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November 2019

Finding Your Voice With a Journal

November 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Mini Workshop Instructor: Nancy Steinkamp What do Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, C.S. Lewis and Anais Nin all have in common? They are published authors who kept a journal, the container that holds a writer’s fullest expression, revealing a unique voice and increasing self-understanding. In this class, we will experience a variety of writing techniques that adapt to the changing landscape of our lives, and help us identify subjects to explore, and support us in developing a writing habit. By learning…

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Special Effect Sentences

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$75
Anaïs Salibian

Special Topic Workshop: 1 Session, Saturday November 23, 10 am - 12:30 pm Instructor: Anais Salibian Deadline to Register: November 15, 11:59 pm What kind of experience are your sentences providing for your reader? What sentence structure do you choose if you want to capture a scene, or create suspense, or deliver an emotional blow? If you've never studied how to grow a sentence, if you don't know that form can actually help you generate unexpected content, if you haven't…

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Writing an Intentional Book

November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Mini Workshop Instructor: Robin Flanigan Perhaps it’s a calling or simply a wish to make the world a better place. Whatever the reason, writing a book to help others live with intention means consciously considering the impact of your work. Using my book M is for Mindful as a model, through a series of writing prompts, discover why you want to write the book you want to write. What gifts do you have to share, and why is it important…

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December 2019

Joke Writing Workshop

December 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$15

Would you like help crafting and sharpening your stand-up act? We’ll collaboratively workshop your jokes in a fun and supportive atmosphere to bring each comedian’s act to the next level. Kevin Markman has performed comedy for over five years. He has even been funny. He started taking classes at Writers & Books and now hosts the Open Mic for over two years. He performs around Upstate NY, the East Coast, and even Hawaii, nominated for RocAwards Best Stand Up Comedian,…

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The Art of Astonishment

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

The best poems surprise us. Kim Addonizio writes, poems can “leap from one synapse to another, one thought to a further thought, one level of understanding or questioning to being in the presence of the mystery.” How can you welcome the unexpected, the mysterious, and the revelatory in your own writing? What does it take to break your predictable writing patterns? We'll identify the ways that poems diverge from familiar paths and swerve into astonishment, paying close attention to work…

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Writing A Powerful Memoir Part II: Share Your Work

December 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

As discussed in Part I, Memoirs are meant to be shared; to inspire, challenge and allow readers to identify with the writer’s experiences both intellectually and emotionally. Not an easy task! In Part II, we will briefly review the criteria for composing a powerful Memoir. Then, each participant will share their Memoir theme and read through at least one complete and polished section (anecdote). You should be ready to discuss how you might continue/complete your Memoir, listing anecdotes that would…

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January 2020

Your One Wild and Precious Life: Writing and Yoga

January 4 @ 10:00 am
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$75

Member price:$65 Instructor: Marjana Ababovic Mary Oliver asks in her poem “The Summer Day”: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” This workshop will make you pause with questions: What would you like to focus on this year? How to uncover your forgotten dreams? What is meaningful to you? How do you want to live your life? How to make the best of 2020? The workshop will include guided personal writing,…

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Getting Started: Form and Content for the Beginning Writer

January 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Member price: $22 Instructor: Anais Salibian Do you have an urge to write even though you are not clear what you want to write about? This workshop will get you going with prompts designed to help you generate material in various genres. You’ll learn to  approach writing in three stages: getting words on the page, asking yourself the right questions during revision, and editing skillfully. We also will explore how fiction, creative nonfiction, and memoir overlap (or don’t) and what…

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Stranger Things: Intro to Sci Fi and Fantasy Flash Fiction

January 18 @ 10:00 am
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$75

Member price:$65 Instructor: Celeste Schantz-Kovachi Do you have a story to tell? Fantastic worlds to share? Characters in your head? Join fellow creative writers to encounter wild fiction that will have you falling through wormholes and sipping tea by the pool with replicants. Discover how to share your own stranger things, dreams, and nightmare visions in beautiful, brief detail. In this workshop, you'll read some fantastic examples of uncanny speculative flash fiction. Several unconventional writing techniques will be shared; then…

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Finding Your Voice with a Journal

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Member price: $22 Instructor: Nancy Steinkamp What do Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, C.S. Lewis, and Anais Nin have in common? They are all published authors who kept a journal, the container that holds a writer’s fullest expression. In this class, we will experience a variety of writing techniques that adapt to the changing landscape of our lives and help us to identify subjects to explore, and develop a writing habit. By learning to alter our perspectives, connect with the deeper…

