End your day with a creative release
Unlike other workshops that require a finished manuscript when you walk in the door, Fledgling is for the writer who isn't sure what to write yet. Fledgling is for the tired 9-5er who lost track of her creative spark. Fledgling is for those afraid of being mocked by the blank page. Fledgling is for the writer who wants to expand his community.
In our classroom poems, images, objects, exercises, and questions provide the prompts for your writing session. There are no genre specific classes, because who knows what you might produce? Maybe rubbing a lucky rabbit's foot will begin a piece of memoir. Maybe an exercise in copying a favorite poem will result in a piece of prose. Maybe you'll write a song, a list, a letter, an ode!
Our classroom is spontaneous, kind, and unassuming. We welcome anyone willing to try. That's the only rule (well, other than writing). At Fledgling all we ask is that you try.
Each session follows the same basic timeline beginning with a short introductory prompt intended to grease your wheels. Next, we'll write for 20-30 minutes to the session's longest prompt and follow it with sharing and discussion. Finally, if there's time, participants are given the opportunity to air any grievances from the week on paper to finish up the session (because complaining is almost as cathartic as writing).
Bring a pen, a sheet of paper, and the same mentality you might bring to yoga. Your 1.5 hour session is for the good of you. You may use it however your heart asks you to. Maybe you've wanted to write a short story for as long as you can remember. Maybe you need structure in order to write. Whatever the case, Fledgling will help you soar.