I am delighted to teach with The Writers Circle, offering in-person classes in several locations in northern NJ. Summer 2016 mini-sessions for adults (4 weeks) are now open for registration. The Teen Intensive is also accepting applications.
Creative Nonfiction Mini Me! (South Orange location - 4 weeks)
It's a small world…of creative nonfiction. Small word counts are growing in popularity across literary and mainstream publishing venues. Explore writing mini, micro, flash forms of CNF—from 500 word essays, to 100 word stories, to six word memoirs, to CNF Tweets!—that focus on real events, culled from your personal past to the world at large. Four Wednesday evenings in South Orange, July 6-27. Details here.
Submission Strategies. (Montclair location - 4 weeks)
Learn how to develop a thriving practice of submitting work to mainstream media and literary venues, print and online. This workshop will demystify the submission process and break it down into sensible steps and smart strategy. We'll discuss how to use resources to choose target venues, decide when and what to send out, track results, understand submission guidelines, use online submissions management systems, interpret rejections, and more. Though mostly intended for those submitting short pieces, we will also address submissions to agents and independent book publishers (who work with unagented work). Writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are welcome. By the end of the four weeks, you'll have a plan and will make a few submissions. Four Thursday evenings in Montclair, July 7-28. Details here.
Teen Writing Intensive. Drew University, July 25 - August 12, Choose one, two, or three weeks.
Teen writers will be immersed in writing all day: Writing Warm-ups; Workshops (two each day) with published authors; Lunch and time to move and socialize; Free writing and editorial conferences with TWC Directors and Instructors; Guest Speakers and literary activities; Off-site visits; plus a Friday Reading for family and friends. New this year are a Creative Writing Sampler that lets writers engage in a multi-genre workshop, focusing on creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry; a Tuesday Writers Circle to workshop their works-in-progress with peers. I will be teaching the Creative Sampler in Week One, and Creative Nonfiction in Week Two. Get all the details here.
Be sure to visit The Writers Circle site to see the full schedule of classes and workshops--weekdays, evenings, and weekends--for adults, teens, and children in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, novel writing, screenwriting, young adult fiction, memoir, book proposals, comic/graphic novels, writing fundamentals, the short story, and more. Also, check out the on-going Speakers Series.
Questions? Email me: LisaRomeoWrites at gmail dot com