Writers' Workshops/Conferences/Classes

As a resource for writers, we list upcoming workshops, conferences, classes. If you know of a writing activity that belongs on our list, let us know: send email with as many details, weblinks to writers at storycircle.org.

March 2017 / April 2017 / May 2017 / June 2017 / Ongoing

March 2017:

April 2017:

WHEN: 1st Wednesday of the month: April 5, 6:30-8:30pm
WHAT: Word Wednesdays
WHERE: Lyons Regional Library, Lyons CO
COST: free

Have a writing project underway or an inspiration that needs nudging? Join other local writers of all ages and stages at the Lyons Regional Library on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss projects, share tips, and offer a listening ear. Facilitated by Dr. Kayann Short, award-winning teacher and author of A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobiography, this informal and free monthly gathering is for anyone with an interest in writing of any flavor. No registration necessary.

—03/20/2017

May 2017:

WHEN: 1st Wednesday of the month: May 3, 6:30-8:30pm
WHAT: Word Wednesdays
WHERE: Lyons Regional Library, Lyons CO
COST: free

Have a writing project underway or an inspiration that needs nudging? Join other local writers of all ages and stages at the Lyons Regional Library on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss projects, share tips, and offer a listening ear. Facilitated by Dr. Kayann Short, award-winning teacher and author of A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobiography, this informal and free monthly gathering is for anyone with an interest in writing of any flavor. No registration necessary.

—03/20/2017

June 2017:

WHEN: 1st Wednesday of the month: June 7, 6:30-8:30pm
WHAT: Word Wednesdays
WHERE: Lyons Regional Library, Lyons CO
COST: free

Have a writing project underway or an inspiration that needs nudging? Join other local writers of all ages and stages at the Lyons Regional Library on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss projects, share tips, and offer a listening ear. Facilitated by Dr. Kayann Short, award-winning teacher and author of A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobiography, this informal and free monthly gathering is for anyone with an interest in writing of any flavor. No registration necessary.

—03/20/2017

Ongoing:

WHEN: 7-9pm, 2nd Monday of every month (South Austin) or 2nd Wednesday of every month (North Austin)
WHAT: Jeanne Guy's "Re-Story Circles"
WHERE: private residences (locations provided upon registration)
COST: $20

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." —Old African Proverb

Would you like to explore your life's possibilities, discuss issues, share thoughts, be heard without judgment, and practice deep listening? Are you looking for a way to have some time just for yourself and stay connected to others but with ease and without a huge time commitment?

A Re-Story Circle is the answer. The Circle process (The Circle Way, Christina Baldwin) is a safe structure for group sharing, deep listening and conversation, and for generating ideas to re-story your life through writing prompts. It's a place where you can feel nurtured, supported and empowered—in community.

The Circle Process will help you:

  • Create new possibilities.
  • Remember what's important.
  • Remember to celebrate your life.
  • Be a mess.
  • Do what you can do.
  • Do what you think you cannot do. (from Michael Bungay, Coach)

Limited Seating: 14 maximum (please rsvp early to save your seat)

Coffee, tea, water and cookies provided.

For questions or to make a reservation: email Jeanne. Want to sign up as a monthly "regular" attendee or sign up in advance for future months? Just let Jeanne know when you RSVP and she will register you for whatever months you wish to attend.

—01/26/2011

WHEN: ongoing
WHAT: Keets Brook Cottage: a private cottage nestled amongst pines, streams, and wildlife—a perfect place to write and BE without interruption.
WHERE: Leyden, MA, 600' south of the Vermont border, across a tree-lined dirt road from Keets Brook, a mile walk from Weatherhead Hollow Pond where you can fish, kayak, journal.

Contact: Complete details and contact information can be found on the Keets Brook Cottage website.

—06/21/09

WHEN: ongoing
WHAT: Page Lambert's Mt. Vernon Writing Sabbaticals: a secluded place to work on your novel, memoir, or poetry
WHERE: in Page's renovated cabin in the mountains west of Denver, CO, surrounded by thousands of acres of protected forest, open space meadows, and hiking trails

A retreat custom-made for YOU and your Writing!

Contact: Complete details and contact information on Page's website

—01/02/09

WHEN: ongoing
WHAT: Spalding University's four-semester, brief-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
WHERE: Louisville KY

Request brochure FA35 by email, by phone (800-896-8941, ext 2423), or on our website.

—10/24/08