Write with Danette
For beginners to published authors.
Write with Danette focuses on quieting your internal critic to express yourself freely. The facilitator structures the approach to writing and the discussion to ensure everyone in the workshop feels included and at ease.
A workshop for writers of all levels
- Meet other writers
- Write during workshop time
- Discover or develop your voice
- Gain confidence in your identity as a writer
- Create new work or expand existing projects
- 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 are designed to inspire you, to get you started
- Following the prompts is optional
- No competition, no ridicule
- No homework
To ensure quality, enrollment is limited to 12, including the facilitator.
Choose 1 – 6 dates. Pick any combination of Tuesdays via Zoom. This is not a sequential workshop, so it doesn’t matter when you start.
- January 3
- January 10
- January 17
- January 24
- January 31
- February 7
This is not a drop-in workshop. Registration is required.
- $49 per night
About the Facilitator, Danette Laver
Hello. I am Danette Laver, author of the novel Chasing Aces and alumnae of the Philadelphia Writers Workshop.
My journey with the Philadelphia Writers Workshop began in 2016 when I had the outline and a few chapters written for a story I was passionate about but struggled to get to the finish line. Each week in the workshop, several prompts were offered, and while I often used them to develop my characters and scenes, it was just as often they took me in unexpected, fresh directions. Sometimes, I’d glance down at my notebook and think I’d have never written this if I hadn’t been here tonight. After trying out other writing groups, I had finally found a space that fostered creativity and camaraderie, free of convention and critique.
As the demand for workshops has grown beyond what Rachel can facilitate on her own (there are only so many nights in a week!), I am honored to begin leading Write With Danette – an all-writing evening moderated by the PWW guidelines, where we’ll celebrate the nuggets, the perfect phrase, or the ridiculous pun just as grandly as a fully executed novella. I hope you’ll join me; we are all storytellers!
Read more about Danette here: www.danettelaver.com.