Write Like a River: Women’s Multi-Genre Writing Workshops (open to all who identify as women)
Winter 2014 Workshops
Jumpstart, restart, &/or deepen your writing in a supportive circle of women! These multi-genre workshops support you exactly where you are in your writing process. Discover & generate new material, make progress on an ongoing project, or do both. Workshops offer:
- intriguing prompts
- time to write
- supportive, immediate feedback
- discussion of craft & writing as a practice
- balanced, inspiring manuscript critiques
- community with other women writers
In Collinsville, CT: Our 1-year-old group meets Thursdays noon-3 pm. Workshops take place at my home along the Farmington River & a short walk from LaSalle’s Market.
In Northampton, MA: Our 5-year-old group meets Tuesdays 1-4 pm at the Writers in Progress studio, a literary arts center located in the Arts & Industry Building on 221 Pine Street in Florence, MA.
5 workshops that meet every other week: Tuesdays in MA & Thursdays in CT
MA dates: (full with a waiting list)
Jan 14 &28
Feb 11 & 25
CT dates: (full with a waiting list)
Jan 9 & 23
Feb 6 &20
If you are interested in visiting, substituting, or joining one of these workshops, please contact me directly. The substitute list also acts as a waiting list for those who are interested in joining once a spot opens up.
Sliding Fee Scale: $40-35-30 per workshop (or $200-175-150 per series) Pay as you go or all at once—it’s up to you—but please pay as close to the top of the scale as possible. I offer a sliding scale so that women who are struggling with low incomes or challenging fixed incomes have the opportunity to participate, and those who pay midway and higher on the scale make it possible for Write Like a River workshops to continue. If you can contribute to a scholarship fund, please contact me. We have several participants who are currently in need of subsidies in order to continue writing with us.
Registration: First-come, first-serve basis. Please note that both groups are currently at capacity. The waiting list doubles as a substitute list. To inquire or register, please reply to Maya (my terrific registration coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org. No deposit or advance payment is required. Important: your registration confirmation will be considered agreement to pay the fee by/on the day of each workshop, even if you need to cancel. If a sub can fill your spot, there will be no fee to you.
Testimonial: “Chivas, this is your fault! I only want to write. To think about writing. I’m writing all the time—in my head, to myself. I’m energized by thinking/writing/telling/reading/hearing. I love it. And I blame you… Again, I blame you.” Joyce R.
Several helpful links:
http://www.writelikeariver.com/a-day-in-the-life (describes workshop structure)
http://www.writelikeariver.com/spill-theory (describes my concept of “spilling”)
For more information: email@example.com.
East Hill Writers:
New Writers’ Workshop with Chivas Sandage (full)
This workshop is for women with little or no writing experience who would like to explore the practice and craft of writing nonfiction and fiction. The goal of these two-hour workshops is to get the words flowing, inspire confidence and creativity, guide group members in giving thoughtful, constructive, and supportive feedback to each other, and help writers develop their skills through short lectures, handouts, prompts, and written feedback. While each session is tailored for the group’s needs, the workshop emphasis is on discussing participants’ writing on a weekly basis.
Limited to eight participants.
When: Six Thur. 7-9pm, Oct 17-Nov21 (THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN EXTENDED BY 3 WEEKS & WINTER SERIES TBA)
Where: 7 River Street, Collinsville Center (above the Sweet Shop!)
Method of Payment: Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, Canton, CT 06019, or PayPal.