Thompson Peak Writers’ Workshop seeks writers for new program

Lassen County writers can take advantage of a new writers’ workshop hosted by the Thompson Peak Writers’ Workshop beginning later this month.

According to a statement from the workshop, “Let’s face it. Good writing is hard. If you have a novel, a memoir, or a poem in mind, consider this:

 “The Thompson Peak Writers’ Workshop is looking for potential writers in the community that would be interested in sharing their work in a workshop setting. The workshop itself is set up much like MFA programs across the country and is led by a published writer who holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College. The workshop nurtures writers and critiques work in progress, be it fiction, memoir or poetry. Only the serious and committed to the craft of writing need apply.

“The workshop is not a club or a group. It is a monthly session where the work of each participant is discussed. What works? What doesn’t work? There is a generosity of spirit and kindness always in response to another person’s writing. The workshop also conducts ‘Readings’ four times a year at local venues and sometimes brings in established writers to read or conduct workshops. (This is a free workshop.)

“The requirements are simple. Bring six-to-eight copies of up to four pages of double-spaced writing. Remain quiet while your work is being discussed. Be respectful. The initial kick-off for the new year is 1 p.m. Jan. 29. Call 253-3303 and ask for Dianna, the facilitator of the workshop. She will give you directions to her house where the workshops take place.”