Current Classes, Workshops & Writing Retreat: Summer / Fall 2016

WEEKEND WRITING RETREAT: July 22-25, 2016 & September 30 – October 2, 2016

BECKET MA (Western Massachusetts):

(See separate section of website for details of this writing adventure!)

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Newly Restored House in the Country!

GRAFTON STREET WRITING CENTER: kendall@kendalldudley.com

  • 3-Day Writing Retreat set in a lovely restored house in rural Western Massachusetts! 
  • Structured writing sessions with time for reading new work,
  • All meals at the house included plus 3 wine tastings, a French cooking lesson, and opportunity to epublish the work from this weekend.
  • For more: please see full description

Kendall Dudley’s June & July Writing, Art and Journal programs: 2016

1) TRUMBO WRITING: Day long writing binges the first Monday of the month:  July 11*, Sept 12*, October 3, November 7, December 5, 2016: Any 5 hour period 9AM-6PM / All day $90, 5 hours $60. (See complete description of TRUMBO Writing below)

2) GETTING THE WRITING DONE: DROP IN: 8 Wednesdays / June 8- July 27 Start with prompts / long periods of writing on new or existing projects / reading excerpts from day’s work with comments: $35 per session

3) VIVID STORY WRITING: 8 Wednesdays 3:15-5:45pm / May 25 – July 13     Work on your autobiography and-or creative adaptations of it / sensory and experiential cropped-IMG_2649.jpgprompts / writing in class / discuss technique and writing process / writing during the week: $35 single session / $250 for 8 weeks

4) WRITING FICTION AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Every Thursday evening throughout the year: 7:00-9:30pm / Writing prompts / long writing period / reading and comments / discussing of writing issues and resources: $35 per session

5) CAREER & WORK ISSUES DROP-IN: Conversations, exercises, and tips around career direction finding, resume review, building your website, use of social media, and interviewing.  Wednesdays: 1:00pm – 2:00pm / Starting June15, 2016 / $25 per session (Call in advance)

6) ARTSPACE STUDIO: Thursdays 10:00-12:30pm / June 16 – July 28

P1000977We start with writing and art prompts / exchange ideas / work on group and individual projects / check-in on ongoing work and conversations about specific pieces / continue projects during the week / Bring large journal or paper and your preferred art materials—resources here if you need them: $35 per session

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SIGNUP FOR WEEKLY EMAIL CHECK-INS: Tuesdays 9AM : Starts June 1-July 26, 2016 (August check-ins TBA)

Set weekly writing goals / Report on your process/ Share writing tips and resources FREE / contact Kendall to be included on the list

CONSULTATIONS: Individual consultations on writing, art and other personal or professional projects: $140 hour /or by project basis

TRUMBO WRITING: What Is It!
Days of writing Trumbo-style—(based on Dalton Trumbo’s writing schedule as portrayed in the current movie, TRUMBO—in his case, 18 hours a day / 7 days a week!!). In my version, one-day—9AM to 6PM with constant coffee and liquids, bites to eat, quick walks around the block, writing prompts and check-ins at IMG_8387different points in the day, shifting locations for writing…(local library, local coffee bar) anything and everything that gets that writing, editing, revising, computing done! Bring stories / novels in progress / start something new. Bring your computer if you like. Rewriting, revising is easier when others are doing it too!

  • PREVIEW OF FALL CLASSES

CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION: http://WWW.CCAE.ORG

  • MEMORIES, STORIES & REFLECTIONS; 8 WEEKS BEGINS September 13,2016 / SECTION A: 1-3:00PM AND SECTION B: 3:15-5:15pm
  • WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY IN AN HOUR: 2 TUESDAYS BEGINS JANUARY 12 / 5:30-7:30PM
  • WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY IN AN HOUR: 2 Mondays 5:30-7:30pm / Beginning September 19
  • ONE HUNDRED THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU HIT 100! / TBA
  • VIVID JOURNALING: 4 weeks / TBAFiske-2LG

ARLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS: http://WWW.ACARTS.ORG

  • CREATIVITY LAB: 4 THURSDAYS 10-12:30PM / September 29- October 20, 2016
  • ACA OPEN HOUSE SAMPLER: Creativity Workshop / WEDNESDAY, October 18
  • VIVID JOURNALING : CAPTURING YOUR LIFE IN ACTION: 4 THURSDAYS 10-12:30pm / October 27-November 17, 2017

ARLINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION: http://WWW.ARLINGTONCOMMUNITYED.ORGIMG_5599

  • WHO AM I NOW THAT I’M NO LONGER WHO I USED TO BE? : Date / Time TBA