September/October 2022 Writers Workshops

Let’s Get Spooky—Generative Writing Time!

Description: Join managing editor Maria S. Picone for a Halloween-themed workshop on writing about ghosts, supernatural events, and other speculative-adjacent phenomena. All genres welcome.
Date: Monday, October 3rd
Time: 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern Time
Duration: 2 hours
Level: All levels welcome
Price: $25, discounts available for contributors, staff, or returning attendees
Add-on: Editorial feedback (document markup and 1-2 paragraphs of overall feedback on your spooky piece) for $35
Cap: 25 attendees

CR Professional Series: You Need a Writer’s Website (Yes, You!)

Description: Join managing editor Maria S. Picone for a seminar on author websites—who needs them (everyone!), what they are useful for, and how to get started. We will take a hands-on approach in this class and you can expect to leave with the seeds of material needed for your website.
Date: Sunday, October 9
Time: 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern Time
Duration: 1.5 hours
Level: All levels welcome
Price: $25, $5 discount for returning participants and staff
Add-on: Website Consulting Call via Zoom (30 minutes) for $35—start your website together with Maria, get feedback on your existing site, get more questions answered, etc!
Cap: 25 attendees


Stubborn Writers Workshop

Description: Join managing editor Maria S. Picone for an open-style inclusive workshop on one poem or prose piece in community with other CR writers.
Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Time
Duration: 2 hours
Level: All levels welcome
Price: $25, discounts available for contributors, staff, or returning attendees
Add-on: Editorial feedback (document markup and 1-2 paragraphs of overall feedback on your workshop piece or a revised version sent within one month of the class) for $35
Cap: 6 attendees

CR Writers of Color Workshop

Description: Join managing editor Maria S. Picone for an open-style inclusive workshop on one poem or prose piece in community with other CR writers of color.
Date: Tuesday, October 18

Time: 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern Time
Duration: 1 hour
Level: All levels welcome
Price: $20, discounts available for contributors, staff, or returning attendees
Add-on: Editorial feedback (document markup and 1-2 paragraphs of overall feedback on 1000
words of prose or 1-3 short poems) for $20
Cap: 5 attendees


Drop-In Writing Session (October)

Description: Join managing editor Maria S. Picone for an open day of generative writing—we will introduce ourselves and set goals at the beginning of the session and then write in ‘sprints’ together for the four hours. Optional sharing will happen towards the end of the session. Feel free to come in or leave anytime.
Date: Sunday, October 30th
Time: 7am Pacific/10am Eastern Time
Duration: 4 hours
Level: All levels welcome
Price: $10, free for contributors and staff


Nano November Novel

Description: Join managing editor Maria S. Picone for six weeks of novel craft and generative exercises in time for NanoWriMo in November. The October session will be to introduce ourselves and brainstorm about our writing projects and finding time to write; in November we will focus on an element of novel craft each week and spend time writing and working on exercises. The final day will be focused on celebrating our accomplishments via a positive feedback-only workshop/reading session and discussing revision techniques.
Date: Sunday, October 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4
Time: 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern Time
Duration: 2 hours per session; depending on participants, 12/4 session may be 3 hours
Level: All levels welcome—from novel idea to novel draft
Price: $250, discounts for returning participants and staff (hardship discounts and payment plans available available)
Cap: 12 attendees