Imagination is the most valuable asset of the Writers’ Studio. As J.K. Rowling said, “We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” The Writers’ Studio teaches, inspires, and shares with our members, each of us growing stronger in the craft of writing and by “using our power to imagine better,” perhaps, changing the world around us.
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 have designed a curriculum around four types of offerings: Writing Essentials classes, an Author Series, a Production Series, and Roundtable Discussions.
Writing Essentials will be offered each month and include topics critical to mastering the craft or business of writing. Upcoming Writing Essentials classes include Understanding Your Publishing Choices, Writing and Pitching to Market, Shaping Your Memoir, Suzanne Selfors’ Writing the Middle Grade Novel, and Writing Sports Columns: Express Yourself.
The Writers’ Studio at BARN will also present special events and an Authors Series. Crime Squad is a special May 20 event. An exciting Authors Series offering will be Advanced Fiction Writing, a class taught by Robert Dugoni, bestselling author of thriller novels, such as the Detective Tracy Crosswhite books.
In our Production Series, you can expect to complete a project during the class. Warren Read, writer, educator, and published author, will guide you through the development of The Short Story.
Writers’ Roundtables take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Beginning with June’s Roundtable, non-members will pay a $5 fee. Register for May’s Roundtable, Perfecting Your Pitch, and June’s Roundtable, Nature Writing.
Consult the Writers’ Studio calendar and the links to the left for information on Open Studio, Teen Time, and Time2Write.
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