fbpx
Loading Events

Past Events › Mini-Workshops

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

May 2019

Mini 8: Editing Out Ego and Fear

May 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10.00

Mini 8: Editing Out Ego and Fear Practicing reflection and fearlessness is an important part of writing, both in initially putting words on the page and during the revision process. This means cutting away at some of the fluff that obscures our work when we transpose ourselves too heavily over characters or narrative. This class is presented as a part of CosmoCon.

Find out more »

June 2019

Mini 1: Writing From Family Photographs

June 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10.00

Mini 1: Writing From Family Photographs - Please bring a few photographs   Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!

Find out more »

Mini 2: How to Start Your Novel

June 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 2: How to Start Your Novel Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!   J. Mulrooney’s An Equation of Almost Infinite Complexity made him a finalist for the Campbell award for best new writer of science fiction and…

Find out more »

Mini 3: Story Structure

June 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 3: Story Structure Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!   Jennifer Blanchard is a best-selling author, a screenwriter, a Developmental Book Editor and the Writing Industry's Mindset Coach. It's her mission in life to change the way…

Find out more »

July 2019

Mini 4: Writing Exercises

July 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 4: Writing Exercises Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!   Matt Kotula lives in Rochester and writes poetry and fiction. He received his MFA from Rutgers University. He is an adjunct instructor at SUNY Brockport, where he…

Find out more »

Mini 5: Writing from TV & Film

July 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
+ Google Map
$10

Mini 5: Writing from TV & Film Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes are popular, so register early to get a spot!   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…

Find out more »

Mini 6: Magazines, Agents, and Contests: Am I ready to send stuff out?

July 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 6: Magazines, Agents, and Contests: Am I ready to send stuff out? Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!   Brian Wood holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University. He has served as the…

Find out more »

August 2019

Mini 7: Writing Exercises

August 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 7: Writing Exercises Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!   Brian Wood holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University. He has served as the Managing Editor of Reed Magazine, as well as Fiction…

Find out more »

Mini 8: Writing Exercises

August 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 7: Writing Exercises Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot. Joel Lesses’s passions include the intersection of poetry, spirituality, science, and psychology shared and disparate in the human experience.  Joel was nominated for Best Poet in 2013 and 2014…

Find out more »

Mini 9: Improv for Writers

August 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 9: Improv for Writers Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!   Improvisor, columnist, and award-winning freelance writer Joanne Brokaw is the author of “What The Dog Said,” a collection of her newspaper columns. A memoir about her…

Find out more »

October 2019

A Nest of Words: What Kind of Writer Bird Are You?

October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Mini Workshop Instructor: Alison Meyers This workshop riffs off Gayle Brandeis’s discussion of how different birds’ approaches to nest building in the wild can jumpstart the creative process. Reading excerpts from such writers as Margaret Atwood (Ruby Throated Hummingbird), Orhan Pamuk (Common Tailorbird), and Patricia Smith (Satin Bowerbird), we will consider which avian habits coincide with our own writing style, interests, and goals. Participants will respond to visual prompts and lines from published works to choose construction material (subject matter)…

Find out more »

Children’s Book Basics

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

Mini Workshops Instructor: Will Hubbell Are you thinking about writing a children’s book? Have you started one? Published children’s book author and illustrator Will Hubbell discusses the unique aspects of writing for young audiences and provides essential information for aspiring children’s book authors. The class includes a writing exercise designed to help speed you to your goal. Participants also receive handouts.

Find out more »

Telling A Tale with Improv

October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Mini Workshop Instructor: Joanne Brokaw Practice letting a story take you to new and wonderful places, even if it's someplace you’ve never planned to go. Fun improv games and exercises will help you break through writer's block or generate new ideas. No improv experience necessary.

Find out more »

Generative Poetry Workshop

October 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Mini Workshop Instructor: Jessica Cuello This workshop will stimulate the creative process and bring forth new work. With a series of exercises designed to evoke our own obsessions in surprising ways, participants will write intensively and leave with several drafts for new poems. Selected poems by Tyree Daye, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Ashley Jones, Safia Elhillo, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others will be provided.

Find out more »

November 2019

This Is Your Life! Writing a Powerful Memoir

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Mini Workshop Instructor: Mark Block This class is now full. The workshop will begin with a discussion of the key elements of writing effective memoirs. Using familiar prompts in a timed activity, participants will then be asked to write a short piece to share with the group. Group feedback will focus on how well each writer has utilized the key elements of memoir composition. Mark Block is a semi-retired educator, classroom teacher and trainer. He also served as Adjunct Instructor…

Find out more »

Joke Writing Workshop

November 5, 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. Participants will receive priority slots at the open mic. 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…

Find out more »

Put Down Your Fears , Pick Up Your Pen, Overcome Your Resistance to Writing

November 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$25

Mini Workshop Instructor: Alex Sanchez This class is now full. Resistance to writing kicks everyone’s “butt,” but our desire to conquer it can triumph. With writing exercises, discussions, and readings, we’ll explore ways to tackle our fears and knock down dream- blocking barriers. Together we can win!

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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,…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

January 2020

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

Poetry: Getting Unstuck

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

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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-…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

March 2020

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

April 2020

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…

Find out more »

“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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

June 2020

Doing It: Getting Words on the Page

June 3 @ 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: June 2, 5 pm Instructor: Anais Salibian The best way to generate writing is by separating the creative part of your brain from the editing part. This workshop will give you…

Find out more »

The Funny Business: Humor, Jokes, and Laughs II

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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: June 3, 11:59 pm Instructor: Kevin Markman Creating laughs is a great skill to develop for whatever form you work in--personal essay, novel, stand-up, storytelling, or twitter feed. We’ll collaboratively…

Find out more »

July 2020

Imposter Monster: A Poetry Workshop for Beginners (or Non-Poets)

July 25 @ 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 Deadline to Register: July 24, 5 pm Instructor: July Westhale Are you new to the study of poetry? Maybe you think it's all rhyme and meter, you have a bad taste in your mouth…

Find out more »

August 2020

The Day Poem

August 5 @ 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: August 4, 5 pm Instructor: Karen vanMeenen The Day Poem is a simple way to develop the poetic mind, connect with the world around you (in more ways than one), and…

Find out more »

Words on the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop

August 11 @ 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: August 10, 5 pm Instructor: Kristen Zory King Thomas Mann said, "A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." And it's true -…

Find out more »
+ Export Events
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.
0

Your Cart