One 1.5-Hour Class
Members $22 | General Public $25
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 and take place on Saturdays.
Five 2.5-Hour Classes
plus One 2.5-Hour Participant Reading
Members $225 | General Public $265
Evening workshops encourage intermediate-to-experienced writers to move beyond their comfort zones, experiment with new strategies, embrace critique, and engage with the work of published writers. Workshops focus on a variety of thought-provoking topics and elements of craft. The sixth session is a celebratory reading by participants, open to the public, organized and emceed by the instructor.
Special Topic Workshops
One 2.5-Hour Class
Members $65 | General Public $75
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.
One-Day Intensives at Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat
One 7-Hour Workshop
Members $145 | General Public $165
(Writing the Self and Nature through the Work of Emily Dickinson is still $121 | $132)
Held in Gleason Lodge at Writers & Books’ 24-acre retreat in Naples, these site-responsive workshops incorporate the property’s natural setting, history of the land, or other elements to inspire new writing. Such interdisciplinary formats as yoga and writing, meditation and writing, and nature walks and writing are frequently offered. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided; participants are asked to bring their own brown bag lunches.
One 3.5-Hour Workshop
Members $80 | General Public $90
MFA-quality master classes take a deep dive into craft, engaging advanced writers with innovative strategies, genres, and/or theory, with the goal of deepening their practice. Teachers review applicants’ work samples in advance.