YOU'RE INVITED TO TWO UNIQUE WRITERS WORKSHOPS

FEEL FREE TO SIGN UP FOR ONE OR BOTH. PAY WHAT YOU CAN.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:

Your River Is Waiting is a Tuesday night poetry, publishing and creative writing lecture series with publisher, author, and editor Derrick C. Brown. It includes four sessions, once a week, of live, online 75-minute classes with interaction. Classes consist of lectures, group prompts and professional guest speakers that will tighten your writing process and blow up your creative energy with publishing insights, new work generation, editing tips and real-world experience. You will generate new work! Each week, you’ll try new techniques to banish writer's block, become a better editor, and learn inside scoops for getting an agent and getting published.

Classes take place online every Tuesday at 6pm PT.

The cost is a sliding scale between $75 - $200

24 Rejection Letters is a Wednesday night supportive, creative environment that doesn't dilly dally and helps you get your poems chiseled down to pure gold. In this salon/workshop environment you will receive detailed feedback on your poems, support your assigned group members and work one on one with Derrick to get ready to submit your work to the world. You will learn solid tips to get your writing to a stronger, more creative place. This will be the year you chase at least 24 rejection letters.

Classes take place online every Wednesday starting Jan 20th at 6pm PT.

The cost is a sliding scale between $40 - $120 for 4 weeks and a showcase of our best work.

JAN 20, 27, FEB 3, FEB 10

SHOWCASE OF WORK, LIVE ZOOM SHOW, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19TH!

 

Your River Is Waiting: Weekly Focus

Your River Is Waiting: Reviews

"The depth of his knowledge and experience, the caliber of guest lecturers, and warmth & openness of the participants kicked me out of a long creative drought."

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"I spent 10 years writing poetry that never saw the light of day, and after four weeks in this workshop I’d written five brand new poems and shared them widely."

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"It's by far one of the most inspired writing classes I have ever participated in. Derrick is such a thoughtful instructor."

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"...This series is a wonderful experience where you learn how to be critical of your own craft and create space for yourself
“to not be afraid to suck."

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"You know it's a good workshop when you exit both full and more hungry."

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"This course took us through understanding writer’s block and gaining efficiency during our writing prompts to planning for the submission of a finished manuscript."

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“Derrick Brown is a magician... that doesn't hold anything back in revealing a big bag o' tricks in his workshops."

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"[Your River Is Waiting] was the ideal class to shake up my creative practice and reignite a fearless engagement with writing.”

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Derrick C. Brown is a novelist, comedian, poet, and storyteller. He is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry. He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne and is the owner and president of Write Bloody Publishing, which Forbes and Filter magazine call “…one of the best independent poetry presses in the country.” He is the author of eight books of poetry and five children’s books. The New York Times calls his work, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words.” He has taught writing in women's prisons, universities and theaters across the world. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Please note that refunds are not available. Credit for a following class is available if unable to attend.