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.

Astrology in Poetry Workshop for Adults

Saturday, October 13 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Manchaca Road Branch Library
Meeting Room

Building on the work of popular Astro Poets Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov, this workshop will focus on astrology in poetry. We will read light literature about zodiac signs and planet placements and have a conversation about how we, as humans, often think about planets and stars as speakers. Our writing exercises will address either "the stars" or a particular sign and use the language of planetary placement to reflect the connectedness of heavenly bodies to ourselves. Led by Badgerdog teaching artist Maggie Ilersich. Free and open to adults, age 18 and up. Please RSVP as space is limited.

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Badgerdog NaNoWriMo Workshop for Adults

Saturday, November 17 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Austin Central Library
Shared Learning Room #621

In observation of National Novel Writing Month, join Badgerdog teaching artist Noah Weisz for a how-to on creating a roadmap for your novel using the physical plot and emotional plot and their intersections. The workshop also includes a "novel therapy" session (where attendees can discuss problems they're having in their novels). Free and open to adults, age 18 and up. Space is limited, please RSVP below.

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