Writing Workshops

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows:

      • Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts.
      • Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts.
      • Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of the workshop between 5:15 pm and one hour before the workshop starts.
Prices vary
Talks, panels, and workshops on the craft and business of writing, led by published authors and experts from the publishing industry.

Mini Workshops

One 1.5-Hour Class

Members $22 | General Public $25
Online: Zoom credentials to be provided

Mini Workshops are gentle on-ramps for those who have never taken a writing class before, as well as reinvigoration for more experienced writers. Typical formats include fun, engaging writing prompts and generative exercises that encourage participants to draw on their personal reservoirs of ideas and experiences as inspiration for committing words to page. Minis are 1.5 hours long.

Nov 07

Write Like a Mad Scientist

November 7 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Nov 12

The Surprising Form of Memory: Writing a Pantoum

November 12 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nov 14

Writing Poetry from the Outside In

November 14 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Nov 16
Dec 12

Slaying Shame, Bringing Wholeness to the Page

December 12 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

101 Workshops

Three 1.5-Hour Sessions

Members $30/Session
General Public $35/Session
Online: Zoom credentials to be provided

Our 101 Writing Series is for early-stage writers of prose and poetry or anyone who is ready to explore their inner storyteller but doesn’t know where to start. Using examples from great books, workshops in the Novel, Short Story, Memoir, and Poetry offer a grounding in basic skills and strategies that will jumpstart your creativity and give direction to your practice.

Each workshop is offered in a series of three sessions, which lend themselves equally to sequential or individual participation. Every season, 101 workshops will feature new authors to study and fresh approaches for honing your writing ability.

The Novel

Tue 27

Novel 101: Creating Dazzling Dialogue

October 27 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Memoir

Nov 05

Memoir 101: Finding the Right Voice

November 5 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Short Stories

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Special Topic Workshops

One 2.5-Hour Class

Members $65 | General Public $75
Online: Zoom credentials to be provided

Focused on a specific strategy, concept, element of craft, or practice, special topic workshops offer intermediate-to-experienced writers new or unexpected paths into creating or revising work.

Wed 28

Restructuring Truth

October 28 @ EST 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 31

The Poetics of a People

October 31 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Nov 07

Poetry, Memoir, Other: Writing Lyric Hybrid

November 7 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Nov 11

Speculative Poetry

November 11 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nov 21

Collaborative Poetics

November 21 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Next Steps

One 2.5-Hour Workshop

Members $65 | General Public $75
Online: Zoom credentials to be provided

Inspired by the popularity of our two literary conferences hosted in 2018 and 2019, Next Steps Literary Series provides writers on the path to publishing with an ongoing trajectory of interactive talks, panels, and workshops led by published writers and experts from the publishing industry

There are no upcoming events at this time.

CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS, FEES

If a course fails to meet the minimum registration, it will be cancelled and full tuition refunded. We make every effort to notify you 72 hours in advance.

• Requests for refunds must be received in writing at office@wab. org.

• If you withdraw from a class at least three business days before the first meeting, you will receive a full refund minus a 15% processing fee.

• The following deadlines apply:

• Mini Workshops, Special Topic Classes, Master Classes, and Gell Intensives: Tuition, minus 25%, is refundable when request is received 24 hours before the first session. Thereafter, refunds will not be issued.

• Six-Week Workshops: Tuition, minus 25%, is refundable after the first class meeting. Thereafter, refunds will not be issued. Tuition will not be pro-rated for missed classes.

• A $30 fee is charged for bad checks.