Friday, October 5, 2018

Fall Classes!

Maybe I’ll see you at one of my two fall single-session classes??

Saturday, October 13
10:30 ~ 12:00 noon
Fall for the Book Festival
George Mason University

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. Bring a pen and lots of paper or your (charged) laptop!

Note: This class is appropriate for beginning and intermediate writers.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased from:


Monday, October 15, 2018
6:30 ~ 9 PM
Politics & Prose Bookstore
$45 (10% off for members)

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.


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