July & August 2016: 1-Day Writing Workshops


I’m thrilled to offer a weekly series of 1-day writing workshops on three upcoming Wednesdays! Connect with yourself, your writing, and a community of women writers.

Who: Women who write in any genre. All levels of experience welcome.

When: 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on July 20, July 27, and August 3 (If you cannot attend all 3 workshops, it is still possible to participate)

Where: Writers in Progress Studio, a literary arts center located in the Arts & Industry Building on 221 Pine Street in Florence, MA

About the workshops: Jumpstart, restart, and/or deepen your writing in a profoundly supportive circle of women. Discover and generate new material, explore and diversify, or make progress on an ongoing project. Our morning sessions will offer time to write and share spills in a safe circle. Expect inspiring, intriguing prompts, short and long writing periods, and readings followed by immediate, supportive group feedback. At lunch, we’ll have a sack lunch picnic (in our sunny studio) and take a walk. If it rains, we can explore this fascinating building full of artists’ studios. During the afternoon, 2-3 scheduled participants will read from their manuscripts and we will discuss their work in depth, offering balanced feedback on: what’s strong, moving, and resonant; what can be stronger; and our questions and suggestions. Each participant will collect and take home a stack of the group’s written comments on their manuscript, including my feedback.

Before the workshops: Participants email manuscripts to each other 7 (or more) days before their scheduled discussion slot. Please read & follow these important guidelines.

  • Prose: 1-2 pieces; 5-15 pages (total); double-spaced; numbered pages; 12-point standard font
  • Poetry: 1-5 pieces; 1-10 pages (total); single-spaced; numbered pages;  12-point standard font
  • Please contact me directly if you are concerned about having too few or too many pages

Fee: $115-105-95 (sliding scale) per day.

Scholarship Fund: If you would like to contribute any amount, large or small, to a scholarship fund for this series, please contact me.

To Register: Send an email to me at to request that a spot be reserved in your name. Space is limited: first come, first serve. You will receive confirmation of your reservation, and information about where to send your deposit.

Getting There: directions will be emailed; carpools are encouraged. For further information, please contact or use the contact form below.


2 Responses to Workshops

  1. Marie Lavendier says:

    Is there an opening for the Thursday Collinsville Writing Workshop?

    • csandage says:

      Yes, Marie, I believe there’s an opening. Maya forwarded your email & I’ll get back to you in the morning. Thanks for contacting us!

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