Monday, August 27, 2018

Fall Events

I don't know why I'm thinking ahead to fall when it's 1000 degrees outside with 1000% humidity, but...oh. That's exactly why. Anyway, here are some upcoming fall classes and readings on my to see you at one, more, all--and let's hope we'll be wearing sweaters by then!


Thursday, October 11, 2018
4:30pm - 5:45pm
“Wanting More: Coming of Age Novels”
Reading with Jon Pineda
Fall for the Book Festival
George Mason University
Sandy Spring Bank Tent, Johnson Center North Plaza
More information about the Fall for the Book festival.


Saturday, October 13, 2018
Master Class: Find Your Creative Voice: Creating Memorable Fiction and Memoir
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Have you always wanted to write but couldn’t quite find the courage to pick up a pencil? Or perhaps you’re a secret writer, scribbling stories in private notebooks, compulsively filling the pages of your journal? This supportive, hands-on workshop with Leslie Pietrzyk will give you courage to write and direction about how to proceed. Through discussion and writing exercises, participants will learn some basic techniques of fiction/memoir writing. The goal is to leave with a couple of promising pieces to finish at home. (This event is in conjunction with the Fall for the Book festival.)

More information about the Fall for the Book festival.


Monday October 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Right Brain Writing: Material Goods
Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Explore your creative side in this session, one of a series of stand-alone classes with prompts designed to get your subconscious flowing. Through guided exercises, we’ll focus on writing about the variety of items we own or have owned along the path of our lives. Can we love a “thing”? What happiness (or sadness) might “things” bring? No writing experience necessary! This is a great class for beginners and also for those fiction writers and/or memoirists with more experience who might be stuck in their current projects and are looking for a jolt of inspiration. Our goal is to have fun in a supportive, nurturing environment and to go home with several promising pieces to work on further.  Please bring lots of paper and pen/pencil or a fully charged computer. 


Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7 pm
Mary Riley Styles Public Library
120 N. Virginia Ave.
Falls Church, VA


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