Family & Fairy Tale

In this 5 week workshop we will excavate the fairytale, extract its minerals and bones, and use these resources to write about family.  This workshop is a multi-genre workshop.  All forms are welcome (poetry, prose, hybrid, memoir, essay, flash, and fragment).  

Wednesdays / August 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6 / 9:45-12:45  

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

We will be reading:  THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES (edited by Maria Tatar) & MY MOTHER SHE KILLED ME, MY FATHER HE ATE ME: FORTY NEW FAIRYTALES (edited by Kate Bernheimer) 

All books are available at AVID BOOKSHOP.

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



+ Writing the Mother 

In this 5-week workshop we will write the MOTHER. What is the relationship between mother and monster and mother and mouth and mother and mutter and mother and more and mother and moth?  Is Mother a language we speak?  Is Mother a place on all the maps inside us?  Is Mother the indecipherable text?  Or a rosetta stone?  Or everything?  Or nowhere?  Or all the questions lined up on a table like bones?

Sundays / May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25 / 9:45-12:45    

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

We will be reading:  THE STRANGER by Albert Camus / THE BOOK OF MUTTER by Kate Zambrano / SARAH – OF FRAGMENTS and LINES by Julie Carr / BELOVED by Toni Morrison / and THE COLLECTED STORIES OF LYDIA DAVIS by Lydia Davis  

All books are available at AVID BOOKSHOP.  


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.


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Private Lessons & Manuscript Consultation

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