One of my goals for 2011 is to run a community writing workshop. I’ve facilitated many workshops in the college classroom, but I have been wanting to get together a group from the Greenville-area for a workshop. My teaching quarter ends April 6th, so I am sending out the call for anyone who wants to start a story (no experience needed) in the beginning of April. The workshop will be on March 21st, 28th and April 4th, 11th, four consecutive Mondays. The first three days will be developing a setting, character, and the beginnings of a story (mainly in-class writing with whatever you’d like to add from home). The last day, we will give each other feedback on the stories we’ve created. I will explain how to give helpful feedback and how to use it. Class will be for an hour each Monday from 6:00-7:00 PM (except the last class, which will be two hours long) and the full cost is $50 (as well as making copies of your own story for the last class). I’m going to cap the group at 6 people because I’d like to keep it small and intimate.
Let me know if you are interested. You can contact me at MLR2914(at)hotmail.com
Here’s a little more information:
Megan Roberts is a teacher and writer from Greenville, NC. She has an MA from East Carolina University with a focus in poetry as well as an MFA in Fiction Writing from NC State University. She’s taught everything from fiction writing workshops to public speaking in the past four years. Her classes and workshops focus on the writing process (step-by-step), model readings, constructive criticism, and revision. Megan offers advice from how to get started with a character sketch to how to navigate the overwhelming world of literary journals when it’s time to send your work into the world.
Create Your Own Short Fiction Workshop:
This workshop focuses on the short story, which is a great place to start in writing fiction. The class will begin with creating settings, characters, and dialogue. The class will also be supplemented with model readings of short stories from well-known authors to show participants specific examples of techniques. You will end this class with a short story well on its way and advice on where to go next in your writing.
For more information about my own writing visit: www.meganscreativity.com