Series
 
 

We welcome you, brave Writer, no matter where you are in your writing journey!
Are you finding space in your busy schedule and in your heart to let your pen free on the page for the first time?
Are looking for a community of writers to strengthen your weekly practice?
Are you already part of the Life in 10 family?

Life in 10 Minutes Writing Series are two hour sessions that meet over the course of six sessions. Classes range in size from six to thirteen students. We welcome writers of all ages, experience levels and walks of life.

Class full? Join the wait list for last minute openings.


Fire and Water: Adult Summer Camp with Valley Haggard and Elizabeth Ferris
225.00

Class Date(s)

Monday - Wednesday, July 1-3, 10am - 3pm

Class Details

What lights you up? What makes you burn? In which oceans do your stories swim?

In this three day adult summer camp, we will look at the primal elements of our stories, find balance, and incorporate extremes. We will create rituals around our writing, experiment with creative risks, write, brainstorm, and play. Join us for summer camp like you've never experienced it before.

About the Teacher

Read more about Valley Haggard.

Read more about Elizabeth Ferris.

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Life in 10 Minutes with Cindy Cunningham (Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm)
205.00

Class Date(s)

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6, 7pm-9pm

Class Details

Have you never written a word of “creative” writing, but you know you have a story (or two or three or a hundred) to tell and don’t know where to begin? Do you want to reclaim a writing life you once had? Does your writing practice fall somewhere in between professional and nonexistent? Join me for a six week series of reading, writing, and sharing work out loud. The method of Life in Ten Minutes creates nearly magical moments of generative writing within a supportive and inspiring community. Please bring a journal and pen or pencil; we write by hand. Coffee and tea provided! 

About the Teacher

Learn more about Cindy Cunningham.

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ReStory: ReWrite, ReSpeak, ReImagine your Life with Erin Mahone (Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm)
165.00

Class Date(s)

6 Thursday Evenings from 7pm-9pm

July 11, 18 & 25, Aug 1, 8 & 22 from 7-9pm

Showcase: Aug 29, 7-9pm

Class Details

The most empowering thing a person can do is to reclaim the story of their life. We carry shame and fear that the world will discover the truth - we've experienced pain, we've made mistakes, we are faking it a lot of the time. The truth is that none of us are born with an instruction manual and NO ONE knows what the hell they are doing.

If you have decided you want to stop hiding, stop pretending, and take back your power then ReStory is your gateway.

In this series you will:

Learn to tell a great story; to find humor, lessons, and meaning in the challenging experiences of your life. You will connect with other creative people and a nurturing instructor in a safe environment. At the end you will stand-up to share your unique and important perspective with your classmates and invited guests. Each participant will prepare a 5 minute piece to be shared at the final performance.

Your story belongs to you. It has the power to change the world. Learn to tell it in a way that makes you feel proud of who you are and of all you've overcome.

About the Teacher

Read more about Erin Mahone.

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Workshops
 
 

We welcome you, brave Writer, no matter where you are in your writing journey!
Are you finding space in your busy schedule and in your heart to let your pen free on the page for the first time?
Are looking for a community of writers to strengthen your weekly practice?
Are you already part of the Life in 10 family?

Life in 10 Minutes Workshops are single day classes of varying duration. Classes range in size from six to thirteen students. We welcome writers of all ages, experience levels and walks of life.

Class full? Join the wait list for last minute openings.


Skip the Small Talk with Valley Haggard (5/17/19)
65.00

Class Date(s)

Friday, May 17th from 1pm-4pm.

Class Details

Explore the healing process of transforming the raw material of your life into essay, lyric, poetry and  prose.

Whether you're a long time writer, a brand spankin' new writer, or have lost writing and long for its return, Skip the Small Talk mini-marathons will provide you with a compassionate and gentle shove in the write direction. 

These workshops are designed for female identifying writers who want to jump-start their writing process, get real, and go deep.

Skip the small talk, and join me for one or all Friday afternoon workshops this winter + spring!

About the Teacher

Read more about Valley Haggard.

