Workshops + Series

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.

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

Class Date(s)

6 Monday Afternoons from 1pm-3pm

9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 & 10/14

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!  

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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

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 & 10/15

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!  

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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

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 & 10/16

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!  

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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

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 & 10/17

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!  

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Writing to Heal Workshops for Our Community with Valley Haggard (9/21/19)
150.00

Class Date(s)

Saturday, September 21st from 10am-3pm.

Class Details

Life in 10 Minutes classes and books, The Halfway House for Writers and Surrender Your Weapons: Writing to Heal have been used with incarcerated women, war veterans, victims of sex trafficking, seniors in assisted-living, high school creative writing students, medical students, gender studies students, yoga teachers, Presbyterian deacons, recovering co-dependents, addicts, alcoholics, budding creatives and entrepreneurs, copywriters, first time writers, librarians, and small groups gathered together in living rooms across the city. 

Writing in community fosters healing and connection. When our creativity is sparked and our memories and experiences are shared, our brains are rewired for empathy, compassion, forgiveness, and reflection. Writing is a timeless and accessible vehicle for processing, bonding, and more deeply getting to know ourselves and those around us. Writing in community bypasses the technology that has a tendency to make us feel connected but in truth keeps us isolated and apart. 

If you are a community member, teacher or leader who would like to incorporate the teachings of Life in 10 Minutes into the work you already do or would like to begin doing, we’d love to share with you the teachings that have supported growth, transformation and healing in our workshops for the last 10 years. Participants will come away with a new set of tools for engaging their community, offering healing, and a concrete guide for harnessing the power of writing to transform lives.

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Skip the Small Talk with Valley Haggard (9/27/19)
65.00

Class Date(s)

Friday, September 27th 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!

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Skip the Small Talk with Valley Haggard (10/18/19)
65.00

Class Date(s)

Friday, October 18th 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

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Testimonials

Valley has a unique way of encouraging writers. Her classes are delightful - there is no homework, no stress, no fear of critique. Valley hones in on the theme, the strengths, the essence of the words that her students write in 10 minute-sessions. This translates to other tasks as well - if we can be brilliant in 10 minutes, imagine what we might do with 15?
— CAROL OBROCHTA