Classes and Workshops

WRITING

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"Morning Memoir"

10AM-12PM THURSDAYS
5 sessionS: SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, AND 27
OCTOBER 4

Amy Silverman

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. Register today!

Location: Phoenix
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"Mothers who write"

6:30-8:30PM THURSDAYS
10 sessionS: SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, AND 27
OCTOBER 4, 11, 18, AND 25
NOVEMBER 1,2, AND 15

Amy Silverman and Deborah Sussman

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. Class size is limited. Register today!

Location: Phoenix
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"Flash Memoir and the Magic of Micro"

6:30-8:30PM WEDNESDAYS
2 sessionS: OCTOBER 17 and 24

Rosemarie Dombrowski

The founder of the Phoenix Poetry Series and three-time Pushcart nominee hosts a two-part creative writing workshop on flash memoir. The first session involves a discussion of the tools of the trade, as well as the reading and discussion of some sample flash memoir and micro-prose. The session concludes with an overview of a take-home writing prompt. In the second session, participants workshop an original, newly completed piece of flash (per the parameters of the take-home writing prompt). Individualized feedback will focus on style, voice, pacing, detail, development, diction, syntax, and more.

Location: Tempe
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"FOR THE LOVE OF THE POEM: On Infusing Persuasion Into Your Poetry"

6:30-8:30PM WEDNESDAYS
2 sessionS: NOVEMBER 7 AND 14

Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow

Poet Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow hosts a two-part creative writing workshop on poetry. This two-part workshop focuses on the most powerful and perennial elements of poems and poetry writing. These elements include the line, the sentence (and the relationship between these two), rhythm, diction (or word choice), tone and imagery. In session one, students discuss and practice these elements along with selected poem handouts from the instructor. In session two, students return with a newly drafted poem to workshop. Beginners are welcome, as well as participants who have had some prior experience in writing poetry or in other poetry workshops.

Location: Tempe
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ARTS AND CULTURE

DRINK AND DRAW

6:30-9:30PM MONDAY
1 session: OCTOBER 8

Like to draw? Like to drink? Join us for an open studio workshop. First Draft Book Bar presents a night of drinking and drawing for all skill levels, featuring a local model for a three-hour pose. Bring your own supplies.

Location: Phoenix
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"Podcasting 101: How To Turn A Great Idea Into A Great Podcast"

2-4PM SUNDAY
1 session: OCTOBER 14

Sarah Ventre, Annika Cline, and Dario Miranda

Want to learn more about how to create and maintain a podcast? This interactive workshop is your first step into the world of podcasting, which includes recording basics. Taught by three audio professionals—Sarah Ventre, Annika Cline, and Dario Miranda—with experience in podcasting, public radio, live sound engineering, and musical composition, this introductory class will help you create stories that sound good on an audio platform, turn rough ideas into something concrete, and start thinking about DIY recording processes so that you can make your podcast on your own, even if you don't have access to a studio. No experience required.

Location: Phoenix
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HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY

"Chanting, Deep Relaxation and The Power of Vibration"

2-3:30PM SUNDAY
1 session: OCTOBER 21

Pinna Joseph

Chanting is a road to relaxing the body and soul, a way to a peaceful inner self. Sound artist, chantress and Yoga of the Voice™ instructor Pinna Joseph presents an afternoon of attention to the breath, deep listening, exploring the voice as an instrument, vocal meditation (connecting with the sound between the sounds), and call-and-response chanting from many world cultures. No previous singing experience necessary.

Location: Tempe
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BUSINESS

"How To Turn Your Creativity Into Business: Passion, Plan, Profit"

6-8:30PM TUESDAY
1 session: OCTOBER 16

Christy Strauch

Author and small business coach Christy Strauch leads a business workshop in Phoenix. Learn five ways to make money and space for your art—whether it's art in the traditional sense of painting, music, dance, or writing; or developing an app or starting the business you've been dreaming about. As a creative, you need time and space for your ideas to bloom. In this workshop you'll learn the steps to make the time and money your creativity craves.

Location: Phoenix
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