Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kate Asche hosts Private Writing Workshop - Enrollment Open Now!

Dear Friends and Writers:

As many of you know, the writing programs at UC Davis Extension, for which I have served as associate director for the last several years, are being discontinued. Classes are being offered this fall quarter, and the final courses will be offered this winter (2012) quarter.  To view current courses and to enroll, visit http://extension.ucdavis.edu/unit/arts_and_humanities/.

With the discontinuation of these programs, I have decided to strike out on my own, with my first private writing workshop!

A Writer's Notebook Workshop (All Genres)

Join Kate Asche this fall in an Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) generative writing workshop, with a twist: The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House will be our "textbook" for this 6-week workshop. We’ll spend the first 30 minutes of each session discussing a brief reading selection to be read in advance. Then, we'll spend two hours writing new work and sharing our writing (if we wish), as we respond to prompts related to that week's topic. Topics will include: place and character; "making a scene;" writing the sensual; what our mistakes can do for us; and more. Plan to finish this workshop with your own notebook full of fresh first drafts!

Readings will be a combination of selections from The Writer’s Notebook (so you’ll need to buy or borrow your own copy) and, sometimes, an additional short piece by a published writer, which the facilitator will provide. This workshop will be facilitated in the AWA method, in which all shared writing is treated with respect and honor. The focus is on the writing itself, and the writer will learn what is strong, what is memorable, and what people admire in his/her first-draft work.

The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House, ISBN: 978-0-9794198-1-2

Class Size is Limited:
This intimate private workshop is limited to 9 participants, plus facilitator, so register now!

Time and Location:
We will write together on Friday afternoons, 4:00-6:30 p.m. at a private home in the Curtis Park area. If you want to participate but need to arrive a bit after the start time, please let me know. We might be able to work it out, though I will be unable to provide any discount for time missed. (For privacy reasons, exact location will be given upon completed registration.)

Six Sessions, October 28-December 16 (no class November 11 and November 25).  

Workshop Cost and Payment Due Date:
The cost of this workshop is $180. Payment is due in advance of first session.

How Do I Reserve a Space?
To reserve you place, email me at asche (dot) kate (at) gmail (dot) com. I will send you a very brief registration form to fill out. To complete your registration (and reserve your place), please return your registration form to me with payment. Registrations will be accepted in the order in which form and payment are received. 

I look forward to hearing you questions and ideas. I hope to have the honor of writing with you soon! 

Yours in writing, 
Kate Asche

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