WordSpring offers an inspiring array of workshops in the areas of fiction, poetry and other genres. All workshops are 60 minutes in duration and have a focus on practical strategies, including writing exercises.

This year’s exciting lineup for writers of all genres:


What Does Your Character Want?Gayle Brandeis

The Art of Manipulation through ImageryKyleen Bromley

Writing the Hard HistoriesLia Deromedi

From Table Top to Mountain TopTy Moore

Significant Details Finn Kraemer

Painting over the White Canvas: Adding Diversity to Your Fictional CharactersThe Magic Pen Society, Butte College’s Novel Writing Club


Poetry for NonpoetsAnina Berman

“My Own Hands Stained with Ink”: On Reading and Writing ElegiesTroy Jollimore

Cut-up PoetrySallie Ehrman

Igneous, Metamorphic, Sedimentary: Landscape for Poets: Poetry of PlaceHeather Altfeld

Cross Genre

Brave Writing Gayle Brandeis

Anatomy of a SceneTara Grover Smith

How to Pitch and Write ArticlesAnnie Crawford

Write Your Own Blog: How to Use a Blog to Share Your Personal & Professional WritingAnnie Crawford

The Craft of SongwritingPat Hull

The World as a Lens: Writers as AnthropologistsHeather Altfeld