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Speculative Nonfiction

January 25 @ 10:00 am
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$65

Member price:$65 Deadline to register: January 17, 11:59 pm Instructor: Sonya Bilocerkowycz Nonfiction is often understood to be the genre most bound by “facts” and “truth.” But as nonfiction writers, we recognize that sometimes a thing that feels true may not be so easily categorized. What, for example, is the role of imagination in nonfiction? Of memories misremembered? Of theorizing? Of cultural myths, or dreams, or hallucinations? Contemporary essayists Robin Hemley and Leila Philip suggest that speculative nonfiction “concerns itself…

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Poetry: Getting Unstuck

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$25

Member price: $22 Instructor: David Ruekberg Writer’s Block: Is there such a thing? William Stafford’s solution was to ignore “high standards” and “get into action.” Expecting every piece of writing to say it all creates pressure. Exercising your writing muscles every day, however, can help prepare you for the moment when the big piece needs to be lifted into life. In this class, we’ll explore ways to keep moving through the doldrums, including journaling, art, music, news, supermarket chatter, or…

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February 2020

Overcome Writer’s Block: Break Through the Resistance that Keeps You From Writing

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Member price: $22 Through writing exercises, discussions, and readings we’ll explore ways to tackle the blank page (or screen), silence the inner critic, and ease the anxiety of starting and finishing a writing project. Recommended Bibliography: The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield Alex Sanchez has published eight novels with Simon & Schuster, including the American Library Association “Best Book for Young Adults” Rainbow Boys and Lambda Award-winning So Hard to Say. His novel Bait won the Tomas Rivera Mexican-American…

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Opportunity Spaces: Exploring the Flat Spots in Story

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$65

Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: January 31, 11:59 pm Instructor: Robert Glick In sentence, summary, and scene, works that are in process inevitably contain flat spots—unnecessary abstractions, unexplored character traits, buried thematics—that can undermine the power of the story. In this workshop, we will learn to recognize these flat spots as opportunity spaces, which, through expansion, give us room to breathe life into our stories and novels.  Recommended Bibliography: Bluets by Maggie Nelson Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje…

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Telling Secrets

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Member price: $22 Instructor: Liza Flum What would you say if no one was listening? Can poetry give us the space to write what we cannot say in everyday life? In this workshop, we’ll look at writers who turn to poetry as a way of expressing taboo, marginal, secret, or buried topics. We will talk about how we can create space in our own work to write about experiences and thoughts we find difficult to speak out loud. Generative in-…

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Fiction Writer’s Workshop

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 13, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$265

Member price:$225 Instructor: Brian Wood Writing is both an art and a craft. Sometimes writing can be spiritual, healing, an exuberance of creativity. The editing and crafting of words typically can feel just like work. But it's the work that provides rewards. Through careful examination of participants’ writing, this workshop will help you hone your craft and ready your writing for publication. You can look forward to engaging class discussions on the craft of fiction and how to strengthen your…

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The Healing Power of Personal Writing

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Member price: $22 Instructor: Karen vanMeenen Personal writing can help us understand ourselves and our place in the world. This workshop will focus on expression first and craft second as we work from provided texts and writing prompts and share our experiences in a safe, supportive space. Ultimately, you will learn a variety of strategies for establishing a regular practice for personal writing in various forms. Karen vanMeenen has served as the Coordinator of Writers & Books’ Rochester Reads program…

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Memoir in Fragments

February 18 @ 2:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$65

Member price:$65 Deadline to register: February 10, 11:59 pm Instructor: Gail Hosking Do you ever feel overwhelmed about writing your past because it feels like too big of a task? Our memories and thoughts come in fragments. We can push through the opposition by using prompts as a springboard to generate small pieces and find ways into your stories of the past. We will play with language as we learn about the craft of scene, summary, reflection, and causal logic.…

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Character Driven Fiction: Making it Happen

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 19, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$265

Member price:$225 Deadline to register: January 12, 11:59 pm Instructor: David Seaburn E.M. Forster suggested that if an author writes that the King died and then the Queen died, there is no plot for the story; but if the author writes that the King died and then the Queen died of grief, the writer has provided a plot line. It is through the nuanced complexity of characters’ internal lives and external actions that plots are driven. Participants in this workshop…

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A Sense of Place in Narrative Nonfiction

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$75

Member price: $75 Deadline to register: February 14, 11:59 pm Instructor: Michael J. McGandy Writing successfully with place in mind is tricky. Locality gives narrative non-fiction work focus, verisimilitude, and grit. It also can limit the audience and fail to pass the “so what?” test. Senior Acquisitions Editor Michael J. McGandy will consult with authors who are developing narrative non-fiction projects: from concept and proposal, then pitching, and to writing. We’ll also examine specific case studies of successful and failed…

