Madwomen in the Attic Creative Writing Workshops

Summer 2017

6 weekly classes, $125/workshop

Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Patricia Dobler Writing Center, Aquinas Hall

Please download and submit this form to register. If you plan on parking on campus, you can also submit this parking permit application.  

The summer 2017 Madwomen in the Attic workshops are open for registration! All workshops are open to beginning to advanced writers. Space is limited to 12 writers per group. This summer, we're offering two workshops:

Ellen McGrath Smith: Poetry

July 6 - August 10, 2017, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ellen McGrath Smith will be focusing on workshopping poems. She will also work with the poetry collection, In Full Velvet, by Jenny Johnson. This workshop is open to all writers. You may workshop any poems in process, but Smith will also provide writing prompts and written feedback on up to three pages of your work per week.

Evelyn Pierce: Fiction

July 5 - August 9, 2017, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fiction writers of all genres (literary, mystery, sci-fi, historical, and so on) are welcome. We workshop everything, from flash fiction to short stories to novels. Unwavering, however, is our desire to create characters and story lines that compel the reader to engage in great reading. While many of our Madwomen are published authors, beginning writers are welcome and will receive, as do all participants, guidance in craft (character, point of view, dialogue, scene, exposition, conflict, and plot development).

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