Monday, September 1, 2008

My New & Exciting Writer's Center Classes

Just a quick reminder that the Writer’s Center Open House will be this Saturday (September 6), from noon to three p.m. in Bethesda. Details here. Hope to see you there!

I will be teaching two NEW & EXCITING classes this fall (as opposed to the “old & boring” classes I usually teach—ha, ha). Please pass along this information to anyone who may be interested:

Set Your Prose Free Through Collage: A One-Night Workshop

Get a fresh view on your fiction, memoir, and/or poetry through the imaginative use of collage and found objects. This hands-on, exercise-intensive, free-flowing, intimate workshop is appropriate for beginners looking for inspiration and for intermediate writers who might be feeling a bit stuck with their project…and everyone in-between! Participants should be prepared to do lots of writing—please bring a pen/pencil (unfortunately, a computer will not be effective here). Note: Due to the nature of this class, we must limit the class size to 15. You’ll be surprised at what you may discover in only one night!

Thursday, October 16, 2008
7 PM to 10:00 PM

Note: This is similar to a collage class that I tried out at the Writers at the Beach Conference, that if I do say so myself, ended up being a remarkable experience. You can read more about it here.

Registration and details can be found here.

Flex Your Creative Muscles! A One-Day Workshop

Spend the afternoon doing a series of intensive, guided exercises designed to shake up your brain and get your creative subconscious working for you. You can come with a project already in mind and focus your work toward a deeper understanding of that—or you can come as a blank slate (that will quickly fill up!). Fiction writers and memoirists of all levels are welcome. Please bring lots of paper and pen/pencil or a computer with a fully charged battery. Note: This class will not repeat any of the instructor’s previous exercises, so feel free to attend even if you’ve taken one of her classes before!

Sunday, October 26, 2008
12:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Registration and more information are found here.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.