Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Writer's Center Classes

Time to start thinking about classes…the Writer’s Center schedule looks especially good this fall, and I’m not just saying that because I’m teaching two classes.  But since it came up in conversation, I am:

Flex Your Creative Muscles: A 1 Day Workshop 
Time: 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Dates: 10/22/2011
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

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. (1 hour lunch break)


The First Pages: What Makes a Good Beginning 

Time: 7:00-10:00 P.M.
Dates: 11/1/2011
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Most writers know that they have to “hook” their reader from the start of the story or novel, but how exactly do we do this? What are the elements that make a great beginning to a story or novel? You’ll find out in this workshop, as we explore ways to strengthen your opening pages. Everyone is invited to bring 15 copies of the first two pages of one of their stories/novels/essays/memoirs for some hands-on advice.

Registration and a list of all the other great workshops can be found here 


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