Upcoming Workshops

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Share your stories!

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. Share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers.

When: First Monday of every month, 6-8pm

Where: Join me via my Zoom platform. Here’s the link for 2021 salons: https://zoom.us/j/399127706

No advance registration required.

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My blog is a place for people who read and write about real life. I’m your host and tour guide, Sarah White.

Click here for guidelines for submissions from guest writers.

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Writing about your family offers a great opportunity to practice the craft of creative nonfiction writing as you discover new perspectives on your life and your family’s overarching story. “The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative,” wrote Bruce Feiler, author of “The Secrets of Happy Families.” This workshop will help you create a plan and get started on your family history. In this workshop we explore how to write about your family’s formative experiences, values, and life lessons.

Over four weeks we’ll explore writing a family history: Why it matters, how to plan your research using the simple mnemonic of “People, Places, Paper,” and how to write well while respecting the family dynamics and boundaries involved. We’ll meet weekly using Zoom to learn and share students’ progress. At the conclusion students will have a solid research plan and several short essays that comprise a beginning of a family history.

*Fees: SCN Member: $128.00, non-Member: $160.00

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Creative nonfiction. Literary journalism. Narrative nonfiction. By any name, it’s a genre that calls for true stories, well told. Spend two hours exploring this rich mix of forms, including researched journalism, character portraits, personal reflections, memoirs and more. Try your hand at generating ideas and free-writing exercises to explore ideas and angles. Learn how creative nonfiction writers are using the four elements of effective stories: characters, plot, setting, and point of view—to create true stories shaped to enthrall readers like fiction.

When: Saturday, January 16, 2-4 pm

Where: Online (Zoom)

*Fee: Early Bird $23 (until December 27)

Special Member Price $20

Regular Price $30

To register: https://artlitlab.org/workshops/intro-to-creative-nonfiction

Proceeds from this workshop will help fund Arts+Literature Laboratory’s Capital Campaign.

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So you want to try writing creative nonfiction—How to get started? Spend two hours exploring ideas and planning your approach. We’ll talk about finding writable story ideas, deploying the “Three Ps of Research”—people, places, and paper, and finding your preferred style of storytelling Are you a “fly on the wall” observational writer, a first-person memoirist, or a creator of lyric essays where style contributes to substance? In-class writing prompts will help you prepare to face the blank page with enthusiasm as you start your next CNF project.

When: Saturday, January 23, 2-4 pm

Where: Online (Zoom)

Fee: Early Bird Price $23 (until January 2)

Special Member Price $20

After January 2 $30

To register: https://artlitlab.org/workshops/getting-started-in-creative-nonfiction

Proceeds from this workshop will help fund Arts+Literature Laboratory’s Capital Campaign.

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Did you know:

  • Writing about your life can significantly boost the power and clarity of your brain and mind?
  • Young relatives thrive when they know family stories that show values like resilience, courage, and honesty?
  • Writing in a small, supportive group is a lot of fun?

Whether you want to share your own life experiences or pass on your family’s stories, this workshop will help you get started and stay motivated. Each week we’ll discuss aspects of writing from life, including storytelling, organizing your project, and the ethics of writing about living people. Suggested themes and prompts will help you write 2-3 pages each week. Each class session includes time to share what you’ve written in a supportive environment.

When: This 6-week workshop meets Tuesday afternoons 3-5pm from February 16 to March 23.

Where: Online (Zoom)

To register: Email Diane Mikelbank, dmikelbank@ci.monona.wi.us

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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.

When: This 8-week workshop meets Thursdays evenings from 6-8 pm from February 18 to April 8th

Where: Online (Webex)

To register: https://my.madisoncollege.edu/app/catalog/classsection/MATC1/1218/63799

[/tm_pb_pricing_table][tm_pb_pricing_table featured=”off” title=”Dive Into Creative Nonfiction” subtitle=” Presented by Arts+Literature Laboratory” currency=”$” sum=”112*” button_url=”https://artlitlab.org/workshops/dive-into-creative-nonfiction-with-sarah-white” button_text=”Meets 4/6-4/27″ header_font_select=”default” header_font=”||||” subheader_font_select=”default” subheader_font=”||||” currency_frequency_font_select=”default” currency_frequency_font=”||||” price_font_select=”default” price_font=”||||” body_font_select=”default” body_font=”||||” custom_button=”off” button_font_select=”default” button_font=”||||” button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on”]

 

In this four-part workshop, we’ll use weekly readings and writing prompts to study what makes successful creative nonfiction essays tick and how to produce your own essays in this genre. Topics include: Brainstorming for writable ideas, plotting your narrative arc, conducting research, and bringing it all together with effective storycraft. Let’s create some creative nonfiction together! Expect to write 2-3 pages weekly for in-class discussion. At conclusion of the workshop, participants may submit up to 1500 words for instructor feedback.

