Creative Writing Workshops at Fallbrook Library

2017 Winter Workshop Schedule

 

Writing Craft

In this workshop, you will use your experiences—real and imagined—as a platform for learning the basics of the writing craft. Whether fiction or creative nonfiction, you’ll begin writing, playing with words, and responding to writing prompts, while exploring the basics of story structure, setting, action and character. Participants will also share their writing and learn from each other.

Fee: Free, thanks to Poets & Writers and Friends of the Fallbrook Library

Dates: Saturdays, January 7, 14, 28 and February 4, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission, 760-731-4650

To register: You must sign up at the library’s Front Desk in advance, and each workshop is limited to 12 people, so register early.

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Fallbrook writers group

Writing Narrative Nonfiction and Memoir

Do you have a true story that’s itching to be told? This workshop will help you learn to use the elements of good storytelling that make nonfiction as compelling as a great novel. With a series of writing exercises and collaborative feedback, we’ll explore the nonfiction side of creative writing.

Fee: Free, thanks to Poets & Writers and Friends of the Fallbrook Library

Dates: Tuesdays, January 31, February 7, 21 and 28, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission, 760-731-4650

To register: You must sign up at the library’s Front Desk in advance, and each workshop is limited to 12 people, so register early.

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Writing for Our Lives – 2017 schedule pending

Women’s voices are censored—often silenced—in a multitude of spirit-crushing ways. This workshop encourages women to explore our voices, our experiences, our spirits, and to write our stories, loud and clear.

Creative writing is a process of self-exploration and preservation. It’s healing and enlightening, and it’s also great fun, particularly when shared with other women.

This five-week workshop is for all women, seasoned writers and new. Through a series of writing and sensory exercises, we’ll explore the ways of expressing the things we’ve always wanted to say. Whether our words are sorrowful or funny or frightening, erotic or peaceful or agitating, we are writing for our lives.

Fee: $100

Dates: TBD

If you are interested in registering, please contact: K-B at 760-522-1064 or kbgressitt@gmail.com.

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Workshop Facilitator

Kit-Bacon Gressitt has an MFA in Creative Writing, with an emphasis on narrative nonfiction, and has taught Women’s Studies in the Cal State University system. An award-winning feminist columnist for the North County Times, she also wrote book reviews and author features for the paper, until the Union-Trib gobbled it up. Now represented by Amanda Annis of Trident Media Group, Kit-Bacon’s political fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction have been published by The Missing SlateTrivia: Feminist Voices, Ms. Magazine blog, San Diego Poetry AnnualNew Moon Girl Media, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, American University’s iVory TowerzSan Diego Free Press, and others, including her website, www.ExcuseMeImWriting.com, and she’s a founding editor of Writers Resist. K-B has taught writing workshops for seven years, most recently for the San Diego County Library system, and she teaches writing as a volunteer at Vallecitos School, in Rainbow. She has received awards for her writing from Chiron Review, Greater Los Angeles Press Club and the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and her feminist commentary was submitted for a Pulitzer Prize.

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