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Creative Writing Workshop with Erica Smith

This workshop is for those who write fiction and creative nonfiction. We will spend the first part of each class discussing craft techniques, examining published excerpts from other writers, and going over any questions that might come up about the writing process. The second half will be spent workshopping a short story, an essay, or chapters from your novel. All levels welcome. Please have at least a draft of a piece of work you would like to get feedback on, and bring eight copies, double-spaced, to the first class. At the end of the session, you may submit up to twenty double-spaced pages for review from the instructor.

About the Instructor

Erica Lee Smith is a freelance writer who grew up in Brewster, moved to California for a while, and now lives in Cotuit. A writer for most of her life, she began her freelance career in 2012 and has worked with a wide variety of clients, all over the world, primarily as a ghostwriter but also as an editor and a manuscript mentor. Her own work has appeared or is forthcoming in Literary Mama, Being Biracial, and Taproot magazine.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.