Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Need a Gentle Nudge?

Here’s an announcement for a class that will help get you motivated and writing.

Write Here, Write Now!

When: Saturday, 12/15, 9am – 12pm
Where: Georgetown (1023 31st St. NW)
Tuition: $110.00 (check, cash, or PayPal)
Limited to 12 participants
For more information and/or to register: email khrisbaxter@gmail.com

Everyone gets writer's block at one time or another. Maybe you just finished a manuscript and don't know what to start next. Maybe the only thing you're writing these days is email and you want to try your hand at writing something more enduring, more personal. Maybe you've always thought you had a story in you, but you don't know how to get it out, or where to start.

Stop staring at your blank notebook or empty computer screen and get started on a new project with a new attitude toward writing in this half-day workshop facilitated by Robin Tucker (Leadership and Life Coach) and Khris Baxter (screenwriter and writing instructor).

Through fun and useful in-class writing activities, you'll get the beginnings to several new stories/pieces, and you'll get valuable feedback from the instructors and your fellow classmates. This non-judgmental and supportive workshop is great for those who want to write fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, or a daily journal.

Through group exercises, writing prompts, and discussion, you will leave the workshop with new tools, ideas, and the motivation to get you writing.

Robin Tucker (CPCC, ACC) is a Certified Life and Leadership Coach. She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Board member of the ICF Washington, DC Metro chapter, and is certified by the ICF and The Coaches Training Institute (CTI).

In addition to coaching individuals and couples, Robin leads customized training sessions for a range of audiences and clients, including teens, women in low-income communities, and corporate teams. Robin is inspired by her client's potential and uses a supportive, honest, and dynamic approach in her coaching.

Khris Baxter is a screenwriter, producer, and script consultant. He has sold and optioned six screenplays to Hollywood studios and production companies, including "Voyage," produced by USA Pictures. His screenplay, "Outrider," is currently in development.

Khris teaches screenwriting at Gettysburg College, The Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD, and at the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. He is a member of the Virginia Film Office and a judge for the annual Virginia Screenwriting Competition.

More details: khrisbaxter@gmail.com


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