Free, Year-Round Writing Ohana Gatherings
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." - Stephen King
Join us for these FREE writer-ly gatherings all year long.
SOLSTICE STORY SUBMISSION PARTIES!Join us at the turn of each season (Dec 21, Mar 21, June 21, Sept 21) for a special solstice submission party to get our ready work out there! Do you have work ready to submit? Query letters, contest submissions, short stories, art or photo work, posts you've been meaning to get out there--or anything else on the docket? Want to spend some concentrated time researching these opportunities?
TALK STORY SATURDAYS!Join us one Saturday each season. Find us gathering together to talk story, submitting, and publishing our work. We'll meditate on our progress or recalibrate our direction. Some of us may use the time to sit and get it done while enjoying good local eats and voices.
If you're a local organization that would like to host the next Talk Story, let us know here.
LAHAINA WRITER'S LUNCHEach winter, join us for a West Side gathering of words and wordsmiths.
WRITERS GOING w/OTHER WRITERS TO MOVIES ABOUT WRITERSSometimes we get together as writers to go see movies about writers and writing. (We're crazy that way.) There are some great films about writers and their most famous stories coming out this holiday season. Join us for a matinee (to keep it as cheap--but still lively--as possible). Celebrate (while learning a bit ;) about how in the world they put that story together--and enjoy the movie magic with other good writers. We'll catch the film (at Queen's or Maui Mall), and anyone who wants to can join us to sit and chatter after the film. Family and friends warmly welcomed.
We also try to make a special effort to see stories about our Pacific islands or films by Hawai'i filmmakers--to show our support. And show up for our 'ohana. Any one, all ages, welcome.
WHAT DO STUDENTS SAY THEY ENJOYED MOST IN THEIR
STORY STUDIO EXPERIENCE?
"Fabulous teacher and info was helpful!"
"The teacher. Her dedication and enthusiasm."
"I liked the size of the group and your knowledge and ability to share it. Nice job Nancy"
"I liked the writing prompts. It made it clear that almost any situation could be adopted into a story."
"Enjoyed being in company of other writers interested in same activity, similar goals, etc - but mostly with a teacher working on specific skills."
"Nancy's amazing expertise & knowledge & approach! Being able to write in class too."
"I enjoyed the discussion about the stories we read."
"I liked the exercises and Nancy is just great."
The review on the structure was helpful for me, especially since i am in the middle of a book now.
"The small group made it easy to get a lot out of the class."
"The class was well designed from start to finish with each activity part of a whole."
"Hearing how others interpreted the stories."
"NANCY!!!!! She’s brilliant. Always want to learn skills and techniques. Nancy is an amazingly excellent teacher... supportive, good listener, knows her stuff, encouraging...on and on..."
Some of our students writing on. From a free Writing Class.
To get a heads up on the next one or other workshops and gatherings, fill out this form.
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