonfiction is nothing like the tedious essays you might have suffered through learning to write in school. Instead it allows you to use all the tools of the fiction writer to develop factual material, whether or not that material is based on your own life. Develop and refine your nonfiction writing skills through one-on-one guidance from an experienced writing instructor. Includes a professional critique of your writing.
  • This 7-lesson guided self-study starts anytime, online. Finish at your own pace, up to one year. Earn 2 CEU credits.
Start anytime, online

Creative Writing

Offered through Madison College
$$140.50
  • Beginning or advanced writers explore the possibilities of writing for fun and publication by practicing specific writing skills that enhance descriptive language usage, story telling, and exposition, including styles, grammar usage, and imagery.
  • This 8-week workshop meets from September 3 to October 22, online, from 9:00-11:00am on Thursdays.
Meets 9/3 - 10/22

Creative Writing: Memoirs (online)

Offered through Madison College
$$140.50
  • There often comes a time in our life when we feel compelled to tell our stories. The catalysts for this are many: chronicling family history, healing old wounds, discovering our voice, understanding our lives, or just a desire to write. The objective of this course is to explore the genre of memoir through in-class writing exercises, take home writing assignments, the workshopping of student work, as well as reading established memoirists in order to learn about craft and technique.
  • This 8-week workshop meets from September 11 to October 30, online, from 9:00-11:00am on Fridays.
Meets 9/11 - 10/30

Basic Writing Refresher (online)

Offered through Madison College
$$72.50
  • Through hands-on, practical exercises this course will explore essential grammar and usage rules. Learn about sentence structure, punctuation and writing techniques. Confusing grammar issues will also be examined. Learn to increase specifics (and avoid vagueness) to increase reader comprehension. This course is ideal for anyone who needs a “brush-up” for work, school or test preparation.
  • This 5-week workshop meets from November 4 through December 2 online, from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesdays.
Meets 11/4 - 12/2

First Monday, First Person, ONLINE FOR NOW

Join us on the first Monday of every month ONLINE until the COVID19 pandemic restrictions are lifted.
FREE
  • Our memories are too important to let a global pandemic get in the way of preserving and sharing them. Until the libraries open again, we will meet online. Prep your own light refreshments and stories and settle in at your computer, iPad or smartphone. Join me via my Zoom platform, 6pm to 8pm. Here’s the link: https://zoom.us/j/399127706
  • When we meet in person, we enjoy light refreshments and share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people, first Monday of most months. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers.
First Monday, every month

Creative Nonfiction: Part 1

Offered through UW-Madison Continuing Studies
$$195
  • Creative nonfiction is nothing like the tedious essays you might have suffered through learning to write in school. Instead it allows you to use all the tools of the fiction writer to develop factual material, whether or not that material is based on your own life. Develop and refine your nonfiction writing skills through one-on-one guidance from an experienced writing instructor. Includes a professional critique of your writing.
  • This 7-lesson guided self-study starts anytime, online. Finish at your own pace, up to one year. Earn 2 CEU credits.
Start anytime, online

Creative Writing-Online

Offered through Madison College
$$140.50
  • Beginning or advanced writers explore the possibilities of writing for fun and publication by practicing specific writing skills that enhance descriptive language usage, story telling, and exposition, including styles, grammar usage, and imagery.
  • This 8-week workshop meets from September 3 to October 22, online, from 9:00-11:00am on Thursdays.
Meets 9/3 - 10/22

Creative Writing: Memoirs

Offered through Madison College
$$140.50
  • There often comes a time in our life when we feel compelled to tell our stories. The catalysts for this are many: chronicling family history, healing old wounds, discovering our voice, understanding our lives, or just a desire to write.
  • We’ll explore the genre of memoir through in-class writing exercises, take home writing assignments, the workshopping of student work, as well as reading established memoirists in order to learn about craft and technique.
  • This 8-week workshop meets from September 11 to October 30, online, from 9:00-11:00am on Fridays.
Meets 9/11 - 10/30

Basic Writing Refresher

Offered through Madison College
$$72.50
  • Through hands-on, practical exercises this course will explore essential grammar and usage rules. Learn about sentence structure, punctuation and writing techniques. Confusing grammar issues will also be examined. Learn to increase specifics (and avoid vagueness) to increase reader comprehension. This course is ideal for anyone who needs a “brush-up” for work, school or test preparation.
  • This 5-week workshop meets from November 4 through December 2 online, from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesdays.
Meets 11/4 - 12/2

What will you discover when you tell your story?

You have questions on how this all works. I have answers. Let’s talk.
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