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Online Workshop: Recording the Pandemic

Monday, April 12 - 6:00 PM


Thurber House Adult Writing Workshops cover a variety of topics and are designed for adults of all levels of writing experience. Please note: Workshop days, times, lengths, and tuition vary.

**ALL WORKSHOPS MEET ONLINE ON ZOOM**

REGISTER: www.thurberhouse.org/adult-workshops

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Recording the Pandemic: Your Personal Story
Monday, April 12  |  6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Instructor: Niki Gnezda

Our ancestors had memories of the 1918 Flu Epidemic that they never shared with us. Instructor Niki Gnezda’s own grandma lost three children, and there are so many questions she wishes she could have asked her. We can memorialize our experiences of this pandemic for future generations. Niki will inspire and guide you as you record history about what this year has been like for you.

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On Writing—from Crisis to Catharsis
Monday, April 19  |  6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder

Are you struggling to create during this pandemic? In this session, we’ll create some “play” by mimicking vignettes from short stories, memoirs, and novels. By the end of this workshop, geared toward writers at any stage, you’ll have written more than a few fun drafts to find that release — and tinker with beyond this class. All that’s required is a sense of humor and a willingness to “play.”

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*Special Adult Writing Workshop*
Go Rogue! Horror Writing & Creating Tension
Thursday, April 22  |  6:00 – 7:00 pm ET
Instructor: Katherine Matthews

Back by popular demand: This class is devoted to writing for the heck of it. Expect to be challenged and entertained with brand new activities and unexpected prompts. It’s a Rogue class, so you never know what to expect! This spring, Go Rogue! is a four-part series. Each week will focus on a different genre, so you can pick and choose your favorites—or sign up for all four and challenge yourself!

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Starting Again After Writing Burnout
Monday, April 26  |  6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Instructor: Brooke Preston

Whether from an illness, rejection, new parenthood, or (ahem!) a global pandemic, almost every writer is occasionally unable to generate the energy to put their best words on paper. Too often, we attribute this to "writer's block" without examining the larger rhythms, reasons, and responses. In this workshop, we'll explore these seasons when life leads us away from creative pursuits, and how we can adapt, improve, and even benefit from them.

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Mining Memories, Making Stories
Monday, May 3  |  6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder

Do you have an interesting memory to share, but struggle with how to tell it? This session, geared toward writers at any level, will help you transform your memories to the page with hands-on writing exercises. We’ll learn and apply techniques for writing the short memoir, including how to “unpack” transformative moments about a person, place, or thing. You’ll leave this workshop with at least three drafts.

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*Special Adult Writing Workshop*
Go Rogue! Poetry Writing & the Power of the Specific
Thursday, May 6  |  6:00 – 7:00 pm ET
Instructor: Katherine Matthews

Back by popular demand: This class is devoted to writing for the heck of it. Expect to be challenged and entertained with brand new activities and unexpected prompts. It’s a Rogue class, so you never know what to expect! This spring, Go Rogue! is a four-part series. Each week will focus on a different genre, so you can pick and choose your favorites—or sign up for all four and challenge yourself!

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Making Memories: Infuse Your Fiction and Nonfiction with Context
Monday, May 10  |  6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Instructor: Tracy Lawson

The cultural influence of our ancestors fades with each successive generation, and we sometimes need additional information to fully understand a story set in another place and time. Author Tracy Lawson will share research and interpretation tips that will give you a deeper contextual understanding of time and place so what you write about the past will never feel stodgy or dated.

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Commit to Submit!
Monday, May 17  |  6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder

In this class, you'll learn how to conduct a targeted search of where to publish your work, tips for organizing that process, an overview of the protocols for submitting your work (including links to drafting query letters), and ways to find agents (primarily fiction/novel) and non-agented, small independent presses. Please note: This session does not focus on how to self-publish your work.

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*Special Adult Writing Workshop*
Go Rogue! Short Story Writing & Setting the Scene
Thursday, May 20  |  6:00 – 7:00 pm ET
Instructor: Katherine Matthews

Back by popular demand: This class is devoted to writing for the heck of it. Expect to be challenged and entertained with brand new activities and unexpected prompts. It’s a Rogue class, so you never know what to expect! This spring, Go Rogue! is a four-part series. Each week will focus on a different genre, so you can pick and choose your favorites—or sign up for all four and challenge yourself!

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Poetry Boot Camp
Monday, May 24  |  6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Instructor: Scott Woods

What is your poetry capable of under pressure? Are there missed opportunities in the nooks and crannies of your poems? Like a real boot camp, this session takes poems through the paces, running them through obstacles and challenges, and taking the work through the ringer in a series of exercises. Bring a poem (or create it in session) and watch it transform!

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**ALL WORKSHOPS MEET ONLINE ON ZOOM**

REGISTER: www.thurberhouse.org/adult-workshops

Location

Virtual on Zoom
, 43215
Event Type
Lecture / Workshop
Literary

Organization

Thurber House

Date / Time

Monday, April 12, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact

Name:
www.thurberhouse.org
More Info:
https://www.thurberhouse.org/adult-workshops