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.

Writing Across Languages

Language can greatly influence how we express ourselves. In this creative writing workshop for adults, led by playwright Elizabeth Doss, we'll focus on using English and Spanish as the base for creative writing. Fluency in either language is not required. Instead, participants will be encouraged to use both languages at their individual level to find new ways of communication in a supportive and inclusive environment.

El idioma puede influir como nos expresamos. En este taller de escritura creativa, para adultos, y liderado por escritora Elizabeth Doss, vamos a enfocarnos en el uso de español e inglés como el base para una experiencia creativa. Fluencia en cualquiera idioma no es necesaria. Los participantes usarán las dos lenguas a su nivel individuo para encontrar nuevas maneras de comunicación en un ambiente apoyado e inclusivo.

Saturday, March 10 | 11:30am to 1:30pm
Twin Oaks Branch Library


What's in a Rose?

How do poets use symbolism on the page? How does symbolism work with and against the metaphor? We may not always be aware of it, but we use symbolism constantly to communicate beyond the limits of language. The moon, a house, a rat, parking lots, etc.these can all stand for something beyond themselves. In this workshop led by poet Elizabeth Chao, we'll explore what symbolism means and how it enriches poetry, and we'll apply this technique to our own writing.

Saturday, March 17 | 10:00am to 12:00pm
Old Quarry Branch Library