INSTRUCTOR: C. FLANAGAN FLYNN
Make Writing Your Memoir or Novel a Priority in 2019!
Jumpstart Your New Year’s Writing Goals! If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools.
In this 6-week workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These four weeks will be transformational!
Dates: Wednesdays 9:30-11:30
Jan. 9th, Jan. 16th, Jan. 23rd, Feb. 6th, Feb. 13th, Feb.20th
Fee: $145 for six week session.
C. Flanagan Flynn, a 2018 finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, is Managing Editor of Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, and Brain Teen: The Magazine for Thinking Parents, magazines which have earned more than 30 literary awards/design prizes and are distributed in 59 countries. Brain Child contributors have included Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Jane Smiley and Anne Tyler, bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed, Ann Hood, and Barbara Ehrenreich, and acclaimed writers Antonya Nelson, Alice Hoffman, and Susan Maushart. C.’s creative nonfiction has appeared in such print and online publications as The New York Times, Memoir Magazine, Literary Itinerary, Brain Child Magazine, and Brain Teen Magazine.She’s a Pushcart Prize nominee who’s been featured in The Hartford Courant. She’s edited novels and memoirs published by Random House, Macmillan, and Hatchette Book Group. She’s studied writing at Harvard University, Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, and Grub Street. She holds an M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University.