Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer a live stream online workshop that is perfect to participate in from the comfort of your home. Join teachers Jacquolyn McMurray and Kristin Wolfgang for the Strategies to Jump-Start Your Writing workshop on Saturday, January 23, 2021, from 9am – 12pm, with an additional hour for those who want to stay and share their writing with a partner.
How long has writing been on your bucket list? Are you ready to make 2021 the year you finally get started or restarted? This class is perfect for beginning writers seeking new inspiration and strategies. Join us for a stimulating morning.
This class will have three main parts: methods to expand a moment in your story, strategies to select just the right words to express your ideas, and a structure to design a story for maximum impact. After a brief introduction, students will have time to practice implementation of the strategies. At the end of the class, students will be invited to submit up to 2,500 words for feedback from the teachers.
Jacquolyn and Kristin have been writing together since 2000 and are avid students of the craft of writing. They have taught several adult writing classes including Jump Start Your Writing 2020. This is their second class for Volcano Art Center.
The cost of this workshop is $35/$30 VAC Members. Those who register online through Volcano Art Center’s website will be sent an email with instructions on how to join the live stream workshop online via Zoom.
During these times of social isolation, Jacquolyn and Kristin’s workshop opened a window to creativity. I especially appreciated that they provided so many opportunities to write and create during their Saturday workshop. Their detailed feedback on works-in-progress was also excellent, especially since I hadn’t shared my fiction for a while.
Allison, Portland, Oregon (Writer)
It was a shot that I needed to get me back in the fold of a daily writing routine.
Participant, Jump Start Your Writing Class 2020
I have only praise for Jacquolyn McMurray and Kristin Wolfgang’s class! I have taken other writing classes that I have enjoyed, but never with two instructors. They were totally prepared, had a smooth exchange of information in each section of the class and excellent resources for follow-up. I learned so much about story structure and sensory detail that were totally new for me to consider and work on. Jacquolyn and Kristin also made themselves available after the class to review something we had worked on, which added even more value to the class. I highly recommend any opportunity to work with Jacquolyn and Kristin!
Ursula, Na’alehu, Hawai’i (Writer)