River Styx Writing Workshops

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Creative Writing ($115 per enrollment)

Brentwood Public Library at 8675 Eulalie Ave.

Sundays 1 pm to 3

The Creative Writing Workshops is for poetry, fiction, and non-fiction writers alike. In-class exercises will explore poetry concepts such as rhythm and voice; fiction concepts such as point-of-view and magical realism; and non-fiction concepts such as the braided essay. Readings will include work from George Saunders, Dana Levin, Edward McPherson, Adrian Matejka, and Joyce Carol Oates.

Workshop Dates: 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14

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Travel Memoir ($115 per enrollment)

University City Public Library at 6701 Delmar Blvd.

Mondays 3 pm to 5 pm

We’ve all been there. Somewhere. A hometown, the canals of Venice, Joshua Tree, Castlewood State Park. Regardless of distance, writers will investigate their own travel stories, working through concepts of plot and setting along the way. Readings include work from Jhumpa Lahiri, John Steinbeck, Bill Bryson, and Cheryl Strayed, and more. This workshop is for adults of any writing level.

Workshop Dates: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1.

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Drafting the Book ($90 per enrollment)

River Styx Office at 3139A South Grand Blvd., Suite 203

Mondays 3 pm to 5 pm

Your idea is great, you’ve got a chapter, a story, maybe a handful of poems—how do you take it that next big leap. Using the structures of your favorite books as a guide, the workshop will balance both the impulse to plan with the freedom to discover. We will workshop your work not for just its individual merit, but for its value as part of a larger work.

Workshop Dates: March 16 & 30; April 13 & 27; May 11 & 25

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