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Keepin’ it Short Writing Workshop
Registration Now Closed: $335 (10 participants max)
LIVE ON ZOOM | Saturdays, 1-3:00 pm Eastern | Aug 5th – Sept 9th
Develop, write, and edit a publishable personal essay or short story in six weeks, while maintaining accountability and building community.
The goal of this 6-week workshop is for you to have the tools and support to confidently write and revise a new piece of short fiction or non-fiction that will be ready to submit for publication if you choose. We’ll spend the first two weeks mining ideas, reviewing mentor texts, and expanding/refining ideas. Then you’ll get the tools you need to write and revise your draft. We’ll also discuss possible places for submission.
Over the course of the six weeks, students will receive feedback on three ideas, one finished draft, and one revision.
Each session is designed to provide what you need to start and finish.
You’ll receive a tentative schedule on our first day together, and we’ll get started right away on setting our group and individual goals as well as a structured plan forward.
We’ll spend the first two weeks mining ideas and expanding /refining ideas depending on your goals, and you’ll write.
We’ll spend time reviewing mentor texts and using specific lessons to guide your writing each time we meet.
*You’ll also receive guidance on the submission process.
You”ll give and receive specific and targeted feedback on works-in-progress.
👉🏽The last two weeks of the class will be dedicated to revising and polishing your selected piece that will be between 1,000-3,000 words, and you’ll receive personalized feedback from me on the piece you complete.
You will …
LEARN to develop ideas for pieces that are publishable, even before you’ve started writing
SHARE your stories with others
DISCOVER how to turn your aha’s into universal lessons and bring your characters to life
EXPLORE the publishing landscape for short-form fiction and personal essays
This workshop is ideal for beginning and emerging writers who want to break into writing and/or publishing personal essays or those who want to create short fiction as a part of a long term goal or to submit to lit mags or contests. Closed captioning is available. ✔
Think you might miss a class? No worries, replays will be available. ✔
Have a question, or need a payment plan? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*A detailed schedule will be given on the first day of the course.
What if life gets in the way...
Life happens and plans sometimes plans have to change.
Before the first class, you may request a refund (less a $25 processing fee).
After class begins, you may request credit for the remaining value of the course (less a $25 processing fee).
Credit may be applied to other course offerings but not one-on-one consultations.
Please keep in mind that no refunds or credits will be issued after August 19th.
Yolande Clark-Jackson is a multi-disciplinary storyteller and teaching artist. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and is an award-winning personal essayist and author of the award-winning children’s book, Rocko's Big Launch. Her non-fiction essay “How You Get There” was among the top twelve awarded in the 2021 Winning Writers contest. She is a 2021 Eckerd College McCartt Fellowship awardee and one of seven artists awarded the 2022 James Weldon Johnson Foundation artist-in-residency fellowship. Her nonfiction writing can be found in The HuffPost personal, Parents, Sisters Newsletter from AARP, Care.com, The University of Arizona’s Poetry Center, the Chicken Soup for Soul: I’m Speaking Now anthology, and many others. Yolande has taught writing for over twenty years and for the past five, she has worked with individual clients as an editor and writing coach.