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Hidden Figures: How Inanimate Objects Help Us See Ourselves

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Member price: $22 Instructor: Alicia Hoffman How can writing behind the concealment of a mask both free and reveal us? What would your favorite blanket tell you if it could speak? Or the single hawk feather found on a trail in the deep woods? Or the radio tower looming over the city skyline? In this generative workshop, we will explore, through reading and writing our own work, how taking on the persona of the many inanimate figures that populate our…

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Writing the Future

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Member price: $22 Instructor: Alison Lyke What breakout technology and trends will alter the future’s societal landscape?  It’s up to you, a speculative and science fiction writer, to propose the answer to this question. In this workshop, we’ll explore some of history’s most intriguing pieces of postulate science fiction, including works by Margret Atwood and Kurt Vonnegut. Employing articles from current science, tech, and social magazines as a jumping-off point, you’ll use creative writing to take an emerging idea to…

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March 2020

Writing Your Memoirs: The Surprise Story of Your Life

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 4, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$265

Member price:$225 Instructor: Anais Salibian Writing does more than put down what you already know; it helps you discover new meanings. If you're interested in writing about your life but don't know where to start, this is the class for you. We'll discuss different forms of memoir and do writing exercises that will help you find the stories inside the flow of events in your life. Writing does more than put down what you already know; it helps you discover…

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Show, Don’t Tell—But How?

March 14 @ 10:00 am
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$75

Member price:$65 Deadline to register: March 6, 11:59 pm Instructor: Alex Sanchez You’ve probably been told at least once, “show, don’t tell!” It’s one of the fundamental rules of writing, but how exactly can we do it? Through class discussions, reading examples, and writing exercises, we’ll take a deep dive into learning the specific tools and techniques used by great writers and apply them to our own projects. (And we’ll also learn when it’s okay to tell.) Recommended Bibliography: The…

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Talk Pretty to Me: Writing Dialogue

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$65

Member price:$65 Deadline to Register: March 13, 11:59 pm Instructor: Brian Wood Elmore Leonard once said, “Think of what you skip reading a novel: thick paragraphs of prose you can see have too many words in them…. I’ll bet you don’t skip dialogue.” Perhaps because it’s so important, many writers find dialogue the most intimidating part of writing. Not any more. In this dialogue master class we’ll learn and practice the tools and techniques to make your dialogue sing. First,…

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Grounding in Gratitude

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$22

Our workshops are moving to the virtual classroom! Through the magic of Zoom, you can fully participate–respond to prompts and exercises and interact with your instructor and fellow writers. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with your link to Zoom for your session.   Member Price: $22 Instructor: Kristen Zory King Chaos and uncertainty can make us feel isolated and alone. Remaining grounded in gratitude and community can help, as can connecting through art and writing. In…

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Writing a Powerful Memoir

March 28 @ 10:00 am
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$65

Member price:$65 Deadline to Register: March 20, 11:59 pm Instructor: Mark Block Have you ever wanted to write a memoir? Share your life stories with family and friends? Do you have a story to tell that might inspire or challenge others? This special workshop will provide you with the basic steps for creating a powerful and compelling memoir. First we’ll examine memoir composition and discuss key elements of anecdotal writing. Then, using handouts as a guide, you’ll choose a relevant…

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Fantastic Characters

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$22

Our workshops are moving to the virtual classroom! Through the magic of Zoom, you can fully participate–respond to prompts and exercises and interact with your instructor and fellow writers. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with your link to Zoom for your session.   Member Price: $22 Instructor: Alison Lyke Learn how to craft characters who feel authentic while they adventure through your science fiction and fantasy worlds. Practice techniques to help your characters act and react…

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April 2020

Write Your First (or Next) Novel

April 1 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 1, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$265

Member price:$225 Deadline to Register: February 18, 11:59 pm Instructor: Alex Sanchez You’ve always wanted to write a novel, but aren’t sure how. Or maybe you tried and got bogged down, or lost steam, or don’t know what to do next. Have no fear! Through class discussions and readings, we’ll break down the novel-writing process into steps to help you work through the roadblocks holding you back. You’ll develop your own novel idea or manuscript through writing exercises and revision…

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Poetry that Blooms and Binds

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member Price: $22 Instructor: Kristen Zory King Spring is in the air and with it, the opportunity to bloom creatively. Together we'll examine contemporary poems that celebrate, as Mary Oliver called, "the brisk and shallow restlessness…

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“The There There”: Developing Landscape in Your Writing

