Creative Writing Workshops for all
If you’re looking for accountability and community, join a Prompt workshop!
Next Prompt Workshop
Theme: Family Stories & Biographies
Tuesday evenings starting April 25
8 sessions, 7:00-8:30 PM
Offered virtually on Zoom
$195-$395 sliding scale fee*
Please pay what you’re able, but at least $195: Your workshop fee directly supports our free writing workshops in low-income housing communities, correctional facilities, hospitals, schools, treatment centers and other social service agencies.
*We have a limited number of free spots available in each workshop for past participants or people experiencing financial hardship. Email Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot or sign up for our waitlist.
Spring Facilitator: Dominique Brillanceau
Upon reading her very first sentence, with its decoding of each word and the world that emerged from them strung together – “Thumbelina begins traveling on her lilypad” – Dominique Brillanceau knew that words were not only utilitarian but unlocked many worlds: the ones in books but also ones she could create. Since then, she has always written in journals, short stories and poetry. Born and raised in France, she remembers her first year in the U.S and her weekly letters home where she wrote her observations and critiques of the new culture. Enamored with English – so much simpler than French – she taught English as a Second Language for 30 years at Portland Community College. She writes every day, the challenge being to use the fewest words to express as much as possible. To her, Prompt means pushing her creativity to bring many worlds forth and together in a short time.
A Note on the Theme
Our spring Prompt workshop will be focused on the theme of family stories and biographies. We know there are many people out there who are interested in documenting a treasured story from their family or community.
While this workshop will focus on memoir and non-fiction writing, anyone is welcome to join and write in whatever genre they’d like!
Here’s what past Prompt participants had to say…
Regardless if you’ve been writing for eons or have never shared within a group this experience is not to be missed.
Take this workshop! Whether a serious writer or a writing enthusiast, the instructional style, the group dynamics and the orderly but casual transition from one activity to another, allow for valuable creative instruction.
My experience in this workshop has provided me better access to my creativity.