THE WORKSHOP for 2020 is likely to be the same week in August

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Contact us at tablerockwriters@gmail.com

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!


BRING YOUR WORK TO LIFE: A Course in Freewriting

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...

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POETRY

with Phillip Shabazz

Phillip Shabazz's skills as a teacher of poets of all ages 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. We are thrilled to welcome him back to Table Rock this year. Don't miss this chance...  

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NEW WORKSHOP

Stretch. Breathe. Write:

Opening the Writer's Heart

with Michele Berger and Marjorie Hudson

Every writer needs to find a pathway to the heart's best work, and every writer needs a strategy for relieving the physical and psychic stresses of the writing life. Yoga, focused breath work, and meditation can increase our attention and amplify our intention as writers. In this workshop, gentle stretching and breathing exercises prepare the body to work. . .

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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...

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WRITING MEMOIR and PERSONAL ESSAYS:

Using Whatever is Tugging at Your Life

with Judy Goldman  

“If something is tugging at your life, you use it,” choreographer Judith Jamison said. In this workshop (geared to both beginning and advanced writers – geared to new participants, as well as those who've been in my workshop before), you'll learn how to craft your personal essays or memoir into...

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NOVEL STRATEGIES THREE SEATS OPEN TO COMMUTERS

with Darnell Arnoult

No matter where you are in your novel, something is probably worrying you about how it is or isn't coming together or about how effective your process could be if you could just get a little insight from an experienced mentor...

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Special Editing Sessions

EDITOR-IN-RESIDENCE

Dawn Shamp













Novelist and editor Dawn Shamp returns to Table Rock as editor-in-residence for 2019.

As a complement to the workshop sessions, participants can schedule one-on-one time with Dawn for an additional fee  . . .

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Registration Deadline is August 1  Questions?  Contact us at tablerockwriters@gmail.com