We will meet each week in my Battle Ground, WA, home. This class will involve both the workshopping of writing you bring to class and writing in class.
You'll be given a prompt to respond to as weekly homework, which you'll bring to the next class. One of the great things for you in this circle of women will be to see all the different ways of telling a story with a common start. You'll discover that the prompts will open up parts of your stories that you haven't previously had access to. And you'll have the amazing experience of seeing and feeling - in a completely safe environment - how your writing impacts readers.
You'll provide copies of your writing each week for every person in the class. Stories can be as short as 100 words or as long as 1500 (no more). You'll read your work out loud while members of the group follow along and write observations as they're listening. Feedback will be presented in a positive and open manner, and suggestions may be offered that would make the writing more vivid or more clear. All copies will be returned to you at the end of the discussion.
Class will begin and end with a writing activity.
This class is appropriate for both beginners, women taking that very first step toward exploring their stories, and more experienced writers who might be well into the writing of a memoir.