Creative Writing for Beginners — Summer 2022

Sundays from 2 – 4:30 PM in Flourtown, Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30 PM via Zoom

This inclusive creative writing workshop for beginners focuses on learning how to quiet your internal critic. As a result, you begin to express yourself freely. The structure and approach ensure that everyone in the workshop feels at ease.

Write during the workshop in a small group of creative writing beginners. The facilitator offers prompts to get you started. These may be a few words, an idea, or an image. No previous experience is required, but if you have some, that’s okay too.

No homework. No criticism. Plenty of encouragement, camaraderie, and fun with writing.

Writers Workshop

    • Write during workshop time
    • Discover and develop your unique voice
    • Gain confidence in your identity as a writer
    • Create new work or expand on ideas you already have
    • Receive constructive feedback that highlights your strengths

Fiction · Nonfiction · Poetry · Screen & TV Writing · Playwriting · Blogs · Performance Sketches

This workshop emphasizes writing to prompts

    • The prompts provide a starting point and offer inspiration
    • Following the prompts is optional — write about anything you’d like
    • Reading your work aloud is optional

Manuscript review is available in The Tuesday Night Workshop, The Manuscript Workshop, or via Private Editing Services.

Sundays live in person in Flourtown—Tuesdays via Zoom video conference

Cost = $50 per date ♦ Registration required

Maximum of 12 including the facilitator

  • Choose 1 – 4 dates
  • Pick any combination of Sundays and Tuesdays
  • This is not a sequential workshop, so it doesn’t matter when you start
  • Sunday, June 12 — 2-4:30 p.m. in the workshop space in Flourtown (at The Resiliency Center)
  • Sunday, June 26 — 2-4:30 p.m. in the workshop space in Flourtown (at The Resiliency Center)
  • Tuesday, June 7 — 7-9:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • Tuesday, June 21 — 7-9:30 p.m. via Zoom

In-person requirements:

  • Proof of vaccination and at least one booster.
  • Willingness to sign a form saying you are symptom-free, and a waiver recognizing you are taking a risk by meeting in a group. Masks are worn in the hallways and bathrooms of The Resiliency Center, but not in the workshop space. Clean air circulation and sanitization occur continuously.

Zoom tech requirements:

    • Although we write by hand in an old-fashioned notebook, you will need a computer or laptop with a video camera and audio so that you can be seen and heard. You’ll also need to be in a private space or use headphones/earbuds so that when people read aloud, people in your household won’t be able to hear.
    • Download Zoom from Zoom.us — it’s free for you.
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Where Can I Learn More?

See our Frequently Asked Questions and read writers’ Reviews.

Page updated on 4/15/2022