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Pen Zen Writer’s Workshop

Arizona Humanities Presents the Pen Zen Writer’s Workshop

Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemmingway said “writing, at its best is a lonely life.” This may be true, but it doesn’t have to be. With that in mind, Arizona Humanities launches the new “Pen Zen” writer’s group/workshop series this fall. The goal is to provide a space for novice writer’s to hone their craft through collaboration and constructive criticism.  The first workshop begins Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Each season we will offer a new 4-month workshop focusing on a particular writing genre. This fall the focus will be fiction. Future workshops will include poetry and non-fiction. Each workshop will consist of a group reading, during which participants will have a chance to present their own work, and receive constructive criticism from their peers, along with instruction from a professional facilitator. Facilitators are accomplished writers and academics from diverse backgrounds.

The new writer’s group is the brainchild of local writing aficionados Tiffany Meuret and Eshé Pickett. Each of them enjoys writing, and both observed the lack of opportunities for people who are not professional writers, to work on their writing. So if this sounds like you; let’s give it a try.

Deadline to apply is Saturday, September 21, 2019

How to Apply

Workshop Expectations

  • Participants should submit work for critique (online workspace) no later than 2 weeks prior to a session
  • Participants should attend every session, except for unforeseen emergencies or illness
  • Participants should arrive on time and prepared
  • Critique notes are to be discussed in session
  • Critiques are to remain constructive, professional and confidential

Got Questions?  Contact Chris Wells, Programs Manager cwells@azhumanities.org