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Master Classes for Writers with World-Class Instructors

Master Classes for Writers in San Miguel

Master Classes for Writers with World-Class Instructors

By Susan Page

There are no finer, more sought-after writing teachers in the world than the faculty who teach at the annual February Writers’ Conference. The Conference has persuaded four of the most acclaimed teachers to stay in San Miguel for an additional week after the Conference to teach weeklong, in-depth workshops. If you are a dedicated writer, passionate about taking a giant leap forward with your work or giving yourself a thrilling head start with a project you have been putting off, one of these in-depth workshops could change your writing life. Each workshop is limited to twelve participants to allow maximum personal time with the instructor for each student. Dates, prices, and locations vary.

For full information on the workshops described below and to register, visit sanmiguelwritersconference.org.

 

The Mesmerizing, Unforgettable, Compelling Narrative Voice with Susan Brown

Find the allusive holy grail of all storytelling: a mesmerizing narrative voice.

During a five-day interactive workshop, highly acclaimed writing coach Susan Brown will help you find your most compelling voice for memoir or create a spellbinding narrative voice for fiction. Then, through carefully designed prompts and exercises, you will learn how to project and sustain this voice on the page. Many of Susan’s students have published critically acclaimed books. Cost: $850.

 

Using Memoir Writing to Explore Your History, Your Beliefs, and Your Strengths in a Conflicted World with Laura Davis

While the world around us is polarized and the future is uncertain, this workshop offers a way to clarify what you believe, find you own steady center, and determine what gifts you have to offer a conflicted world.

During this intensive five-day workshop, master teacher Laura Davis will use guided writing practice to help you explore your deepest values and beliefs, find inner stability, and discover the strengths you need to face uncertainty in an unstable world. It’s time to stand up and show your soul. This workshop will show you how. Cost: $850.

 

Good, Better, Best: The Simonds Approach to Deep Mechanics with Merilyn Simonds—For All Prose Genres

Merilyn Simonds, an award-winning memoirist and novelist who publishes her 18th book in 2018, offers writers a week of inspiring, hands-on exploration into the inner workings of words and sentences. She will show you how to enter your writing through deep mechanics to give your story the lift it needs to touch the hearts and minds of your readers. Workshop fee includes a full edit of each participant’s story. A finished story of no more than 3,000 words—fiction, narrative nonfiction, or the chapter of a book—must be submitted by February 1, 2018. Cost: $850.

 

Writing Poetry & Short-Form Prose: A Multi-Genre Workshop with Cecilia Woloch

Poet/novelist/memoirist Cecilia Woloch will lead a week-long workshop for writers. This intensive workshop will focus on both generative writing strategies and strategies for revision. Open to writers in all genres and at all levels, the workshop will provide a jumpstart for those wishing to develop new projects and will be helpful for those seeking inspiration and discipline for keeping their writing practice on-track. Cost: $375.

 

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