Take the time needed to learn the craft of writing. None of us are ever finished with learning or improving.

You don’t have to be famous to write an interesting life story! Laura will focus on how to begin, continue and finish this sometimes daunting project. She will offer insight into the vulnerability of writing honestly about your personal experiences so your fears don’t get in your way through the process.

You have a story to tell

so write it!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 7 - 9 p.m.

All workshops and camps will be held at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center, 706 2nd St. N. in Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Laura is available to teach at your location too. Contact her for details.

Summer Camp for Young Writers

June 3 - 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

$165 per child. Scholarships available.

​Do you have a wild imagination? Are you a kid who makes up adventures without ever leaving your house? Learn how to create amazing worlds, believable characters, surprising plots and solve the world's most intriguing mysteries. We'll work on short stories, news articles, and more. This camp will make writing fun and all kids are welcome, even if writing isn't your best subject.  Supplies will be provided. Please bring water to drink and a bag lunch.


On Friday will we do a short open mic performance of works created during the week. Please invite friends and family for this event

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something. 

                                                    - Neil Gaiman
 

Rediscovering Your Poetic Voice

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

$15 in Advance  /$20 at the Door (ticket link coming soon.)

Taught by guest instructors Marci Morley and Darla Chestnut

 

Do you want to write more poetry but haven’t found the tools for a fresh start? Do your poems somehow just miss being as good as they could be? We can help.

      

Both published poets, Marci and Darla will focus on rediscovering voice and style; using poetic devices, such as metaphor, simile, and imagery; working with poetic forms; and revisiting, revising, and refining your writing. Portions of the class will include workshopping, an opportunity to practice techniques.

       

Besides a notebook and pen, please bring a double-spaced hard copy of a poem you have written and wish to improve.

Fall six-week writing workshop

Start your book before the end of the year. We will meet on Monday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. from October 14 through November 11. $30 per session unless paid in full $150. ($25 per session that way).

We will discuss ideas (novel, or memoir) and will work on several elements of the novel writing process, including:

Basic plot, voice, theme and genre

Characters, dialogue, setting, and story arcs

Sentence structure and making sentences pop!

Limited to ten people. Ticket link coming soon.