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Cost: $20 per session, or $15 per session for Coronado Historical Association Members. $75 for four weeks, $60 for CHA members If you join CHA upon signing up for a four-week workshop, the first workshop will be free and the remaining sessions will be $15.
Presented by Ann Bancroft, AWA Facilitator
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Thursday, March 29, 2018
Coronado Historical Association, 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 92118
Writers at all levels of experience are welcome to participate in this workshop, using the Amherst Writers and Artists method to stimulate creativity, develop confidence in your writing and support other writers in an encouraging environment. In the AWA method, a small group of writers gather 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 writes for a specific, short amount of time, from five to twenty minutes, and then 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 creating new work 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. (www.amherstwriters.com) Workshop leader and Ann Bancroft began writing fiction after a career in journalism and communications. She was a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Associated Press, and an editorial writer at the Sacramento Bee. She taught journalism courses at American River College and California State University, Sacramento. After early retirement she began writing short stories and personal essays, and is now working on her second novel. She lives in Coronado and has led AWA workshops here and at San Diego Writers, Ink. Please contact Ann to sign up (firstname.lastname@example.org) Space is limited!