In addition to the spontaneous writing retreat I’m offering this fall, I lead other shorter retreats and drop-in classes in the Palm Springs area including regular spontaneous writing sessions at the Cathedral City Library as well as an online creative writing class through Mendocino College (see below).

You can sign up for the email list for all future writing events, or you can check things (especially these local happenings) via the Desert Writing Group on Meetup.

Online sessions coming soon!
Spontaneous writing and “Process and Craft” sessions coming soon online via Zoom through the Desert Writing Group.

Online creative writing class

Begins August 19th, 2019, through Mendocino College
(Registration is closed for this semester.
Enrollment begins again in late fall for January 20th, 2020, start date.)

English 210
Section 0378
This is a 3-unit full-semester online class. We’ll cover key aspects of creative writing—including image detail, slow motion, point of view, dialogue, plot, narrative presence and character—and you’ll have lots of chances to try your hand with each element. Each two-week span will include a spontaneous writing exercise, workshopping a more “polished” piece, and a discussion about process or craft. This is a great way for new writers to get their feet wet and experienced writers to stretch or refresh their skills, as well as a lovely opportunity to interact with other writers and get some good feedback on your work.

Steps for enrolling
(You will only need to apply, complete the placement questionnaire and enroll.)

Coachella Valley events

Free drop-in spontaneous writing group
Mondays 10:15am to 12:15pm
Cathedral City Library
(We meet most weeks but usually skip the 4th Monday of each month.
Can check the Meetup group for specific dates. Please RSVP there!)

Half-day retreats in Palm Springs
Dates for fall TBD?
Community room
Palm Springs Leisure Center
401 S. Pavilion Way