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Autumn Workshops

Autumn Writing Workshops

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Sunday, October 22 & 

Sunday, November 12

2 – 5 pm

Jacksonville  

Cost: $20/workshop

Join us for an afternoon of inspiring prompts and new exercises in a supportive, encouraging environment. 
All writers, experience levels and genres welcome.
Workshops are self-contained. Come to either or both!
To register reply to this email or visit https://writersroomworkshops.com/register-for-a-workshop/

 

Writer's Room Winter Writing Workshop

Writer's Room Winter Workshop, Medford Oregon 2016A new weekly writing workshop begins January 26 through February 23rd on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 9 pm at the Medford Central Library.  Come join us and warm yourself with vigorous writing, inspiring prompts and a supportive, encouraging environment at the Writer’s Room Winter Writing Workshop!

Writers of all experience levels and genres welcome. The cost is $125. If cost is a barrier, student rates and scholarships are available. Please contact me at [email protected] to apply.

Register at http://writersroomworkshops.com/register-for-a-workshop/  

Winter Workshop

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A new weekly workshop begins January 26 through February 23rd on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 9 pm at the Medford Central Library.  Come join us and warm yourself with vigorous writing, inspiring prompts and a supportive, encouraging environment!

Writers of all experience levels and genres welcome. The cost is $125. If cost is a barrier, student rates and scholarships are available. Please contact me at [email protected] to apply.

Register at https://writersroomworkshops.com/register-for-a-workshop/  

Autumn Weekly Workshops

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There are a couple spots left in our Autumn Weekly Workshop… Are we missing you? This six-week workshop will meet Thursdays, October 8 – November 12 at the Medford Library. (One week we will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 21). Come join us for inspiring prompts, new exercises and a supportive, encouraging environment for every writer. All writers and all genres welcome.

The cost is $125. If cost is a barrier, student rates and scholarships are available. Register at https://writersroomworkshops.com/register-for-a-workshop/

Weekly Autumn Writing Group

Autumn Writing Group

Weekly Autumn Writing Group Forming Now!

It’s the season of new notebooks, sharpened pencils and fresh starts. What better time to begin a writing group? A six-week workshop is forming for Thursdays, October 8 – November 12 at the Medford Library. (One week we will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 21).  Come join us for inspiring prompts, new exercises and a supportive, encouraging environment for every writer.  All writers and all genres welcome.

The cost is $125. If cost is a barrier, student rates and scholarships are available. Please contact me at [email protected] to apply.

Register at http://writersroomworkshops.com/register-for-a-workshop/  

 

Winter Writing & Wine at EdenVale Winery

Winter is upon us and a new weekly writing group is forming. Warm yourselves with story in front of the fire at the Voorhies Mansion at EdenVale Winery. We will gather with inspiring prompts, delicious snacks, wine available for purchase, and a supportive, encouraging environment for every writer.
 
Winter Evening Writing Group
Five Thursdays
February 19 – March 19
6:30 – 9 pm
EdenVale Winery
$125

One-Day Summer Workshops

One-day workshops are being scheduled for this summer.  These three-hour workshops are a wonderful way to explore writing with Writers’ Room Workshops and the Amherst Writers and Artists method.  Afternoon workshops are only $25.

Summer Workshops:

Sunday, June 1 ~ 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm at the Medford Library

Sunday, August 3 ~ 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm at the Medford Library

 

To register, visit Register for a Workshop or email [email protected]

 

Advice from Ira Glass

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Advice from one of my favorite storytellers on why we need to write…. and write again…. and write again… and keep writing.

Why Write with Others?

Pat Schneider writes, in her book Writing Alone and with Others:

“Writing is an act of communication. As a writer/artist, you give your art into the mind of your reader or listener when you read your work to someone else, or allow it to be read. It is received; you have communicated. That is the fundamental work of the artist.”

When writers work only in isolation, without anyone to receive our writing, we are not able to complete our work as artists. The act of storytelling is like a circuit.  We must have a listener/reader to connect the circuit and complete the work.

A writing group can be a safe, productive place to practice this act of communication.  Listening to each other’s work allows us to complete the circuit and grow as artists.

You Can Write

Writers’ Room Workshops are based on the premise that each person has a unique voice and a story to tell. Pat Schneider, founder of the Amherst Writers & Artists method, says in her book Writing Alone and With Others:

“If you talk to yourself, even in your mind – if you tell stories to your best friend, you can write. If you can tell what happened when you were a kid, if you can allow one other person to “see” what you describe, “hear” the voices you repeat, “feel” the end of your story – you can write. If you daydream or lie awake at night thinking – you can write.”

What we need in order to develop as writers is a space in which to write, a room of one’s own, to quote Virginia Woolf.  Writers’ Room Workshops are intended to create that space for every voice to develop.

Spring Practice Group is now forming for five Tuesday evenings, March 25 – April 29th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the Medford Library. If you write, or want to write, come join us.