Micros about Mothers: Mums not the Word

FULL
November 29th-December 2nd, 2021

We’ll be creating microfiction stories featuring mother characters. This workshop will focus will be on writing memorable mother characters.. Stories can be CNF or fiction. This will be up to each participant.

Samples of great mother stories will be offered, and prompt-exercises designed to help bring out your creativity.

Participants will be creating 4 stories during the workshop. My prompts are designed to help all writers break through creative barriers.  There will be feedback from directly on every story, as well as encouraging peer feedback. Small and supportive. Held in a private Facebook group. Cost for the workshop is $95 per student.

Numbers of students are limited. If interested, please send and email to me here.

Pablo Picasso, mother and child, 1907

Telling Her Stories: Ekphrastic Micro with Meg Pokrass and Lorette C. Luzajic: Dec 8th – 12th

Dec 8th – 12th, a 5-day Ekphrastic Microfiction workshop with Meg Pokrass and Lorette C. Luzajic, Founding Editor of the Ekphrastic Review! We’ll be focusing on writing ekphrastic stories inspired by the work of female artists, offering highly generative, creative prompts from selected paintings.


Artists throughout history in many different cultures faced immense obstacles, and women even more so. Few female painters or sculptors have been acknowledged by history or books, and yet we have a rich legacy of creativity if we dig between the lines to find gold.

We’ll be offering highly generative, creative prompts from selected paintings. Both instructors will comment and offer feedback on every story. The course will be held in a private Facebook group.  Dates: Dec. 8th – 12th. $195 USD.
Enrollment is limited. Please let Meg Pokrass know if you would like to enroll by emailing her directly.

 

 

One-Sentence-Story Constraint Workshop – November 11th – 15th

In this one-sentence story workshop, we’ll be creating microfiction stories using the challenging single-sentence constraint form. Samples of successful one-sentence stories will be offered, and prompt-exercises designed to help bring out your creativity.

Participants will be creating 5 stories during the workshop. My prompts are designed to help all writers break through creative barriers.  There will be feedback from directly on every story, as well as encouraging peer feedback. Small and supportive. Held in a private Facebook group. Cost for the workshop is $120 per student. When the class is full, I will take the link down.

Numbers of students are limited. To enroll, you can paypal me here
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Writers have been working with Meg Pokrass’ prompts for years and winning stories that have been published in places like The London Independant Story Prize, McSweeney’s, The Best Small Fictions, Smokelong Quarterly and Wigleaf.  Meg’s style is supportive and her comments are insightful. All of her workshops are work-generative with constructive feedback. All levels welcome.

Unexplainable Tales : A Micro Workshop, Oct. 27th-Nov. 1st

FULL

In this 5 day microfiction workshop, participants will be creating haunted pieces, working with unexplainable stories and legends..  We will be using Halloween as inspiration, but the stories will not be “Halloween-themed”. The idea here is to create stories that can be published year round. Word count length is 200 words max. Held in a private Facebook group. Cost for the workshop is $120 per student. Numbers of students are limited.

 

 

 

 

Micro-memoir: weekend workshop Sept 25th & 26th

Public
Coming up, an affordable 2 day micro-memoir workshop w/ me. Saturday and Sunday: September 25th and 26th. Participants will be writing CNF micros. I’ll be creating the exercises for this workshop from my collection “Spinning to Mars”! You don’t need to own the book to be in the workshop. Cost for the weekend workshop is $50 USD. There will be both peer and instructor feedback on all stories. This will be held in a private Facebook group. Please email me here if interested. Enollment is limited.