Workshops

Register Now:  860 559-8051 or 860 836-8416

e-mail: info@easthillwriters.com

located at 7 River Street, Collinsville, CT  06019

 

  Upcoming Spring 2014 Workshops

I. The Way to Write:  A Workshop for Beginning Writers

This workshop is for writers with little or no writing experience who would like to explore the practice and craft of writing.  The goal of these workshops is to get the words flowing, to inspire confidence and creativity, to teach writers how to give thoughtful, constructive, and supportive feedback to each other, to help participants develop their skill through short lectures, handouts, prompts, and written feedback.

Limited to 8 people.

When: Six Wednesdays, May 28-July 2, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Location TBA (Canton)

Cost:  $260

Method of Payment: Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860.559.8051  or 860.836.8416, info@easthillwriters.com

 

II. Finding One’s Voice: An Intermediate Workshop

In this multi-genre workshop for writers with previous workshop experience we will explore how one’s unique use of language enables one to develop a distinctive narrative voice.

Limited to 8 people.

When: Six Thursdays, May 15-June 19, 7-9 p.m.

Where:  46 Gildersleeve Ave., Collinsville, CT

Cost: $260.

Method of Payment: Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860.559.8051  or 860.836.8416, info@easthillwriters.com

 

III.  An Intensive Revision Workshop

This advanced multi-genre workshop is appropriate for writers with a first or second draft of a larger project that they want to revise.  Each week everyone will read from their body of work and discuss the writing of others in the group. The goal is for all participants to demonstrate meaningful development of their work in progress.

Limited to four people

When: Six Mondays, May 12-June 16, 7-9 p.m.

Where:  46 Gildersleeve Ave., Collinsville, CT

Cost $380.

Method of Payment: Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860.559.8051  or 860.836.8416, info@easthillwriters.com

 

Early Spring 2014 Offering

 

I. New Writers’ Workshop                               

This workshop is for writers with little or no writing experience who would like to explore the practice and craft of writing. The goal of these two-hour workshops is to get the words flowing, to inspire confidence and creativity in workshop members, to teach group members how to give thoughtful, constructive, and supportive feedback to each other, to help writers develop their skills through short lectures, handouts, prompts, and written feedback. Led by Chivas Sandage.

Limited to 8 participants

When: Six Thursdays, 7-9 pm, March 20-April 24

Were: 7 River Street, Collinsville Center, above the Sweet Shoppe!

Cost:  $260

 

II. Bang the Keys: Intermediate Workshop  

For writers experienced in the workshop method of reading and discussing one another’s work, this workshop is designed to keep you moving forward on your fiction or creative non-fiction project. Areas of focus will include the narrative voice; weaving exposition, scenes and dialogue; over-arching structure as well as the internal arcs of scenes and chapters; suggestions for revision; and tips on how to keep going when you want to quit. For consideration, please submit ten pages of your work to info@easthillwriters.com. Led by Anne Batterson and Sherry Horton.

Limited to 8 participants

When:  6 Mondays, 7-9 p.m., March 31-May 5

Where: 7 River Street, Collinsville Center, above the Sweet Shoppe!

Cost:  $260

Method of Payment: Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860.559.8051  or 860.836.8416, info@easthillwriters.com, or http://easthillwriters.com/

Upcoming Winter 2014 Workshops

I. New Writers’ Workshop                               

This workshop is for writers with little or no writing experience who would like to explore the practice and craft of writing. The goal of these two-hour workshops is to get the words flowing, to inspire confidence and creativity in workshop members, to teach group members how to give thoughtful, constructive, and supportive feedback to each other, to help writers develop their skills through short lectures, handouts, prompts, and written feedback. Led by Chivas Sandage.

Limited to 8 participants

When: Six Thursdays, 7-9 pm, January 16-February 20

Were: 7 River Street, Collinsville Center, above the Sweet Shoppe!

Cost:  $260

Method of Payment: Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860.559.8051  or 860.836.8416, info@easthillwriters.com, or http://easthillwriters.com/

II. Bang the Keys: Intermediate Workshop Intensive 

For writers experienced in the workshop method of reading and discussing one another’s work, this workshop is designed to keep you moving forward on your fiction or creative non-fiction project. Areas of focus will include the narrative voice; weaving exposition, scenes and dialogue; over-arching structure as well as the internal arcs of scenes and chapters; suggestions for revision; and tips on how to keep going when you want to quit. This is an intensive class and participants are expected to present work each week. For consideration, please submit ten pages of your work to info@easthillwriters.com. Led by Ann Sheybani.

