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Start Writing Right Now

Via Zoom

Have you always wanted to try your hand at writing, but never took the leap? Perhaps you’ve put down your pen for a while and need a jumpstart. Or maybe you like the camaraderie and accountability that come with being part of a workshop.

Come experiment in this low-stress, generative class! You’ll kindle your imagination with fun prompts to get those gears moving. Then, if you choose, you’ll share your work in a supportive environment and receive positive feedback. You’ll walk away each week with a new piece of writing—maybe even something you’d like to build on. 

Open to fiction, poetry and memoir, and appropriate for all levels, beginner to advanced.

The fee for this 4-week class is $120. Class size is limited to 8 students and requires a minimum of 4 students to run.

Students must register by Tuesday, January 17, 2023, to receive the Zoom link.

About the Instructor:
Tina Tocco’s writing for children has appeared in Highlights, Highlights High Five, Cricket, AppleSeeds, Humpty Dumpty, Turtle Magazine for Preschool Kids, Pockets, and other children’s publications. She is the author of the children’s poetry collection The Hungry Snowman and Other Poems (Kelsay Books, 2019). Tina’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have also been published in various literary journals and anthologies, such as New Ohio Review, Crab Creek Review, Potomac Review, River Styx, Harpur Palate, Ovunque Siamo, Best Small Fictions 2019, and Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana. In 2019, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in fiction. Tina earned her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College, where she was editor-in-chief of Inkwell, the college’s national literary journal.

Revise That Short Story!

Via Zoom

You have a short story you’re trying to finish, but it’s not quite there yet.  It needs some editing, some polishing, some suggestions from fellow writers with similar goals. Bring that work-in-progress and your concerns to this six-week class.  You’ll have the opportunity to workshop your piece multiple times so you can receive feedback, discuss your story, and make revisions. We’ll focus on craft issues such as point of view, dialogue, setting, character development, and effective use of language to help you improve that not-quite-there-yet short story. All fiction genres, including flash fiction and children’s/YA fiction, welcome!

The fee for this 6-week class is $240. Class size is limited to 8 students.

Students must register by Tuesday, April 5 to receive the Zoom link.

About the Instructor:
Tina Tocco’s writing for children has appeared in Highlights, Highlights High Five, Cricket, AppleSeeds, Humpty Dumpty, Turtle Magazine for Preschool Kids, Pockets, and other children’s publications. She is the author of the children’s poetry collection The Hungry Snowman and Other Poems (Kelsay Books, 2019). Tina’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have also been published in various literary journals and anthologies, such as New Ohio Review, Crab Creek Review, Potomac Review, River Styx, Harpur Palate, Ovunque Siamo, Best Small Fictions 2019, and Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana. In 2019, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in fiction. Tina earned her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College, where she was editor-in-chief of Inkwell, the college’s national literary journal.