Writers On The Sound
July 30th through August 27th • 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
5 Sessions + 1 Private Session + A Public Reading at The Dolphin Bookshop (Optional) ... $100
Join us to help build a writers community that can sit together to discuss and write in various genres and styles. Using a series of prompts, exercises, and meditations, students will respond by writing fiction, memoir, essay, non-fiction, and poetry. The primary goal of this class is to create a supportive community for writers and provide structured guidance in the process of exploring one's unique literary voice and creating art. Students will write in class and participants will respond to each other's work in a positive and constructive manner. We will also read and analyze passages from novels, short stories, and poems as models for our own writing. During the second half of class writers will share manuscripts and receive guidance and critique from the teacher and class. Writers of all experience levels are welcome, whether you are published or not. The class will culminate in a reading during the month of September at The Dolphin Bookshop. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Contact email@example.com to sign up.
Fiction Writing for Girls (10 to 12)
July 17th through August 14th • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
5 Sessions + 1 Private Session + Culminating Henna Workshop ... $100
Using famous “girl” stories as models, we’ll write fiction and autobiography about girls and growing up. From Laura Ingalls Wilder and Jamaica Kincaid to local author Beth Ain we’ll read and write engaging, dramatic stories. You’ll learn about plot, characterization, and good, dynamic writing. Bring a journal and a pencil. The last session will include a henna workshop for your hands so come ready to decorate! Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Sonia Arora has been teaching literature, writing, and humanities for the past 17 years. Her most recent publication of fiction is in the winter 2012 issue of Apiary, a literary magazine in Philadelphia. She has also published poetry, essays and short fiction. Having moved from Philadelphia two years ago, she has begun to build a vibrant literary community here in Port Washington. She is currently a teaching artist and consultant and has started her own educational consulting business where she offers workshops in writing, oral history and multi-media projects.