Limited to 4 participants

When:  6 Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Jan.13-Feb. 24 (no meeting Feb. 17)

Where: 46 Gildersleeve Ave., Canton, CT.

Cost:  $380

Method of Payment: Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860.559.8051  or 860.836.8416, info@easthillwriters.com, or http://easthillwriters.com/

III. The Knife: An Intensive Revision Workshop            

In this advanced multi-genre workshop, experienced writers are expected to read from their body of work each week, discuss the work of other workshop members, and revise at least 20 to 30 submitted pages by term end with an eye on publication. This intensive workshop is appropriate for those with a first or second draft of a larger project in hand. For consideration, please submit 20 pages of your project, as well as a brief synopsis, to  info@easthillwriters.com. Led by Ann Sheybani.

Limited to 4 participants

 When: 6 Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Jan. 15-Feb. 19

Where: 46 Gildersleeve Ave., Canton, CT.

Cost:  $380

Method of Payment: Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860.559.8051  or 860.836.8416, info@easthillwriters.com, or http://easthillwriters.com/

 

 

Upcoming Fall 2013 Workshops

I.  New Writers’ Workshop with Chivas Sandage

This workshop is for writers with little or no writing experience who would like to explore the practice and craft of writing. The goal of these two-hour workshops is to get the words flowing, to inspire confidence and creativity in workshop members, to teach group members how to give thoughtful, constructive, and supportive feedback to each other, to help writers develop their skills through short lectures, handouts, prompts, and written feedback.

Limited to eight people.

When:  Six Thur. 7-9pm, Oct 17-Nov21

Where: 7 River Street, Collinsville Center.  Above the Sweet Shop!

Cost:  $260

Method of Payment: Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860.604.5846  or 860.836.8416, info@easthillwriters.com, or http://easthillwriters.com/

 

 

III.  Advanced Workshop

For writers experienced in the workshop method of reading and discussing one another’s work, this workshop will guide you in developing your fiction or creative non-fiction project.

Areas of focus will include development of themes, scenes, and characters; weaving exposition, scenes and dialogue; beginnings and endings; over-arching structure as well as the internal arcs of scenes and chapters; suggestions for revision.

Maximum class size: 10

NOTE:  This Class is Full

Where:  7 River Street, Collinsville Center.  Above the Sweet Shop!

When: Monday evenings, 7-9: Beginning October 14th, and running for 6 consecutive Mondays (last class November 18th).

Cost:  $260

Method of payment:  Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860 559-8051 or 860 836-8416  or info@easthillwriters.com

 

 

 Summer 2013 Workshops

Poetry Workshop with Chivas Sandage

This 6-week poetry workshop offers supportive and insightful feedback, inspiring discussions, and creative explorations within community.

We explore:

  • remarkable poems by contemporary writers from around the world
  • your questions about poetry, your work, and the practice of writing
  • multiple perspectives on what’s strong and what can be stronger in your poems
  • accessible and intriguing writing prompts
  • craft issues including “the poem as score”
  • creative strategies for cultivating, revising and editing poems
  • traditional and alternative publishing options
  • the art and pleasure of reading your work for others

Facilitator: Chivas Sandage, author of Hidden Drive (Antrim House, 2012), holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA from Bennington College. ForeWord Reviews has just selected Hidden Drive as a finalist for its Book of the Year Awards. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and the anthologies Paradise Found (Levellers Press, forthcoming in ’13), Morning Song: Poems for New Parents (St. Martin’s Press, ’11), and Manthology: Poems on the Male Experience (Univ. of Iowa Press, ‘06).

When: Six Sundays, 7-9 pm: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & July 7

Where: East Hill Writers in Canton, Connecticut (go to http://easthillwriters.com for details)

Cost: $260

Method of payment: Check to East Hill Writers c/o 46 Gildersleeve Avenue, Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860.559.8051, info@easthillwriters.com, or http://easthillwriters.com/

Spring 2013

Advanced Workshop

For writers experienced in the workshop method of reading and discussing one another’s work, this workshop will guide you in developing your fiction or creative non-fiction project.

