Writing Workshops and Retreats in 2017-18

For Writers of Fiction and Memoir

Location:  5935 Fifth Avenue, Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA         

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Nov 6--Dec 11

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fee:  $50

Jan 8—Feb 12

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Fee:  $50

Magical World of Writing

For Writers of Fiction or Memoir

Each of the two workshops listed will meet every Monday for six weeks

Bring a current project or start from the beginning.  This course can be taken again and again.  

Writing is an evolving process.

January 27-28
10 a.m.-4 p.m.  
Fee:  $50
Lunch included

Setting and Description:  A Believable World of People, Places, and Events

For fiction writers:  This workshop will focus on the many aspects of description and setting and will answer the important question: too much or too little?  

Part 1--
February 17-18
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fee:  $50

Part 2--April 7-8
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fee:  $50
Lunch included

Crafting Dynamic, Compelling Characters

For fiction and memoir writers:  You could have the best story line in the world, but it won't float unless you create or portray characters that the readers care about.

March 3-4
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fee:  $50

Lunch included

Beginnings, Middles, and Endings

For fiction writers:  Focus is on different ways to begin, guidelines to follow throughout the middle, and how to create a memorable end. 

May 5-6
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fee: $50

Lunch included

Convincing, Capitvating Dialogue—When, What, and How?

Whether you wish to craft compelling dialogue in fiction or report words spoken in a memoir, you need to decide when your character should talk and when she should be silent.  

June 18-23
Six days
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fee:  $300

Spirit of Writing Intensive Workshop--For Memoir Writers

Limited to eight participants. Refreshments and lunch included.

June 25-30
Six days
10 a.m.-4 p.m
Fee:  $300
Spirit of Writing Intensive Workshop--For Fiction Writers

Limited to eight participants.  Refreshments and lunch included.