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30 Sep
QWF Workshop: Memoir, Non-fiction

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

In this memoir workshop, we will explore how to begin telling your story and review examples of the different ways that a story can be told. Will it be a travelogue or will it focus on major events that influenced your life? Or will it be about a relationship with a loved one? These are just a few possibilities.

1 Oct
QWF Workshop: Playwriting

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

This 8-week workshop is designed to get your play out of your head and onto the page. Through a combination of in-class writing exercises and reading scripts aloud, it will allow playwrights to take their scripts to the next level.

2 Oct
QWF Workshop: Poetry

Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

How, as writers, can we break the surface of the everyday and go deep? Over the eight sessions of the workshop, we will take some time to dwell in the places our writers’ sensibility can travel to when we tune in to our senses and journey into memory and place. The aim of this workshop will be to generate a rich pool of new material, from which our best work can emerge.

2 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

In this fiction-writing workshop, we will get our stories to hit the ground running by working on our Page One. Short story or long-form fiction, all the elements of narration are thrown into play right away on the first page (okay, maybe a little on the second). The themes and problems of the piece are all present, stated or suggested, sometimes hidden. We will learn to do that: get out of the starting blocks fast, leaving our anxieties behind.

3 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

In this class we will be reading and discussing a wide variety of very short stories, from  contemporary writers and writers of the past. We will be reading as writers: seeking inspiration, and looking at what these stories are doing and how they achieve their ends. What makes a story a story? What can be left out? What is the effect of omission?

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3 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

This workshop is intended for fiction writers who have written short stories before, and who have experience with the workshop environment.

Woman wearing glasses
7 Oct
QWF Workshop: Memoir, Non-fiction

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

In this memoir workshop, we will explore how to begin telling your story and review examples of the different ways that a story can be told. Will it be a travelogue or will it focus on major events that influenced your life? Or will it be about a relationship with a loved one? These are just a few possibilities.

8 Oct
QWF Workshop: Playwriting

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

This 8-week workshop is designed to get your play out of your head and onto the page. Through a combination of in-class writing exercises and reading scripts aloud, it will allow playwrights to take their scripts to the next level.

9 Oct
QWF Workshop: Poetry

Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

How, as writers, can we break the surface of the everyday and go deep? Over the eight sessions of the workshop, we will take some time to dwell in the places our writers’ sensibility can travel to when we tune in to our senses and journey into memory and place. The aim of this workshop will be to generate a rich pool of new material, from which our best work can emerge.

10 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

In this class we will be reading and discussing a wide variety of very short stories, from  contemporary writers and writers of the past. We will be reading as writers: seeking inspiration, and looking at what these stories are doing and how they achieve their ends. What makes a story a story? What can be left out? What is the effect of omission?

Black and white photo of a woman
10 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

This workshop is intended for fiction writers who have written short stories before, and who have experience with the workshop environment.

12 Oct
QWF Workshop: Children's and YA Lit

Writing Picture Book Biographies: Going Down the Research Rabbit Hole

All levels are welcome. Limited to 12 participants. Thinking of jumping on the picture More info Read more

15 Oct
QWF Workshop: Playwriting

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

This 8-week workshop is designed to get your play out of your head and onto the page. Through a combination of in-class writing exercises and reading scripts aloud, it will allow playwrights to take their scripts to the next level.

16 Oct
QWF Workshop: Poetry

Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

How, as writers, can we break the surface of the everyday and go deep? Over the eight sessions of the workshop, we will take some time to dwell in the places our writers’ sensibility can travel to when we tune in to our senses and journey into memory and place. The aim of this workshop will be to generate a rich pool of new material, from which our best work can emerge.

16 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

In this fiction-writing workshop, we will get our stories to hit the ground running by working on our Page One. Short story or long-form fiction, all the elements of narration are thrown into play right away on the first page (okay, maybe a little on the second). The themes and problems of the piece are all present, stated or suggested, sometimes hidden. We will learn to do that: get out of the starting blocks fast, leaving our anxieties behind.

17 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

In this class we will be reading and discussing a wide variety of very short stories, from  contemporary writers and writers of the past. We will be reading as writers: seeking inspiration, and looking at what these stories are doing and how they achieve their ends. What makes a story a story? What can be left out? What is the effect of omission?

