Old Growth Fall Workshops

When:
October 19, 2015 @ 7:36 pm – December 16, 2015 @ 8:36 pm
2015-10-19T19:36:00-07:00
2015-12-16T20:36:00-08:00
Where:
Various Locations in Seattle
Cost:
$20, $30 or FREE

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Fall 2015 Workshops

Early Registration Ends October 7!

Need-based scholarships are available (see below), and the Community Writing workshop is always free. All workshops last for eight sessions.

NaNoWriMo
Tuition: $30 $20 (until October 7)
Mondays, 7-8pm, 10/19 – 12/14 (Skipping 11/23)
Facilitator: Kristina Horner
Location: Chocolati Cafe, Greenwood / Phinney Ridge

This year for NaNoWriMo, we will reprise our 8-week writing workshop aimed at providing WriMos with guidance and support as you tackle your novel. During October, plan strategies and consider obstacles. In November, discuss progress and spend time writing together with break-away pep talks and encouragement. In December, celebrate and discuss a way forward for your novel.

FREE Community Writing
Tuition: Free!
Tuesdays, 7-8pm, 10/20 – 12/15 (Skipping 11/24)
Facilitator: Allison Cloud
Location:
Café Allegro, University District

Become part of an inclusive and supportive writing community by joining this free feedback-oriented workshop. Share and receive critical feedback on fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and genre. Beginning and experienced writers welcome.

Poetry Brew
Tuition: $30 $20 (until October 7)
Wednesdays, 7-8pm, 10/21 – 12/16 (Skipping 11/25)
Facilitator: Benjamin Schmitt
Location: Collaboratory, Hillman City

In this generative poetry workshop, participants will create original works in response to prompts provided by the facilitator. We will begin each workshop by reading and discussing the work of an established poet. After time set aside to focus on writing, participants will then share their work. This workshop is open to all, even those who have never written a poem before.

Writing for Restoration – a workshop inspired by Restorative Justice* principles
Tuition: $30
Saturday, 1-5pm, 10/24
Facilitator: Erin Fried
Location: Collaboratory, Hillman City

In this generative workshop, we will examine conflict as a critical element of fiction, poetry, and personal essay using skills related to restorative justice: accountability, community, cultural competence, empathy, and nonviolent communication. Over four hours, we will engage in a mix of discussion, reading, and writing exercises as we explore such concepts as character development, conflict resolution, point of view, dialogue, descriptive writing, and denouement.

*Restorative Justice is an approach to conflict that focuses on healing and considers the context of harm rather than focusing solely on the acts involved. Learn more here.

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