Areas of focus will include development of themes, scenes, and characters; weaving exposition, scenes and dialogue; beginnings and endings; over-arching structure as well as the internal arcs of scenes and chapters; suggestions for revision.

Maximum class size: 10

Where:  TBA

When: Monday evenings, 7-9: Beginning May 6th, and running for 6 consecutive Mondays (excluding Memorial Day weekend).

Cost:  $260

Method of payment:  Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, 59 East Hill Rd., Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860 559-8051 or 860 836-8416  or info@easthillwriters.com

 

Poetry Workshop with Chivas Sandage

This 6-week poetry workshop offers supportive and insightful feedback, inspiring discussions, and creative explorations within community.

We explore:

  • remarkable poems by contemporary writers from around the world
  • your questions about poetry, your work, and the practice of writing
  • multiple perspectives on what’s strong and what can be stronger in your poems
  • accessible and intriguing writing prompts
  • craft issues including “the poem as score”
  • creative strategies for cultivating, revising and editing poems
  • traditional and alternative publishing options
  • the art and pleasure of reading your work for others

Facilitator: Chivas Sandage, author of Hidden Drive (Antrim House, 2012), holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA from Bennington College. ForeWord Reviews has just selected Hidden Drive as a finalist for its Book of the Year Awards. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and the anthologies Paradise Found (Levellers Press, forthcoming in ’13), Morning Song: Poems for New Parents (St. Martin’s Press, ’11), and Manthology: Poems on the Male Experience (Univ. of Iowa Press, ‘06).

When: Six Sundays, 7-9 pm: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & July 7

Cost: $260

Method of payment: Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, 59 East Hill Rd., Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information:

info@easthillwriters.com

860.559.8051

http://easthillwriters.com/

http://www.writelikeariver.com/

 

Winter 2013

GETTING STARTED

Six Thursdays, February 28th-April 4th, 2013, 7-9 p.m.

If you have always wanted to write, take the plunge this winter. Writing is a practice like any art form or sport. Committing time to writing and motivated by the power of a supportive group, you will begin to trust the speech inside your mind that is yours alone.

You can focus on your own writing project or on the plentiful ideas—prompts and short assignments—workshop leaders provide. Workshop time will be spent writing freely, listening to volunteers read aloud, giving oral and written feedback, and discussing aspects of craft.

To encourage revision and support your writing goals, workshop leaders give specific, written commentary on all work that you submit.

Maximum class size:  10

Where:  East Hill Writers’ Workshop, 59 East Hill Road, Canton, Connecticut, 06019

When:  Six Thursdays, February 28th-April 4th, 7-9 p.m. $260.00

Cost:  $260

Method of payment:  Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, 59 East Hill Rd., Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860 559-8051 or 860 836-8416  or info@easthillwriters.com

 

And

 And

 ADVANCED WORKSHOP

Six Mondays, January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25  2013 7-9 p.m. $260.00

For writers experienced in the workshop method of reading and discussing one another’s work, this workshop will guide you in developing your ongoing writing project. Areas of focus will include development of themes, scenes, and characters; weaving exposition, scenes and dialogue; beginnings and endings; overall structure as well as the internal arcs of scenes and chapters; suggestions for revision.

For newcomer consideration, please submit three double-spaced pages of your writing to info@easthillwriters.com.

Maximum class size:  10

Where:  East Hill Writers’ Workshop, 59 East Hill Road, Canton, Connecticut, 06019

When:  Six Mondays, January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25  2013 7-9 p.m.

Cost:  $260

Method of payment:  Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, 59 East Hill Rd., Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860 559-8051 or 860 836-8416  or info@easthillwriters.com

 

       

Previous Workshops

       ADVANCED WORKSHOP

Six Mondays, October 22-November 26, 7-9 p.m. $260.00

For writers experienced in the workshop method of reading and discussing one another’s work, this workshop will guide you in developing your ongoing writing project. Areas of focus will include development of themes, scenes, and characters; weaving exposition, scenes and dialogue; beginnings and endings; overall structure as well as the internal arcs of scenes and chapters; suggestions for revision.

For newcomer consideration, please submit three double-spaced pages of your writing to info@easthillwriters.com.