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Women's Self Care Workshop with Valley Haggard (5/25/19)
125.00

Class Date(s)

Saturday, May 25th from 10am-3pm.

Class Details

Carving out the time and space we need to slow down and listen to our wants, needs, and the voice of our inner wisdom can be challenging at best. In this self-care workshop for women we will pamper ourselves through writing, meditation, divination and Reiki practices designed to free up energy and begin truly loving ourselves. We will create our own mantras and practice simple writing rituals to help center our hearts and our minds, assembling a full tool kit of self-care practices to take back into our busy lives. 

About the Teacher

Read more about Valley Haggard.

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Meditation & Writing with Sadeqa Johnson (6/15/19)
50.00

Class Date(s)

Saturday, June 15th from 10am-1pm.

Class Details

Have you always been fascinated with the idea of meditation but not sure where to start? Do you love to write but can't seem to get your thoughts on the page? In this class, we will explore the benefits of meditation, learn to meditate, and then explore the craft of writing with a deeper and clearer mind. Open to all.

About the Teacher

Learn more about Sadeqa Johnson.

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Writers Spread CSDs with Cindy Cunningham (6/22/19)
60.00

Class Date(s)

June 22nd, 1pm-4pm

Class Details

What elevates good writing into great writing? Concrete, significant details (CSDs.) In this three-hour workshop, we’ll explore ways that you can fine-tune your writing through a focus on the specific. We’ll look at examples of writing that capture the essence of CSDs and you will create your own significant details. You may choose to write nonfiction, poetry, or fiction (or a combination.) This class is open to all experience levels and will involve a combination of readings, discussion, and guided writing exercises.  

About the Teacher

Learn more about Cindy Cunningham.

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Writing the Body: Using the Five Senses to Tell Richer Stories with Elizabeth Ferris (7/13/19)
65.00

Class Date(s)

Saturday, July 13, 10am-1pm

Class Details

From the smell of your grandfather’s aftershave, to the particular lilt of your first love’s voice, small sensory details have the power to create big emotional impact. In this three-hour workshop we’ll explore ways to use the five senses to create richer scenes and build more meaningful connections with our audiences. Using class discussion, guided writing exercises, and close-readings of book excerpts and essays, we’ll practice tapping into our sensory tool-kit to craft engaging stories that connect body and mind.

Students who have taken this topic before are encouraged to attend again. The workshop will include a mix of old and new reading material.

About the teacher

Read more about Elizabeth Ferris.

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Pen on Fire with Sadeqa Johnson (7/17/19)
40.00

Class Date(s)

Wednesday, July 17th, 7-9pm

Class Details

Push past the obstacles blocking your creative path and write like your pen is on fire. With writing prompts and readings, this class will help you unlock your fears and fire up the story burning inside of you. Open to all writers.

About the Teacher

Learn more about Sadeqa Johnson.

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(Un)Well: Writing About Disease and Mental Illness with Elizabeth Ferris (8/17/19)
65.00

Class Date(s)

Saturday, August 17, 10am-1pm

Class Details

Many of us come to the page, consciously or unconsciously, to heal. Writing about our experiences with disease and mental illness in our own lives and the lives of those we love can bring us peace and help connect us to others struggling with similar issues. In this three-hour workshop, we’ll read examples of writers who face illness, mortality, depression, and more head on. We’ll also practice writing and sharing our own stories. This class is open to all experience levels and will involve a combination of close-readings of book excerpts and essays, discussion, and three guided writing exercises.

Students who have taken this topic before are encouraged to attend again. The workshop will include a mix of old and new reading material.

About the Teacher

Read more about Elizabeth Ferris.

Register Here!
 
Intensives
 
 

We welcome you, brave Writer, no matter where you are in your writing journey!
Are you finding space in your busy schedule and in your heart to let your pen free on the page for the first time?
Are looking for a community of writers to strengthen your weekly practice?
Are you already part of the Life in 10 family?

Life in 10 Minutes Intensives are four session class series that are smaller in size, and condensed into a two week immersive experience. These classes are designed to delve deeply into their topics in an intimate classroom setting. Classes range in size from two to four students. We welcome writers of all ages, experience levels and walks of life.

