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2018-2019 Workshops

Please join me in New Paltz for a gentle, contemplative workshop. Artists and art lovers are welcome. There are many B&B's in the area and a new hiking trail surrounded by mountains.

Writing Creative Nonfiction @ NYU SPS-CALA


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 February 13, 6:15-8:30 p.m.


WITNESS TO HISTORY © copyright by Carol Bergman
@ The Stoneridge Library, Stoneridge, NY: March 9, 2019, 1-3p.m.


In this interactive workshop class, students will choose a reported event they have witnessed either first-hand or through the media. We will begin with oral story-telling of personal recollections and then seek out primary material, such as interviews and archival material @ the library, before drafting a personal essay. The only required tools are memory, a notebook and a free flowing pen. Beginners and seasoned writers are welcome


@ NYU: Summer, 2019


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.


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