New and Experienced Writers
Join us this spring for the first-ever Sunday Afternoon Write-In located in Flourtown, PA!
Explore and strengthen your unique and authentic voice.
Break through writer’s block and perfectionism.
Writing with like-minded people encourages experimentation with form, genre and voice, and all aspects of:
- Creative Nonfiction (memoir, personal essays)
- Screen/TV writing
Each of the six afternoons consists entirely of writing, reading aloud (if you choose), and discussing your questions and concerns regarding all things writing.
Rachel Kobin, the workshop facilitator, uses the Amherst Artists & Writers™ method to help you learn how to quiet your internal critic and tap into your strengths.
During each session, we write together to discover stories or topics you want to write about and develop projects you’re already writing.
If you choose to read your work aloud, receive immediate feedback on what stood out and what listeners thought was strong about the writing. Focusing on the positive helps you learn more about your authentic voice as a writer.
Spring 2016 Dates, Cost & Payment
6 Weeks — Normally $246.00 — $230 For 3 Facebook Ad Responders Who Register and Pay via PayPal in Full by March 27
The dates have been chosen to avoid Passover, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day
- April 10
- April 17
- May 1
- May 15
- May 22
- June 5
The Resiliency Center
1811 Bethlehem Pike Suite 212-213
Flourtown, PA 19031
Each session is limited to 11 writers. A writing sample is not required (and will not be read).
Once you register, you will receive more details about the location and what to bring with you to the first day of the workshop.
Need To Know More About What’s Different About This Workshop?
I’ve been leading these writing workshops for nearly 6 years now. Although I bring as much of my own energy as possible to making it a great opportunity for each person, it’s the experience of writing with a small group of writers that makes this workshop special. I am merely the facilitator of a certain kind of magic we conjure together.
I look forward to writing with you.
What Can I Expect Each Afternoon?
The First Half — Writing Together
The facilitator offers two “prompts” designed to help quiet your internal critic who has a tendency to block our creativity. These prompts are optional. This is your time to write whatever you choose.
What is a Prompt?
Think of a prompt as a spark — a phrase you can use to begin your writing, or a suggestion of something to think about as you write. It gets you started, and then you take it wherever it leads. In this workshop, following the prompt is never required. Sometimes you will come to workshop with something you’ve wanted to write about and that’s great.
Reading Aloud and Response to Writing
After we write, everyone has the option to read what they just wrote out loud. The other writers and the facilitator respond by commenting on what stood out to them and what they found good and strong about the writing they just heard. In response to your fresh, unedited work, neither suggestions nor criticism is offered. In this way, you begin to turn off your inner critic as you write.
The Power of Positivity
Some can find the positive-comments-only structure frustrating. Research has found that by it is a natural process to slough off our weaknesses as we come to understand more clearly our strengths. However, during the Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions of the Tuesday Night Workshop, there is the opportunity to have polished work critiqued, and private editing is also available.
Half way through the evening, we take a break for refreshments.
The Second Half — Write, Write, Write!
After the break, the remaining time is dedicated to getting more writing done, and to discussing topics writers face.These topics can be suggested by anyone in the workshop and may include anything from writer’s block to specific aspects of writing such as description, dialogue, point of view, and more.