2018 Sarah Van Arsdale and Peter Bricklebank

We start each session with writing

exercises that will spark your imagination and bring you more fully into the writing you most want to do. These exercises will help you to generate ideas, or you'll use them to plunge more deeply into a story you're already working on.

There will be an opportunity to read some of the exercises aloud.

Before the workshop, each student will have the option to email 15-20 pages of work to the teachers and all participants. Together, we'll critique this work in an atmosphere that is encouraging and supportive without sacrificing rigor and attention to the craft of writing. 

THE WORKSHOP: compassionate critique

The workshop is open to those working on fiction, memoir, or a blend of the two. We'll concentrate on narrative strategies and elements of craft that are crucial for either fiction or memoir.