Black and white photo of a woman
17 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

This workshop is intended for fiction writers who have written short stories before, and who have experience with the workshop environment.

19 Oct
QWF Workshop: Journalism, Non-fiction, Other

The Art (and Fun) of Pitching

This one-day workshop is designed primarily for nonfiction writers, but is open to writers of all genres and levels, from beginners to seasoned authors. Limited to 12 participants.

Woman wearing glasses
21 Oct
QWF Workshop: Memoir, Non-fiction

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

In this memoir workshop, we will explore how to begin telling your story and review examples of the different ways that a story can be told. Will it be a travelogue or will it focus on major events that influenced your life? Or will it be about a relationship with a loved one? These are just a few possibilities.

Woman with white shirt
21 Oct
QWF Workshop: Non-fiction

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

“Tell all the Truth but tell it slant/success in Circuit lies” — let poet Emily Dickinson’s words inspire you as we navigate narrative nonfiction, writing that takes the best elements of fiction, applies those to facts, and ends with compelling stories.

22 Oct
QWF Workshop: Playwriting

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

This 8-week workshop is designed to get your play out of your head and onto the page. Through a combination of in-class writing exercises and reading scripts aloud, it will allow playwrights to take their scripts to the next level.

23 Oct
QWF Workshop: Poetry

Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

How, as writers, can we break the surface of the everyday and go deep? Over the eight sessions of the workshop, we will take some time to dwell in the places our writers’ sensibility can travel to when we tune in to our senses and journey into memory and place. The aim of this workshop will be to generate a rich pool of new material, from which our best work can emerge.

23 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

In this fiction-writing workshop, we will get our stories to hit the ground running by working on our Page One. Short story or long-form fiction, all the elements of narration are thrown into play right away on the first page (okay, maybe a little on the second). The themes and problems of the piece are all present, stated or suggested, sometimes hidden. We will learn to do that: get out of the starting blocks fast, leaving our anxieties behind.

24 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

In this class we will be reading and discussing a wide variety of very short stories, from  contemporary writers and writers of the past. We will be reading as writers: seeking inspiration, and looking at what these stories are doing and how they achieve their ends. What makes a story a story? What can be left out? What is the effect of omission?

Black and white photo of a woman
24 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

This workshop is intended for fiction writers who have written short stories before, and who have experience with the workshop environment.

Woman wearing glasses
28 Oct
QWF Workshop: Memoir, Non-fiction

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

In this memoir workshop, we will explore how to begin telling your story and review examples of the different ways that a story can be told. Will it be a travelogue or will it focus on major events that influenced your life? Or will it be about a relationship with a loved one? These are just a few possibilities.

Woman with white shirt
28 Oct
QWF Workshop: Non-fiction

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

“Tell all the Truth but tell it slant/success in Circuit lies” — let poet Emily Dickinson’s words inspire you as we navigate narrative nonfiction, writing that takes the best elements of fiction, applies those to facts, and ends with compelling stories.

29 Oct
QWF Workshop: Playwriting

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

This 8-week workshop is designed to get your play out of your head and onto the page. Through a combination of in-class writing exercises and reading scripts aloud, it will allow playwrights to take their scripts to the next level.

30 Oct
QWF Workshop: Poetry

Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

How, as writers, can we break the surface of the everyday and go deep? Over the eight sessions of the workshop, we will take some time to dwell in the places our writers’ sensibility can travel to when we tune in to our senses and journey into memory and place. The aim of this workshop will be to generate a rich pool of new material, from which our best work can emerge.

30 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

In this fiction-writing workshop, we will get our stories to hit the ground running by working on our Page One. Short story or long-form fiction, all the elements of narration are thrown into play right away on the first page (okay, maybe a little on the second). The themes and problems of the piece are all present, stated or suggested, sometimes hidden. We will learn to do that: get out of the starting blocks fast, leaving our anxieties behind.

31 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

In this class we will be reading and discussing a wide variety of very short stories, from  contemporary writers and writers of the past. We will be reading as writers: seeking inspiration, and looking at what these stories are doing and how they achieve their ends. What makes a story a story? What can be left out? What is the effect of omission?

