☿ Al·che·my Writing Workshop

Alchemy Writing Workshop was created due to a need for writers to learn the craft and to gain the experience necessary to become successful in the writing world as professional writers. As a single mother with dreams to become a writer, not having the finances or ability to attend an MFA or writing retreats/workshops left me outside of the game to learn and enhance my writing.

This workshop is for those who are serious about their writing but don’t have access to an MFA program or other workshops, classes or retreats due to family responsibilities, jobs, or income. Responsibilities should never stop you from achieving your dreams. The writing workshops, lectures, and classes will be taught by various professional writers, performers, artists, and organizations in your writing communities. These are talented individuals who are interested and motivated to donate their time and expertise to help you become successful. Each workshop or class will be taught on a platform easily accessible to the community, whether on a user-friendly website or via Zoom.

Every writer has different areas of interest and needs. We are here to ensure you learn skills and are educated on crafts and topics that will help you become successful on your journey to becoming a professional writer, regardless of circumstance. Alchemy Writing Workshop is dedicated to helping you fulfill your dreams. Your words matter.

How much do workshops and classes cost?

Most of the workshops and classes are based on a sliding scale/donation/pay-what-you-can-afford honor system. Proceeds will go to a scholarship fund established by Alchemy Writing Workshop to help students and members in the writing community to cover costs associated with applying for grants, publication submissions, and other writing/creative costs.

Do you want to teach a class or workshop for Alchemy Writing Workshop?

Email alchemywritingworkshop@gmail.com with your class or workshop proposal and a brief statement on why volunteering to teach for your writing community is important. Those seeking opportunities to gain experience in teaching without access to a TA program or other means can learn valuable teaching skills through Alchemy Writing Workshop. Interested in an internship? Check out the Internship Program with Alchemy Author Services.

Workshops and classes are constantly being added as well as new teachers.

A Listing of Alchemy Writing Workshop Courses:

Introduction To Dark Fiction

Instructor: Brenda S. Tolian

Date/Time: Saturday, April 17th-May15th (four week workshop taking place on Saturdays) at 10-12 PM MT

This workshop teaches all of the essential tools to write dark fiction including learning the nature behind this genre, character creation, monsters/demons/creatures of the night, and techniques.

Purpose-Driven Writing

Instructor: Tonii Langhorne

This workshop will guide students in discovering their “why” in their writing as they move from writing as a hobby to business. The course will identify who they are and who they are writing for and what their writing does for others.

This workshop is appropriate for all genres and levels of experience.

Date/Time: This workshop will take place via Zoom and is a two hour workshop. Exact dates TBA.

How to Edit & Be Edited

Instructor: E.A. Midnight

Date/Time: Sunday, April 25th – 12PM MT

This workshop teaches participants how to engage with the process of editing and how to received editing feedback.

The Rainbow Connection: How Using Color Can Push Your Narrative

Instructor: Ron L. Estrada

This workshop will look at both subtle use and direct acknowledgment of color in written work and film. Discussions will take place on how this aspect of visual perception can shape the artist’s story and the reader’s or viewer’s reception of it.

How to Generate Great Titles For Your Work

Instructor: Violet Mitchell

Date/Time: This workshop will take place via Zoom in June Sundays between 2-4 PM MT

Interested in learning more about Alchemy Writing Workshops and what they have to offer? Do you have a suggestion for a workshop? Let us know!

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