Workshop Descriptions

 

Story Sparks: Creative Writing for Kids

Calling all kids ages 9-12 who love to write!

This workshop is for you.

Which are your favourite kinds of stories? Action-packed and exciting adventures, laugh-your-head-off hilarious comedies or heart-breakingly emotional weepies? Maybe it’s all 3. But what is it that the best stories all have in common?

Great stories start with great characters, whether it’s villainous villains or heroic heroes, but where do these characters come from? Award-winning author Keith Gray will guide you through creating your very own heroes and villains. He will help you find the most descriptive words and invent the most unforgettable images while all the time building your story-telling skills so that you’ll soon be writing the best adventure-comedy-weepie too.

Dates: Sunday February 25th and Sunday March 4th, 2018

Time: 2:00 – 4:00

Where: 18th district, Vienna

Fee: €85

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Poetry!

“Breathe in – experience. Breathe out – poetry.”

(Muriel Rukeyser)

This workshop immerses its participants in the – at first glance – shortest of all genres: poetry. You will get to know various forms (haiku, sonnet, sevenaar, ghazal etc.) and try them out, drawing from your own lives.

What we will cover in the workshop:

  • finding your topics and your own poetic voice
  • some theory
  • getting to know diverse forms of poetry – from sonnet to event poem
  • experimenting with language and sounds
  • reading poetry – and enjoying it!

Methods:

  • process-oriented approach
  • respectful and constructive feedback
  • inputs
  • exercises

Prerequisites:

You should enjoy writing, experimenting with language and trying out new forms and genres. You should like poems. You do not need to have any previous experience in writing poetry, but of course if you do, you are also very welcome.

Instructor:

Mag. Eva Kuntschner studied English and American Literature in Graz and Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a trained writing instructor and teaches professional, academic and creative writing in English and German.

Dates: April 13th and April 14th and May 4th and May 5th, 2018

Time: 4:00 – 7:30 PM on each of the above days.

WORKSHOP IS 14 HOURS TOTAL

Where: venue to be determined (somewhere central in Vienna)

Fee: €225

Class limited to 10 participants so register now to reserve your seat!

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Manuscript Assessment 

Do you have a draft of a novel, short story, memoir, or personal essay that you would like constructively critiqued? These one:one sessions are designed for those who wish to learn more about the craft of writing, re-writing and the process of getting published.

Topics covered: developing story ideas, strong beginnings, point of view, tension, character development, and finding the emotional truth of the story.

Instructor: Kirsten Donaghey is a published writer, editor, and story coach. She is the co-founder of Write Now.

For more information send Kirsten an email at editor.kd@live.com