Writing Workshops with Angela Rydell

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For creative writing critiques, classes or tips, check out my site. Questions? Send me an email at ajrydell@wisc.edu


    Fall/Winter 2016

    TAKE A FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOP! I'M TEACHING A HANDFUL OF COURSES THIS FALL/WINTER. HOPE TO SEE YOU IN CLASS.


    Saturday Fiction Critique Group: Intermediate/Advanced

    Eager for stimulating feedback from an experienced teacher and fellow writers?  This juried workshop offers detailed, practical group critiques for writers working on short fiction or novels.  The small size guarantees personalized attention to your writing project. Limit: 3-5 writers. To apply for consideration: Submit 3 pages from a work-in-progress, and a short one-paragraph bio (include experience in writing courses & workshops--online or face-to-face--and/or publications) to ajrydell@wisc.edu.  Feel free to email me for more details. (This group will be offered in spring/summer/fall/winter sessions.) When: fall/winter session: Oct 1, 15, 22; Nov 12; Dec 3; 2:00-4:30 pm. Where: Angela's house, 217 E Sunset Ct, Madison, WI; Cost: $265. 

    Electrify Your Writing: Flash Fiction Workshop, Fall Session

    Discover tricks of a genre that begins with a jolt, surges with powerful language, & ends in a high-voltage burst. For writers who want to tell a little story with big impact. When: Wed, Oct 12th, 19th, 26th, 6-8:30 p.m. Includes weekly craft discussions, in-class & out-of-class writing prompts, & optional peer critiques of one story/writer (up to 750 words). Fall topics include pinpointing point of view and finding your flash fiction voice. Charge up your writing in a flash. Where: Angela's house, 217 E Sunset Ct, Madison, WI. Cost: $155. To register, email me at ajrydell@wisc.edu.

    Building Character: Friends, Foes and Foils

    Characters can make or break your story. How do you invent people on the page so complicated, willful, eccentric and flawed they seem more human than the real deal? Discussion and in-class exercises explore character qualities that unlock readers’ hearts, whether friend, foe or foil. When: Sa, Oct 8, 1-4:30 p.m. Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI; Cost: $70. Limit: 20.

    All-Genre Evening Writing Group

    Want to recharge your writing, fill pages, and become a member of a writing community? Come write in a supportive atmosphere, spark ideas for your fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry, and build a writing routine both in class and out. Includes weekly craft discussions and group critique. All genres and levels welcome. When: Tues, Oct 18, 25 (no meeting Nov 1) Nov 8, 15, 22, 29; 6:15-8:15 p.m. Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI; Cost: $250; Limit: 12.


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    VISIT MY "INSTRUCTOR PAGE" ON FACEBOOK, OR FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER

    • Go to my Facebook Page for craft tips, motivation, writerly support, and inspiration to help you navigate the ups and downs of the writing life. 
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    SIGN UP FOR A CRITIQUE 

    • If you'd like feedback on a poem, piece of flash fiction, short story, or novel pages, go to the private critique page, or contact me directly at ajrydell@wisc.edu.