Our 2024 workshop dates are most likely going to be AUGUST 26-30.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MARCH 1. Classes will be announced in FEBRUARY 2024
ABOUT TABLE ROCK
This open-hearted writing program for adults is an intensive, small-group learning experience designed to stretch participants' creative capacities and knowledge in a supportive and noncompetitive environment.
Instructors are chosen not only for their distinguished professional credentials, but also for their skill in building a learning community where the joy of new discovery happens every day.
Because writing is very hard work, we also reserve time for relaxation, recreation and reflection.
The mission of Table Rock is:
+ To provide a generous, supportive environment for adult writers at all levels of experience to focus on improving their craft.
+ To offer first-rate instruction across genres with an emphasis on identifying, shaping, and polishing each participant's distinctive voice and material.
+ To foster a spirit of community where all participants may receive an honest and sensitive appraisal of their works in progress.
Table Rock Writers Workshop grew out of the 30-year-old Duke University Writers Workshop when it was discontinued in 2010. We are a growing community of friends and colleagues. Please join us!
Choose one of these instructors:
THE SUBLIME FICTION TRIANGLE
with Darnell Arnoult
Would you like to start a novel? Do you have a novel in progress, but feel stuck or are struggling to get it written? Have you completed a draft of a novel but need to revise to make it stronger? Beginning with the concept of a “learning draft,” we will use....
with Phillip Shabazz
Phillip Shabazz's skills as a teacher is legendary. He has worked in hundreds of classrooms across the region, encouraging writers to get in touch with their own particular material and inspiring them with his own poems. Don't miss this chance...
EDITING WITH AN EYE TOWARD PUBLICATION
with Denton Loving ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT
Very little of anything we write is perfect on the first try. As an editor, I often read submissions that have a lot of potential but aren't ready for publication. As a writer myself, I produce draft after draft, always looking for ways in which the writing will more fully...
CREATING STORIES FOR YOUNG READERS
with John Claude Bemis
The stories we read in childhood shape our lives.
They transform us. They expose us to unforgettable
characters, places, and struggles. Together we'll explore...
WRITING FROM EXPERIENCE CLASS IS FULL
with Robin Hemley
The author of Turning Real Life into Fiction returns to Table Rock to teach about writing as journey--the subject of his latest book, OBLIVION: AN AFTER AUTOBIOGRAPHY. No matter what you are writing--fiction, nonfiction, journalism or speculative fiction--you'll want to experience this workshop...
BRING YOUR WORK TO LIFE: A COURSE IN FREE WRITING
with Abigail DeWitt
Free-writing is the foundation of everything I teach and everything I write. It's a way of discovering your strongest, most vivid...