Maximum class size:  10

Where:  East Hill Writers’ Workshop, 59 East Hill Road, Canton, Connecticut, 06019

When:  Six Mondays, October 22-November 26, 7-9 p.m.

Cost:  $260

Method of payment:  Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, 59 East Hill Rd., Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860 559-8051 or 860 836-8416  or info@easthillwriters.com

 

 

New Spring Workshop begins April 30, 2012

 

The Craft of Writing
This six-week workshop, open to writers of all genres, is designed to help writers develop the tools they need to craft their stories with confidence.  Each week, the initial discussion will focus on one aspect of the writing process, after which the group members will hear and give feedback to individual participants’ work. Workshop leaders will give additional feedback on the pieces discussed.  Our goal is to help writers develop the skills they need to connect with their readers, and in doing so, inspire them to engage in the writing process with a stronger sense of purpose.
For consideration, please submit three double-spaced pages of your writing to info@easthillwriters.com.
Maximum class size:  10
Where:  East Hill Writers’ Workshop, 59 East Hill Road, Canton, Connecticut, 06019
Time:  6 Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m.
Dates:  April 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11. (break for Memorial Day)
Cost:  $260

Method of payment:  Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, 59 East Hill Rd., Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860 559-8051 or 860 836-8416  or info@easthillwriters.com

Winter Workshop February 2012

Become a Better Writer

In this six-week workshop, open to writers of all genres, we will focus on developing your work in progress, whether fiction or nonfiction. We will concentrate on point of view, voice, character, scene, and structure.

Each week, participants will listen and respond to individuals’ writing. Workshop leaders will also provide written critiques, including specific suggestions for revising and editing your work.

For consideration, please submit three double-spaced pages of your writing to info@easthillwriters.com.

Limited to ten participants

Dates:      Six Mondays, beginning February 6, 2012

Time and place:     7-9 p.m.    56 East Hill  Road, Canton, CT 06019

Cost:                    $260.

Method of payment:  Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, 59 East Hill Rd., Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

For further information: 860 693-0504 or 860 836-8416  or info@easthillwriters.com

 

 

 Fall Workshop beginning September 26th, 2011

 

The Narrative Voice

This six-week workshop, open to writers of all genres, will help writers develop a distinct and resonant narrative voice that will support their subject matter/content most effectively. The goal, always, is to deepen readers’ engagement with the story being told.

Each week, group members will hear and give feedback to individual participant’s work. Workshop leaders will give additional feedback, as well as written critique.  The last session will be broken up into private consultations.

For consideration, please submit 3 double-spaced pages of a work in progress to info@easthillwriters.com

Maximum class size:  10

Where:  East Hill Writers’ Workshop, 59 East Hill Road, Canton, Connecticut, 06019

Time:  6 Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m.

Dates:  September 26, October 3, 17, 24, 31, November 7

Cost:  $260

Method of payment:  Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, 59 East Hill Rd., Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

 

 


The Craft of Writing

This six-week workshop, open to writers of all genres and levels of experience, is designed to help writers develop the tools they need to craft their stories with confidence.  Each week, the initial discussion will focus on one aspect of the writing process, after which the group members will hear and give feedback to individual participants’ work. Workshop leaders will give additional feedback on the pieces discussed.  Our goal is to help writers develop the skills they need to connect with their readers, and in doing so, inspire them to engage in the writing process with a stronger sense of purpose.

Maximum class size:  10

Where:  East Hill Writers’ Workshop, 59 East Hill Road, Canton, Connecticut, 06019

Time:  6 Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m.

Dates:  May 2,9,16,23, June 6, 13.

Cost:  $220

Method of payment:  Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, 59 East Hill Rd., Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

 

The Art of Story

This six-week workshop invites all who are working on a narrative, either fiction or nonfiction, at any stage of the process.  We will explore all aspects of craft as they come up:  character, structure, scene, dialogue, and voice.  The purpose of the workshop will be to offer encouragement, honest and supportive feedback, answers to questions, and a clear sense of direction for revisions.

Maximum class size:  10

Where:  East Hill Writers’ Workshop, 59 East Hill Road, Canton, Connecticut, 06019

Time:  6 Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m.

Date:  April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9 2011

Cost:  $220

Method of payment:  Check to East Hill Writers @PO Box 1008, 59 East Hill Rd., Canton, CT  06019, or PayPal.

 

 

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