Show Up and Write: An Online Writing Community led by Shannan Calcutt
Show Up and Write is a fun and safe environment that promotes creativity, self-growth, and the practice of writing. It’s a space for you to jumpstart a new project or pick up where you left off on an idea that’s been sitting on the back burner for weeks, months, even years. Sometimes even the most ambitious of us need a kick in the pants (even a gentle one) to get moving. In fact, simply being accountable to someone often sets us in motion.
No idea? No problem. I've got tons of 'em! I'll be happy to prompt you and get you writing in no time! Staring at a blank screen can be daunting and lonely, Show Up and Write is as much about being part of a supportive community as it is about strengthening your writing. Past students have made lasting friendships and continued to meet and write together long after the workshop finished.
You'll meet twice a week, spend the first 20-30 minutes connecting with other writers, write for 90 minutes, and spend the last hour conversing about each other's work. Writing without editing yourself or focusing on the end product is encouraged. I look forward to giving you feedback and will invite the other writers to engage in a conversation about your work as well. Our collective goal is to support you, help advance your story, improve your craft, and identify your individual writing style.
This workshop culminates with an optional public reading (live on zoom) where you can read 5-10 minutes of your material, or if you prefer, have a friend, actor, or fellow writer in our group deliver your goods. This provides an additional vehicle for development and growth.
Past students have developed solo shows, musicals, songs, sketches, memoirs, plays, screenplays, humorous essays, speeches, and poetry. Many have gone on to public readings and performances of their work and credit Show Up and Write as the springboard that set them into action.
Classes are limited to 6 participants
We meet twice a week for 3 weeks (6 classes total)
Early Bird Special: $150
Monday, August 17th / Thursday, August 20th
Monday, August 24th / Thursday, August 27th
Monday, August 31st / Thursday, September 3rd