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Congratulations to Madelaine Zadik for her recent piece published in The Sun in their “Readers Write section. Scroll to the end of this online publication to read about her aunt Helga who was a resistance fighter during WWII.
Congratulations to Stephanie Shafran whose poem titled “Legacy” was published in the current issue of the journal Earth’s Daughters. The theme of #96 is “Strings.” Stephanie shares, “How excited am I that Marge Piercy also has a poem just a few pages away from mine!”
Congratulations to Tzivia Gover on her new book: Dreaming on the Page: Tap into Your Midnight Mind to Supercharge Your Writing!
Everybody dreams and everybody has a story to tell. This beautifully designed book is filled with essays, prompts, and tips on dreaming, the craft of writing, and all of the creative places where they intersect. Perfect for writers, writing instructors, curious dreamers, and journal-keepers. Available in paper and as an ebook. For sale at area bookstores and at all online booksellers. http://www.dreamingonthepage.com
Valley Society Black Writing Group forming now
Sundays from 2pm to 5pm. Sessions held in Springfield MA as well as broadcast online.
Amherst Writers and Artists format. Visit valleysociety.org/about/writing-group/ to sign up.
Forbes Library Writing Room Wednesdays at 9:00am-12:30pm
This is a free, structured, facilitated drop in community writing group. We check in at 9:30, then write together for two hours, followed by the opportunity to read what you wrote (5 minutes). Follow the link for ZOOM meeting
Dreaming on the Page Writing Circle with Tzivia Gover, author and Certified Dreamwork Professional
Next sessions: Tues. Feb. 7 and Tues. March 7, 11 am-2 pm US Eastern Time, on Zoom. Sign up for one or both.
Combining dreams and writing helps to increase self-awareness, reinvigorate your creativity, and supercharge your writing. Each workshop includes information and inspiration for combining dreams and the imagination, plus writing prompts and time to write and share your work.
$55 with accessible pay-what-you-can options for those with low/limited incomes. Register HERE.
Submitting and Publishing with Nerissa Nields
January-March, 2023. In this group we spend the first 30-45 minutes talking about a particular aspect around the work of getting our writing into the world. Next, we take the time our work needs to help it succeed “out there.” This can look like anything from generative writing, revision, crafting a premise or log line, writing query letters, researching literary and mainstream journals, posting on social media, or doing whatever needs to be done to cultivate your readership. Who is your intended audience? What does your work need to allow it to shine from the slush pile? Please click HERE for topics and more details.
Miss T’s No Bull Writing Workshops
Miss T here and I’m developing a series of two-hour $10 workshops on various writing topics. Cool, right? The first will be backstory. I call it “Don’t Put the Backstory in the Front.” Future topics include dialogue, show don’t tell, an editing cheat sheet, personal essay, cutting down on adverbs, using power verbs, etc. And, of course, I am open to your suggestions. For the workshop, I’d like you to bring a doubled-space page 12 pt font – about 250 words. It would be best if you could bring in the beginning of your story, or somewhere where you think you may be having an issue with backstory.
To indicate your interest in this or future $10 workshops, click on the link DON’T PUT THE BACKSTORY IN THE FRONT!
Pioneer Valley Writers Workshop
Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop is a Northampton MA-based literary arts organization, now completely online for the foreseeable future, offering a wide array of one-day and multi-week writing workshops for experienced and aspiring writers of all levels, genres, and backgrounds. Founded by Joy Baglio in 2016, PVWW has a team of over 30 professional writers, authors and editors and a constantly changing lineup of workshops and events. All our workshops are limited to a small number of writers (8, 10, or 12, depending on the particular class) and are held live on Zoom. In addition to seasonal workshops, PVWW runs a Year-Long Manuscript Group Program for writers working on book-length projects, open for applications every year October – January. In addition to our classes and workshops, we host a FREE twice-a-month generative Community Writing gathering open to writers everywhere and frequent virtual author readings. For writers looking for more direct hands-on help with their projects, we offer professional one-on-one manuscript consulting and editing services. Our focus is on a rigorous understanding of craft and technique, while also creating a supportive and fun environment for writers of all levels. As Ursula K. Le Guin says: “Skill in writing frees you to write what you want to write. Craft enables art.”
Writers in Progress
Writers in Progress, the Valley’s Literary Arts Studio, is excited to re-open our gorgeous physical space this September, launching our Fall Session with a huge variety of weekly, half day and one-day generative and craft workshops. We will also continue to offer many workshops online. Some of our many offerings this fall include: Morning Jumpstarts, with Dori Ostermiller, Writing From Life with Emily Lackey, the Craft of Memoir with Cathy Luna, the Blueprint Your Book Series, with Susanne Dunlap, Fiction Essentials with Jacqueline Sheehan, Poetry Workshop with Sarah Browning, Word for Writers, Tarot for Writers, and many more. We also host a monthly community writing workshop, the first Sunday of each month, open to all. Founded in 1992 by author Dori Ostermiller, WIP has been supporting writers and creating community for three decades and has ‘midwifed’ dozens of published books. Our workshops are limited to 8 participants and emphasize writing time, community and craft development, nurturing voice, giving and receiving constructive, encouraging feedback. We believe that the writing process calls for both rigor and playfulness, both craft and inspiration. We also offer our legendary year-long manuscript intensive for writers working on book-length manuscripts, a six month revision intensive, as well as one-on-one coaching, editing and consulting. Our published alums include Ellen Meeropol, Steve Bernstein, JoAnne Jones, Dusty Miller, Ruth Lehrer, Dinah Mack, Kris Holloway, David Lovelace and many, many more. We host a seasonal Live Literature reading series in our studio and online. Check out our amazing lineup of fall workshops and events at www.writersinprogress.com. Hope to see you soon!
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