Write Out Loud: Mastering the Spoken Word (with Lisa Gray)

Lisa Gray




SATURDAY, JUNE 2  |  Words don’t live only on the page. Writers frequently read their work at festivals, book signings, and literary reading series. Much like the craft of writing, there is an art to reading your work out loud to an audience. Selecting the right piece to read is only half the battle. Knowing how to read in a way that engages your listeners (who are also potential readers) is the other part.

In this five-hour intensive workshop, writers will learn how to read their work to an audience for maximum impact. Students will learn how to: select what to read, modulate and project their voice, pace their reading, and practice and prepare ahead of time.


Writing in Pictures: June One-Day Screenwriting Intensive (with Xandra Castleton)

Xandra Castleton




SATURDAY, JUNE 9  |  Writers of all levels interested in screenwriting often begin with the same questions (and some misconceptions) about how and why writing a screenplay is different from other forms of writing. What is the lifecycle of a screenplay? What is different about writing with collaborators (such as directors and actors) in mind? What is the relationship of the screenwriter to the audience? What does it mean to write in the immediate present? Why do some ideas lend themselves well to the screenplay form and others not so well? What, in practical terms, does it mean to “write in pictures”?


Social Media Bootcamp (with Meghan Ward)

Meghan Ward




SUNDAY, JUNE 10  |  Master Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and SnapChat all in one day. In this one-day intensive workshop, you will learn how to A) Create a social media strategy that works for you and B) Master the five most popular social media networks of 2018. Tea and snacks provided. Bring your own lunch.

Meghan Ward is the founder of Writerland.com, a blog about writing, publishing, and social media, and the author of SheWrites.com’s “Networking for Introverts,” a column about social media. Her memoir, Runway, chronicles the six years she spent working as a high fashion model in Europe and Japan.