Join renowned author and writing teacher Joni Cole to ignite your creativity, and cultivate a positive mindset for happier, more productive writing in this interactive workshop for writers of all levels and genres.

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Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets Mondays, Apr 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6 & 13 from 3-5pm ET.

Oh, the things we believe! So many of the ways we think we should write actually get in the way of a positive and fruitful creative process. In this workshop, we’ll expose the myths and practices that undermine your creativity. You’ll also be motivated by deadlines, plenty of instruction on narrative craft, and quality feedback that will help you confront the blank page and write forward productively. In short, the goal of this lively, interactive workshop is to cultivate a more positive mindset and skill set that will help you write more, write better, and be happier. 

Good Naked book cover, by Joni ColeParticipants will be required to share 2-4 pages of writing for verbal feedback several times during the session and to provide thoughtful responses on work submitted by their peers. Expect to leave this workshop with new pages, as well as actionable do-this-not-that practices that will inspire your creative process from the blank page to your final draft. Because we meet every participant where they are at, this workshop benefits writers of all levels and genres.

Good Naked Review:

“With a down-to-earth humor…Joni dissects writer’s block and offers some street-wise advice to writers and creative writing instructors on how to work through it and learn to love the process of writing,” Linda Landrigan, editor of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

Student Testimonials

“[Joni’s] workshops have had a huge impact on my personal writing, academic writing, and my teaching. Not to mention my general love of life.” Lisa Baldez, Dartmouth professor

“I am fortunate enough to take workshops with Joni, and I can tell you that she’s as funny in person as she is on the page….There is a depth in her humor and teaching that reaches our common humanity.” Mary van Beuren, memoirist

“I can’t stress enough the power of a good workshop, and yours are the best. Little miracles happen every week.” Elizabeth Jane Whittington, poet, teacher

“Of course, I get so much value from your observations on craft, but the less obvious thing is how you facilitate discussion…You have a great skill in providing respectful, honest, and positive feedback that keeps people going forward.” Drew Rockwell, novelist, entrepreneur

Works by Joni Cole

Joni Cole - Book Posters, 2023
JONI B. COLE is a writing instructor and author of seven books, including the acclaimed new essay collection Party Like It’s 2044.

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Instructor: Joni Cole

Joni B. Cole is a writing instructor and author of seven books, and has also authored two books for writers: Good Naked: How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier (listed as one of the "Best Books for Writers" by Poets & Writers magazine); and Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive (“strongly recommended” for students and teachers by Library Journal). Nominated for a US Fellowship Award and Pushcart Prize, she created the three-volume “This Day” series that shares a day in the life of hundreds of women across America (“fascinating and eye-opening,” Publisher's Weekly). For twenty-five years, Joni has taught online and in-person creative writing to adults through her own Writer's Center in White River Junction, Vermont, as well as at academic programs and conferences around the country.