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WRITING WORKSHOPS AT HQ

THE CRAFT OF SHORT FICTION

Instructor: Annie McGreevy
Length: 4 weeks (Monday class dates = 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18)
Meeting times: Mondays, 6:30–8pm
Start date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Capacity: 12 seats
Cost: $125 Early-bird (through 10/16/2019); $175 Regular
Description: Open to all levels of experience. This four week generative fiction workshop will explore the building blocks of drama, point of view, and world building. We'll read stories and explore what moves us, and through exercises, readings, and discussion, you'll learn how to use the tools in the "fiction writers' toolbox." You'll leave the class with a draft of a story, along with valuable feedback, while learning how to be an editor for yourself. 
A limited number of scholarships are available. Apply for a scholarship.

annie-mcgreevy-smaller.jpgANNIE MCGREEVY received her MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University in 2010. She is the author of the novella Ciao, Suerte, from Nouvella Books, and her writing has appeared in The Portland ReviewElectric LiteratureSTORY magazine, Shouts and Murmurs, and elsewhere. 


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Past Writing Workshops:

CRAFTING PERSONAL ESSAYS

Instructor: Eliza Smith
Length: 4 weeks
Meeting times: Sundays, 4–5:30pm
Start date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Capacity: 12 seats
Cost: $125 Early-bird; $175 Regular
Description: Open to all levels of experience. In this four-week generative workshop, we’ll explore the possibilities of personal essays and experiment with drafting our own. Through readings, writing exercises, and discussion, we’ll study craft choices; think about issues of truth, perspective, and memory; and engage with the complexities of writing about ourselves and others.

Eliza Smith

ELIZA SMITH’s essays have appeared in The OffingEssay DailyIndiana ReviewThe Pinch, and elsewhere. She has an MA in magazine writing from the Missouri School of Journalism and an MFA in creative nonfiction from Ohio State.

 


FEELING OUT POETRY: AN ALL-LEVELS GENERATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

Instructor: Eloisa Amezcua
Length: 4 weeks
Meeting times: Mondays, 6:30–8pm
Start date: Monday, September 9, 2019
Capacity: 12 seats
Cost: $125 Early-bird; $175 Regular
Description: Open to all levels of experience. This four-week poetry workshop uses contemporary poems as guides into generative writing prompts. As we read work by some of today's most compelling writers, including Mary Szybist, Fatimah Asghar, Joy Harjo, Ada Limón, Jamaal May, and more, our discussions will help shape the vocabulary through which we create original pieces. We will also discuss poetic forms and the tools of revision along the way as we push the boundaries of what a poem is and can become.

Eloisa Amezcua by Chris CheneyELOISA AMEZCUA is from Arizona. Her debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, is the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize selected by Ada Limón. A MacDowell fellow, she is the author of three chapbooks and founder/editor-in-chief of The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry. Her poems and translations are published in New York Times MagazinePoetry MagazineKenyon ReviewGulf Coast, and others. Eloisa is the founder of Costura Creative and lives in Columbus, OH. 


Please note that the Writing Workshops held at Two Dollar Radio Headquarters are unaffiliated with the publishing company Two Dollar Radio, and its editors.