THE WRITER'S SPARK: WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR EVERYONE
Banish your inner critic!
Embrace your innate ability to write stories!
Unleash the hounds of memory!
The Writer's Spark is a writing workshop for everyone--those of us who identify as writers and those of us who don't. In these workshops, we concentrate on re-connecting to that place in our past where we just made things, without asking the question: "Is this any good?" Freeing ourselves from that critical voice allows your stories to reveal themselves to you in unexpected ways. Inspired by the work and teaching of Lynda Barry, (artist and author of What It Is, The Good Times Are Killing Me, and Picture This, among others), participants in these workshops write, draw, color, and more. Anything Can Happen!!
"Writing should take you for a ride."
I have over ten years experience editing and proofreading a variety of writing projects, including creative manuscripts, artist statements, CVs,
dissertations, and journal articles. Contact me for more information
about how I can help you make your work shine!
Writing workshops for everyone!
Online and in Western Massachusetts
about me: kirsten rybczynski
I am a writer, editor, teacher, and singer with an MFA in writing from Goddard College. My work has appeared in Mayfly and The Raven Chronicles, and has been anthologized in Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos. I teach writing workshops, The Writer's Spark, to writers and "non-writers" in Northampton, MA, where I live with my wife and two sons. I teach writing because I believe that we all have a story to tell and a natural desire to share these stories. My workshops are designed to help people reconnect with a sense of playfulness and freedom from the voice that asks: "Is this any good?" I am currently at work on a graphic memoir about my childhood experiences in downtown Hartford, CT in the 70s. On most Thursday nights, you can find me at a piano bar, singing my heart out.
Kirsten's workshops were transformative for me. They were an excellent teacher, who created a safe, encouraging, and playful environment. The workshop brought me back to the things I loved about writing. Within the first hour of the workshop, I was enthusiastically writing pages and pages in my notebook, taking creative risks, and remembering details of stories from my life that I had once forgotten. I am so grateful to them for reminding me that I am a writer. It's clear that they can joyfully awaken the writer in anybody.
- Sun, Feb 14Zoom!
- Sun, Nov 01participants will receive Zoom link
- Sun, Oct 04Zoom