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. Attendees 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line including Writers’ Week Workshop and the workshop leader’s name.
- July 18
- For the Saturday morning Profiles Workshop with Rick Kogan, submit a page of a character profile, nonfiction or fiction.
- For the Saturday afternoon Writing about Relationships Workshop with Marjie Killeen, submit a page of nonfiction or fiction involving sex or an intimate relationship.
- For the Saturday afternoon Comedy Workshop with Nate Herman, submit your proposal 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 sitcom episode or comedy screenplay (maximum 3 pages).
- July 25
- For the Saturday morning 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 Nonfiction Workshop with Rick Perlstein, submit a page of nonfiction connected to a person of interest—living or dead.
Submitted work will be distributed to attendees and the workshop leader will comment on some of the submissions, suggesting areas for revision. Attendees will participate in this feedback and have time for questions and answers.