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$80 for four sessions ($20 per session), $60 for CHA members ($15 per session)
Presented by Ann Bancroft, AWA Facilitator
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Coronado Historical Association board room, 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Writers at all levels of experience are welcome to participate in this workshop. Using the Amherst Writers and Artists method, the workshop will stimulate creativity, help you to develop confidence in your writing, encourage new work and support other writers. (www.amherstwriters.com) 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: what I liked, what was strong, what stays with me. AWA keeps writers feeling safe in their writing by demanding confidentiality of the writers. All writing is presumed fiction. There is no discussion about the subject of the writing, only the writing itself and only in context of those three positive responses. Space is limited! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Coronado resident Ann Bancroft began writing fiction after a career in journalism and communications. Her first novel, The Oakland Mets, won the 2018 San Diego Book Award for best unpublished novel. She leads AWA workshops at the Coronado Historical Association and at San Diego Writers, Ink. Ann was a reporter for the Associated Press and the San Francisco Chronicle, an editorial writer at the Sacramento Bee, essayist on Open Salon and a freelance magazine journalist. She is working on her second novel.