Workshops & Master Classes

Most of our classes and workshops are conducted online via Zoom. It is important to us that opportunities are available to all who are interested. If a workshop’s price tag doesn’t fit your budget, please don’t hesitate to apply for a need-based scholarship.

Join our in-person, admission-free Community Writing Group! Drop in weekly, monthly, or as the spirit moves, Saturdays, 1 – 2 pm. Facilitated by Jessica L. Pavia, our writing group is focused on encouragement, guidance, generosity, and accountability. Writers at all levels and in all genres (ages 18 and above) are invited to share work, receive respectful feedback, try out new prompts, or use the time to work quietly in a group setting.

Rochester native Jessica L. Pavia’s creative nonfiction work has appeared in Electric Literature, Longreads, Catapult!, Roxane Gay’s The Audacity, The Columbia Journal, Breadcrumbs Magazine, and elsewhere. She also writes a bi-weekly column for Write or Die Magazine.

On Writing Illness: Craft and Prompts with Sarah Cedeno

“There is, let us confess it (and illness is the great confessional) a childish outspokenness in illness; things are said, truths blurted out, which the cautious respectability of health conceals.” […]

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