Seize the day and begin the story you've been meaning to write!

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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform. 
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You know that story you have been meaning to write? It’s not gonna write itself. Seize the day, well three days to be exact! There will be two online class days, with an independent writing day in between. Not everyone has a book in them but most people have one story they are driven to write. If you have been yearning to tell one particular story, this course is for you. You know, it’s the one that keeps you up at night, or that appears in your dreams, the one you have carried for many, many years. Are you ready to bring it to the page? And then stand back and let it heal, liberate and transform you? You will be supported with tools and techniques to get your idea and basic structure on paper, and receive guidance on how to flesh out your story. Your colleagues will bear witness to your work. Individual half-hour mentoring sessions with the instructor will be scheduled for Saturday. See what you can accomplish in three days. You won’t leave empty handed. Both fiction and nonfiction work accepted.

Class Schedule (Times EDT) 

Friday, September 11, 2020
9 am to 10 am – Introduction to technique
10 am to 11 am – Independent writing time to generate work.
11 am to 12 Noon – Story idea sharing
12 pm to 1 pm – Lunch
1 pm to 2 pm – Instruction and assignments
2 pm to 3:30 pm – Independent story development
3:30 pm to 5 pm – Work sharing,  Instruction , Direction for independent writing day

Saturday, September 12, 2020 – Independent writing day to further develop stories
9 am to 2 pm – Each student will be scheduled for a half hour, one-on-one mentoring session with instructor.

Sunday, September 13, 2020
9 am to 10:30 am – Work sharing, Instruction and assignments
10:30 am to 12:30 pm – Independent story development time | Lunch
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Instruction
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Independent story polishing
3:30 pm to 5 pm – Story presentation, Feedback & Conclusion


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Instructor: Teresa Piccari

Teresa Piccari is a lover of the written word across all genres. She is a career journalist and columnist who also writes both fiction and creative nonfiction. Piccari is at work on a poetry manuscript entitled Laying Down Armor. She participated in the 23rd annual Tenants Harbor Poets reading in August 2019. She has been helping people tell their fiction and nonfiction stories for 23 years through a diverse palette of workshops, including Memoir: Your Life Journey, Creative Writing Toolbox and Heroic Quest. A native Philadelphian, she has called coastal Maine home for 15 years.