Writer's Workshop to Benefit Coronado Historical Association
Posted by: Coronado Arts 2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Writers at all levels of experience are welcome to participate in a four-hour workshop Friday, November 17 at the Coronado Historical Association Museum Lecture Room, 1100 Orange Avenue. Using the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method, the workshop will stimulate creativity, help you to develop confidence in your voice on the page, encourage new work and support other writers., www.amherstwriters.com.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost is $25, including tea and snacks. All proceeds from the session will be donated to the Coronado Historical Association in appreciation of its support of Coronado writers. If you purchase a $60 membership to CHA at the workshop, cost of the workshop will be free. (See coronadohistory.org for membership benefits).

Space is limited to eleven participants. Email annsbancroft@gmail.com to sign up. In the AWA method, a small group of writers gathers and the workshop leader gives a writing prompt. This can be a line of poetry, an object, a photograph -- anything that might stir memory or imagination. The group then quietly writes, from memory or imagination, whatever comes to mind. Writing continues for a specific, short amount of time, from five to twenty minutes. When the writing time ends, the writers read to the group what they have written. Because all work is new, only positive responses are allowed. While this is not a traditional critique group, within the positive responses are lessons about effective writing craft. All writing is confidential and discussion is limited to the writing itself, not the subject or the writer. Workshop leader Ann Bancroft is a Coronado writer of fiction and essays who began leading AWA workshops after a career in journalism, speech writing and communications. She has led Words from the Heart Workshops at the Coronado Historical Association and San Diego Writers, Ink.

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