Each workshop leader will spend an opening portion on his/her own work and the writing process involved. Workshop leaders will devote much of the session to work submitted. Students should email in advance a brief piece of writing—not more than a page—for each workshop. To assure consideration of your work, email the submission, putting in the subject line : Writers’ Week Workshop + Leader’s Name, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For the Saturday morning, July 13: Finding Your Voice Workshop with Dawn Turner Trice submit a page of fiction or nonfiction writing, indicating whether for general readers or young adults.
- For the Saturday afternoon, July 20: Popular Nonfiction Workshop with Robert Kurson, send a page of nonfiction on any subject.
- For the Saturday morning July 20: Comedy Workshop with Nate Herman, submit your proposed idea for a comedy sketch, or the actual dialogue for that sketch of the type one would see on Saturday Night Live, or the premise for a sit-com episode or comedy screenplay (maximum 3 pages)
- For the Saturday afternoon July 20: Profiles workshop with Rick Kogan submit a page of a character profile, nonfiction or fiction.
The submitted work will be distributed to attendees and the leader will comment on some of the submissions, suggesting areas for revision. Students will participate in this feedback. Participants will have plenty of time for questions and answers.