When: This 4-week workshop meets Tuesday evenings 6-8pm from April 6-27

Where: Online (Zoom)

Fee: Early Bird $112 (until 3/16)

Special Member Price $92

After 3/16 $125

To Register https://artlitlab.org/workshops/dive-into-creative-nonfiction-with-sarah-white

Proceeds from this workshop will help fund Arts+Literature Laboratory’s Capital Campaign.

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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. Share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers.

When: First Monday of every month, 6-8pm

Where: Join me via my Zoom platform. Here’s the link for 2021 salons: https://zoom.us/j/399127706

No advance registration required.

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My blog is a place for people who read and write about real life. I’m your host and tour guide, Sarah White. 

Click here for guidelines for submissions from guest writers.

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Writing about your family offers a great opportunity to practice the craft of creative nonfiction writing as you discover new perspectives on your life and your family’s overarching story. “The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative,” wrote Bruce Feiler, author of “The Secrets of Happy Families.” This workshop will help you create a plan and get started on your family history. In this workshop we explore how to write about your family’s formative experiences, values, and life lessons.

Over four weeks we’ll explore writing a family history: Why it matters, how to plan your research using the simple mnemonic of “People, Places, Paper,” and how to write well while respecting the family dynamics and boundaries involved. We’ll meet weekly using Zoom to learn and share students’ progress. At the conclusion students will have a solid research plan and several short essays that comprise a beginning of a family history.

We’ll determine the weekly day and time for our Zoom meetings based on participants’ schedules.

*Fees: SCN Member: $128.00, non-Member: $160.00

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Creative nonfiction. Literary journalism. Narrative nonfiction. By any name, it’s a genre that calls for true stories, well told. Spend two hours exploring this rich mix of forms, including researched journalism, character portraits, personal reflections, memoirs and more. Try your hand at generating ideas and free-writing exercises to explore ideas and angles. Learn how creative nonfiction writers are using the four elements of effective stories: characters, plot, setting, and point of view—to create true stories shaped to enthrall readers like fiction.

When: Saturday, January 16, 2-4 pm

Where: Online (Zoom)

Fee: Early Bird $23 (until December 27)

Special Member Price $20

Regular Price $30

To register https://artlitlab.org/workshops/intro-to-creative-nonfiction

Proceeds from this workshop will help fund Arts+Literature Laboratory’s Capital Campaign.

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So you want to try writing creative nonfiction—How to get started? Spend two hours exploring ideas and planning your approach. We’ll talk about finding writable story ideas, deploying the “Three Ps of Research”—people, places, and paper, and finding your preferred style of storytelling Are you a “fly on the wall” observational writer, a first-person memoirist, or a creator of lyric essays where style contributes to substance? In-class writing prompts will help you prepare to face the blank page with enthusiasm as you start your next CNF project.

When: Saturday, January 23, 2-4 pm

Where: Online (Zoom)

Fee: Early Bird Price $23 (until January 2)

Special Member Price $20

After January 2 $30

To register: https://artlitlab.org/workshops/getting-started-in-creative-nonfiction

Proceeds from this workshop will help fund Arts+Literature Laboratory’s Capital Campaign.

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Did you know:

  • Writing about your life can significantly boost the power and clarity of your brain and mind?
  • Young relatives thrive when they know family stories that show values like resilience, courage, and honesty?
  • Writing in a small, supportive group is a lot of fun?

Whether you want to share your own life experiences or pass on your family’s stories, this workshop will help you get started and stay motivated. Each week we’ll discuss aspects of writing from life, including storytelling, organizing your project, and the ethics of writing about living people. Suggested themes and prompts will help you write 2-3 pages each week. Each class session includes time to share what you’ve written in a supportive environment.

When: This 6-week workshop meets Tuesday afternoons 3-5pm from February 16 to March 23.

Where: Online (Zoom)

To register: Email Diane Mikelbank, dmikelbank@ci.monona.wi.us

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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 February 18 through April 8th on Thursdays evenings from 6-8 pm.

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In this four-part workshop, we’ll use weekly readings and writing prompts to study what makes successful creative nonfiction essays tick and how to produce your own essays in this genre. Topics include: Brainstorming for writable ideas, plotting your narrative arc, conducting research, and bringing it all together with effective storycraft. Let’s create some creative nonfiction together! Expect to write 2-3 pages weekly for in-class discussion. At conclusion of the workshop, participants may submit up to 1500 words for instructor feedback.

When: This 4-week workshop meets Tuesday evenings 6-8pm from April 6-27

Where: Online (Zoom)

Fee: Early Bird $112 (until 3/16)

Special Member Price $92

After 3/16 $125

To Register https://artlitlab.org/workshops/dive-into-creative-nonfiction-with-sarah-white

Proceeds from this workshop will help fund Arts+Literature Laboratory’s Capital Campaign.

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

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