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October 2017

Writing as an Act of Resistance: How We Can Use Words to Create Change

October 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore

Runs October 10, 17, & 24 This three-session course is for writers of any level or experience who want to use their fiction, non-fiction, or poetry to respond to current events, either to influence others or as a private practice to clear one’s mind and refresh beleaguered spirits. Whether you're on the left, right, or middle of the political spectrum, this class will give you tools to convey your thoughts on politics on the page and, if desired, share them with…

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November 2017

The Mindful Writing Workshop

November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writer’s Center

Runs November 7 & 14 Many of the skills we need to write vivid stories, poems, and creative non-fiction (e.g., slowing down, looking intensely and patiently at an object, precision) are directly in line with one of the hottest philosophies on the spiritual scene these days: mindfulness, a.k.a. "Be Here Now." Tortured artists of the world, throw off your chains! In this two-session class, we'll focus on exercises that you can use to heighten writing skills as well as enrich…

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Food Writing Workshop

November 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore

Runs November 21 & 28 In this two-session class, we’ll explore different modes of food writing, and along the way learn to maximize the power of taste, smell, sight, touch, and even sound in your prose. As the holiday season approaches, this is a great way to memorialize family recipes and experiences. Get ready for a unique two-session course in which we’ll combine tastings and writing exercises that will expand your creative powers of descriptions that you can use to…

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February 2018

How to Be Your Own Best Line Editor

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - February 27 @ 8:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore

This class will help writers improve their editing skills by focusing on reviewing the content of pieces as a whole, as well as the fine-tuning of words, sentences, and paragraphs to improve flow and clarity. Four Tuesdays: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 6 to 8 p.m.

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