Events & Workshops

UPCOMING WRITING

WORKSHOPS

Workshop Full

as of 11/6/19

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Workshop Full

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Please fill out the Enrollment Form first and then pay below, or ask for information to pay by check.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF BEING IN A WORKSHOP?

LINKS TO WRITING WORKSHOPS/TRAINING JULIE IS ATTENDING/WILL ATTEND/HAS ATTENDED:

Write From Your Center--Meditation & Writing Course: Nadia Colburn, Align Your Story

15 minutes a day--to transform your writing and your life.

Summer 2019

Writing Down the Bones: Find Your Voice, Tell Your Story--taught by Natalie Goldberg

An online workshop in which Natalie Goldberg illuminates the messy, glorious path of writing: from building writing practice as discipline to deepening in skill and sensitivity..."

Spring 2019

Tending the Work

An online workshop on the ins & outs of submitting your writing

Voice & Vessel

April 10 - May 8, 2019

Guidance and tools to make sense of the submissions process.  

Writing from Workbook 52

--a writing workshop with Lynda Barry-Writing the Unthinkable--& Don Chaon

Summer 2018

Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

Persons of Interest: Character Development in Prose

Writing Workshop with

Eric Charles May

Summer 2018 

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Getting There from Here

Writing Workshop with

Maureen Dunphy - Springfed Arts

Feb 14 - Mar 21, 2018 &

Apr 11 - May 23, 2018

Writing the Unthinkable

Ypsilanti, MI Writing Workshop 

Jan 7, 2018

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Memoir Writing Workshop 2015

Washtenaw  Community College

Creative Writing Classes

2013-2016

LINKS TO PRIOR WRITING WORKSHOPS JULIE HAS LED:

Going on Now:

Past Workshops:

DETAILS & GUIDELINES FOR 8-WEEK CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

  • 5-9 people in workshop

  • 8-week session

  • We will meet for 2 hrs 45 min each session.

  • I offer writing prompts.  You are free to use the prompt, or write wherever you're led.  We will not bring outside writing in.

  • We will spend 1 - 20 min on each prompt.

  • After we've finished writing, members will read their work aloud, unless they elect not to do so.

  • I will ask for other members' comments on what they experienced as strong and successful in the writer's work, noticing the choices she/he has made.  I will guide members so that we stay focused on the writing rather than on the writer.

  • All writing will be treated as fiction, unless the writer states that it is autobiographical; this keeps the focus on the writing rather than on the writer; it allows members to gain access to, and then express, thoughts and emotions that may be too powerful, painful, embarrassing or surprising to expose otherwise.

  • Confidentiality is essential in this group; therefore we will not talk about writing that happens in the workshop outside of the workshop, or even outside of the time designated for responses.  In this way we keep each other safe.

  •  Julie believes that all people are born with creative genius and that, if given the right set of circumstances, everyone can reach their full potential.  

     

Some of the essential AWA principals Julie adheres to in her workshops:        

  • A non-hierarchical spirit is maintained in the workshop, while at the same time an appropriate discipline keeps writers safe.

  • Confidentiality about what is written in the workshop is maintained, and the privacy of the writer is protected.

  • All writing is treated as fiction.

  • At all times writers are free to refrain from reading their work.

  • Absolutely no criticism, suggestion, or question is directed toward the writer in response to first-draft, just-written work.

  • The teaching of craft is taken seriously and is conducted through exercises that invite experimentation and growth.

  • The leader writes along with the participants, and reads that work aloud in each writing session.  This practice is essential, for only in this way is there equality of risk-taking and mutuality of trust.

 

SOME OF THE TEXTS I USE TO PREPARE FOR---AND TO CREATE HANDOUTS FOR---MY WORKSHOPS:

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DETAILS & GUIDELINES FOR ONE-DAY  CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

  • 5-9 people in workshop

  • We will meet from 10am - 4pm 

  • I offer writing prompts.  You are free to use the prompt, or write wherever you're led.  

  • I also create and use handouts.

  • We will spend 1-20 min on each prompt.

  • After we've finished writing, members will read their work aloud, unless they elect not to do so.

  • I will ask for other members' comments on what they experienced as strong and successful in the writer's work, noticing the choices she/he has made.  I will guide members so that we stay focused on the writing rather than on the writer.

  • All writing will be treated as fiction, unless the writer states that it is autobiographical; this keeps the focus on the writing rather than on the writer; it allows members to gain access to, and then express, thoughts and emotions that may be too powerful, painful, embarrassing or surprising to expose otherwise.

  • Confidentiality is essential in this group; therefore we will not talk about writing that happens in the workshop outside of the workshop, or even outside of the time designated for responses.  In this way we keep each other safe.

Sept 10 - Oct 29, 2019

Tues Workshop

Sept 5- Oct 24, 2019

Thurs Workshop

Veterans Writing Program Initiative

Amherst Writers & Artists POST-CERTIFICATE TRAINING SESSION

Nov 22-24, 2019

Rensselaerville, NY

2016 by Julie Mariouw