Adult Workshops

Badgerdog offers creative writing workshops for adult writers of all age and skill levels in libraries and community centers across Austin. Some classes offer a broad survey of literary genres and written forms, while others focus specifically on fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.

Badgerdog + Sean Petrie of Typewriter Rodeo: Poetry Power for the New Year

Saturday, January 5
11:00AM -1:00 PM
Yarborough Branch Library Meeting Room
2200 Hancock Drive
Austin, TX 78756

Want to break through writer’s block? Add some panache to your prose? On-the-spot poetry does both! Discover how the process of creating instant poetry can help you get words on the page, add sparkle to what you've already got, and generate new story ideas. Plus, it’s just plain fun. There will be vintage typewriters on hand, if you want to try it old-school style! Led by Typewriter Rodeo's Sean Petrie, this workshop is free and open to adults, age 18 and up. Space is limited, please RSVP via EventBrite to secure a spot.

Badgerdog Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Narrating Lived Experience

Saturday, January 26
1:00PM -3:00 PM
Windsor Park Branch Library Meeting Room
5833 Westminster Drive
Austin, TX 78723

How do you write compellingly about the real world? In this workshop, we will explore the modes and techniques of creative nonfiction, including memoir, portrait, and feature writing. From old classics to recent pieces, we will read examples of the genre and discuss what makes them vivid and intriguing. In our writing exercises, we will experiment with applying the devices of fiction to nonfiction prose, with the goal of helping you cultivate your voice as a storyteller. You'll leave the workshop with a guide to more creative nonfiction reading and the tools to write truth with style. Led by Badgerdog teaching artist Emily Gogoloak. This workshop is free and open to adults, age 18 and up. Space is limited, please RSVP via EventBrite to secure a spot.