A drop-in writing class for those seeking structure, support, and community around their writing practice.
The Writing Practice provides an inspiring and structured space for writers to build skills, foster community, and progress with their personal writing projects.
Time: 1pm–3pm at Opa Coffee House
Cost: $20 for one drop-in class
Here’s how each Writing Practice session is structured:
The first thirty minutes: I lead a short discussion on a particular writing technique or piece of writing. We might talk about dialogue, perspective, or narrative momentum, or look at an excerpt from a compelling short story or novel to study how and why it works well.
The next hour: The next hour is for you to write independently. Feel free to bring your works-in-progress to class—that story or novel you’ve been wanting to finish, the poem that’s stuck halfway, or the first few paragraphs of your memoir. Alternatively: feel free to come in with nothing all! I also provide a writing prompt in each session for writers looking for a starting place for inspiration. This hour of class is primarily silent writing time, but you can also sign up to conference with me one-on-one during this time if you’d like to talk through a particular writing block or narrative problem.
Last thirty minutes: In the last thirty minutes of class, we share about our writing challenges, goals, and successes, and leave a little time to socialize. Here’s where you can chat with other writers about reading recommendations, the best writing spots around town, and your writing dreams.