2018 Workshops

Writing Creative Nonfiction @​ NYU SPS

Explore the process of writing nonfiction with clarity and precision as well as with a poet’s eye. Geared toward both novice writers and out-of-practice scribes, this course guides you through a series of effective exercises to jump-start your nonfiction writing. Emphasis is placed on building self-confidence and developing your individual voice. Write short essays, memoirs, and profiles. Learn to improve tone, style, and point of view through imaginative weekly writing assignments and by reading masters of nonfiction.

Course Number

Humanities, Arts, and Writing
Program Area
Creative Writing
10 Wednesdays starting October 3rd, 6:15-8:30 p.m.
Section 2, 10 Thursdays starting October 4th, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

WITNESS TO HISTORY © copyright by Carol Bergman 2018

@​ The Unison Arts Center in New Paltz, NY Register: 845 255-1559

Eight Saturdays starting October 6th, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. No class Thanksgiving week or
December 1.

INSPIRED BY NATURE WRITING WORKSHOP © copyright by Carol Bergman 2018

@​ The Stoneridge Library Community Room, Stoneridge, NY 12484 on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Participants should bring a no-line notebook, a free flowing pen, Glu-Stick, their memories of hikes and walks, favorite photographs and pictures of nature, and their imaginations. Learn how to use journal notes, observations, sketches, photographs, dreams, visualizations, and free associations to generate ideas for short stories, poems, memoirs, and essays. Beginner and seasoned writers are welcome in this interactive, dynamic class.


Group Class by audition/​ invitation only. Prerequisite: workshop experience, motivation, commitment to critiquing work.

Individual Coaching & Editing @​ a realistic sliding scale within your budget.

Skype, FT or telephone coaching available upon request.

Email: carol.bergman@​gmail.com for more information.