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.


ReStory: ReWrite, ReSpeak, ReImagine your Life with Erin Mahone (Mondays 10am-12pm)
165.00

Class Date(s)

6 Monday Mornings from 10am-12pm

4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 & 6/3

Class Showcase 6/10, 7pm-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.

Register Here!

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

Class Date(s)

6 Tuesday Evenings from 7pm-9pm

4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 & 6/4

Class Details

Writers are thieves--of their own lives. Learn how to tap into your experiences, memories and flashes of insight to jump start that novel, short story, poem, memoir blog or creative journal that's been lurking beneath the surface. In these "writing from life" workshops, we'll explore how to access the right side of the brain, side-step writer's block and get all of our words, thoughts and ideas onto the page, determining the genre only after the essential words have been written. Join me for a 6 week series of reading, writing and sharing work aloud in class, that will result in your own portfolio of raw material, fresh ideas and beginnings that beg for your return. Please bring a journal and pen or pencil as we write by hand. Coffee and tea provided!  

About the Teacher

Learn more about Cindy Cunningham.

Register Here!

Novel Writing: And Everything in Between with Sadeqa Johnson (Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm)
205.00

Class Date(s)

6 Wednesdays 7pm-9pm

4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/29 & 6/5

Class Details

In this class, we will massage the knots and unravel the tales traveling through your head. We will explore memory, character, dialogue and plot, with writing exercise and group discussions that will inspire you to get your story down onto the page. This class is open to all levels of writers, including those who have always wanted to write but never had the time.

About the teacher

Read more about Sadeqa Johnson.

Register Here!

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

5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 & 6/6

Class Showcase 6/13, 7pm-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.

Register Here!

Life in 10 Minutes with Valley Haggard (Mondays 1:00pm - 3:00pm)
205.00

Class Date(s)

6 Monday Afternoons from 1pm-3pm

4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 & 6/3

Class Details

Writers are thieves--of their own lives. Learn how to tap into your experiences, memories and flashes of insight to jump start that novel, short story, poem, memoir blog or creative journal that's been lurking beneath the surface. In these "writing from life" workshops, we'll explore how to access the right side of the brain, side-step writer's block and get all of our words, thoughts and ideas onto the page, determining the genre only after the essential words have been written. Join me for a 6 week series of reading, writing and sharing work aloud in class, that will result in your own portfolio of raw material, fresh ideas and beginnings that beg for your return. Please bring a journal and pen or pencil as we write by hand. Coffee and tea provided!  

About the Teacher

Learn more about Valley Haggard.


Life in 10 Minutes with Valley Haggard (Tuesdays 9:30am - 11:30am)
205.00

Class Date(s)

6 Tuesday Mornings from 9:30am-11:30am

4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 & 6/4

Class Details

Writers are thieves--of their own lives. Learn how to tap into your experiences, memories and flashes of insight to jump start that novel, short story, poem, memoir blog or creative journal that's been lurking beneath the surface. In these "writing from life" workshops, we'll explore how to access the right side of the brain, side-step writer's block and get all of our words, thoughts and ideas onto the page, determining the genre only after the essential words have been written. Join me for a 6 week series of reading, writing and sharing work aloud in class, that will result in your own portfolio of raw material, fresh ideas and beginnings that beg for your return. Please bring a journal and pen or pencil as we write by hand. Coffee and tea provided!  

About the Teacher

Learn more about Valley Haggard.


Life in 10 Minutes with Valley Haggard (Wednesdays 9:30am - 11:30am)
205.00

Class Date(s)

6 Wednesday Mornings from 9:30am-11:30am

5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 & 6/5

Class Details

Writers are thieves--of their own lives. Learn how to tap into your experiences, memories and flashes of insight to jump start that novel, short story, poem, memoir blog or creative journal that's been lurking beneath the surface. In these "writing from life" workshops, we'll explore how to access the right side of the brain, side-step writer's block and get all of our words, thoughts and ideas onto the page, determining the genre only after the essential words have been written. Join me for a 6 week series of reading, writing and sharing work aloud in class, that will result in your own portfolio of raw material, fresh ideas and beginnings that beg for your return. Please bring a journal and pen or pencil as we write by hand. Coffee and tea provided!  

About the Teacher

Learn more about Valley Haggard.


Life in 10 Minutes with Valley Haggard (Thursdays 9:30am - 11:30am)
205.00

Class Date(s)

6 Thursday Mornings from 9:30am-11:30am

5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 & 6/6

Class Details

Writers are thieves--of their own lives. Learn how to tap into your experiences, memories and flashes of insight to jump start that novel, short story, poem, memoir blog or creative journal that's been lurking beneath the surface. In these "writing from life" workshops, we'll explore how to access the right side of the brain, side-step writer's block and get all of our words, thoughts and ideas onto the page, determining the genre only after the essential words have been written. Join me for a 6 week series of reading, writing and sharing work aloud in class, that will result in your own portfolio of raw material, fresh ideas and beginnings that beg for your return. Please bring a journal and pen or pencil as we write by hand. Coffee and tea provided!  

About the Teacher

Learn more about Valley Haggard.

 
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.


Landscape and Self: Writing Place in Creative Nonfiction with Elizabeth Ferris (5/11/19)
60.00

Class Date(s)

Saturday, May 11th from 10am-1pm.

Class Details

‘Find yourself a place in the universe’, she said, ‘a place where the dirt feels like goodness under your feet.’

– Pam Houston (Waltzing the Cat)

What places have shaped you as person? Where do you go to feed your true self? In this three-hour workshop we’ll bring place to the forefront of our writing. We’ll look at examples of memoirs and personal essays that successfully bring the physical world alive and practice going deeper into place in our own writing. 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.

About the Teacher

Read more about Elizabeth Ferris.

Register Here!

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.

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.


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.

Register Here!