FUTURE WORKSHOPS

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WRITING & FAILURE: ON DISAPPOINTMENTS, SHAME, MaKING MISTAKES, and BEING LOST.

In this workshop we will ruin everything.  We will fall down the well, eat the poisonous berries, and take unforgivable risks.  We will say things we never meant to say, destroy the livingroom, write the worst thing, break all the glass, hurt everybody‚Äôs feelings, get very lost, and then find ourselves disheveled in a crowd of strangers.

This workshop is a multi-genre workshop.  All forms are welcome (poetry, prose, hybrid, memoir, essay, flash, and fragment).  

Wednesdays / January 23, 30 / February 6, 13, 20 / 9:45-12:45

Weekly reading and writing assignments will guide you.  All levels welcome.

Reading Assignments TBA

The workshop is $315,  FULL payment is required to hold your spot. Register HERE and reserve your space right away.

RECENT (PAST) WORKSHOPS

A Journaling WoRKSHOP

***WORKSHOP IS FULL***

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In this 5 week workshop we will keep (and share) a daily journal.  We will study the composition of the entry and its worth, the strangeness and beauty of raw material, and the relationship between confession and invention.  To keep us company we will read Carmen Gimenez Smith's BRING DOWN THE LITTLE BIRDS, Lynda Barry's SYLLABUS, Robert Wasler's A SCHOOLBOY'S DIARY, Wayne Koestenbaum's THE PINK TRANCE NOTEBOOKS, and Roland Barthes' MOURNING DIARY.  

All books are available at AVID BOOKSHOP

Each week participants will bring in 5-7 entries to share.   

Note: entries can be dreams, grocery lists, notes towards a novel, letters to nobody, a list of current events, sobbings, pieces of poems, fictions or chicken scratch.  Which is to say, this workshop is (as always) a multi-genre workshop.  All forms are welcome (poetry, prose, hybrid, memoir, essay, flash, fragment, and everything in between).  

Wednesdays/ August 15, 22, 29 / September 5, 12 / 9:45-12:45   

Weekly reading and writing assignments will guide you.  All levels welcome.

The workshop is $315,  FULL payment is required to hold your spot.  Register HERE and reserve your space right away. ***WORKSHOP IS FULL***

workshop is limited to 8 participants

 

Five ForMs In Five Weeks

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In this five week workshop participants will explore forms ranging from the sonnet to the miniature, the letter to the villanelle, the sestina to the "frail" essay.  We will study how  contemporary writers crack traditional forms open and use these forms' insides to thicken their own voices (and present day concerns) with echoes of the past.  Each week participants will write in a new form.     

Wednesdays / April 11, 18, 25 / May 2, 9 /9:45-12:45  

Weekly reading and writing assignments will guide you.  All levels welcome.

This workshop is $315.  FULL payment is required to hold your spot. Register HERE and reserve your space right away.

Recommended readings:

A FORMAL FEELING COMES: POEMS IN FORM BY CONTEMPORARY WOMEN (Edited by Annie Finch). 

Lucie Brock-Broido's THE MASTER LETTERS

Maurice Manning's LAWRENCE BOOTH'S BOOK OF VISIONS 

All books are available at AVID BOOKSHOP 

 

Private Lessons & Manuscript Consultation

Available Upon Request. Please contact: sabrinaorahmark[at]gmaiL[dot]com

    

 

 
 
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Sabrina has created a physical/mental/emotional space in that luminous realm between enCouragement and flight. Enter and you will write your way into the dark wood. Stay and she will show you the flowers that mark the way back.

- Michelle Castleberry is the author of Dissecting the Angel and Other Poems.


WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

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Full payment is required upon registration. This holds your spot, as workshops fill quickly. The cancellation policy requires a 2-week notice and it's okay to cancel - you will receive a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. You will not receive a refund without the required 2-week notice. Thank you.
 

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CAN'T TAKE A WORKSHOP?

No problem.  Inquire about my 6-week WRITING PROMPT PACKAGE. $150 (with no feedback) and $350 (with feedback).  Prompts are sent out every Monday. You can choose any 6 Mondays that best fit your schedule.  All prompt packages are individually designed with the writer in mind.    

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