Workshops

“Each workshop left me more defined, helped me to confront a piece of myself I had run away from. While engaged in the editing workshop, I not only sliced away tired sentences but also sleeping prejudices surrounding how I viewed my writing, myself, and others. Each workshop helped me to slip into more alive clothing–the clothing of a woman, because while exploring all forms of writing, I explored myself.” — Amalie Kwassman, mentee

In each workshop, mentees and mentors tap into their raw creativity and let it pour out on the page — and with the expertise of our workshop leaders and inspiration of our guest authors, give it shape.

Below, see how we’ve explored genres over the years. Dig in!

2013-2014: Breaking Through

Memoir: Music Memoir
Poetry: Slam Poetry
Screenwriting/Playwriting: Sitcom Writing
Fiction: Romance Fiction
Journalism: Science Journalism
Wildcard: Storytelling

2012-2013: New Worlds

PoetryNarrative Poetry
FictionHistorical Fiction
Memoir: Family History
JournalismTravel Writing
Screenwriting/Playwriting: Site-Specific Plays
Wildcard: Fan Fiction

2011-2012: Remix

Fiction: Crime Writing
Poetry: Found Poetry
Memoir: Food Memoir
Journalism: Profiles
Screenwriting/Playwriting: Romantic Comedy
Wildcard: Transmedia Storytelling

2010-2011: Opening Lines

Fiction: Fantasy Fiction
Poetry: Short Poetry
Journalism: Investigative Journalism
Memoir: Childhood Memoir
Screenwriting/Playwriting: Screenwriting Adaptation
Wildcard: Sketch Comedy

2009-2010: Where We Live

Fiction: Short Story
Poetry: Spoken Word
Journalism: Op-Ed
Memoir: Personal Essay
Screenwriting/Playwriting: One Woman Show
Wildcard: Graphic Novel

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