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  • Seminar
  • School One, Providence, RI
  • Adult (18+)

Being a Writer And the Workshop Experience: Providence

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  • $75.00 Non-Member
  • $65.00 Member

Class Description

It's the new school year — time to commit (or re-commit) yourself to writing! In this seminar, via discussion and exercises, we’ll inspire you to take the baby steps or big leaps necessary to realize your writing ambitions, regardless of your genre, and give you a taste of your first writing workshop. We'll debunk common myths about being a writer; talk about common issue like fear of failure, writer's block, and rejection; discuss how to make time for your craft, build a career, and develop habits, tools, skills and resources to make a commitment. You'll leave with a set of goals and an action plan with built-in accountability to make it all happen. We’ll do a couple short exercises to get you writing, and introduce how a writing workshop works. Anyone who wants can get feedback on what’s written in class; or bring in 12 copies of a *short* piece you’ve already written, any genre (two pages double-spaced/500 words maximum, please). By the end of class, you’ll forge new connections with a community of fellow writers. Please bring a notebook and a pen or writing device.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.