Here's where to find my classes and events.
Memoir Boot Camp, Indiana Writers Center, July 15-August 19
A six-week workshop that will guide writers in the art of writing from real life and leave them with drafts of those all-important first three chapters. Topics covered will include developing voice, narrator-as-character, and creating a narrative arc out of life’s messiness. After two weeks of instruction and generative exercises, participants will bring in their own creative work for workshop. Sign up here!
Writing the Animal, Indianapolis Public Library-Haughville Branch, Tuesday, August 15, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
In this multi-genre workshop, participants will learn how to write animals using their own photos, videos, and artifacts of animal life. Animals both wild and tame capture the human imagination. Some of the most evocative writing is about the human-animal intersection. In this multi-genre workshop, participants will learn how to write animals well using their own photos, videos, and artifacts of animal life as guides. They will leave with a draft of a short creative piece in their genre of choice. Sign up here!
The Hermit Crab Essay: Indianapolis Public Library, Garfield Park, Saturday, September 2, 2:00-3:00
Playing with form can unlock new truths in content. Hermit crab essays purposefully use outside forms to artistic effect. For example, an essay might be a Law and Order script, a bibliography, or a crossword puzzle. This workshop will include examples and prompts, and writers will leave with the start of their very own hermit crab essay. Sign up here!
The Braided Essay: Indianapolis Public Library, West Perry, Monday, September 18, 6:00-7:00
A braided essay creates contrast and connection among multiple points of view, settings, topics, or time periods. Writers will learn some of the tricks from the masters of this form and then spend time in a generative exercise. Sign up here!