SUNDAY, Oct. 22nd |The three components of writing success are inspiration, writing and community. This one day writing retreat will be a red-letter day on your calendar to focus on your writing.
It will be divided into three parts. During the morning, I will give you prompts for writing and you will do writing exercises to get you started on a piece. In the later morning, you will have time to write and meet with me one-on-one as needed to coach you about your work and writing life. In the late afternoon, we will share something that you wrote in the workshop and talk about what you can do to stay motivated and get support for your writing.
The light-filled new office at 1663 Mission Street has high ceilings, views of the city, and desks and nooks to cozy up, write, and be inspired in. There will be a break for lunch; you are welcome to either bring lunch or to go purchase lunch.
Jenny Bitner’s fiction and poetry has been published in Mississippi Review, The Fabulist, The Sun, Fence, Corium, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, and PANK. Pine Press published a chapbook of her poetry entitled Mother. Her story “The Pamphleteer” was published in Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her work was also included in the anthology Writing That Risks. Her nonfiction has appeared in Utne Reader, To-Do List, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Men’s Health. She earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She is also a certified hypnotherapist. Her novel Here Is A Game We Could Play was published in 2021 from Acre Books. She is completing an autofiction novel.