Classes and Workshops

WRITING

"Micro-Prose and Prose Poetry: The Art of Writing Concisely"

6:30-8:30PM MONDAYS
3 sessionS: JULY 15, 22, AND 29

Rosemarie Dombrowski

Participants will examine the tools of each trade—both Micro-Memoir and Prose Poetry—read and discuss representative works in each genre, and produce writing that exemplifies these distinctions. The micro-memoir workshop will take place during the second session, and the prose poetry workshop during the third and final meeting.

Location: Phoenix
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"Three Easy Steps to Writing a Dynamic Short Story"

6-8:30PM TUESDAYS
2 sessionS: JULY 16 AND 23

Stella Pope Duarte

From the host: "Once upon a time, deep in a great dark forest, lived three bears. The beginning of one of the most beloved fairy tales on earth is about three bears and a little girl named Goldilocks. Stories that become part of our universal experience reveal the human heart. This workshop will zero in on what it means to write a dynamic short story."

Location: Phoenix
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"Morning Memoir"

10AM-12PM THURSDAYS
10 sessionS: SEPTEMBER 5, 12, 19, AND 26
OCTOBER 3, 10, 17, 24, AND 31
NOVEMBER 7

Amy Silverman

Amy Silverman (My Heart Can't Even Believe It) presents a ten-session workshop series. Start the day with stories. Designed for everyone from published authors to secret journal-keepers, this workshop offers prompts and advice to get you writing, as well as a constructive, comfortable setting in which to share your work. Class size is limited.

Location: Phoenix
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"Mothers Who Write"

6:30-8:30PM THURSDAYS
10 sessionS: SEPTEMBER 5, 12, 19, AND 26
OCTOBER 3, 10, 17, AND 24
NOVEMBER 7 AND 14

Amy Silverman and Deborah Sussman

Amy Silverman (My Heart Can't Even Believe It) and Deborah Sussman (ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) present a ten-session workshop series. Motherhood is the only experience necessary in this workshop for writers of all ages and levels of experience. From published authors to secret journal-keepers, "Mothers Who Write" offers prompts and advice to get you started, as well as a constructive, comfortable setting in which to workshop your writing.

Location: Phoenix
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bar flies bootcamp

9AM-4:30PM sunday
1 session: SEPTEMBER 15

Valley Bar and Changing Hands Phoenix collaborate to bring you a one-day writing workshop that ends with you on stage at Valley Bar. Are you a Bar Flies fan who wants to make the leap from the audience to the stage? Here's your chance, with our all-day (and night!) boot camp. Join the Bar Flies team at The Newton (inside Changing Hands Phoenix) early on a Sunday morning, laptop or notebook in hand. Get a prompt and instructions, write a draft, workshop it, rehearse it, workshop and rehearse some more, and perform that evening at Valley Bar. Coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided by First Draft Bookbar. We'll also provide plenty of instruction on everything from inspiration to writing to delivery from Bar Flies curators and contributors Amy Silverman, Katie Bravo, and Deborah Sussman.

Location: Phoenix
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bar flies bootcamp

9AM-4:30PM sunday
1 session: January 26

Valley Bar and Changing Hands Phoenix collaborate to bring you a one-day writing workshop that ends with you on stage at Valley Bar. Are you a Bar Flies fan who wants to make the leap from the audience to the stage? Here's your chance, with our all-day (and night!) boot camp. Join the Bar Flies team at The Newton (inside Changing Hands Phoenix) early on a Sunday morning, laptop or notebook in hand. Get a prompt and instructions, write a draft, workshop it, rehearse it, workshop and rehearse some more, and perform that evening at Valley Bar. Coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided by First Draft Bookbar. We'll also provide plenty of instruction on everything from inspiration to writing to delivery from Bar Flies curators and contributors Amy Silverman, Katie Bravo, and Deborah Sussman.

Location: Phoenix
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HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY

"The Way to Start Your Chanting Practice"

2-3:30PM SUNDAY
1 session: AUGUST 25

Pinna Joseph

Focus on the breath. Choose simple sounds - bija sounds and seed syllables - to correspond with the chakras. Sing a chant or two from a variety of world cultures. Improvise with your favorite sounds. Individualize the practice for each person. Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph will conduct this workshop.

Location: Tempe
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