Wilkes University


The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University Presents 2018 Spring Creative Writing Community Workshops

The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University is hosting non-credit creative writing community workshops beginning in April. All workshops are open to adults and will be held on the Wilkes campus. 

The cost for each workshop series is $65. Advance registration is available through the university’s Continued Learning website wilkes.augusoft.net. The workshops include:

Introduction to Fiction Writing

This workshop covers the basics of storytelling and the revision process. It focuses on the basic elements of the genre and provides participants with a supportive environment where they can explore their literary interests and experiment with character, plot and language.

  • Workshops: Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Kirby Hall, April 3, 10, 17, 204; May 1 and 8
  • Instructor: Francisco Tutella 

Memoir: Many Ways to Tell Your Story

This class will explore writing memoir by using a variety of prompts and artifacts from memories, recipes and photos to letters, diaries and family heirlooms.

  • Workshops: Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Breiseth Hall, April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8 and 15
  • Instructor: Vicki Mayk

Preparing You and Your Manuscript for Publication

This workshop will provide an overview of preparing completed literary projects for submission to publishers. Participants will take a comprehensive look at industry standards and best practices include crafting a query letter, project synopsis, thumbnail, keynote, and book description, preparing a one-sheet, and understanding the author questionnaire process.

  • Workshops: Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Breiseth Hall, April 11, 18, 25; May 2 and 9
  • Instructor: Bill Schneider

Playwriting: How to Write a Short, One-Act or 10-Minute Play

This is a two-session workshop. The first session will teach participants the ways to write a short act or a 10-minute play. In the second session, that assignment will be read alive and envisioned and critique and feedback will be given.

  • Workshops: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., Kirby Hall, April 21 and 28
  • Instructor: Jan Quackenbush