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June 2022

Writing the Senses and Beyond for MWPA

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance–On Zoom
$75 – $135

A Cross-Genre Writing Workshop Level: All Levels Our knowledge and experience of the world come to us first through our senses, and they are thus the means by which we navigate much of reality, identify danger and the promise of reward, and form the memories through which our identities take shape. But translating our sensory experience into language can be daunting, and in some cases, feels nearly impossible—how to capture something as elusive as a nearly-forgotten scent, or as complex…

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Writing Group: Building a Sustainable Generative Practice for GrubStreet

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - June 30 @ 9:00 pm
$215 – $225

This class is designed to provide you with a stimulating, supportive, and accountable space for generating work. Over the course of 4 weeks, students will come together to brainstorm ideas, set their own individual goals, produce as much writing as possible, receive on-the-spot feedback, and learn how to build a more sustainable writing and revision practice. Using a variety of prompts, timed writing periods, and in-class lectures and discussions, you can expect to leave the class with a good amount…

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The End: How Do I Get Out of this Story at GrubStreet

June 11 @ 10:30 am - August 18 @ 1:30 pm
$130 – $150

  While openings are easy to discuss, endings are a bit more challenging, as they require that we be familiar with an entire story. That said, a great ending is where a story can either fizzle or indelibly emblazon itself in our consciousness for the rest of our lives. In this two-part class, we'll examine the endings of stories by writers such as Tobias Wolff, Edward P. Jones, Rebecca Makkai, Erin Somers, Chad M. Anderson, and Ye Chun, as well…

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July 2022

Cinefiction: Improving Your Stories Through Film

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - October 22 @ 9:00 pm
$355 – $370

We've all familiar with the concept of adaptation, and the phrase, "The book was better than the film" has become something of a cliche. But for those of us who are avid viewers of movies and TV shows and also writers, one might wonder what we can learn from directors, screenwriters, cinematographer, and even actors. In this class, we'll go over some basic terms from film technique and theory, and then apply these to the craft of fiction. From characters…

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