Our classes are held at The Writers' Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805. Registration is in advance only by paying via PayPal or credit card here, or by mailing check or money order to The Writers' Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville, NC 28805. Financial aid in exchange for volunteering is available. For more information, please email or call us. Workshop registrations are refundable up to a week before the workshop date. We are unable to make refunds for special events such as retreats. All classes meet Saturdays, 10-4 pm, and cost $75 or $70 for Workshop members. Please see the Membership Page to join!
May 16-19: Writers' Retreat at Edisto Beach, SC DISCOUNT!!!
The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is hosting its 24th Annual Writers’ Retreat at Edisto Beach, SC, from May 16-19. It is open to a small group of beginning or experienced writers, and is an ideal place to relax, write and review participant’s work. Daily sessions in fiction, creative non-fiction, memoirs and self-editing will be led by The Writers’ Workshop instructors. Participants will share a beach house near the ocean. Contact for discounted last-minute rates!!! There are only a few spaces left, so please register a.s.a.p. by emailing email@example.com.
June 1: The New "Musts" of Self-Publishing with Gayle Trent
Self-publishing is ever evolving, but the process—and its reception by readers—has recently undergone some radical changes. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to take an honest look at your goals, what steps are involved in creating your book and your brand, and the process of finding your audience. Trent is the author of numerous works, both traditional and self-published. Her latest publication is Designs on Murder, with Berkley Publishers. Her self-published book, Killer Wedding Cake, won the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Award. Meets Saturday, 10-4 pm. $75/ $70 members.
June 22: Finding Your Poetic Voice with Bruce Spang
Poets Tony Hoagland and Mary Oliver had a unique take on the world - one a keen observer of the social foibles and absurdities of our times, the other a powerful observer of the natural world. The class will examine their poems and strategies for seeing the world with new eyes, and learn how to develop one’s own unique voice through in-class writing. Spang is the former Poet Laureate of Portland, ME. He has published several anthologies and chapbooks including All You’ll Derive: A Caregiver’s Journey; To the Promised Land Grocery; and Boy at the Screen Door. Meets Saturday, 10-4 pm. $75/ $70 members.
MID-SUMMER GATHERING!!! Saturday, July 20 5:30-8 pm Meet other workshop members, instructors and contest winners who will read their winning works. Members and guests are invited to participate in open readings and bring books for sale. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by July 15: firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 13: Creative Non-fiction Writing with Glenn Proctor
Being able to write about life's challenges and successes is cathartic, and for many, an opening to a new understanding of self, family and circumstances. Prior to the workshop, participants should write a short mission statement: what you want out of the class, and the type of writing you’re interested in. Please email by July 1 to email@example.com if you plan to attend! Proctor teaches writing at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. He has taught journalism at Kent State, Washington & Lee and Northwestern, and shared the Pulitzer Prize at the Akron Beacon Journal. Meets Saturday, 10-4 pm. $75/ $70 members.
July 27: Write Your Life II with Richard Krawiec
In this continuation of Krawiec’s highly popular class, new and returning participants will learn how to draw on the “material” of their lives to write and revise memoirs, stories, or plays. Elements covered include time compression and expansion, theme, recognizing your purpose, and developing your piece professionally. Krawiec is the author of numerous plays, poems and books such as “Breakdown: A Father’s Story”, “Faith in What?”, and “Time Sharing”. His work is published in Shenandoah, Florida Review, and N.C. Literary Review, among many others. Meets Saturday, 10-4 pm. $75/ $70 members
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Monthly Potluck & Writer's Group
Members who are interested in monthly meetings (social, literary or critique) are invited to a potluck on the last Friday of each month, 6-8:30 pm, at The Writers' Workshop. Please RSVP at least 2 days in advance. Members' guests, as well as prospective members, are welcome. The potlucks are free, but please bring a covered dish to share. You are also welcome to bring a piece of writing you have been working on to share with the group for critique. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 days ahead!