Virtual Writer’s Groups

Women At Woodstock Hosts 3 Writer’s Groups Online Throughout the Year:

The Writer’s Colony

Once a Month on a Wednesday

For writers working on something big, like a novel, memoir, or collection of stories – or writers determined to start and finish a large project during the year. We will set our intentions at the first session, write every month, and bring an 8-page (1,200-word) writing sample to workshop at each session. You’ll read your work aloud and receive feedback from your fellow writers to help you edit and polish your words. Led by Women At Woodstock founder Ann Voorhees Baker.
> First session Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
> Cost is $40 per session.

The Writer’s Craft Workshop

Every 3 Weeks on Wednesdays

Under the creative guidance of novelist Clifford Henderson, we’ll start each session by reading and sharing feedback on a piece we wrote in the past weeks from a prompt at the end of the prior session to focus on an aspect of writing, such as scene, dialogue, or point of view. Then Cliff will give a new setup and prompt , and we’ll write in session, then read and share feedback on our fresh-written piece. Finally, Cliff will give a prompt to take with us to write in the weeks to come and we’ll bring our new writing to the next session for our initial readings.
> Each session you’ll have 2 rounds of prompts and time to write and read your work for critical feedback.
> First session Monday, January 9, 2023.
> Cost is $40 per session.

The Memoir Workshop

Once a week on Thursdays for 6 weeks

Memoirist and long-time teacher from the Hudson Valley Writers Center, Susan Hodara will create a safe space in which to dive deep into your heart and your memories. Every week you’ll receive a prompt and/or a challenge to propel your writing during the week; and you’ll bring your work to the next session, where you’ll share your writing with your fellow writers for reactions and constructive feedback. For the following week, you can use this feedback to revise your piece and share it again, or you can write something new from the next prompt you’ve been given.
> Our third session starts Thursday, July 6, 2023
> 4 sessions: 7/6, 7/13, 7/27, 8/3
> Hours: 12-2 pacific; 3-5 eastern
> Cost is $220 for the 4-session workshop