Saturday, March 15, 10 AM to 4 PM
Office of Raven Chronicles
4261 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98105
In the heart of the University District
Rallies will be held regularly in 2014 on the third Saturday of each month.
Indulge yourself in a day of writing. Spend six hours on a Saturday writing. Except for a brief check-in at 10 AM and a brief check-out at 4 PM, the room will be quiet except for the scribble of pen on paper and click of keys on a keyboard, so you can fall into the deep trance of writing. We should have access to the internet and electric outlets for your laptops. You can come and go as you please (and pass notes to writer friends if you want company on your excursions into the outside world). The goal is a productive day of writing. The space holds 10. Sign up early to be sure there’s a space for you. $30*
*Yes, you can do this on your own, you know that, but do you? There’s something about being in a room full of other writers that can take you deeper and hold your attention longer. The $30 fee helps cover the rental of the space and my time spent organizing, facilitating and problem-solving. But I also hope that paying up front makes you more likely to make the commitment to your writing, so if your sweetie says to you “Let’s go on a road trip today,” or “Let’s clean out the basement today,” you’ll be able to say, “I can’t. I already paid for this writing class.”
To find out more about what a Rally is like, check out these two blog posts from two of the writers, David Mecklenburg and Rachel Bukey, who attended the August Rally which was held at the Fremont Abbey.
To register for the March 15 rally, click here.
Writing in SeasonApr 12, May 10, Jun 14 Second Saturday of every month from 1 to 4 PM Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford $120 for 3 classes,$50 for a single class
I’m teaching a class with my colleague and writer friend, Mary Oak, author of Heart’s Oratorio, that combines our interests in seasonal time, the natural world and the pleasure of writing. For each meeting, we will focus on a theme (for instance, naming, maps, awareness), and explore it through readings, writing and time spent in the gardens and park around the Good Shepherd Center. The outcome will be a deeper awareness of the natural world and a series of five essays and/or poems.
To register or for more information, go to this page.
Deep RevisionTuesdays, 5 to 7 PM April 29 to June 3, 6 sessions Richard Hugo House 1634 Eleventh Avenue, Capitol Hill
For writers who have already completed a rough draft of an essay, short story, novel or non-fiction book. We’ll begin with an overview, examine themes and structure, focus on the dynamics of each scene or chapter, the shape of each paragraph, and the efficacy of each sentence. Publication strategies will be explored. The goal is to have a piece ready to submit or, for longer works, a plan for completion.
To register or for more information, click on this link or call Hugo House at 206-322-7030.