Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Teaching at the Writer's Center

I’ll be teaching three classes at the Writer’s Center this spring:

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

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
7 PM to 10:00 PM

Get a fresh view on your fiction, memoir, and/or poetry through the imaginative use of word collage. 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! Details & registration: www.writer.org

~~Flex Your Creative Muscles! A One-Day Workshop

Sunday, April 26, 2009
12:30 PM-5:00 PM

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. Details & registration: www.writer.org

~~How to Talk the Talk: Focus on Dialogue: A One-Night Workshop

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
7:00 to 10:00 PM

Dialogue seems as though it should be easy since we all talk! But written dialogue should reverberate beyond the sounds of everyday conversation, serving many purposes: revealing character, moving the story forward, supporting your setting. How to accomplish these effects in your own fiction and memoir? This supportive, hands-on workshop offers tips and techniques that will help the voices of your characters come alive. We’ll be doing a number of exercises in class, so bring pen/paper or your charged-up computer! Details & registration: www.writer.org


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