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!
September 7th: The New "Musts" of Self-Publishing with Gayle Trent While we're updating our Paypal site, you can register by clicking here: Donate Now! Then email us your name, email and workshop choice at email@example.com. We'll confirm your registration immediately!
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.
Sept. 21: Memory & Myth - A Primal Source for Poems with Jan Harrington (While we're updating our Paypal site, you can register by clicking here: Donate Now! Then email us your name, email and workshop choice at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll confirm your registration immediately!)
Our early memories and family relationships can be lifting-off points for complex, many-layered poems. We'll look closely at poems from well-known poets and consider voice, form, points of view, image, metaphor, and irony. You may bring a family photograph that you find intriguing. Through writing exercises, you'll generate ideas for your own poems and strategies for developing them. Jan Harrington's book of poems, Waiting for the Hurricane, won the '17 N.C. Poetry Society award. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Kent State University Press, New Southerner Anthology, andThe Homestead Review. Meets Saturday, 10-4 pm. $75/ $70 members.
Oct. 3-6, 2019: WRITERS’ RETREAT at FOLLY BEACH, SC
Our retreat is informal, friendly and supportive. We usually limit to about 8 people of various writing backgrounds, and will meet twice a day to talk about writing fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, and self-editing. The all-inclusive rate, excepting meals, is $495 private room/$425 shared. The commuter rate is $55 per day.
OCT. 26: WRITING the YOUNG ADULT NOVEL with CONSTANCE RENFROW Participants will learn how to shape plot, character, and voice suitable for a Young Adult audience. Other topics include how to write a compelling first chapter, common clichés to avoid, and more. This class will include writing exercises and a Q&A. You may bring up to 3 pages and a synopsis for review. Renfrow’s stories have appeared in Litro, Red Earth Review, Mud Season Review, Two Cities Review, and elsewhere. Her first book, Songs of My Selfie, an anthology of millennial fiction, was a 2016 IndieFab finalist.
November 2nd: Creative Non-fiction Writing with Glenn Proctor While we're updating our Paypal site, you can register by clicking here: Donate Now! Then email us your name, email and workshop choice at email@example.com. We'll confirm your registration immediately!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, or $70 Workshop 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. 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 at least 24 hrs. in advance.