Upcoming Writing Workshops

There are many upcoming workshops in the Area and I thought it best to post about them here in more detail rather than only in emails and on the calendar. Permission to post granted but not an endorsement.

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Journaling Workshop with Kathleen Pooler & Susan G. Weidener

Have you always wanted to explore the light and the dark, the small and large moments of your life, but weren’t sure how to go about it? Have you felt the need to keep a written record of your thoughts, experiences, dreams and desires? One way to gain awareness and discover feelings is through the creative art of journaling. But what exactly is journaling and how does it transport us on a voyage of self-discovery? Start off the new year by taking this journey with a workshop that offers insight, discussion, techniques and writing time to begin your voyage of self-discovery through journaling.

Journaling: A Voyage of Self-Discovery
Co-Created by Kathleen Pooler and Susan G. Weidener
Saturday, February 23, 2013
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fairfield Inn, Exton, PA
For more information: http://www.susanweidener.com/2013/01/why-journal-workshop.html

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CREATIVE NONFICTION WORKSHOP with Minter Krotzer
“Truth is stranger than fiction.” – Mark Twain

In this workshop we will explore the exciting world of creative nonfiction including memoir, the personal essay, flash nonfiction, and the micro essay. We will focus on all phases of the writing process, from discovering and generating creative nonfiction material, to revising and shaping written work. Selected readings will be provided for discussion as well. Open to beginners and
to those who already have written creative nonfiction. The workshop includes a private writing consultation with Minter.

Saturday afternoons from 3-5pm, for 6 meetings, from January 26th-March 2nd or Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm, for 6 meetings, from January 29th-March 5th

Workshop Registration Details:

If you are interested in registering for a workshop, or if you have questions about them, please email Minter at minterk@gmail.com . A $50 deposit (or full payment) will be required to secure a spot and it is recommended that you register soon since space is limited. All workshops are $200. Electronic participation is also available for those who are unable to attend in person. Note: a minimum of five participants is required for workshops to run. Also, we are now offering a $10 discount for those who refer new participants.

About Minter: Minter Krotzer’s prose has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Many Mountains Moving, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Arkansas Review , Upstreet, Night Train , Before and After: Stories from New York ( WW Norton), Louisiana in Words (Pelican Press), God Stories (Random House), and Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Twenty-Five Words or Fewer (WW Norton). She has received creative writing fellowships at the New School, where she received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, Bennington College, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Squaw Valley Writers Conference, the Moulin à Nef in France and Ragdale. Click here to read a recent interview with Minter on Apiary literary magazine’s website. (www.minterkrotzer.com).

Big Blue Marble is an independent bookstore located in Mount Airy at 551 Carpenter Lane, Phila, PA 19119 (215) 844-1870 (www.bigbluemarblebooks.com)

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Poetry Workshop with Hal Sirowitz at Big Blue Marble Bookstore

“Hal Sirowitz is the bard of the deadpan delivery. His poems are like a mad combination of the haiku and the Borscht Belt – they make me laugh and smile with happiness at the pain of being alive.” -Jonathan Ames (Author and creator of the HBO series “Bored to Death”)

The poetry workshop you’ve been hearing about. Led by poet Hal Sirowitz (with Minter Krotzer’s accompaniment), we will mostly read and write poems in free verse although at times we will explore other forms. Selected poetry will also be read and discussed. The former Poet Laureate of Queens, NY, Hal has taught poetry across the country and abroad. The workshop concludes with a private writing consultation with Hal and Minter.

Wednesday evenings from 7:15-9:15pm, for six meetings, from February 6th-April 3rd (excluding February 27th, March 6th, and March 27th)

Workshop Registration Details:
If you are interested in registering for a workshop, or if you have questions about it, please email Minter at minterk@gmail.com . A $50 deposit (or full payment) will be required to secure a spot and it is recommended that you register soon since space is limited. All workshops are $200. Electronic participation is also available for those who are unable to attend in person. Note: a minimum of five participants is required for workshops to run. Also, we are now offering a $10
discount for those who refer new participants.

About Hal: Hal Sirowitz is the author of six books of poetry, Mother Said, My Therapist Said(Crown/Random House), Father Said , Before, During & After (Soft Skull Press), the newly released Stray Cat Blues (Backwaters Press) and a recent completed collection of prose poetry, A Hole in My Heart. His work has been translated into nine languages including Icelandic and Turkish. Garrison Keillor has read his work on NPR’s Writer’s Almanac and he has included Hal’s poems in his anthologies, Good Poems and Good Poems for Hard Times . Hal has performed and appeared on MTV’s “Spoken Word Unplugged,” PBS’s “Poetry Heaven,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and “Fresh Air with Terry Gross.” Awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, Hal is the former Poet Laureate of Queens, New York. Click here to read a recent interview with Hal on Garrison Keillor’s website. (www.halsirowitz.com)

About Minter:
Minter Krotzer’s prose has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Many Mountains Moving, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Arkansas Review , Upstreet, Night Train , Before and After: Stories from New York ( WW Norton 2002), Louisiana in Words (Pelican Press), God Stories (Random House 2008), and Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Twenty-Five Words or Fewer (WW Norton). She has received creative writing fellowships at the New School, where she received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, Bennington College, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Squaw Valley Writers Conference, the Moulin à Nef in France and Ragdale. Click here to read a recent interview with Minter on Apiary literary magazine’s website. (www.minterkrotzer.com).

Big Blue Marble is an independent bookstore located in Mount Airy at 551 Carpenter Lane, Phila, PA 19119 (215) 844-1870 (www.bigbluemarblebooks.com)

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Philadelphia-based author/journalist Anndee Hochman is offering a local version of her popular Mexico writing workshop.

Heart & Craft: Write Out of Your Comfort Zone will take place on Sundays from 2-5 p.m. starting February 3, at Anndee’s home in Mt. Airy (Northwest section of Philadelphia).

Beginning and experienced writers of fiction, poetry and memoir will find inspiring readings & discussions, provocative prompts and thoughtful critique of ongoing work.

$200 for 10 weeks. Contact Anndee at aehoch@aol.com to register.

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