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.

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 $25 | General Public $32
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.

Wed 27

Poetry Workshop: Writing from Oral Traditions

January 27 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 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
Wed 27

Novel 101: Stalking that Great Idea

January 27 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 03

Novel 101: Getting Off to a Good Start

February 3 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 24

Novel 101: The Stars of Detail

February 24 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Memoir
Wed 20

Memoir 101: Three Stages of Writing

January 20 @ EST 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Feb 03

Memoir 101: Structure

February 3 @ EST 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Feb 17

Memoir 101: Hard Stuff

February 17 @ EST 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Poetry
Wed 20

Poetry 101: Poetic Line

January 20 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 03

Poetry 101: Poetic Form and Content

February 3 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 17

Poetry 101: Poetic Endings

February 17 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

Sat 30

Poetry Workshop: The Lyric Self

January 30 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Feb 06
Feb 20

Creation & Revision: A Generative Poetry Workshop Session 2

February 20 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mar 06
Mar 20

Creation & Revision: Full Series

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.