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Workshops & Retreats

Workshop Methods

I use two primary methods in my workshops and retreats:

 

The Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method, founded by Pat Schneider, which is a time-tested way to encourage writers to be bold and playful with their writing.

 

Journaling, which draws on the pioneering work of Kathleen Adams, founder of the Center for Journal Therapy and the Journal to the Self® method.

 

I have indicated which method is primary in each of the listings below (although sometimes I do like to mix and match!). For more information about each of these methods, click on the links above.

Begins Feb. 3
 
 
 
 
Writing from the Heart: A Women's Creative Writing Workshop

 

Mondays, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Feb. 3 - March 16 (6 weeks; no workshop Feb. 17)

Market Street Writers, Leesburg, VA. Please note there is a small dog in residence.
 

Amherst Writers & Artists founder Pat Schneider says, "A writer is someone who writes." This means you! In this generative workshop, you’ll receive a wide variety of writing prompts to fire up your imagination, write in whichever genre(s) you choose, and read your work aloud if you wish. All feedback will celebrate what is strong and memorable in your writing. Come and share your stories in this wise and encouraging community! Women writers at any level of experience are welcome.

 

This is an Amherst Writers & Artists workshop. To learn more about this workshop method, click here.

Cost: $175 for the 6-week session. Register using the PayPal button below or click on the PDF to send your registration by mail. Special Offer! Bring a friend who is new to the workshop and both of you will receive 20% off! Contact lisa@marketstreetwriters.com for more details.

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Begins Feb. 4
 
 
 
 
The Writer's Sandbox: Creative Writing for Everyone

Tuesdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 4 - March 17 (6 weeks; no workshop Feb. 18)

Market Street Writers, Leesburg, VA. Please note there is a small dog in residence.

You're invited to play, explore, and experiment! Writing doesn't have to be a serious business–it can be fun! In this generative workshop, you’ll receive a wide variety of writing prompts to fire up your imagination, write in whichever genre(s) you choose, and read your work aloud if you wish. All feedback will celebrate what is strong and memorable in your writing. Come and share your creative genius (everyone has it)! All writers–or aspiring writers–are welcome.

 

This is an Amherst Writers & Artists workshop. To learn more about this workshop method, click here. Depending on the needs of the group, I am open to running this workshop from 6:30 to 9. We will discuss at the first meeting.

Cost: $175 for the 6-week session. Register using the PayPal button below or click on the PDF to send your registration by mail. Special Offer! Bring a friend who is new to the workshop and both of you will receive 20% off! Contact lisa@marketstreetwriters.com for more details.

Sunday, Feb. 9
Meet the Author:
Essayist Randon Billings Noble

Sunday, February 9, 4 to 6 p.m.

Market Street Writers, Leesburg, VA.

Please note there is a small dog in residence.

Randon Billings Noble's stunning essay collection, Be With Me Always, was published in March 2019 by University of Nebraska Press to wide acclaim. Randon is a true master of the essay form, and if you're at all interested in creative nonfiction you will not want to miss this event! We will begin with a reading, followed by the opportunity for Q&A and discussion. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

This is a FREE event, but registration is required. For more information about Randon and Be With Me Always, as well as to register, visit this link on Eventbrite.