Barrelhouse runs 8 week online fiction and poetry workshops for writers who are looking to hone their craft in a professional, fun, and encouraging environment. Participation is $250 and proceeds go to Barrelhouse and our guest instructors. Workshop space is limited to 12 participants.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
These are online workshops, so, you know, everything is online. Participants don’t have to be in a certain place at a certain time. They log in to the workshop space throughout the week, whenever convenient for them. We’ve had workshop participants from all over the world.
The workshop uses the Moodle learning management system. Work is generally are posted every week, and each participant posts their comments to that week’s discussion board. Discourse grows during the course of the week, ideally very similar to a face-to-face workshop. At the same time, we frequently have a number of discussions happening on various topics, including general writing-related and publishing issues and questions, to very specific elements of craft.
- Online FICTION Workshop with Matt Kirkpatrick: workshop begins January 26, 2014
ONLINE FICTION WORKSHOP WITH MATT KIRKPATRICK:
STARTING JANUARY 19, 2014
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Our workshop will combine generative prompts and weekly readings along with discussion of participants’ writing. We’ll focus on the usual workshop stuff, but also talk about things like style, energy, and tactics. Open to all levels of experience.
The workshop starts on January 5, 2014, and runs for 8 weeks.
The workshop is $250.
ABOUT MATT KIRKPATRICK:
Matt Kirkpatrick is the author of Light Without Heat (FC2) and The Exiles (Ricochet Editions). His writing has appeared recently in Denver Quarterly and Five Chapters. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Utah and is an Assistant Professor of English at North Central College in Naperville, IL.
WHAT PAST PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID (ABOUT BARRELHOUSE WORKSHOPS IN GENERAL):
Not to brag or anything, but we’re going to brag a little here. Here are some responses from the last Barrelhouse online fiction workshop:
This is a lively environment of smart, talented writers. The quality of workshop participants, and thus the feedback they give, was significantly higher than other workshops I’ve participated in. The online structure fit the pace of my life, it was easy to log on anytime, anywhere. I would recommend this to a friend without hesitation.
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The instruction was great, the class was great, the format was easy. Tons of fun and very gratifying. Now maybe I can make my stories suck less. (I consider that a reasonable goal.)
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The level of responses received were better than I received in fiction workshops at the graduate level. No, seriously. And this was a hell of a lot cheaper than 3 credits at the graduate level.
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