Class full? Join the wait list for last minute openings.


Lying on Purpose : A Crash Course in Fiction Writing with Elizabeth Ferris (Summer Session)
295.00

Class Date(s)

June 17 & 18 and 24 & 25, 7-9pm .

Class Details

Albert Camus famously called fiction, “the lie through which we tell the truth.” In this 4-session intensive we’ll take a deep dive into the world of fiction writing and explore how “lying” on the page can actually work to bring reality into sharper focus. We’ll explore questions of craft and theme through a combination of close readings of short stories and novel excerpts, discussion, and workshopping of our own material. This class is ideally suited to beginning fiction writers and fiction-curious writers, as well as practiced fiction writers who are looking for new perspective on their work.

Because this is an intensive designed to maximize writers’ exposure to the topic, some outside “homework” will be required. Outside work will not exceed one hour per session (for a total of 4 hours), and the instructor will provide all reading materials. During the second week of instruction, students will also have the opportunity to workshop a piece of writing for feedback from their instructor and classmates.

About the Teacher

Read more about Elizabeth Ferris.

Sold out!

Life in 10 Minutes Intensive with Valley Haggard (July Summer Session)
295.00

Class Date(s)

July 8, 9, 15, 16, 9:30am-11:30am

Class Details

In this four-week intensive we will dive straight into the deep end of our material. By reading, writing, listening, and sharing together in this intimate group setting, we will cut out the fluff and the fat, unearthing the beating heart of our stories, one page at a time. We will practice the principles of surrendering our weapons, seeking shelter, and skipping the small talk, as we write the stories that are most urgent for us to write.

About the Teacher

Learn more about Valley Haggard.

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Writing the Longer Piece with Sadeqa Johnson (Summer Session)
295.00

Class Date(s)

July 29 & 31, August 5, & 7, from 7-9pm

Class Details

Whether you have a partial draft, or bits and scraps of an idea, this class is designed to help you dive deeper and unravel the truth of your piece. In this two-week intensive, we will meet in an intimate setting and hone in on character development, plot and story structure. With writing exercises, accountability checks, and the support of fellow writers, we will get the story from your head and onto the page. 

About the teacher

Read more about Sadeqa Johnson.

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Life in 10 Minutes Intensive with Valley Haggard (August Summer Session)
295.00

Class Date(s)

August 14, 15, 21, 22, 9:30am-11:30am

Class Details

In this four-week intensive we will dive straight into the deep end of our material. By reading, writing, listening, and sharing together in this intimate group setting, we will cut out the fluff and the fat, unearthing the beating heart of our stories, one page at a time. We will practice the principles of surrendering our weapons, seeking shelter, and skipping the small talk, as we write the stories that are most urgent for us to write.

About the Teacher

Learn more about Valley Haggard.

Register Here!

A Deliberate Construction: The Art and Craft of Memoir with Elizabeth Ferris (Summer Session)
295.00

Class Date(s)

August 12 & 13 and 19 & 20, 9:30-11:30am.

Class Details

“Memoir isn’t the summary of a life; it’s a window into a life, very much like a photograph in its selective composition. It may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. It’s not; it’s a deliberate construction.”—William Zinsser  

Our lives are big, messy, beautiful, crazy things. So how do we tame them into a single project like a book? In this 4-session intensive we’ll talk about approaches and strategies for giving shape to our life stories on the page. We’ll read excerpts from published memoirs, engage in discussions of the craft, and put lessons into practice through guided writing exercises. Writers will also have the opportunity to workshop a piece of writing during our second week of class to receive feedback from their instructor and classmates.

This class is ideally suited to writers who have dreams of writing a memoir but aren’t sure where to begin, or writers who have found their drafts have stalled out. Because this is an intensive designed to maximize writers’ exposure to the topic, some outside “homework” will be required. Outside work will not exceed one hour per session (for a total of 4 hours), and the instructor will provide all reading materials.

About the Teacher

Read more about Elizabeth Ferris.

Register Here!