Imagination is the most valuable asset of the Writers’ Studio. At BARN, we want to sow its seeds, nurture its fresh blooms, and control the weeds that might crowd it. To do this, we teach, inspire, and share with our members, each of us growing stronger in the craft of writing.
The Writers’ Studio provides first-rate classes and instruction that enable writers to improve their skills or professional development. Our growth relies on gaining awareness and on practice. As we incorporate what we learn into the actual way we write, the quality of our work improves. We may hit a plateau from time to time; but at any stage in the development of our craft, we can be spurred on by new awareness and fresh challenges.
We have designed a core curriculum that we call Writing Essentials. These classes will be offered each month and include topics critical to mastering the craft of writing or the business of writing. Our instructors will meet individual writers where they are—as hobbyists, as-yet unpublished authors, or as professional writers.
We debuted Writing Essentials with a three-part class focused on the heart of a story, the scene, in September 2016. Future Writing Essentials offerings will include classes on self-publishing; using writers’ software tools, such as WriteItNow or Scriveners; and writing short fiction.
Writers’ Roundtables take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Each Roundtable features one or more speakers on an aspect of the craft of writing or professional development. A Q & A period and time to network with other writers follow each session. The Writers’ Studio presents Roundtables as a free gift to people interested in the writing process or to those who want to get involved with the local writing community.
In addition to the regularly scheduled Writing Essentials classes and monthly Roundtables, the Writers’ Studio at BARN will offer a variety of special events and classes on writing genres and professional development topics. For example, an exciting special event will be a class taught by Robert Dugoni, bestselling author of thriller novels, such as the Detective Tracy Crosswhite books.
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