Writing Workshops and Classes 2008
October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2008
Wednesdays, 7- 9 p.m.
Bainbridge Public Library
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Personal Narratives and Creative Nonfiction
True stories demand just as much attention to choosing detail
and shaping a narrative as works of fiction. In this five-week
class we'll look at various forms of essays that can be used
to record and examine events of a life. We'll try our hands at
different forms of nonfiction as we learn to write with a strong
voice and describe conversations, people, and places that that
engage the reader. We'll work on pruning our writing to the essential
point or storyline as we retain the details that are nonfiction's
individuality and strength. Registration info at www.fieldsend.org
Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
November 1, 2008
Saturday one-day workshop, 1-5 p.m.
The Art and Practice of Literary Translation
Translators work with language just as writers do, but with a
focus on interpreting content--not creating it directly, but
recreating it in new words. In this class, part discussion group
and part how-to, we'll look at writings about literary translation
and read translated texts from different languages. We'll also
consider the question of becoming a translator, from courses
to take and professional organizations to join, to how to choose
texts and where to get published.
More information at www.hugohouse.org
NEW CLASS Starting January
In Port Townsend, WA
Completing Your Book
For writers beginning or
in the midst of a novel, memoir, travel story or other personal
narrative. This class is for those who've written portions of
their book and need critique and encouragement to finish it.
In this 8-week class we'll read and respond to each other's work,
talk about aspects of fiction and memoir, such as characterization,
point of view, voice, and narrative structure. We'll also discuss
strategies for staying on track, keeping the flow, and making
time for long projects.
8 weeks, $300
Monday evenings in Port Townsend, WA
Beginning January 12, 2009. 7:00 – 9:00 pm
To sign up or for questions, e-mail Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see Current
Events & Travels for updated class announcements.