We're changing and growing at Laguna Writers. The Saturday workshops I've facilitated for years are having a rebirth. In the future, I'll offer these day long mini-retreats twice a year, and each will have a theme and a craft focus (such as revision, character development, and poetry, to name a few of the ideas in development).
The new IMPROVED Saturday mini-retreats are still under contruction, but check back in early April for dates and info.
Please find a general description below.
The Saturday workshops run from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and I provide bagels and coffee in the morning, as well as lunch with vegetarian options. These workshops are a wonderful opportunity to check out the feel of Laguna Writers workshops. A Saturday meeting offers a chance to do this without the nine week commitment that the weekly workshops require; they also cost considerably less.
Reasonable. The cost for a Saturday workshop is $125.00, and I require a $75.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your place.
So whether you're a new participant or a returning participant that can't make a longer commitment right now, these workshops are ideal.
Convenient. Because we meet during the day, one of our writing exercises will usually take place outside, which always makes for some wonderful writing.
Since we're done at 5:30 p.m., there's still time to get home and get ready for any plans you may have for that evening. And you'll leave feeling inspired to write more!
Combines Fun, Food & Writing. A typical schedule for a Saturday workshop looks like this:
10:30-11:00: Bagels, coffee and tea, snacks: "chat and chew"
11:00-11:40: Introductions and a warm-up exercise
11:40-11:50: A short break
11:50-12:40: Our first writing exercise and a chance for people to read aloud (if they choose)
1:25-2:50: Our second exercise, which may include a short walk, weather permitting.
2:50-3:00: A short break
3:00-4:00: Our third writing exercise
4:00-4:15: A short break
4:15-5:30: Our final exercise, closing statements, comments, discussion.
Please contact me if you're interested in signing up for the next Saturday workshop, or you have any questions. Come join us!