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. 

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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

 

Writing Workshops
 

Writing Other People: Creating Real and Compassionate Characters in Creative Nonfiction with Elizabeth Ferris (3/30/19)
60.00

Class Date(s)

Saturday, March 30th from 10am-1pm.

Class Details

Maybe the only thing trickier than exposing ourselves on the page is exposing others, especially loved ones. In this three-hour workshop, we’ll explore techniques for bringing other people alive compellingly & compassionately in our essays and memoirs. We’ll also discuss the pitfalls and perils of writing about people we know, and how we can successfully navigate that on our own terms. 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.

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Skip the Small Talk with Valley Haggard (4/19/19)
65.00

Class Date(s)

Friday, April 19th 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.


(Un)Well: Writing About Disease and Mental Illness with Elizabeth Ferris (4/20/19)
60.00

Class Date(s)

Saturday, April 20th from 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.

About the Teacher

Read more about Elizabeth Ferris.

Register Here!

Writing From Your Bones with Sadeqa Johnson (4/27/19)
50.00

Class Date(s)

Saturday, April 27th from 10am-1pm.

Class Details

This class is designed to give you permission to write out your heart's desires. In a safe space, we will explore craft through the use of memory, place and character with writing exercises and group discussions that will inspire you to unravel the tales traveling through your head, and 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

Learn more about Sadeqa Johnson.

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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.

Register Here!

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.

Register Here!

 

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We all begin on the same blank page together.  And love being part of your writing journey. 

 

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