Workshops

Workshop Day Time Location Instructor Starts
weekly
8-Week: Intro to Writing the Novel Monday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Weaver, MFA 08/15/2016
8-Week: Nonfiction Workshop--Sharing and Refining Your Craft Monday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Warner 08/15/2016
4-Week Writing 101: Gotta Start Somewhere Monday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Sawyer, MA 08/15/2016
8-Week: Poetic Foundations for Vibrant Prose Monday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Tucker, PhD 08/15/2016
8-Week: Your First 25 Pages Monday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Weaver, MFA 08/15/2016
4-Week: The Craft of Writing the YA, MG, or New Adult Novel Monday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Hanley 08/15/2016
8-Week: Introduction to Poetry Workshop Monday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Fagin, MFA, ABD 08/15/2016
8-Week: Advanced Short Story Workshop Monday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Merkner, MFA, PhD 08/15/2016
8-Week: Intermediate Poetry Workshop Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Rexilius, MFA, PhD 08/16/2016
8-Week: Intro to Writing the Short Story Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Younger, MFA 08/16/2016
8-Week: Work in Progress Workshop--Fiction, Nonfiction, or Memoir Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Berg, PhD 08/16/2016
8-Week: Advanced Novel Workshop Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Henderson, MA 08/16/2016
8-Week: Boulder Advanced Novel and Short Story Workshop Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM Que's Espresso Krouse, MA 08/16/2016
8-Week: Advanced Memoir and Narrative Nonfiction Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Henry, MFA 08/17/2016
4-Week: Reading as a Writer--Rumination, Revelation Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Sinclair, MFA 08/17/2016
8-Week: Writing Children's Picture Books--Getting Started Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Vega 08/17/2016
4-Week: Novel Bootcamp I--Your Story Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Henderson, MA 08/17/2016
8-Week: Advanced Poetry Workshop Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Robinson, MA, Mdiv 08/17/2016
8-Week: Advanced Long-Form Narrative--Novel and Memoir Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Whitmer, MA 08/17/2016
4-Week: Conflict--The Glue That Holds Story Together Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Catlin 08/18/2016
8-Week: Screenwriting Workshop Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Catlin 08/18/2016
8-Week: Intermediate Novel Workshop Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Kurtz, MA 08/18/2016
8-Week: Intermediate Short Story Workshop Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Younger, MFA 08/18/2016
8-Week: Intro to Personal Narrative Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Donovan, MFA, PhD 08/18/2016
8-Week: Writing the YA, MG, or New Adult Novel Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Hanley 08/18/2016
8-Week: Intermediate Memoir and Personal Essay Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Cotter, MA 08/18/2016
4-Week: Spark and Re-Spark: A Creative Writing Refresh for the Hesitant, the Hopeful, the Stalled, the Drifty Saturday 12:30 to 2:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Hope 08/20/2016
4-Week: Reading as a Writer--2666 by Roberto Bolano Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Lumans, MFA 08/24/2016
8-Week: Experimental/Hybrid Forms Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Lumans, MFA 08/25/2016
4-Week: Contemporary Poetics and the Cultural Self Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Sawyer, MA 09/13/2016
4-Week: Novel Bootcamp II--Your Novel's World Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Henderson, MA 09/14/2016
4-Week: Managing Backstory and Flashback Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Kurtz, MA 09/15/2016
4-Week Spark and Re-Spark: A Creative Writing Refresh for the Hesitant, the Hopeful, the Stalled, the Drifty (September) Saturday 12:30 to 2:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Hope 09/17/2016
4-Week Writing 101: Gotta Start Somewhere (September) Monday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Sawyer, MA 09/19/2016
one day intensives
Visiting Author Series: Consistently Inconsistent--Contradictions in Character with Tyrone Jaeger Saturday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Jaeger, PhD 07/30/2016
Intro to the Children's Picture Book Sunday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Vega 08/14/2016
Scrivener Superuser--A Software Bootcamp Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Springer 08/20/2016
Weekend Intensive: Reading as a Writer--Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" Friday Varies RM. 301 (The Attic) Rothman, PhD 08/26/2016
Dada, Sun Ra, Vicuna & More: Sound in Poetry and Prose Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Queen 08/27/2016
Poetic Turns Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Wagner, MFA 09/17/2016
Visiting Author Series: What are You Looking At? with John Freeman Saturday 3:30 to 6:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Freeman 10/01/2016
Writing from the Inside Out Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Caudron, MFA 10/08/2016
Visiting Author Series: Hush, Shut up, Please be Quiet with Margot Livesey Friday 4:00 to 6:00 RM. 001 (The Grotto) Livesey 11/04/2016
online workshops
4-Week: Online Writing Jump-Start--Memory, Obsession, Aversion, Dreams Monday NA Online Wortman, MFA 08/22/2016
8-Week: Online Poetry Workshop Monday NA Online Kondrich, MFA, PhD 08/22/2016
8-Week: Online Intro to Fiction Workshop Monday NA Online Milbrodt, MFA, MA 08/22/2016
8-Week: Online Intermediate/Advanced Fiction Workshop Monday NA Online Roeder, MFA 08/22/2016
8-Week: Online Forms of Memoir Monday NA Online Denrow, PhD 08/22/2016
4-Week: Online Writing Jump-Start--Family, Friends, Lovers, Foes Monday NA Online Wortman, MFA 09/12/2016
4-Week: Online Reading as a Writer--Flannery O'Connor Monday NA Online Wortman, MFA 09/12/2016
Youth
High School Young Writers Program Summer Camp Monday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 08/01/2016
Surreal Surprises for grades 3-5 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Wagner, MFA 09/17/2016
Novel in Progress for grades 6-8 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Bobotis, PhD 09/17/2016
September Write & Talk for Teens Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Tyson 09/17/2016
Dino-Story for grades 3-6 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM Dino Hotel Taylor Young 09/24/2016
Dress Up Your Fiction for grades 3-5 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Preston 10/15/2016
Rock, Paper, Bones: A Poetry Workshop for grades 6-8 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Boyle, MFA 10/15/2016
October Write & Talk for Teens Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Matusiak 10/15/2016
Intro to Screenwriting for grades 3-8 Thursday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Kearns Read 10/27/2016
In My Humble Opinion for grades 3-5 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Doray, M.A. 11/19/2016
From Photo to Fiction for grades 6-8 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Tyson 11/19/2016
November Write & Talk for Teens Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Hahne 11/19/2016
Nature and Animal Stories for grades 3-5 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Bobotis, PhD 12/17/2016
Imagining the Truth for grades 6-8 Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Kearns Read 12/17/2016
December Write & Talk for Teens Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Green, PhD 12/17/2016
Science Fiction and Fantasy for grades -8 Wednesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Fischer 12/28/2016
Word Play for grades 3-8 Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Bond 01/06/2017
special events
Pony Up: Individual Ticket Saturday 4:00 to 9:30 PM Bear Creek Lake Park TBA 09/10/2016
Pony Up: Couple Ticket Saturday 4:00 to 9:30 PM Bear Creek Lake Park TBA 09/10/2016
Pony Up: Gold Nugget Couple Sponsor Saturday 4:00 to 9:30 PM Bear Creek Lake Park TBA 09/10/2016
Pony Up: Posse Sponsor Saturday 4:00 to 9:30 PM Bear Creek Lake Park TBA 09/10/2016