Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Online Writing Workshops: Beginning Poetry & Memoir II

There are still seats available in the two upcoming summer online writing workshops. I hope you will consider joining our small, adult writing groups.

Online classes allow you to integrate a daily writing practice into your life. Often, it can be difficult to leave your routine for a week or two to take an in-person class. This isn’t true for an online class. After you’ve completed an online class, not only will you have pages of drafts to edit and ideas to explore at your own pace, you will also have succeeded at figuring out how to make writing a part of your “real” life. This is a gift to any writer.

To register, please email me (chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com) and let me know which class you’d like to take. Remember, previous and current students receive a 10% discount on all classes.

I look forward to reading your work and helping you to develop your literary voice.

Details:

Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop: Online July 21st – July 25

Interested in writing poetry, but not sure where to start? In this workshop we will discuss how to write, edit and read a poem carefully. Short reading, writing and peer editing assignments will be given throughout the week. A virtual writing “staycation,” you’ll learn to integrate a regular writing routine into your life. The environment will be a safe and nurturing one which will challenge you to discover your individual voice.

You will write and workshop your original work with published writing teacher Chloé Miller and receive longer, individual feedback from her on your two longer assignments. Through group peer editing sessions, you will hone your editing abilities and receive additional feedback on your work.

The class will be held from Wednesday, July 21st – Sunday, July 25. Class enrollment is limited to ten adult students. Beginners are encouraged in this class. Adults (18 +) only, please. The class will be held in a private Google group that will be available 24/7. With a free Gmail account, you will be ready to start.

The cost is $100.00 payable by check due July 15th. Chloé’s current and previous private writing students receive a 10% discount. To register, email Chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com.


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Memoir Writing Workshop II (Prose & Poetry): Online August 2 - August 13

In this creative writing workshop, we will discuss memoir writing in both prose and poetic forms. You will write and workshop your original work with published writing teacher Chloé Miller for two weeks. She will present writing prompts and exercises, links to short online readings and lead discussions around your work. You will receive longer individual feedback from her on your two final assignments. Through group peer editing sessions, you will hone your editing abilities and receive additional feedback on your work.

Short assignments will be posted every day. Your longer assignments will be due each Friday. It is suggested that you spend 30 – 60 minutes per day on the class. No assignments will be given over the weekend, although the lively discussion and writing will continue.

All levels welcome; beginners encouraged. In the two week Memoir Writing Workshop I, we spent some time defining memoir, creative non-fiction and approaches to writing, editing and revising pieces. This conversation will continue in Memoir Writing Workshop II, with new readings and questions. It is not required to have taken Memoir Writing Workshop 1 to take the second level. The only requirement is that you’ve completed some brief memoir writing and considered the genre.

The class will be held for two weeks from Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 13. Class enrollment is limited to ten adult students. It will be held in a private Google group that will be available 24/7. With a free Gmail account, you will be ready to start.

The cost is $200.00 payable by check due July 26. For an added fee, you may also pay via PayPal. Chloé’s current and previous private writing students receive a 10% discount. To register, email Chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com.

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