Youth Spoken Word & Poetry Workshop with Kealoha

Stylistic Elements Workshop Mon-Fri. July 18-July 22, 2022 Week long Workshop $150 Stylistic Elements Workshop, Ages 12 and up. This workshop exposes students to performance poetry, gives them hands-on writing experience, and inspires them to find their own poetic voice. Kealoha will teach attendees to write and perform their own poems, addressing topics that are meaningful to them, from the personal to the universal. His workshops have been used to address such topics as anti-violence awareness, motivation, leadership, and personal exploration. Curriculum is cumulative, each day building on the previous day’s work, and culminating in a performance by the kids on the final workshop day.  “His bond with the kids is amazing…he is quite inspirational.”  –Juneau Arts & Humanities Council   Instructor: Kealoha Location: The Center for the Arts, 314 Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 Dates: July 18-22, 2022 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Ages: 12+ Cost: $150 Register   This consentRead More

Memoir Writing Workshop (virtual)

Sometimes we have a true story from our lives that we’re dying to tell, but we’re unsure how to begin. This hands-on workshop will focus on the essentials of writing a memoir – what makes a good story, how to shape your material so that it’s compelling, what to tell (and omit), how to develop your own unique voice, and the broader issues involved in turning a private experience into a public work.

Memoir Writing Workshop II (virtual)

VIRTUAL CLASS For those who have already participated in Susan Jane Gilman’s introductory workshop, “Telling Your Own Story” Memoir Writing Workshop that was held online by The Center in October 2020. Participants will continue to develop their skills and writing from Part I. This month-long follow-up course will pick up where Part I left off, and is customized to focus on participants creative needs and interests. It will include sessions on “showing not telling,” how to master the art of dialogue, using different types of language, and editing. There will be exercises, spirited discussions, light reading assignments, and workshops. The instructor hopes that it will reinvigorate and inspire everyone after the holidays.   Instructor: Susan Jane Gilman Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent to you the week before. Dates: January 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 (8 weeks) Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Ages: 17+ Cost: $250 RegisterRead More