Black and white photo of a woman
31 Oct
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

This workshop is intended for fiction writers who have written short stories before, and who have experience with the workshop environment.

Woman wearing glasses
4 Nov
QWF Workshop: Memoir, Non-fiction

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

In this memoir workshop, we will explore how to begin telling your story and review examples of the different ways that a story can be told. Will it be a travelogue or will it focus on major events that influenced your life? Or will it be about a relationship with a loved one? These are just a few possibilities.

Woman with white shirt
4 Nov
QWF Workshop: Non-fiction

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

“Tell all the Truth but tell it slant/success in Circuit lies” — let poet Emily Dickinson’s words inspire you as we navigate narrative nonfiction, writing that takes the best elements of fiction, applies those to facts, and ends with compelling stories.

Audience at 2013 awards gala
5 Nov
Event

The QWF Awards Gala

Save the date! The QWF Awards Gala this year is on Tuesday, November 5, More info Read more

5 Nov
QWF Workshop: Playwriting

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

This 8-week workshop is designed to get your play out of your head and onto the page. Through a combination of in-class writing exercises and reading scripts aloud, it will allow playwrights to take their scripts to the next level.

7 Nov
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

In this class we will be reading and discussing a wide variety of very short stories, from  contemporary writers and writers of the past. We will be reading as writers: seeking inspiration, and looking at what these stories are doing and how they achieve their ends. What makes a story a story? What can be left out? What is the effect of omission?

Black and white photo of a woman
7 Nov
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

This workshop is intended for fiction writers who have written short stories before, and who have experience with the workshop environment.

A white man wearing glasses
9 Nov
QWF Workshop: Journalism, Non-fiction

Writing About Controversial Topics

Where is your edge as a writer, and as a thinker? Our personal experiences often provide a window onto important social issues and timely political questions. But it can be challenging to write about controversial topics in an era of political polarization.

Woman wearing glasses
11 Nov
QWF Workshop: Memoir, Non-fiction

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

In this memoir workshop, we will explore how to begin telling your story and review examples of the different ways that a story can be told. Will it be a travelogue or will it focus on major events that influenced your life? Or will it be about a relationship with a loved one? These are just a few possibilities.

Woman with white shirt
11 Nov
QWF Workshop: Non-fiction

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

“Tell all the Truth but tell it slant/success in Circuit lies” — let poet Emily Dickinson’s words inspire you as we navigate narrative nonfiction, writing that takes the best elements of fiction, applies those to facts, and ends with compelling stories.

12 Nov
QWF Workshop: Playwriting

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

This 8-week workshop is designed to get your play out of your head and onto the page. Through a combination of in-class writing exercises and reading scripts aloud, it will allow playwrights to take their scripts to the next level.

13 Nov
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

In this fiction-writing workshop, we will get our stories to hit the ground running by working on our Page One. Short story or long-form fiction, all the elements of narration are thrown into play right away on the first page (okay, maybe a little on the second). The themes and problems of the piece are all present, stated or suggested, sometimes hidden. We will learn to do that: get out of the starting blocks fast, leaving our anxieties behind.

14 Nov
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

In this class we will be reading and discussing a wide variety of very short stories, from  contemporary writers and writers of the past. We will be reading as writers: seeking inspiration, and looking at what these stories are doing and how they achieve their ends. What makes a story a story? What can be left out? What is the effect of omission?

Black and white photo of a woman
14 Nov
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

This workshop is intended for fiction writers who have written short stories before, and who have experience with the workshop environment.

Woman wearing glasses
18 Nov
QWF Workshop: Memoir, Non-fiction

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

In this memoir workshop, we will explore how to begin telling your story and review examples of the different ways that a story can be told. Will it be a travelogue or will it focus on major events that influenced your life? Or will it be about a relationship with a loved one? These are just a few possibilities.

Woman with white shirt
18 Nov
QWF Workshop: Non-fiction

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

“Tell all the Truth but tell it slant/success in Circuit lies” — let poet Emily Dickinson’s words inspire you as we navigate narrative nonfiction, writing that takes the best elements of fiction, applies those to facts, and ends with compelling stories.

