Workshops

Workshop Day Time Location Instructor Starts
weekly
4-Week: Reading as a Writer--Adventure Novels Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Arvin, MFA 03/30/2015
8 Week: Playwriting Workshop Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Dodd 04/04/2015
4-Week Spark and Re-spark: A Creative Writing Refresh for the Hesitant, the Hopeful, the Stalled, the Drifty (April) Saturday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Hope 04/04/2015
8-Week: Writing Noir Fiction Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Whitmer, MA 04/06/2015
4-Week Writing 101: Gotta Start Somewhere (April) Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Sawyer, MA 04/20/2015
4-Week Travel Writing: Stories from the Road Tuesday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Wetzler, MS 04/21/2015
4-Week: The Mindful Writer Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Michas-Martin, MFA 04/21/2015
4-Week: Reading as a Writer--King Lear Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Cotter, MA 04/22/2015
4-Week: Psychology & Fiction--Character Development Intensive Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Loren, MA 04/23/2015
4-Week Query Letter Bootcamp Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Hodapp 04/23/2015
4-Week: Novel Bootcamp IV--Your Novel's Voice Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Henderson, MA 04/29/2015
4-Week Spark and Re-spark: A Creative Writing Refresh for the Hesitant, the Hopeful, the Stalled, the Drifty (May) Saturday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Hope 05/02/2015
retreats
Grand Lake Retreat: Workshops Only Sunday N/A Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/12/2015
Grand Lake Retreat: Double Room Reservation Sunday N/A Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/12/2015
Grand Lake Retreat: Triple Room Reservation Sunday N/A Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/12/2015
Grand Lake Retreat: Meals Only Option Sunday N/A Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/12/2015
one day intensives
Weekend Intensive: Scrivener Superuser--A Software Bootcamp Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Springer 04/11/2015
How Do You Create Suspense? I'll Tell You Later. Friday 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Percy, MFA 04/17/2015
Memory to Memoir Saturday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Hampsey, PhD 04/25/2015
Weekend Intensive: The Dreaded Heroic Line Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Rothman, PhD 05/01/2015
Ekphrasis: Turning Art into Words and Words into Art Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Morrissey 05/05/2015
Living It Down in Sin City: Setting as Character Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) McBride 05/07/2015
Children's Picture Books: How to Begin Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Vega 05/09/2015
Weekend Intensive: Reading as a Writer--Major Jackson, Meet Gwendolyn Brooks. An Exploration of Form & Poetic Legacy Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Wagner, MFA 05/15/2015
online workshops
8-Week: Online Intro to Writing the Novel Monday N/A Online Milbrodt, MFA, MA 03/30/2015
8-Week: Online Intro to Creative Nonfiction Monday N/A Online Milbrodt, MFA, MA 03/30/2015
8 Week: Online Advanced Fiction Workshop Monday N/A Online Wortman, MFA 03/30/2015
8-Week: Online Breaking Out--Trying On Transformational Forms Monday N/A Online Cotter, MA 03/30/2015
8-Week: Online Intermediate/Advanced Memoir and Personal Essay Monday N/A Online Barish, MSJ 03/30/2015
8-Week: Online Intermediate Fiction Monday N/A Online Merkner, MFA, PhD 03/30/2015
8 Week: Online Poetry Workshop Monday N/A Online Denrow, PhD 03/30/2015
Youth
Young Authors Collective: Spring Semester Friday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Nix, MFA 02/06/2015
Steele Elementary: Building Character--Hero Storytelling Tuesday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Steele Elementary Tyson 02/17/2015
Craft Seminar: Make a Code, Break a Code Monday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Green, PhD 03/30/2015
Craft Seminar: Comic Book Writing Workshop Tuesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Kullberg, MFA 03/31/2015
Craft Seminar: Build a World, Then Write! Wednesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Miller 04/01/2015
Craft Seminar: Short Story Basics Thursday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Weaver, MFA 04/02/2015
Craft Seminar: Fodder for Funny--Our Childhood Angst, Drama, and Confessions Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Long 04/03/2015
Craft Seminar: The Memoir Grab Bag Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Lopez Lee 04/03/2015
Craft Seminar: Talking the Talk--How to Write Dialogue That Actually Works Monday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Bobotis, Ph.D. 04/13/2015
4-Week: Build Your Best Short Story Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Bobotis, Ph.D. 04/23/2015
4-Week: Game on! Spring Training for Young Writers Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Taylor-Whitehorn 04/23/2015
4 Week: Serialized You--Memoir in Linked Essays & Blog Posts Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Long 04/23/2015
Craft Seminar: Grow Your Own Sonnet--No Fertilizer Needed! Tuesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Kottke 05/26/2015
Craft Seminar: Make Characters Suffer, without Death or Zombies Tuesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Lopez Lee 05/26/2015
Lit Fest Youth Tent Camp: The Land of Lyrics--Songs and Songcraft Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Ruggles 06/08/2015
Lit Fest Youth Tent Camp: Say It Proud--Performance Prose, Poetry, and Lyricism Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Speaks 06/08/2015
Elementary School Young Writers Program Summer Camp Monday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) O'Connor, MFA 07/20/2015
Middle School Young Writers Program Summer Camp Monday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) O'Connor, MFA 07/27/2015
High School Young Writers Program Summer Camp Monday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) O'Connor, MFA 08/03/2015
LitFest
Juried Gold Festival Pass Friday Times Vary Lighthouse (room TBA) TBA 06/05/2015
Almond Gold Festival Pass Friday Times Vary Lighthouse (room TBA) TBA 06/05/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Short Prose--Tame Your Inner Critic Saturday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Almond, MFA 06/06/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Novel & Prose--the Long Narrative Sunday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Dubus III 06/07/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Poetry--Searching for Subjects--Why Should Anyone Read This? Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Jackson 06/08/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Short Fiction--A Nontraditional Workshop Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Black, MFA 06/08/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Memoir--The Fearless Story Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rapp, MFA 06/15/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Poetry--Digging Deeper Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Addonizio, MA 06/15/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Novel--An Intimate Distance Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Johnson, MFA 06/15/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Essay & Memoir--The Editor's Office Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Daum 06/15/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Screenwriting--It's Getting Real Y'all! Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Ribon 06/15/2015
special events
The Writer's Studio: Shop Talk & Signing with Kazuo Ishiguro Saturday 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Ishiguro 03/28/2015
Poker Party Tickets 2015 Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) TBA 05/02/2015
Poker Party Table Sponsor 2015 Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) TBA 05/02/2015