Study Group: Writers’ Workshop with Sandy Jacobs
Thursday, January 16, 2020Time 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursdays | 1:30pm | Special Interest Room | No Charge | Pre-Registration Required
October 31; November 14; December 12; January 2, 16 & 30; February 13 & 27; March 12 & 26
FACILITATOR: SANDY JACOBS
Overheard at a party: “I’m a writer, too. I’ve just never written anything!” If this describes you, the Writers Workshop is here to motivate the writer in you.
This course is designed for those of you who know how to write but have trouble getting started, or would like to further develop your skills. It is not a “How-To” class. Often the most difficult part of writing is getting started. Half the battle can be won with a topic and a deadline. Once you put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, the words will flow. Awaken the dormant writer in you through memoir, fiction or commentary at our workshops. One word will be assigned as your starting point, to be interpreted as you desire, as long as that word appears at least once in your piece. It will be due the following session. Your writing does not have to be about the assigned word. For the first meeting, please bring an article you have written that contains the word pronounced “Sight,” but could alternatively be “Cite,” or “Site.” Don’t concern yourself with the length – it can be very short. Writing is limited to three typewritten pages, but may be shorter. Your writing will be read aloud either by you or, if desired, someone else. A short discussion and critique will follow each reading. Writing should be a pleasure, not a punishment. This is a fun class—not the dreaded writing classes you might have had during school days.
Professional writer, editor and writing teacher, Sandy Jacobs will be facilitating this informal method she developed for writing classes.