19 Nov
QWF Workshop: Playwriting

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

This 8-week workshop is designed to get your play out of your head and onto the page. Through a combination of in-class writing exercises and reading scripts aloud, it will allow playwrights to take their scripts to the next level.

20 Nov
QWF Workshop: Poetry

Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

How, as writers, can we break the surface of the everyday and go deep? Over the eight sessions of the workshop, we will take some time to dwell in the places our writers’ sensibility can travel to when we tune in to our senses and journey into memory and place. The aim of this workshop will be to generate a rich pool of new material, from which our best work can emerge.

20 Nov
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

In this fiction-writing workshop, we will get our stories to hit the ground running by working on our Page One. Short story or long-form fiction, all the elements of narration are thrown into play right away on the first page (okay, maybe a little on the second). The themes and problems of the piece are all present, stated or suggested, sometimes hidden. We will learn to do that: get out of the starting blocks fast, leaving our anxieties behind.

21 Nov
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

In this class we will be reading and discussing a wide variety of very short stories, from  contemporary writers and writers of the past. We will be reading as writers: seeking inspiration, and looking at what these stories are doing and how they achieve their ends. What makes a story a story? What can be left out? What is the effect of omission?

Black and white photo of a woman
21 Nov
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

This workshop is intended for fiction writers who have written short stories before, and who have experience with the workshop environment.

Woman wearing glasses
25 Nov
QWF Workshop: Memoir, Non-fiction

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

In this memoir workshop, we will explore how to begin telling your story and review examples of the different ways that a story can be told. Will it be a travelogue or will it focus on major events that influenced your life? Or will it be about a relationship with a loved one? These are just a few possibilities.

Woman with white shirt
25 Nov
QWF Workshop: Non-fiction

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

“Tell all the Truth but tell it slant/success in Circuit lies” — let poet Emily Dickinson’s words inspire you as we navigate narrative nonfiction, writing that takes the best elements of fiction, applies those to facts, and ends with compelling stories.

27 Nov
QWF Workshop: Poetry

Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

How, as writers, can we break the surface of the everyday and go deep? Over the eight sessions of the workshop, we will take some time to dwell in the places our writers’ sensibility can travel to when we tune in to our senses and journey into memory and place. The aim of this workshop will be to generate a rich pool of new material, from which our best work can emerge.

27 Nov
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

In this fiction-writing workshop, we will get our stories to hit the ground running by working on our Page One. Short story or long-form fiction, all the elements of narration are thrown into play right away on the first page (okay, maybe a little on the second). The themes and problems of the piece are all present, stated or suggested, sometimes hidden. We will learn to do that: get out of the starting blocks fast, leaving our anxieties behind.

Woman with white shirt
2 Dec
QWF Workshop: Non-fiction

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

“Tell all the Truth but tell it slant/success in Circuit lies” — let poet Emily Dickinson’s words inspire you as we navigate narrative nonfiction, writing that takes the best elements of fiction, applies those to facts, and ends with compelling stories.

4 Dec
QWF Workshop: Poetry

Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

How, as writers, can we break the surface of the everyday and go deep? Over the eight sessions of the workshop, we will take some time to dwell in the places our writers’ sensibility can travel to when we tune in to our senses and journey into memory and place. The aim of this workshop will be to generate a rich pool of new material, from which our best work can emerge.

4 Dec
QWF Workshop: Fiction, Short-fiction

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

In this fiction-writing workshop, we will get our stories to hit the ground running by working on our Page One. Short story or long-form fiction, all the elements of narration are thrown into play right away on the first page (okay, maybe a little on the second). The themes and problems of the piece are all present, stated or suggested, sometimes hidden. We will learn to do that: get out of the starting blocks fast, leaving our anxieties behind.

Woman with white shirt
9 Dec
QWF Workshop: Non-fiction

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

“Tell all the Truth but tell it slant/success in Circuit lies” — let poet Emily Dickinson’s words inspire you as we navigate narrative nonfiction, writing that takes the best elements of fiction, applies those to facts, and ends with compelling stories.

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