Workshops 

Zilka Joseph



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​Wordplay: 
Wednesday Morning Workshops, February-March, 2020


Four Workshops: Wednesday, February 12, 19, 26 & March 4
10 am to 12 pm
Cost*: $120 for 4 sessions. 

$100 for 3,  $65 for 2, $35 for one session, if there is room
Venue: TBD


Pay attention to every word and make it count! Read closely and critically and make your work stronger! Polish your work and send it out!

Workshop Description: This is a fast-paced workshop! We will start with a short craft discussion based on samples from a handout, read your poems/pieces and offer honest critiques. The instructor will ask essential questions and provide focused comments/suggestions for your work. Prose fiction, CNF, memoir, hybrid forms, experimental work and anything in between welcome! This workshop is designed to help writers prepare work for publication and who want professional critiques, and also for those who are beginning to explore writing but want to learn at a quick pace--they will certainly benefit from this focussed and no-nonsense workshop! 

Bring 4-6 pages of prose (one continuous piece/work) double spaced, 12 point font, preferably Times New Roman
or 1-2 pages of poetry (one poem), single spaced, 12 point font, preferably Times New Roman

*If for any reason you are unable to attend a session, I will email you the handout, and I'll critique one poem (upto 2 pages, 12 point Times New Roman, single spaced) or a piece/prose (upto 6 pages), 12 point Times New Roman, double spaced) sent to me by the end of the week.

Email me directly to sign up. If you are not on my mailing list please email me at zilzone8@gmail.com  Please write Creative Writing Workshop in your subject line. Thanks!


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Write Effects

Tuesday Morning Workshops,  February-March, 2020


Four Workshops, Tuesday February 11, 18, 25 & March 4 
10 am to Noon
Cost: $100. $55 for two classes if there is room.
Venue: TBA


An informative and slower-paced workshop for anyone who loves to write!  Do you want to learn craft and the tools of writing? Are you looking for professional guidance that will help you develop your knowledge, skill and especially your voice, no matter if you are a beginner or have been published before? Whatever your needs or  level of knowledge/writing, bring your poems/ prose pieces, meditations,  ramblings, and anything in between, and you will receive advice on how to shape your work into an effective piece of writing. 


Workshop Description: In this workshop we will read your poems/pieces and offer helpful critiques. The instructor will ask essential questions and provide focused comments/suggestions for your work. Prose fiction, CNF, memoir, drama, hybrid forms, experimental work and anything in between welcome! Those who are getting ready to send out their work, more experienced writers, and those exploring writing--all will receive critical feedback and guidance. All levels of writers and all genres will benefit from the advice and suggestions!


Bring 1 poem, 1-2 pages, single spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman preferably 
OR 4-6 pages of prose, (one continuous piece/work)double spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman preferably


*If for any reason you are unable to attend a session, I'll critique one poem (upto 2 pages, 12 point Times New Roman, single spaced) or a piece/prose (up to 6 pages), 12 point Times New Roman, double spaced) sent to me by the end of the week.

Email me directly to sign up. If you are not on my mailing list please email me at zilzone8@gmail.com  Please write Creative Writing Workshop in your subject line. Thanks!


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(Photos of events in the slideshow taken by John Joseph, Charlee Brodsky, Usha Akella, and some are photos of book covers.)