The Tuesday Night Writers in Flourtown
A creative writing workshop for writers of all levels, genres, and forms.
- Write during workshop
- Find and strengthen your unique voice
- Develop a current project further or create new ones
- Constructive feedback helps you expand on your strengths
- Experience the camaraderie of surrounding yourself with fellow writers
Fiction · Nonfiction · Poetry · Screenwriting · Playwriting · Blogs · Performance Sketches
Each evening runs from 7:00 – 10:00 PM
For seven Tuesday nights, we write together during the first half of the three hours. The facilitator uses prompts and exercises designed to spark your imagination. Then, most participants choose to read what they just wrote aloud. The group listens and offers feedback about what stood out and what they found memorable about the writing. At this point, listeners provide only positive feedback because no one has had a chance to edit.
After a short break, the facilitator makes announcements, and we discuss writing concerns we all share. In the last hour or so, we discuss manuscripts polished by workshop members on their own time. These conversations occur according to a schedule agreed upon by the group.
The setting is supportive and encourages experimentation with all aspects of writing. The workshop lets you explore and strengthen your voice, find stories or topics you want to write about, and develop these pieces with positive feedback from other writers.
Following the prompts is optional. You are always free to write about whatever you’d like, including something you’re currently writing.
Submitting a manuscript is also optional. Sometimes people come to the workshop with nothing they want to submit. Then a piece they write during the workshop becomes the work they choose to expand on and hand in.
The Resiliency Center
1811 Bethlehem Pike Suite 212-213
Flourtown, PA 19031
Dates & Cost
Fall 2019 — 8 Nights — $384
September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5
Make-up night in case of cancellation due to dangerous weather conditions: November 12.
Worried about signing up because you know you’ll be away for one or two nights? I do have substitutes who may be able to take your place for that evening. I explain how this works on the first night of the workshop, but if you know in advance, contact me so that I can help you find someone. The substitute pays for the night you miss.
Writing a novel, screenplay, TV Pilot, play, a collection of short stories, or a memoir?
If receiving in-depth feedback from other writers working on full-length manuscripts would help you finish your project, the Manuscript Workshop may be the right place for you. We meet at The Resiliency Center in Flourtown on Thursdays from 7-10 p.m. Writing sample and invitation required. Learn more.
How to Enroll
Use the form below to put your name on the waiting list for upcoming workshops. As seats become available, I’ll be in touch. You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail with more information about how it works, so please whitelist/check your spam and trash for this email address: Rachel@phillywriters.com Then, once you receive the okay to enroll, use the Pre-approved Registration button below.
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This page was updated on 8/12/2019