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 Workshop: Writing with Words and the Body

March 23
2:00PM -4:00 PM
Carver Branch Library Meeting Room
1161 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702

In this workshop we will explore the relationship between our physicals and cerebral selves. We will incorporate simple movement techniques to give us to new information and inspiration to write from. No movement experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Led by Badgerdog teaching artist Elizabeth Doss, this event is free and open to adults, age 18 and up. Please RSVP via Eventbrite as space is limited.

Badgerdog Workshop Series: Crafting Characters for Fiction + Nonfiction

March 6 - April 10
Wednesdays from 6:00PM -8:00 PM
Windsor Park Branch Library Meeting Room
5833 Westminster Drive
Austin, TX 78723

According to Ernest Hemingway, writers should not make characters, they should make real people. In this workshop, we will explore the different techniques for developing "real people," with close attention paid to how character-writing shapes stories and essays. We will examine short fiction, short narrative essays, and experimental prose. By examining the different ways classic and contemporary authors have developed characters, we will hone methods for creating our own, and examine how character details stack to form a narrative. You'll leave the workshop with a cast of characters rich enough to fill future novels, short stories, essays, and memoirs. Led by Badgerdog teaching artist Nick Almeida, this workshop is free and open to adults, age 18 and up. Please register via EventBrite as space is limited.

This workshop is a six-week series that will meet every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm starting March 6 through April 10, 2019.