Workshops & Retreats

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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 experimental 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 Sept. 14
Writing from the Heart: A Women's Creative Writing Workshop 

 

Section A: Mondays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 14 - Oct. 19 (6 weeks) 

Online via Zoom 

 

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: $125 for the remaining five workshops. Please register via the PayPal link or send an email to lisa@marketstreetwriters.com if you prefer to pay by check. If finances are a hardship for you at this time, a sliding scale can be arranged.

Begins Sept. 16
Writing from the Heart: A Women's Creative Writing Workshop 

 

Section B: Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 16 - Oct. 21 (6 weeks) 

Online via Zoom 

 

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: $125 for the remaining five workshops. Please register via the PayPal link or send an email to lisa@marketstreetwriters.com if you prefer to pay by check. If finances are a hardship for you at this time, a sliding scale can be arranged.

Thurs., 
Oct. 1
How to Submit Personal Essays to Literary Journals, Magazines, and More (Guest Instructor: Christine Koubek) 

 

Thursday, Oct. 1, 6:30 to 9 p.m. (last half hour optional Q&A)

Online via Zoom 

 

Personal essays are perhaps the genre that has the largest array of publication possibilities. Literary journals, newspapers, magazines, alumni publications, and more all publish this form. And many literary journals open their submission windows for new work in September. The challenge is finding the right publications for your story, along with submission guidelines, pay rates, and style preferences. 

 

In this workshop, you’ll learn where to find writer’s guidelines for popular newspaper and magazine essay columns (many with tips from the editor), how to create a submission plan to increase your success, and the pros and cons of submitting essays to newspapers and magazines vs. literary journals. By the end, you’ll have a list of resources and actionable tips to move your submissions forward. Give that essay on your hard drive (or in your journal) a chance to be published! 

 

This interactive, collaborative workshop is open to all writers.

 

Cost: $55. Please register via the PayPal link or send an email to lisa@marketstreetwriters.com if you prefer to pay by check. 

About Christine

Christine Koubek’s award-winning essays and stories have appeared in The Washington Post; Poets & Writers; Brain, Child; Bethesda; Chautauqua literary journal, and more. She received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Fairfield University, as well as residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Ragdale Foundation. You can learn more about Christine at https://christinekoubek.com.

© 2020 by Lisa Kinney Colburn

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