SHOWING UP AT THE PAGE
an AWA-style workshop
Saturday, June 6 – July 18 at 11:00 am -1:15 p.m. EST
(no workshop on July 4)
Showing up at the Page is a six-week series of online writing workshops, where writers have the chance to connect with the raw power of their authentic writers’ voices. What distinguishes this workshop from traditional writing workshops is that group members write together during the workshop in response to writing prompts that are designed to support creative risk-taking and the development of craft. All you have to do is show up at the page and write with us!
Following each guided writing, group members are invited to read their work aloud. Because the work is new and raw, the group members limit their responses to what is strong about the writing, what resonates, and what is memorable in each piece. (If desired, workshop members can receive more balanced feedback later, by submitting manuscripts for review after the writer has had a chance to develop and polish the piece.)
Each workshop will follow the AWA method developed by Pat Schneider and described in her book “Writing Alone and With Others” (Oxford University Press, 2003).
This workshop is suitable for writers at all experience levels.
One optional writing review is available for each workshop participant.
When: Saturday mornings, June 6 – July 18 at 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. EST (We will not meet on Saturday, July 4.)
Where: Zoom (details provided on registration)
The Zoom room will be open 15 minutes before start time (e.g. 10:45 a.m. ) so that you can meet other participants and settle in before the workshop begins. We will begin the workshop promptly at 11:00 a.m.
If you join late and we're already writing, please respect the writing time of the other writers by muting your sound and starting to write with us.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants.
The investment for the series is $180.
"[Jill] fosters a safe community container for you to explore and grow your writing without judgement"
Working with Jill during her writing workshops gave me time to escape everyday life and do something creative every week. She really helped me develop and feel confident in my writing voice. If you’re thinking of working with Jill to expand your capabilities as a writer, it will be well worth it. She fosters a safe community container for you to explore and grow your writing without judgement.
- Sophie Shepherd
New York, NY
In the near future, I will be offering two online workshops:
Good Enough: A Writer’s Cure for the Imposter Syndrome
Talk to Me: Voice Lessons for Writers.
I'm so thankful to have experienced Jill's guidance and mentorship, and am astonished how much writing I have produced as a result!
Jill's workshops were transformational for me. I had lots of ideas and had written in other formats (children's TV, etc.) but I really wanted to explore memoir and also fiction based on some real experiences. "Writing In the Raw" as Jill taught us to do in her sessions was a wonderful experience. Setting one's self free to just let it flow, not worrying about editing, or even spelling or punctuation, but letting the flow of thoughts and ideas and dialogue and impressions flow; editing could come later. And what rich raw material this produced!
Jill has a terrific sense of knowing how to help each individual writer become better at their craft, and also an empathetic skill at encouraging a writer to become their best.
The workshops provided a discipline and commitment to writing, to getting things down on paper, to moving from ideas to creative results, that I would not have had any other way. I'm so thankful to have experienced Jill's guidance and mentorship, and am astonished how much writing I have produced as a result! She's simply the best.
South Orange, NJ