COME WRITE WITH US!

We invite you to join in a regular practice of creative nonfiction designed for both beginning and experienced writers alike.
We write stories from our lives in short bursts that invite reflection, exploration and delving deeper without censorship or editing. 

Find a class below that looks interesting. click the class title to learn more and register. 

Interested in a one on one writing session with Valley Haggard or editors Claire or Elizabeth?

All classes are held at 2707 West Cary Street, one block east of Carytown.

Writing is a gift that enriches, changes, and saves lives!!

Writing is a gift that enriches, changes, and saves lives!!

GIVE THE GIFT OF WRITING! Buy a gift certificate today.

 
Whether you’re brand new to writing or returning to your craft, whether you have a regular practice, an erratic practice or no practice at all, our classes will help you delve below the surface of your life, discovering what lurks beneath.
— Valley Haggard

MEET OUR TEACHERS

published authors + professional editors 

proof readers + creative writing majors

Life in 10 Minutes collects writing, editing and creativity inspiring teachers to curate classes that help you get out of your head and on to the page.  Read about who they are, what makes them tick and what they have been writing. 

WRITE YOUR HEART OUT

classes offered WEEK DAYS + WEEKENDS 

FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOUR LIFE

Life in 10 Minutes provides a sacred, safe space to explore the stories of your life without judgement or critique. Starting with the raw ingredients of our lives, memories, and dreams, we create the stuff stories, essays, poems, memoirs, and books are made of.  


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WRITING CLASS SERIES


ReStory: ReWrite, ReSpeak, ReImagine your Life
with Erin Mahone

6 Monday mornings
Jan. 7 - Feb. 11
showcase on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 pm.
10 am - 12 noon
$125

Life in 10 Minutes
with Valley Haggard

6 Monday afternoons -FULL!
Jan. 7 - Feb. 11
1:00-3:00 pm
$205

Life in 10 Minutes
with Valley Haggard

6 Tuesday mornings
Jan. 8 - Feb. 12
9:30-11:30 am
$205

Life in 10 Minutes
with Cindy Cunningham

6 Tuesday evenings
Jan. 8 - Feb. 12
7-9 pm
$205

Life in 10 Minutes
with Valley Haggard

6 Wednesday mornings - FULL!
Jan. 9 - Feb. 13
9:30-11:30 am
$205

Novel Writing: Plot, Structure, Character and Setting
with Sadeqa Johnson

6 Wednesday evenings
Jan. 9 - Feb. 13
7-9 pm
$205

Life in 10 Minutes
with Valley Haggard

6 Thursday mornings -FULL!
Jan. 10 - Feb. 14
9:30-11:30 am
$205


 

WORKSHOPS

Stories for Change
with Erin Mahone

Saturday, Dec. 15
11 am - 2 pm
$35

Writing Down to the Bone
with Sadeqa Johnson

Saturday, January 5th
10am - 1pm 
$50

 Skip the Small Talk
with Valley Haggard

 Friday, Jan. 18
1-4 pm
$65

Writing Down to the Bone
with Sadeqa Johnson

Saturday February 23rd
10am - 1pm
$50.0

 Skip the Small Talk
with Valley Haggard

 Friday, Feb. 22
1-4 pm
$65

 Skip the Small Talk
with Valley Haggard

 Friday, Apr. 19
1-4 pm
$65

If the class you are interested in is full, please sign up on the wait list
and we will contact you ASAP if a class becomes available!


FAQ

Who are L10 writing classes for? Life in 10 Minutes classes are for adult writers of every level of experience, 18+. If you are looking for creative writing classes for young people, ages 9-17, please visit richmondyoungwriters.com. 

How do you register for a class? Click on the title of each workshop to read a full description of the class and teacher. To reserve your space at the table, you will be directed to a registration site where you can input  your contact info and pay for a class. A full or partial payment must be made to reserve your space. Please email life valley@lifein10minutes.com if you need to make special payment arrangements.

Where are classes located? All creative nonfiction classes will take place in our new location, 2707 West Cary Street. We are at the corner of Cary and Mulberry, just one block east of the Boulevard. You can see a map on our Connect page. 

What to bring? Coffee and tea are provided. Please bring your own journal, pen and/or pencil.

Cancellation Policy:  If you need to cancel a class, please email valley@lifein10minutes.com to receive a partial refund or a credit towards a future class. Classes cancelled more than two weeks before the start date of class will receive a refund minus a $30 processing fee. Classes cancelled less than two weeks before the start date of class will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee or a partial credit towards a future class.  We are unable to refund or or offer credits for cancellations made within one week of the start date of class. 

Missed Classes: If you need to miss a class for any reason, you are invited to email that week's writing to your teacher for feedback and comment. Unfortunately, missed classes cannot be made up by attending another class. 

Inclement Weather Policy: By and large we will follow the mandate of Richmond City School closings. An email update will confirm this on the mornings when school is cancelled. Due to scheduling constraints, a maximum of one make-up class will be scheduled the week following the end of the session or as the schedule allows.

Further questions? Email: info@lifein10minutes.com