Free Writing Workshops

Fingers holding pen to writeDue to the overwhelming positive responses received for the I Can Write! Workshop, acclaimed author Marita Golden will lead two eight-week free Writing Workshops for teens 18 and older and Adults at the Watha T. Daniel / Shaw Neighborhood Library.

The first session focuses on fiction and begins Monday, October 4, through November 22, 2010, and the second eight-week session focuses on nonfiction and memoir and begins Monday, March 7, through April 25, 2011. The workshops run from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

In addition to learning the techniques of fiction and nonfiction writing through in and out of class assignments, the writers in the workshops will read the work of published authors as well as meet local authors who will visit the class to speak about their writing and their careers as writers.

At the completion of each eight-week session, the participants will present a public reading of work completed during the workshop at a closing ceremony held at the library and open to the public. An excerpt from the work of each participant created during each eight-week session will also be included in an anthology to be published near the conclusion of the project in September 2011.

Marita Golden is an award-winning novelist, essayist, veteran teacher of writing and literary institution builder.

Admission is competitive and based on a two- to three-page writing sample. Registration is now closed for the fiction workshop.

Registration for the nonfiction workshop will begin in February 2011. You may also call 202-727-1295 or 202-727-1288 for more details.

Your writing coach,

Marita Golden