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member Price: $22 Instructor: July Westhale Utilizing examples from Richard Hugo's The Triggering Town, Nikki Finney's Head Off and Split, and Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, this workshop will explore place as character or tone-setting…

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Fatal Flaws & Great Desires

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member price: $22 Instructor: Nina Alvarez Are you a fiction, nonfiction, or memoir writer with an established protagonist--but you’re having trouble working out a satisfying, compelling story arc? Using the "nutshell technique" storytelling chart from In…

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Seeing Again: Digging Deeper for Revision

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$75

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member price:$65 Deadline to Register: April 9, 11:59 pm Instructor: Anais Salibian Once you have an initial draft, editing is not the next step. Discovering a new vision is. "Beneath the external justifications for writing are…

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Beyond Inspiration: Searching for the origins of your poems

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member Price: $ 22 Deadline to Register: April 3, 11:59 pm Instructor: Liza Flum By reading and completing in-class writing exercises, you will get in touch with your most generative material, gain a greater awareness of…

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Nature Writing in a Time of Social Distancing: Field Trip, Field Notes and Online Sharing Session

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member price: $22 Instructor: Celeste Schantz You’re on assignment, so grab your backpack (virtual or real), notebook and pen. In this class, you’ll be asked to go take a hike! You can start with memories of…

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Writing a Powerful Memoir I: Getting Started

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member Price: $22 Instructor: Mark Block Do you have a story to tell that might inspire or challenge others? In Part I, we’ll examine memoir composition and discuss key elements of anecdotal writing. We’ll then begin…

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Writing an Intentional Book

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$22

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member Price: $22 Instructor: Robin Flanigan Perhaps it’s a calling or simply a wish to make the world a better place. Whatever the reason, writing a book to help others live with intention means consciously considering…

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Your Story’s Setting is a Character

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$65

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: April 17, 11:59 pm Instructor: Alex Sanchez In great fiction, the setting comes alive as a character. But what does that mean, and how can you do the same in…

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May 2020

Children’s Book Basics

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$22

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: April 24, 11:59 pm Instructor: Will Hubbell Published children’s book author and illustrator Will Hubbell will discuss the unique aspects of writing for young audiences. An in-class writing exercise will…

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Fiction Writer’s Workshop: Art & Craft

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$265

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member Price: $225 Deadline to Register: June 10, 5:30 pm Instructor: Brian Wood Sometimes writing is spiritual, healing, a burst of creativity. But editing can feel like work. This workshop will help you hone your craft…

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Self-Editing Your Fiction

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$65

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: May 1, 11:59 pm Instructor: Alex Sanchez You’ve poured your heart and soul into your story or novel and you’re psyched to share it, but you know your manuscript needs…

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Writing Motherhood

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: May 9, 12 pm Instructor: Sally Bittner Bonn Telling our stories is how we make sense of our lives, how we hold memories, how we celebrate, grieve, and wrestle with what…

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Letter Writing in the Time of Social Distancing

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: May 11, 5 pm Instructor: Christine Green Now more than ever we are seeking ways to connect with those we cannot be with in person. Let's embrace letter writing as a…

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Dialogue: Not Just Words, but Voices

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$65

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: May 8, 11:59 pm Instructor: Alex Sanchez Masters at writing dialogue can create magical, unique voices across dozens of characters, each distinct, memorable, and alive. Through readings, discussions, and writing…

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Ode to Odes: Poetry Workshop on Praise, Gratitude, and Appreciation

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: May 15, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis Most poets turn to writing odes at some point in their careers. Odes offer an opportunity to praise and offer appreciation for life's huge…

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The Long and Short of It: How Time Functions in Narrative

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: May 18, 5 pm Instructor: Shoshana Akabas Years flash by in the blink of an eye; another moment seems to stretch on forever. How do authors decide and control the way…

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Starting Your Novel

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$65

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: May 15, 11:59 pm Instructor: J. Mulrooney Writing a novel is like running a marathon. Starting with six rules for novelists (Rule #3: What to do if you run out…

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Writing an Intentional Book

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: May 25, 5 pm Instructor: Robin Flanagan Perhaps it’s a calling or simply a wish to make the world a better place. Whatever the reason, writing a book to help others…

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Writing the Wisdom of Your Life Transition

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: May 30, 9 am Instructor: Nancy Steinkamp Life is change, yet we often seem surprised or even disturbed to find ourselves in transition. Living with uncertainty, though sometimes unnerving, can…

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Prompting Poetry: How to Build a Poetry Prompt

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: May 29, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis Writing poems is hard. Writing poems with writer's block is harder. Many poets will turn to prompts to get over these bouts of writer's…

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